Coral Sanctuary
Coral Sanctuary
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles185 reviews
Excellent
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Pavel Fusek 10
88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Very interesting! Better you call and ask a best time to see the coral! Some of people think 24 hours anytime they can see coral hahah! Everything have time! If you go prefect good time you can see nice color color!
Written 1 November 2023
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Athulya Siribaddana
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
There was nothing much to see and we feel like we were 'ripped off' by the people works in this beach that do not say the exact truth and try to to get you into a boat safari that costs a lot of money. We haven't seen any colorful corals at all and managed only to see a lot of fish who were attracted by the pieces of bread that we were asked to throw out from the boat.
Written 30 July 2023
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Lee F
Blackpool, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Incredible experience, great guys and very knowledgeable about the reefs and wildlife.
The price was very reasonable and even managed to secure a package with a boat trip and snorkeling!
The guy who took us snorkeling had a GoPro and even sent all the images to us via. email that evening completely free of charge, which was a really nice bonus.
Written 9 March 2022
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Julia Whittakr
Paris, France15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We did snorkeling for 2 days by ourselves. This area is very safe to swim or dive. Pleas try yourself. There are some shops on beach to hire equipment for snorkeling.
Written 13 January 2020
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Kanchana A
Colombo, Sri Lanka21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
This is managed by the government. Their rates are reasonable. Don't get cheated by the cunning brokers over there.
Park your car in a safe place little far away and walk to the ticket counter.
Some people try to offer you free parking but they force you to get their boats for a higher prices.
Written 12 November 2019
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Kim Geoff
Sittingbourne, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
You need to go and see this it is so full of sea life you don need to be a sea expert to see how much sea life so many different fishes that I have not seen before and makes you realise how much we can help by being very aware of the environment
Written 8 April 2019
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Lisa Hayes
Plymouth, UK47 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Most of the coral is dead due to pollution from the unregulated tourist boats, no sign of concerted efforts to protect the reef or the wildlife. Ignorant tourists seem to think it's okay to touch, manhandle and feed wild animals. I never knew fish ate biscuits, who'd have thought it?! Honestly. It was shocking and embarrassing to see tourists trying to outdo each other with Instagram pictures of themselves with sea turtles. Sri Lanka, your government needs to address this issue properly.
Written 17 March 2019
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Nuwan Prem
Stourbridge, UK182 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
A few years ago the reef was awesome, full of fish and live corals. Now the Corals on the beach side of hte reef is all dead, due to the leaking fuel from boats. they only think of their earning. The LIVE, beautiful corals are still there beyond the reef where the boats do not take you often. But there are some places where you can just walk on the reef and appreciate a lot without destroying it with boat fuel.
Written 26 February 2019
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Shamalie J
Colombo, Sri Lanka144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
So we found Tharindu’s details online and contacted him and he was simply amazing. We had a wonderful time snorkeling from the beach itself and there were an amazing variety of
Fish. So beautiful and to Top it all up we Met Two Sea Turtles whom we spent snorkeling with and one was simply HUGE.

May those Turtles Live Long and All the best to
tharindu. We loved our trip.
Written 13 January 2019
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Stephen
Dublin, Ireland198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Having seen so many bad reviews about this I wasn’t expecting much but was gladly surprised.

Yes most of the coral is broken or smashed due to the past tsunami 🌊 but it is on the mend and fresh coral is starting to bloom and grow.

What is most surprising is the large variety of fish. We seen even seen a puffer fish 🐡 or two. Loads of angel fish, moray eels, sea cucumbers, an octopus 🐙 and even two very large brightly colored parrot fish.

It’s not the Great Barrier Reef but then it’s never going to be that.
Written 8 January 2019
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