Approximately 35 kilometres away from Batticaloa lie the Pasikuda beaches, which provides a fantastic respite from one’s bustling lifestyle. The coastal resort area houses some luxurious Pasikuda hotels as well.
The name Pasikuda can be roughly translated to “Green-Algae-Bay.” The origins of the name lie in the Tamil language that is mostly spoken in that area.
The calm waters near the Pasikudah beaches are what you need if you are a first-timer for the myriad of water sports available in today’s world. You can expect to try out the best of water sports such as Jet skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, and even snorkelling while you are holidaying at some of the resorts such as Maalu Maalu Resorts and Spas.
Pasikudah waters create a haven for a relaxing swim or a refreshing dip. You can expect shallow waters that spread for several miles, making it an excellent place around for risk-free bathing, swimming, and other water-based activities. A barrier reef is what prevents the strong waves from crashing into this oasis of serenity.
The months from March to October bring spectacular conditions to the Pasikudah beaches. It is when the weather is always warm, and you can catch a few sun rays to get that much-awaited tan. One can expect rains during the other months, which makes the waves beyond the bay a bit rougher.