If Kalkudah is renowned for its quiet seas its next door neighbour Passikudah is famed for its beach as well as its fabulous resorts. Passikudah consists of a crescent shaped bay of white sand which is surrounded by shallow, calm and clear aquamarine blue water. Its offshore reef helps to shelter this sandy beach making it the perfect place for water sports such as windsurfing and water-skiing. Boat rides, fishing and snorkeling are some of the other activities on offer. Passikudah also consists of some fabulous hotels and resorts which are idyllic places for rest and recreation. As Passikudah is located within an easy distance of the main Eastern coastal towns of Batticaloa and Trincomalee this makes trips to Lovers Leap, the Koneswaram Temple, Fort Frederick or other cultural and historical sites a favourite option for a day out.