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where is the real paradise beach?

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where is the real paradise beach?

When I was a boy I went to a beach in India called paradise beach. I'll never forget it! The palm trees leaning over into the water with a golden orange beach.

Now I've got kids of my own and im taking them to sri Lanka in December. Can anyone recommend a beach like the one I remember as a child? Is it induruwa beruwala hikkaduwa or is there somewhere special I can show to my kids?

Thanks

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1. Re: where is the real paradise beach?

Hi there,

Induruwa-Bentota probably is a good bet then yes. Hikka is too crowded and Beruwala could be a good 2nd choice, but beaches are more narrow there than Bentota. South coast, e.g. Tangalle, isn't bad either.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: where is the real paradise beach?

Beaches from Beruwala to Induruwa are too wide for 'palm trees leaning over into the water'.

Hans

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3. Re: where is the real paradise beach?

For me, the ideal beach is:

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g304142-d4…

No Palm trees, but coconut trees!

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4. Re: where is the real paradise beach?

Coconut trees are palms;-)

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5. Re: where is the real paradise beach?

Oops! I imagine those fan like trees to be palm!

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6. Re: where is the real paradise beach?

Avani bentota beach resort looks nice? Not too far from CMB. Am I barking up the wrong tree?

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7. Re: where is the real paradise beach?

Yes that's a great one, with a wide sandy beach.

Regards,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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8. Re: where is the real paradise beach?

Hi 1LifeStand

Couple of disturbing reviews on the Goyambokka Beach page. Is this a known issue in the area as such?

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9. Re: where is the real paradise beach?

Hi,

I love the beaches down south and the hotels along the beach, they are quite nice...

Treshi.

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10. Re: where is the real paradise beach?

I was there a few months ago and never felt or saw anything like this. My friend was working in Tangalle and swam here everyday for 4 months and was quite friendly with these people (assuming its the same beach hut in my photos) and felt safe. However, she was a respected Govt Servant, with who they may not try any "funny business" with!

That being said, be careful....after all more than 1 person has experienced the said danger, so best to be watchful and take precautions.