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Trincomalee is located in the north east of Sri Lanka, and offers travellers a bit of everything that makes the island special.
If you’re looking for perfect golden sands and swaying palms worthy of a postcard, then you’ve come to the right place. Trincomalee’s Nilaveli Beach is renowned for being one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, and it’s also a whopping 4km long, so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect spot for a secluded sun-bathing session.
Just 1km out into the ocean sits Pigeon Island, a stunning marine national park that draws scuba divers from all over the world to discover its underwater paradise. Whether you’re a professional diver or this is your first time, it’s worth visiting Pigeon Island and witnessing its collection of corals and the schools of kaleidoscopic marine fish that pass by.
This stunning destination perfectly complements the Cultural Triangle’s UNESCO sites and the Nuwara Eliya’s lush hillsides and tea terraces. Another great destination to pair with Sri Lanka is the Maldives, as it’s only a one-hour flight away!
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!
Trincomalee is a year round destination, as it’s hot all year round and has a low chance of rain. The best time to visit Trincomalee is between May and July as it’s sunny, bright and warm.
Newlyweds planning their perfect Sri Lanka honeymoon will absolutely adore staying in Trincomalee. This picturesque destination promises idyllic swaying palms, golden powdery sands and an island just 1km away that perfect for scuba diving; what could be better? Pair Trincomalee with a trip to the Cultural Triangle for an all-round adventure, and tag on a visit to the Maldives at the end for a truly unforgettable honeymoon.
Trincomalee is a fantastic destination to add to the itinerary if you’re looking for a spectacular Sri Lanka luxury holiday. Spend your days visiting the incredible Koneswaram Temple, diving into the mesmerising waters that surround Pigeon Island, or just working on the all-important tan along the golden sands of Nilaveli Beach, the choice is yours. With a great selection of luxury resorts to choose from, you’re guaranteed the height of comfort and service as well.
Those looking to book the perfect Sri Lanka family holiday will love adding Trincomalee to the itinerary. This destination offers plenty to keep every member of the family happy; whether they dream of golden sands, scuba diving into an underwater wonderland or discovering some relatively unvisited temples. With plenty of family-friendly luxury resorts to choose from, Trincomalee has never been easier to pair with Sri Lanka’s most visited destinations such as Ella and the Cultural Triangle.
Sri Lanka isn’t only home to the biggest of the land mammals, it is also home to the largest sea mammal – the blue whale. You could get a first-hand view of one on a truly unforgettable boat trip.
Tincomalee is world-famous for whale watching excursions. Journey out to sea and encounter blue whales as they surface for air: expert operators will take you to different spots where these gargantuan animals are often spotted, and most operators guarantee sightings. While waiting for the main event, you may also be treated to a warm-up show from the mesmerising spinning dolphins that also populate the waters.
If waterfall trekking isn’t enough for you, you can immerse yourself in Sri Lanka’s very own reef with an exceptional scuba diving excursion to Pigeon Island.
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.
This beautiful temple sits along the top of a cliff that overlooks the beautiful Indian Ocean.
Koneswaram Temple is part of an ancient Dutch fort that provides picturesque views of ocean, the quaint city of Trinco, and is also home to the renowned Ravana Cut, also known as the Lover’s Leap. At this Hindu temple you’ll find small candles tied to trees, and a tall statue of Lord Shiva in the seated position outside.
Trincomalee’s main beach Nilaveli promises 4km of perfect, powdery golden sands and bright blue ocean waters.
Soak up the sun in privacy or take a stroll along the shores and take in the view; the choice is yours. Trincomalee’s beach is one of Sri Lanka’s finest, a visit to this incredible island would be incomplete without taking time to soak up the sun along this renowned coastline.
Sri Lanka’s unique location has greatly benefitted the cuisine is much, with influences coming from both South East Asia and India.
Tincomalee 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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