Worth a visit

Equipped with white sandy beaches, turquoise blue waters, and opulent top-notch resorts – the coastal shores of Sri Lanka certainly seem like a slice of paradise. Uppuveli and Nilaveli beaches are two of the most sought-after tourist attractions on the island.  Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a family looking for a kid-friendly vacation; Uppuveli and Nilaveli caters to them all!

The location  

There are many beautiful beaches scattered around Trincomalee Bay, located in Sri Lanka’s northeast zone. Globally famous as one of the biggest natural harbours in the world, Trincomalee Bay is home to two alluring beaches, Uppuveli and Nilaveli. Dotted with many luxurious resorts, Trincomalee is the perfect getaway for those who are looking for a serene holiday in the sun.

When to visit 

The peak season in this area is between April and September. Beachfront resorts like Trinco Blu by Cinnamon possess beach chalets so that you would be able to go to sleep lulled by the gentle waves and wake up to the whiff of the salty sea.

Activities on offer 

Trincomalee – Image via Flickr

Apart from lazing in the sun and sand on the beach, visiting Pigeon Island should be on your bucket list. This national park houses enchanting marine animals including turtles and Blacktip reef sharks. Witness some delightful coral reefs as you snorkel. Catch a panoramic view of the Trincomalee Bay coastline on a boat ride. Whale and dolphin-watching expeditions are also on offer. Visit Kandaswamy Kovil, one of the five Hindu temples devoted to God Shiva in Sri Lanka. Fort Frederick is another landmark worth visiting for its Portuguese architecture as well as to witness the colourful  Koneshwaram Temple and Gokanna Raja Monastery.

Generous gourmet

Enjoy tantalising rice and curries for reasonable prices in this area. Multiple beach hut restaurants and cafes are eager to welcome travellers to sample their traditional food varieties, international menu or seafood dishes.