East Coast

The East Coast of Sri Lanka is far less developed than its southern counterpart, and only in recent years has there been new hotels to open up. It is also better to visit in the summer months, and as opposed to the winter on the south coast. the charming city of Trincomalee is the main draw, featuring miles of unspoilt beaches with opportunities to see blue whales and dolphins. South of there you have Pasikudah Bay, with its extensive coral reefs and calm waters for swimming.

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East Coast Itineraries

This is just a selection of suggested itineraries that are there to help you with your ideas and to start the conversation with us about planning your tailor-made holiday. All our holidays are private for you and your party, and can depart on any day you like. We can adapt and change any element of these journeys, or design an itinerary from scratch around your travelling plans.

A Summer holiday in Sri Lanka

Horathapola - Kandy - Cultural Triangle - Wilpattu National Park - Trincomalee - Negombo  

Most people think Sri Lanka is just a winter-sun destination, but much of the north and east of the county is perfect in the summer months.

15 days from £3654 p. p.

Undiscovered East Coast of Sri Lanka

Negombo - Gal Oya - Passekudah - Trincomalee  

The East Coast of Sri Lanka is slowly opening up to tourism. Combine a spot of wildlife in Gal Oya with a visit to Passekudah and ending in Trincomalee.

14 days from £2955 p. p.

East Coast Accommodation

This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.

Gal Oya, Luxury Wildlife Lodge, Sri Lanka | Millis Potter

Gal Oya

$ $ $ $ $ Sri Lanka's National Parks  

Gal Oya is a high-end yet environmentally responsible lodge located in a remote national park in the east of Sri Lanka.

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Jungle Beach Resort

$ $ $ $ $ East Coast  

Jungle Beach is a spectacular property set in natural surroundings on the unspoilt north east coast of Sri Lanka close to Trincomalee.

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Uga Bay

$ $ $ $ $ East Coast  

Uga Bay is one of Sri Lanka’s finest hotels set on a pristine white sand beach on the east coast close to the town of Passekudah.

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East Coast Experiences

This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.