passikuda Beach Srilanka


Pasikuda Beach Sri Lanka


Pasikuda, meaning “green-algae-bay” is situated in Eastern seaboard of Sri Lanka between Kalkuda and the Indian Ocean, approximately 35 kilometers from Batticaloa Town. The turquoise blue waters of the bay attracts local and foreign tourist to this wide sandy place under the hot tropical sun to surf, swim or just frolic in the water. Many other activities are available from kite surfing, boogie boarding to surfing and sailing across in a canoe.

Long out of reach due to the civil conflict in Sri Lanka, is now re-emerging as a tourist hot spot in the East of Sri Lanka. Coconut palms and palmyrah tree adorn the shores of this area, due to the semi-arid state, Sun screen and a large brimmed hat is recommended along with lots of liquid, to keep the heat under control.



Pasikuda is the pin up of picture postcard beaches thanks to its soft white sand and translucent water. Between May and September, this is the best place in Sri Lanka for a Sri Lankan beach holiday. Most days are cloudless, the ocean is warm, and water clarity is very good which makes it ideal for snorkelling, diving, sailing and a host of other water sports. The curve of Pasikuda bay means that swimming can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Pasikuda is a relatively new destination in Sri Lanka for luxury beach holidays and the resorts lining Pasikuda, such as Uga Bay, all benefit from generous manicured gardens, wide-open beachfronts and the most surreal ocean views. The original village of Pasikuda with its guesthouses, hawker stalls and fishing boats infuse local flavor to the south of the bay. During the high season, jet skis, kayaks and sailing boats occupy the water.

Uga Bay sits right in the centre of Pasikuda Bay, and its wide beach frontage is easily identified by the twin palm trees that stand marooned amidst an ocean of milky-white sand. The grounds are lush and private, its rooms stylish, and service is highly personalised. To book a stay at the best hotel in Pasikuda,


Just 20-minutes’ drive from Pasikuda is the gloriously secluded Kalkudah Beach. Stretching as far as the eye can see, this bay – backed by a profusion of coconut palm estates and cashew nut plantations – offers a complete contrast to Pasikuda. Aside from a couple of low-key resorts, the beach is otherwise completely undeveloped – a rare find anywhere in the world. You can walk or jog for miles along Kalkudah’s soft, ivory sands without seeing a soul except for local fishermen casting their nets into the sea. Kalkudah isn’t as good for swimming as Pasikuda due to seasonal currents and the absence of life guards though it does feel more ‘local’ and Crusoe-esque. Cycle here from Pasikuda along a sandy track winding through villages, over a railway line and through coconut plantations.

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