Sun, Sand & Sea: The Sri Lankan Riviera, as its unofficially known, wraps around a great swathe of the island’s west, south and north east coasts. Some of its golden beaches have a slow vibe and some a party vibe, but whichever you choose, our beaches are gorgeous. No matter what time of year you decide to visit, if it is raining on one coast then chances are it will be sun, hat and swimmers weather on the other.
The Southern coastal belt is where all the traditional and popular beach resorts are located, the hotspots include Galle, Hikkaduwa, Bentota and Mirissa. Trincomalee and Pasikudah on the East Coast and Negombo and Kalpitiya on the West Coast are equally popular now and offer a range of accommodation from budget to luxury.