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Pasikudah is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of Sri Lanka.
If you’re looking for a dreamy beach break to throw into the itinerary for a perfect Sri Lanka holiday, you cannot go wrong with a trip to Pasikudah. This dazzling beachfront of pristine golden sands sits along a gorgeous shallow bay, tucked next to a reef that's a guaranteed hit with snorkelers and divers alike. The waters are so clear and peaceful that you can easily walk out beyond 40 metres and notice all of the marine fishes darting around you without needing a snorkel mask!
Just around the corner from Pasikudah sits another beach called Kalkudah which is less developed, making it perfect for those looking for seclusion. Pasikudah itself is home to a fantastic selection of luxury hotels and resorts, with many choices for both families and honeymooners alike.
We recommend pairing Sri Lanka with a luxury beach holiday to the Maldives. Experience the very best of culture & safaris with white beaches & overwater villas. Sri Lanka is home to so many incredible destinations and there's so many different ways to explore the island, depending on what you would like to see and do!
Pasikudah is a year-round destination which is wonderfully warm and sunny most of the time, with the best weather sitting between March and October.
Those planning the perfect Sri Lanka honeymoon will love visiting Pasikudah’s renowned beachfront. This dazzling destination is home to golden shores, crystal clear waters, an underwater wonderland of marine life, and a plethora of luxury hotels that are perfect for honeymooners seeking romance and seclusion. Pair this destination with a hillside hideaway in Nuwara Eliya and the Cultural Triangle for an unforgettable honeymoon in Sri Lanka.
Couples looking for a fantastic Sri Lanka luxury holiday will find everything they’re looking for in Pasikudah. With plenty of luxury hotels and resorts along the beachfront to choose from, you’re guaranteed to wake up in style, comfort and to perfect ocean views and warm sea breezes. Soak up the sun along the golden sands, head out to the waters and discover the marine life or just relax before embarking on an adventure to the Cultural Triangle or Kandy.
Pasikudah is an excellent destination to visit when on a Sri Lanka family holiday, because it offers the perfect beachfront for some well-deserved rest and relaxation that’s also suitable for children. The crystal clear waters along Pasikudah are calm, serene and shallow, making them perfect for families who wants to wade out and enjoy the waters without needing to dive, however divers are more than welcome too. There’s also plenty of family-friendly luxury hotels and resorts to choose from in Pasikudah that really offer everything thats needed for an unforgettable family holiday in Sri Lanka.
Thrill-seekers need not worry about boredom, as a number of exhilarating expeditions are available in Sri Lanka. See everything the island has to offer and satisfy your need for adventure all at once.
Pasikudah is a great destination for water sports lovers, whether you’re a professional windsurfer or your planning on hopping into a kayak for the first time. Spend your days exploring the waters on a vast boat driven by a friendly local, or trust your instincts and man your own ship into the open waters; whatever floats your boat!
If water sports are not enough for you, you can immerse yourself in Sri Lanka’s fantastic reef waters.
Journey into the deep and discover hundreds of different species of corals and tropical fish. The reef is the only barrier between Sri Lanka and the vast ocean beyond. Explore the world beneath the surface and marvel at the eco-systems that exist there, teeming with fantastical plants and fish – the kind you’ve only seen from behind a glass enclosure before.
Sri Lanka may be small, but this tiny island is full of things to see and do, and a trip to Pasikudah puts you not far from the fabled Sigiriya Rock.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back to the 5th century and once housed a fortress owned by a powerful king. Climb the winding staircases to the top of this huge boulder and you’ll not only see first-hand this incredible feat of ancient Sri Lankan engineering, but you’ll also get to enjoy breath-taking views of the island’s emerald-hued hillsides and valleys.
For visitors looking to experience an up close and personal encounter with the incredible wildlife of Sri Lanka, a trip to the Minneriya National Park in the North Central province is an absolute must, and it’s easy to reach from Passikudah.
Hop in a Jeep and experience a safari like no other, with lush landscapes heavily populated by all manner of exotic animals. From the majesty of leopards to the magnificence of peacocks, from colossal elephants to delicate hummingbirds, animal lovers will find nothing but pure delight while observing a unique amalgam of creatures in their natural habitats.
Sri Lanka’s unique location has greatly benefitted the cuisine is much, with influences coming from both South East Asia and India.
Pasikudah is a great place to try a wealth of mouth-watering Sri Lankan dishes, we’ll let you in on some of our favourites! Kottu roti is an absolutely delicious dish that you’ll find both in the finest restaurants and the street food stands, it’s similar to fried rice but it uses a type of flat, crispy bread instead with spicy curry sauce. Another great dish is kukul mas curry, which is a delicious coconut-based chicken curry, and you cannot beat hoppers for breakfast; Sri Lanka’s answer to the pancake!
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Best Time To Travel:
April - September
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