Travel east to the coastal town of Trincomalee for your five-day beach stay. This north-east coastline is Sri Lanka’s equivalent of the Maldives, with never-ending white sandy beaches, coral islands and shimmering blue seas. From March to October, the seas are at their best. Bask in the sun or go snorkelling and discover the magnificent marine life. Water-sports centres offer PADI-certified diving courses, snorkelling excursion, and underwater photography. Go on a whale and dolphin spotting excursion into the deep seas. Often, pods of spinner dolphins will swim alongside your boat, leaping into the air and showing off their acrobatics - a thrilling experience. Visit Fort Frederick, first used by the Portuguese in 1624, followed by the Dutch and later by the British. At the northern tip of Fort Frederick is a cliff known as Swami Rock which drops around 110 metres into the sea below. The view of Trincomalee’s harbour - the world’s largest - is breath-taking.