With jaunty, marine-themed interiors and direct beach access from many rooms, Trinco Blu Trincomalee is an ideal base for whale and dolphin watching. First designed in the '70s to resemble a ship (!), its relaunch has an air of retro kudos.
Near to Trincomalee town and right on Uppuveli beach, there are plenty of great water-sport and wildlife watching opportunities, as well as boat trips to nearby Pigeon Island and time for unlimited coastal R&R.
Leisure: outdoor pool, beach, whale watching, water sports
Rooms: 81 rooms & suites
Combine the island’s top wildlife crowd pleasers with some magnificent hidden gems and cultural highlights before spending some time on the beach.