Sri Lanka is east coast, has long been the secret destination for the better informed. Trincomalee (or more commonly just Trinco) is the largest town and has been the home of one of the world’s natural harbors. It was a major trading hub during the ancient kingdoms of Anuradhapura, and later Polonnaruwa, also with the ports of eastern India and Indonesia.
The Dutch first settled at Batticaloa, while the British strived over Trinco. There are miles of glorious beaches stretching from Kuchchiveli, to the north of Trinco, south to Passikudah, Arugambay and Kumana National Park at the island’s South Eastern point. The beaches of Passikudah Bay are an attraction for water sports and relaxation.
The nearby village of Kalkudah has retained its original charm. In addition to great beaches along the coast is some world class surfing spots, seasonal whale and dolphin watching, and some spectacular diving areas. Trinco is a quiet town and easy to explore. Fort Frederick and the Maritime Museum are both accessed from the Dutch Bay.