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Discover Trimcomalee

Crescent Sea Resort offers you an amazing trip service to enjoy the real fascinations of Trincomalee and Nilaveli beach. We can arrange trips for our visitors to the amazing happenings and excitements of this fantastic travel destination.

If you’re interested in finding the best beaches in Sri Lanka you’ll most likely end up at the east coast. The Trincomalee district is home to untouched coastlines and Nilaveli Beach is a good location to go for whale watching or diving.

Trincomalee itself is a small coastal town that never fails to amuse. You’ll find diversity, culture and religion by visiting the Koneswaram Temple and Fort Frederick. Trinco surprisingly has something for everybody.

Nilaveli Beach
Scenic sandy beach featuring clear water with coral & marine life & boats to Pigeon Island.

Diving & Snorkling
Discover the underwater world of marine creatures and unexplored locations with us.

Deep Sea Life
Guests can also enjoy the wonderful experience of whale watching in the months from May to August

Koneswaram Temple
A great Hindu temple that is located on top of the hill

Kanniya Hot Springs
Located are seven hot water wells with a slight difference in water temperature

Pigeon Island Park

PIGEON ISLAND, SRI LANKA – JULY 25, 2016: People snorkel on a coral reef in Pigeon Island National Park near Nilaveli village in Sri Lanka.

Floating in the great blue 1km offshore, Pigeon Island, with its powdery white sands and glittering coral gardens, tantalises with possibilities. A nesting area for rock pigeons, the island is beautiful enough, with rock pools and paths running through thickets, but it’s the underwater landscape that’s the real star. The reef here is shallow, making snorkelling almost as satisfying as diving, and it’s home to dozens of corals, hundreds of reef fish (including blacktip reef sharks) and turtles.

Close to the shore, some day trippers stomp all over shallow coral.

The Pigeon Island National Park Ticket Office is on the beach in front of the Crescent Sea Resort. As with all national parks in Sri Lanka, the various fees and charges are myriad and can add up. The local boat owners association, Nilaveli Private Boat Service, has a hut next to the park office where you can arrange trips. Most dive shops offer trips here, as do many hotels. The busiest times to visit are May to September.

Nilaveli Beach

Nilaveli is a coastal town in the Trincomalee district on the east coast of Sri Lanka. Nilaveli Beach is known for being a quiet and secluded beach where the sand is white and the water is clear. The long untouched coastline of Nilaveli makes it one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. Walking along the palms with your toes in the sand is the perfect way to spend some time relaxing in Trincomalee.

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

Scuba diving is a very interesting sport in which you need to dive in the deep sea and enjoy the underwater view. It is a dangerous thing altogether but there are professional places there where you can do a few days crash courses and then jump into the Indian Ocean to live a different phase of life.

Nilaveli Diving center is a place where all the people do scuba diving and snorkeling and enjoys the underwater experience to the fullest. It is an awesome place to take snaps to arrange your favorite album of Nilaveli Beach Photos.

Whale & Dolphin Watching

Following the recent development of Whale & Dolphin Watching Tours in Mirissa, Trincomalee is rapidly emerging as another internationally important whale-watching destination. Blue whales in particular (plus smaller numbers of sperm whales) can regularly be seen around six to eight nautical miles east of Trincomalee (about 30min by boat), Dolphins (mainly Spinner) are also regularly seen.

Most sightings occur between March/April and August/September, as whales continue their migrations around the island from the south coast (where they mainly congregate from December to April) – this means that Sri Lanka offers around ten months of continuous whale & dolphin watching annually at different points around the coast.

Kanniya Hot Springs

In the small village of Kanniya, Trincomalee there are 7 hot springs. The springs are enclosed with walls converting them into wells. The compound with the springs is also enclosed within the walls.

Kanniya Hot water wells are very popular among those who visit Trincomalee. Situated about 8 km from Trincomalee town on Anuradhapura- Trincomalee road, it is very easy to find as there are sign boards from the Trincomalee town. The area is highly populated as many tourists visit hot water wells these days.

Holy Koneswaram Temple

Thirukoneswaram, or the Holy Koneswaram Temple, is a Hindu temple in Thirukonamalai (Trincomalee) on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The temple lies on a high rocky promontory surrounded on three sides by the sea. It bears a history of over three millennia with its records indicating its roots in 1580 BC. This, still beautiful, historical monument is what remains of what once was a sprawling temple city equal to the ancient city of Madurai, India.

From the viewpoint next to the Koneswaram Temple you overlook one of the biggest natural harbours. Don’t let the big statue have all your attention, walking around the temple is really interesting and the details are attractive. Going inside the temple is not a problem if you respect the religious customs.