Sun Aqua is a villa style hotel on the Pasikudah beach. It has a great pool, good food and is quite kid friendly.
Home of the best beef samosa. Gadaby is perfect for your short eat fix on the East Coast.
A weekly, eco-friendly, organic produce market in Batticaloa.
Considered the only proper dine-in experience in Batticaloa, their Indian food is pretty good.
A street-side eatery that does the best beef rottis in Batticaloa. Great for breakfast with plain tea.
Maalu Maalu was the first resort to be developed on the then deserted Kalkudah beach in Passikudah and it quickly became one of the go to places in the area. Its iconic thatched chalets are a…
If you're staying in Batticaloa town itself, this is the spot (as long as you don't mind basic accommodation). It's cheap, the staff are insanely nice, and the lawn and location can't be beat.
If MIA went shopping in Sri Lanka, we think Central Road in Batticaloa would be her spot. They have a raucous riot of colorful clothing for sale up and down the street.
The Batticaloa Science Museum is not a very good museum and it smells funny (probably because of the generally live sea creatures in tanks) but it's interesting in its own way.
Uga Bay is one of Passikudah's hotel giants, located on a vast property spanning a significant breadth of the town's broad and beautiful beach. It's a five star, so you can expect good food, comfy…
Just across the Kallady Bridge in Batticaloa, the Riviera serves up a good rice and curry, as well as crab and other local specialities.
A small road takes you to the beautiful beach at Kallady, which carries sombre reminders of the tragedy that struck Sri Lanka in 2004. Debris that the Boxing Day Tsunami left behind are now…
Completed in 1924, the oldest and longest iron bridge in Sri Lanka now lies unused next to a new bridge that opened this year in March. The Kallady Bridge is also known for being an ideal location…
A short walk on the ramparts is a must to enjoy the spectacular view of the Batticaloa Lagoon and the few Dutch-era cannons that remain.