Nilaveli Beach, Nilaveli

4.2
#2 of 26 in Outdoors in Eastern Province
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. Plan your visit to Nilaveli Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nilaveli trip planner .
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  • October 5, 2017
    Sri Lanka is not only ancient culture and tea plantations and natural parks: a number of days enjoying tropical beaches makes a trip memorable. For this last is Nilaveli perfect!
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  • October 2, 2017
    Beach was located 300 metres from the hotel. Best part of the beach is that it is still untouched and affords a calm atmosphere.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    What a wonderful quiet beach with a very calm sea that is perfect in temperature. We have eaten and drunk at hotel Nilaveli Beach Resort which is a super fine terrace and delicious food. You can also (for free!) make use of the sun loungers with cushion.
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Where to stay in Nilaveli

Nilaveli's lodgings lie between the coastal Nilaveli Road and the sea. Looking to outdo one another for sea views, the hotels here have plenty to offer by way of location, with none situated too far from the sand. Additional facilities vary depending on price, with some particularly well appointed retreats offering private pools, spas, and veranda restaurants, while the humbler options let the coastline speak for itself.
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