With nearly 1600 km of palm-fringed coastline, Sri Lanka is the ideal destination for sun worshippers. Whether it’s windsurfing, kayaking, yachting, water skiing, scuba diving or just lazing around for the perfect tan, Sri Lanka offers it all.
Two monsoon winds bring rain to two corners of the country at different times, which makes a beach holiday in Sri Lanka a year-round prospect. The north east winds make the south western coast sunny and the sea calm from November to March; while the south westerly winds make the East Coast waters quiet with constant sunshine.
The pick of the beaches in the south includes Tangalla, Beruwala, Mirissa, Bentota and Unawatuna where you can enjoy the facilities of chic boutique hotels and explore the glowing coral reefs.
Sri Lanka’s southern beaches have long been discovered by the international traveller, but the east coast is yet to be fully discovered. The most popular among these beaches is Arugam Bay, a mecca for surfing enthusiasts in the region. Uppuveli beach is also open to the sun seekers now after three decades of civil war.
On the Western corner of the country to the north of Colombo is the Negambo lagoon. Its beaches and lagoon, famed for lobster harvesting, are an old favourite with local and foreign visitors.
Sri Lanka is famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes, and the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Its flavourful cuisine reflects its history as a maritime hub and cultural melting pot.
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The 5* Azura Benguerra Island Lodge sets the tone to a stunning beach holiday with the public areas opening to the beach and sea with amazing vistas across calm blue waters to the Indian Ocean beyond. Furnished with cool contemporary cotton and the textures of Africa, they are open to the breezes, in harmony with nature. Comfortable, simple, spacious and chic.
Wander in and out as you please. Find a quiet corner to read a book or a place to share the stories of your day with others. Sip the cocktail of the day on the beach with your feet in the sand, or relax in the Star Bar over a game of Bau. Browse our collection of handcrafted artefacts, designer clothing and jewellery at the Trading Store, including a selection of beachwear by Heidi Klein. The mod cons are there too if you need them, with TV and internet discreetly tucked away in our library.
Our staff are always on hand to look after your every need. Or simply wander off and discover more of what this beautiful island has to offer. It all right there, waiting for you.
Vanila Hotel & Spa is superbly located on the West Coast of Nosy Be, with unparalleled views of the Indian ocean surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Rooms fully decored in hues of warm colours and furniture crafted from the finest Madagascar wood. This will make a honeymoon to remember!
Enjoy activities from horse riding, diving, snorkeling and golf. Relax in the spa or enjoy a swim in the freshwater swimming pools and end of a wildly romantic day sipping a cocktail whilst watching the gorgeous sunset over the magical Madagascar horizon!!
Nosy Sakatia, is an island away from an island, is a nature’s paradise, situated on the west coast of Nosy Be, Madagascar.
Nosy Sakatia offers the typical unspoilt tropical fauna and flora of this area. Only 6.5 km long and 2 km wide at its widest point, and has a current population of ±450 inhabitants. There are no roads, only footpaths. The island is perfect for one to wonder and explore its beauty and deserted beaches. The island is fringed by spectacular coral reef to be enjoyed by snorkelers or scuba divers alike.
Named for the century-old, magnificent baobab trees dotted around the resort, Sandies Baobab Beach is located on the North West Coast of Zanzibar. This hotel has a stunning beach that is unaffected by the changing tides, so guests can take full advantage of swimming in the crystal waters at any time of the day and enjoying the magical sunsets.
Formerly known as the Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa – Riu Palace Zanzibar is sophisticated and stylish, resort comprising of 100 luxuriously appointed oceanfront suites and villas on Nungwi’s magnificent beach. Contemporary Balinese décor, enormous attention to detail, and beautiful fittings and amenities all help to soothe away the stress of modern life in this perfect hideaway for couples, families and friends. The absence of strong tides along this coastline guarantees great swimming and selected non-motorised water sports are complimentary. Three restaurants, 2 bars, a cigar and shisha lounge, a Spa and Health Club, fully equipped PADI water sports center, evening entertainment including live music – Riu Palace with its genuine Zanzibari hospitality, both personal and discreet, certainly embodies what we have come to expect from a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
Located in Pingwe on the north-east peninsula of Zanzibar, this large four-star resort offers comfortable and hassle-free accommodation on the Indian Ocean without the worries that a trip to Africa can arouse. The resort offers a fabulous all-inclusive package so sip away at those cocktails while you enjoy your every whim gazing over the pristine white sandy beaches and inviting turquoise blue ocean.
Apart from the name – after all who doesn’t like or enjoy gold – the location of this 5-star property is superb, right on the most magnificent stretch of beach at Kendwa on Zanzibar’s north-west coast. There is very little tidal movement so the amazing turquoise ocean is available for swimming all day. A combination of African and Arab influences, elegant touches of Italian style and detail, and the hallmark gold and white décor theme permeate the resort – from the spacious and stylish rooms and suites to the funky bathrooms, stylish restaurants, relaxing bars and the Balinese-style Spa.