Sri Lanka has the longest and best blue whale watching season in the world, spanning over nine months: on the south coast from December to April and on the east coast from March to August.
Andrea, one of our consultants, has a penchant for designing dreamy beach escapes for couples, friends and families. Find out why...
“If you are looking for a beach getaway where you can simply have it all, a visit to Sri Lanka will definitely not let you down! Blessed with all the ingredients of a perfect sun and sand holiday you are without a doubt bound to get hooked on the tranquil beauty of this island…”
Which is your favourite part of the coast?
On the south coast – Talalla for a memorable experience at an unspoilt beach; Unawatuna for a more active holiday and Bentota for a more laid back, relaxed holiday. On the east coast – Arugam Bay which is well known amongst surfers and without a doubt the unspoilt Nilaveli beach.
Favourite beach escape itinerary?
The Sybaratic South Coast
Which area is most suitable for young families?
For young families I would definitely recommend Talalla beach because it's great for swimming, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking and simply laying back and relaxing. From here you can visit an ancient temple - Mulkirigala; Yala National Park; the Kalamatiya bird sanctuary and even whale watch from Mirissa.
Bentota beach is another great option, which is not far from Colombo. There are an array of water-sports on offer and kids may enjoy visiting a turtle hatchery and releasing baby turtles into the sea.
What are your top three beaches?
Talalla, Unawatuna and Nilaveli
Top Tip when travelling in Sri Lanka
An IPod is a good idea for long transfers, sunglasses, a beach hat and most importantly your camera!