Destination

Trincomalee Holidays

As far as prime locations go, Trincomalee can pride itself as an all-rounder. The Sri Lankan city skirts one of the world’s biggest natural deep-water harbours on the island’s picturesque east coast, and its standout beach Nilaveli is widely considered one of the country’s best.

The ribbon of sun-bronzed sand unfurls north of Trincomalee harbour, with gently nodding palms and calm Indian Ocean waters basking beneath cloudless skies. It measures some four kilometres, so you can claim a footprint-free stretch to yourself.

Around a kilometre off the shore, the marine national park of Pigeon Island pulls scuba divers and snorkellers in like a magnet. Schools of iridescent tropical fish glide across some of Sri Lanka’s best coral reefs, while the island itself is a breeding ground for its namesake rock pigeons.

Back on dry land, meanwhile, the spectacular Koneswaram Temple steals the show. Dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva, it’s elevated on Konesar Malai – a headland that commands widescreen views over Trincomalee. 

Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT 5:30 hours
  • Currency LKR - Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Visa Information Irish citizens don’t need to obtain a visa prior to travel.
  • Language Tamil, Sinhalese and English
  • Flight Time Indirect flights are available from Ireland.
  • Health Information No special vaccinations are required for travel to Sri Lanka.

Top Tips from our Experts

Rachel

Destination Executive

Trincomalee is located on the scenic coastline of Sri Lanka's east coast. Rather than getting there by a long road transfer I recommend taking the short flight with Cinnamon Air, you not only get to make the most of your time there but you get to see the mesmorising views of the island from above. 

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Unique Cluster chalets and private pool

Jungle Beach Resort by Uga Escapes

Trincomolee

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Jungle Beach Resort by Uga Escapes

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