This is a busy port town with plenty of shops, a fish market and generally pretty place. cargills supermarket is there , great place just to wander round and look, lovers leap was a bit disappointing but the temple where people hang little baby cots on the trees to wish for pregnancy interesting, the dodol sweet on the way up to it the best, go there take a walk and enjoy yourself
The city is very Poor looks like the Tsunami hit it 24 hours ago. But the beach is seriously not to be missed the Pigeon Island is a Must go location and the cows walking freely in the village at night is a funny show .
A Beautiful place, we unfortunatly went in October when there was still some rain, so diving or snokeling on the coral reef was not really possible.
Better to stay at Pidgeon Bay if you want to go snokeling as it is quite away from other resorts. However there are many beautiful bays to visit and historical temples and forts.
Large city without proper development.There are no good places for eating or shopping.Beach is very beautiful but most of the people here are poor.
Their lives are not beautiful.
I thought it was a great place, but I did not enjoy the town. Only pacifying thing was the Beach and great sea like a quiet pool.
We visited out of season so very few tourists around. Walking around the city did not feel comfortable at all.
This is the first time we had felt uncomfortable in Sri Lanka and we have travelled extensively around the island. It still feels as if trincomalee has a long way to go to attract tourists. It is still recovering post war /tsunami so hopefully as time goes on it will get better.
In addition to the nice beaches one can visit Fort Fredrick situated near the Dutch bay with turquoise waters.
Deers roam freely in the fort area. You can also visit the Koneshwaram temple.
It is a military zone, former, but it is... All details remind you that some years ago there was a war.
Now it is quite place, but I can't say that it's ideal place to stay for tourists. It seems to me people go there mostly because of the Pigeon Island. It's a stunning small exotic island, located a few kilometres from main land. Without any doubts it's worth visiting it!