Located around 35km north of Batticaloa is Kalkudah, the Tamil word for rock-bay. One of the finest beaches in the island, Kalkudah Bay is carved out of Sri Lanka’s eastern shoreline. This beach is tucked away behind a stretch of coconut trees and mangroves sans the hustle and bustle of daily life. Even the north-east monsoon cannot influence its tranquil state as a headland of boulders shelters it from the storm. Calm seas and a quiet beach front make it the perfect spot at which to swim, snorkel or sunbathe. The fishermen provide visitors with a glimpse of life on the east coast and the opportunity to taste the best in seafood that the East Coast has to offer. In search of more than your double dose of serene seas and tropical heat? Go to Kalkudah which offers the sun, sea and sand to all its visitors and residents alike.