An undeveloped and tranquil palm-fringed paradise, Sri Lanka’s east coast is the ideal escape from the bustle of the city. Whether you want to swim in crystal clear waters or soak up some culture, the east coast ticks all the boxes.
Attracting far fewer tourists than the west, Sri Lanka’s up-and-coming east coast is a splendid mix of untouched shores, warm waters and a friendly atmosphere. When the monsoon arrives in the south and west of Sri Lanka, the east coast also becomes the perfect summer retreat.
Whilst the west is predominantly Sinhalese, the east is home to mainly Tamil and Muslim communities who occupy a string of towns and village along the coast. Take some time to explore Trincomalee, the main city, and enjoy its vibrant markets, colonial history and breath-taking coastal scenery. The elaborate Koneswaram Temple is a must-see; whilst the city’s golden beaches and shallow waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
If you’re just looking for a scenic spot to soak up the sun the east coast will leave you spoilt for choice. Choose from miles upon miles of white sand beaches, fringed by swaying palms and met by sparkling waters. With the popularity of the east coast on the rise, there is no better time than the present to visit this tropical haven. Get in touch with one of our Asia experts for your very own personalised, luxury itinerary.