History, culture and picturesque beaches off the tourist track

The East Coast is one of Sri Lanka’s most up and coming areas and with beautiful swathes of beach giving way to the calm shallow waters, it’s easy to see why. Relatively undiscovered, it’s still charming and relaxed. Not only that but it’s also home to some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka and its popularity is only going to increase, so now is the time to visit. There are plenty of hotels to choose from and you can now fly in from Colombo with Cinnamon Air. For families it’s ideal, not only do the calm waters make it ideal for children, but the seasonality is very similar to ours, meaning our summer is also theirs, perfect for escaping over the summer holidays.

  • White sand beaches, soft white sands, the perfect place to relax
  • Jump onboard a Cinnamon Air flight from Colombo and start your holiday on the quieter East Coast
  • The ideal starting place from which to continue your journey across Sri Lanka taking in the Cultural Triangle

Top hotels in East Coast Sri Lanka

Uga Bay by Uga Escapes

5
from £1,471

Anantaya Passikudah

5
from £1,488
Habala Restaurant Maalu Maalu

Maalu Maalu

4
from £1,488

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +6 hours

Currency:

Sri Lankan rupee

Flying time to destination:

10¾ hours

More facts

When to visit

Jan 27°c
Feb 28°c
Mar 30°c
Apr 31°c
May 32°c
Jun 32°c
Jul 32°c
Aug 33°c
Sep 32°c
Oct 30°c
Nov 28°c
Dec 27°c
Further climate information

Recommended East Coast Sri Lanka Hotels

Uga Bay by Uga Escapes

5

5 nights, Room & Breakfast, 07 Oct '19

from £1,471

Anantaya Passikudah

5

5 nights, Dinner & Breakfast, 24 Sep '19

from £1,488

Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes

5

5 nights, Room & Breakfast, 23 Oct '19

from £1,473

Maalu Maalu

4

5 nights, Room & Breakfast, 24 Sep '19

from £1,488

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Suggested East Coast Sri Lanka Tours

Definitive Sri Lanka

14 nights, 13 Nov '19

from £2,878

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