Secluded Shores of the East Coast

Trincomalee 3-Day Beach Break - Sri Lanka

Prices from £115 pp

red plane icon All prices exclude international flights at the start/end of your trip. Let us book flights for you. 

View day-by-day

Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationTrincomalee Beaches

Suitable for families

Call us 01273 322398


Head to the secluded beaches of the east coast and relax on palm-fringed sands, swim in clear waters or simply enjoy a good book. The beaches of the east coast are the perfect place to recharge your batteries after a few days of culture and sightseeing. Here you'll find quiet pristine beaches, blue seas and swaying palms. During the day, you can relax on the beach or take a trip to the paradise shores of Pigeon Island where you can explore a colourful underwater world as you snorkel among the coral reefs. In the evenings, you'll stay in a comfortable hotel right on the beach.

What's included

  • Transport with private driver
  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast

Create your own holiday itinerary 1. Add at least 3 chosen trips to your travel plan 2. Send it our way 3. Our travel specialists will get planning and send you a quote

Location map

Your day-by-day itinerary

Arrival in Trincomalee

Today you’ll drive towards the east coast of the island and, on route, you’ll pass through arid landscapes with wild elephants, hidden villages and green rice plantations where the locals are hard at work. Once you’ve arrived in Trincomalee, you’ll check in to your cosy hotel which is situated right on the beach. Here, you can enjoy a little slice of paradise with a soft sandy beach, green palm trees and the blue sea right on your doorstep. For the rest of the day, you’ll have some free time to relax and soak in your surroundings. Take a dip in the pool, snorkel in the clear sea or simply enjoy a good book under the shade of a palm tree.

Beach with palm trees

Trincomalee - Free Time

After breakfast, it’s totally up to you to decide what you want to do with your day. If you fancy exploring somewhere new, you could arrange a day trip to another beach. All you have to do is speak to your driver to agree a pick up time. On the beach, you’ll meet the locals who often sail boats to nearby Pigeon Island. Alternatively, head to Trincomalee town and wander through the old harbour past colourful boats, explore a Hindu temple where locals bring offerings to the gods and discover an old Dutch fort.

Local men and children leaning on a boat at the beach

Pigeon Island Snorkelling

If you fancy experiencing the underwater world we can arrange for you to take a snorkelling trip to Pigeon Island National Park. The island is just 15mins off the coast and is surrounded by white sand and clear-blue water, and the sea is full of coral and tropical fish.

Prices from:

£38 - per person

Add experience


Departure from Trincomalee

Depending on what time you need to leave today, you might choose to spend this morning relaxing at the pool or taking a splash in the sea. When it’s time to head off, you’ll pack up and hop into the car with your driver who’ll take you to your next destination.

Bear in mind that the beaches of the east coast are best visited during the British summer time between May and August.

Locals pulling a boat in the town
David on a rickshaw

Speak to our Sri Lanka specialist, David

“There’s nowhere like Sri Lanka. Having travelled all over the country, it wasn’t long before I fell completely in love with its beaches, tea hills, wild rainforest and national parks. Oh, and did I mention the spicy curries? They knocked my socks off!”

Combine this trip with

Where to next? This trip goes together perfectly with these:

Or choose from our ready-made Sri Lanka itineraries

Recently Viewed