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Nilaveli Beach, Nilaveli

(4.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Try your hand at dolphin-watching and relax on the white sand of Nilaveli Beach, where you can go swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and diving. Grab a bite at one of the nearby restaurants, and enjoy the idyllic beachfront. You can also embark on a boat ride to nearby islands, exploring the area's hidden gems, such as the renowned Pigeon Island. You can easily find onsite accommodations to suit your budget. Use our Nilaveli vacation planner to visit Nilaveli Beach on your trip to Nilaveli, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very beautiful and clean beach but with underdeveloped infrastructure. There are conveniently just in your hotel because near no decent cafes and restaurants (well, more precisely, but there are a couple of them go 25 minutes and the food there is specific, as are the institutions (they model for local)). You can sail on a boat to the island, on the contrary, this National Park, there are dive with mask, watching fish))
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  • Stunning color of the water with sandy beach makes it on of the best in SL. Ability to snorkel in pigeon island is a plus. 
  • We've been there in January. Advantage is that everyone is super friendly and everything does for you! In restaurants they spontaneously messages for you.
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