25 Oktober 2011

Water Sports in Sri Lanka, a thrill like no other

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The beautiful Indian Ocean, island nation of Sri Lanka is well known as a tourist paradise. Offering lovely sandy beaches bordered by sapphire seas where you may bask in the tropical sunshine, the beauty of Sri Lanka will captivate any visitor. For those who like an element of fun and excitement in their holiday, a myriad of water sports may be enjoyed in the waters of Sri Lanka.

Surfing is a popular activity in the island waters, with numerous excellent surfing sites available. Surfing enthusiasts will find an ideal environment in which they can indulge in their favourite pastime. Additionally the innovative sport of kite surfing has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Water skiing is always exciting for the aficionado and those who are comparatively new to the sport can find instructional courses at the many water sport centres. The thrill of riding the waves behind a powerful motor boat is a truly memorable experience that never fails to delight. Those who want an even more thrilling pastime may try out jet skiing, a sport that has found favour in Sri Lanka and with its foreign visitors.

Diving and snorkelling are popular diversions in Sri Lanka. Numerous reefs bordering the island beaches provide the diver with a vibrant underwater world where you may see creatures like parrotfish, green turtles and barracuda amidst coral formations. The enthusiast will also enjoy exploring the wrecks to be found in the coastal waters.

Meanwhile the innumerable waterways within the interior of Sri Lanka offer exciting opportunities of their own. Canoeing is an attractive option, with one or two-man canoes available for guided or solo journeys. White water rafting is an exhilarating pursuit, and the visitor will find water courses of varying levels of difficulty. Kayaking is another interesting choice, and visitors may paddle through the waters at their own pace, taking in the sights of forests, mountains and traditional Sri Lankan villages.

The coastal town of Beruwala is an ideal location from which to try your hand at water sports. Fine Beruwala hotels such as The Palms Beruwala will provide appealing accommodation and service, for an unforgettable stay at Sri Lanka beach hotels.