Nilaveli Beach
Nilaveli Beach
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Jeremy9991234
London, UK5 contributions
Mar. 2022
Beautiful hotel, I had a sea view cottage and was made so welcome here the food is amazing and you are so well looked after. The manager is always at breakfast greeting you and always checking if all is good with you in the evening, long hours! Everyone was super friendly, they have an amazing pool, the beach is perfection and the Hotel is very well maintained, because it is well run. All the grounds are maintained and picture perfect.

Nilaveli Crab dinner at the beach bar was sublime.

They have a shuttle bus that got me safely back to the international airport at a good price, thank you.

You can book diving, I think they are about to in house a dive school which would be even better.
Written April 18, 2022
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Nimasha vithanage
Yatiyantota, Sri Lanka9 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Friends
No matter how many beaches i have visited. There is no place like the Nilaveli beach that has captured my attention. Feeling we have " run out of gas" emotionally while surfing. It is not possible to say what caused it. Looking out to sea may really calm my mind. Ever since i was a kid, i used to love surfing. Among them the Nilaveli beach was special. That's why i went there for the third time. I will never forget that sweet experience i had at the Nilaveli beach.
Written January 20, 2022
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sharmila a
Colombo, Sri Lanka19 contributions
Sep. 2020
Only visited the hotel for dinner. Did not stay overnight. Hardly any visitors at the time due to covid19 outbreak. Had dinner at the hotel. Delicious food at a good price.
Written December 29, 2020
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LouiseC18
London, UK15 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Friends
Beautiful beach, white sand, stretches as far as the eye can see, fishermen bringing in the daily catch, shallow calm water. A liytle.corner of paradise!!! Beware of the argumentative black dogs though!
Written August 30, 2020
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Omar L
Colombo, Sri Lanka19 contributions
Jul. 2020
The best time to travel there is between April and November, the weather is warm but you can always cool down with some fresh King Coconut water. A trip to Pigeon islands is a must and Nilaveli beach Hotel has a reliable boat service and a Diver training School.
Written July 29, 2020
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SR148
Kandy, Sri Lanka279 contributions
Jun. 2020
Often indescribable in its natural beauty, Nilaveli in its many moods is unparalleled in Sri Lanka. Although you can wade out for a couple of hundred meters, the sea is not a boring millpond but a frolicking, frivolous, fun companion, by turns soothing and invigorating. Nilaveli sunsets are only outdone by Nilaveli sunrise, competing to paint the brightest gold on wave and sand. For the shellseeker, Nilaveli is extravagantly generous, with cowrie, spiral, conch and butterfly-winged beauties cast up with each wave. The local people are friendly and unintrusive, they are happy to share this magnificent scenery with visitors and are gentle in their hospitality.
Written June 15, 2020
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cutelady Baluch
Muscat Governorate, Oman1,671 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Scenic sandy beach featuring clear water with coral & marine life & boats to Pigeon Island.
Quite, amazing and very clean beach
Written April 11, 2020
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PolishGlobtrotter
Poland in Europe35 contributions
Sep. 2019
Clean beach with many palm trees, good restaurant and close to Pigeon Island where you can admire beautiful reefs. Highly recomend
Written February 12, 2020
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Shakey39
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK68 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
This is a long beach some 8km long. Roughly in the middle there is a little grid of roads that stretch from the main road to the beach, with a number of restaurants and guesthouses. Most Sri Lankan visitors swim here and there is a 400m or so clean stretch of sand with lifeguards. South (towards Trinco) of this stretch there is a bit of plastic litter on the beach.This worsens after about 1km to the extent that you wouldn't want to walk further let alone swim. You can't directly walk North along the beach as there is a naval training facility. Beyond that there is a short decent stretch of sand in front of a couple of smart hotels (there is also a ticket booth for Pigeon Island here.) Further North the beach is pretty filthy. I would guess things would be better in-season as more hotels would make more of an effort and, I'm guessing, the prevailing winds might be from a better direction.

All along the beach the shore shelves in gently so its shallow a long way out and the waves aren't too big.
Written February 7, 2020
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ginoue
DK164 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
Like other places plastic is a problem.
Beach in front of hotel is public and almost clean.
Wild dogs and cows may be on the beach.
Written December 24, 2019
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