Passekudah

Back in the 1970s and early 1980s, the twin beaches of Passekudah and Kalkudah were the east coast’s most developed, beautiful and famous tourist destinations..

Back in the 1970s and early 1980s, the twin beaches of Passekudah and Kalkudah were the east coast’s most developed, beautiful and famous tourist destinations, home to a modest cluster of resort hotels and drawing a steady string of European tourists to this far-flung corner of the island. The outbreak of war brought an end to all that. The hotels were first abandoned, and subsequently blown up by the LTTE to prevent them being used by the Sri Lankan Army.

Now the area is on the brink of a second and even more dramatic come back, earmarked as a special tourist development zone and already in the throes of enormous development. The formerly deserted arc of Passekudah Bay is now seen with the concrete skeletons of no fewer than 13 new hotels under construction with some already functioning in full bloom as tourist resorts such as the Maalu Maalu resort, which are likely to transform this sleepy village into the east coast’s answer to Beruwala within just a couple of years.

Tourists Attractions in Passekudah

  • Sandy Beaches

Passikudah Bay contains a shallow coral reef towards the outer bay with scattered groups of corals within the bay, and is connected to similar reef systems further south towards Kalkudah. It is one of the best-known reef systems in the east and has been proposed as a Marine Sanctuary by NARA. Passikudah is very popular among visitors due to the calm clear waters which are ideal for swim.

Whether you want to try out some amazing sport activity like Snorkeling, wind surfing or skiing or just bask in the sun along the sandy beaches, this place offers everything for everyone. The delightful sight of the rising and falling waves surprises the visitors with the natural beauty that it exhibits. Kalkudah beach on the east coast is one among the many stunning sandy beaches of Sri Lanka.

Passekudah on map

Sri Lanka Tourism Activities around Passekudah