The Trincomalee district, referred as Gokanna or Gokarna in the historical chronicles and inscriptions, is studded with a multitude of ruins of ancient Buddhist temples and is considered a major Buddhist cultural and archaeological site of Sri Lanka. The seven hot springs at Kanniya located a mere 8km from Trincomalee attract regular crowds throughout the year in view of the therapeutic properties of the water as well as the varying temperatures from one well to the other.Trincomalee, one of the finest natural deep-water harbours in the world is located 257 km north-east of Colombo, which is considered as the commercial hub of Sri Lanka. Trincomalee is home to the fine beaches of Nilaveli, Uppuveli and the off-shore Pigeon Island. Recently Trincomalee has become popular as a Whale Watching destination as well. The Dive centres at Nilaveli and Uppuveli offer tourists the opportunity to enjoy their holidays in diving, snorkelling and swimming.
Trincomalee is all about the sea and the rising sun. Every aspect of the hotel accentuates the joy that comes from being so close to nature’s charming presence. Dolphins are an early morning-boat ride away, and submerging yourself under water will reveal a world of wonders that will take your breath away. And if you’ve ever dreamed of walking along the beach and leaving a trail of footprints in the sand, then this is the place to do it. Stunning accommodation reveals white rooms interspersed with minimalist shades of denim and ocean blues. Spacious, comfortable and close to the beach, they are the perfect getaway on the east coast, keeping you close to nature and away from the bustle. A choice of superior rooms and beach chalets along with two spacious suites to settle into and extravagant amenities are at your fingertips. Our recreational extras are designed to invigorate and awaken you. Take a dip in our pool or dive deeper into the ocean. Go on an excursion that takes you through the rich history of the east and the vibrant way of life here and now. Why leave the comforts of our resort when you can do your souvenir shopping right here? For your convenience, we house an extensive gift shop with trinkets, crafts, clothes, and even daily needs. Maybe you want to buy yourself snorkel gear or a gift to take home to a loved one. We are the epicentre of water sports and whale watching in the east. Cocktails and beaches are synonymous with a good time, but at the Rum Hold, the experience is other-worldly to say the least, from its retro-marine interiors to its semi-open design, overlooking the poolside and further on to the eastern horizon of the island. For hearty breakfasts, spicy lunches and delicious dinners, relish the extensive buffet at Captain’s Deck.
What we love about Trinco Blu
- Diners are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help pull in a fresh catch of fish with the local fishermen
- For the active, there’s a host of water sports on offer (from March to November), including windsurfing, kayaking, body-boarding and surfing. Plus there’s snorkelling and scuba diving
- Relish scrumptious cuisine at the Crab restaurant at Trinco Blu. Set by the beach, you can dine on the deck or with your toes in the sand and indulge in the signature crab dishes the restaurant is named after