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Pigeon Island National Park, Nilaveli

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Pigeon Island National Park features white sands, coral reefs, and plenty of rocky outcroppings. Pay a visit to the protected area, one of only two marine parks in the country, and explore its myriad selection of vibrant ecosystems. Bring your snorkeling or diving gear for a chance to observe some of the nation's finest coral reefs, bursting with underwater life. Alternatively, wander the shoreline or kick back on the sand and enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean stretching out as far as the eye can see. Use our Nilaveli vacation planner to arrange your visit to Pigeon Island National Park and other attractions in Nilaveli.
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  • Pigeon Island is amazing. If you want to do snorkeling in Sri Lanka this is the best place. There are plenty of corrals, fish and other sea creatures. Because of the war took place in the country this...  more »
  • We swam with sharks, turtles and fish in all colors - over beautiful coral reefs! Highly recommended!  more »
  • We came to Nilaveli beach for 3days/4nights so this was a nice trip off the beach. But I was a little disappointed with the coral- pretty dead all around even if you try to venture further out. Howeve...  more »
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  • Beautiful little island, you can snorkel on two sides. One is just fish and coral, the other is also turtles and sharks! Saw a few sharks while there, including a baby one swimming right next to the beach. Big turtles too. It was pretty crowded though, better get here first thing it opens, that's when you see more sharks too.
  • Beautiful little island with an amazing variety of fish. Snorkelling in the early hours of the morning is much easier with less tides and current, perfect for watching fish. More varities of sea life to see on the to left to where the boats land rather than on the other side.
  • It's a very beautiful place to visit. Not many land animals but rich in marine life. Clear water and the best place to snokle. The hike around the island is beautiful. Be mindful not to harm the corrals or the marine life. Also do not litter. Already the corals have been damaged closer to the beach and some polythene bags are lying around. I hope the authorities regulate the tourism to this island..
  • The best tourist spot in trincomalee. It's a must see place if you are in Trincomalee. Don't miss out the snorkeling experience and the beach.
  • A heaven.... do snorkelling to see another world inside the ocean