Passikudah Bay

Comfortably perched within the undulating East Coast beaches of Batticaloa, is Sri Lanka’s famed Pasikudah Bay. Stretching for a distance of 2 km and beautifully curving in, it is perfectly safe to wade in for up to half a kilometre as there is no depth or current to speak of. The bay is also home to a dazzling array of marine life that is sustained by the delicate coral reef that outlines it. The pristine conditions of the water in this area make it an ideal snorkelling spot which attracts many tourists and locals alike; however the impact of severe coral mining over the years has taken its toll. Soon to be titled ‘Marine Sanctuary’, this ecosystem is very much under threat making the need for its preservation a matter of paramount importance.

Pasikudah is at its peak form during the months of May-September. The calm, silky smooth ocean sparkles in the bright sun making it a wonderful environment to enjoy a variety of water sports or just laze in the shallow water. Furthermore, if you enjoy diving, Kayankerni is a must-visit as it is perfect for not only experienced divers with its underwater wrecks and expansive species of fish, but it is also a great spot for first-time or beginner divers. You will find some of the richest marine biodiversity the island has to offer right here.

Aside from the adventurous water activities, you can also take in the beauty of Pasikudah Bay by sailing its coast, an excursion we could organise gladly. Relish the crystal blue water on a journey whilst you enjoy the good life away from the stresses of everyday life. Absorb and relax in the atmosphere of this breezy town with Uga Bay where you can indulge in a service and comforts that will truly elevate your experience.

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