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Pigeon Island National Park

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Public beach road ,nilaveli, Nilaveli 31010, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

If you anywhere are in Nilaweli or even Trinco catch the opportunity to visit this island situated maybe a mile outside the coast. How to go there ? Well you will most certainly get a proposal if you are stroling along the beach or cheque...More

Date of experience: February 2013
2  Thank zia70
Reviewed 17 April 2013

This place is a true waste of money! There were 5 of us and we had to pay 750 rs to get the tickets. We went to this place through our hotel boat.Remembering we paid 750 rs we thought we'd at least get a safari...More

Date of experience: April 2013
4  Thank thisath
Reviewed 18 January 2013

the locals talk about MUST seeing Pigeon Island they will tell you it is fantastic, good coral, good snorkelling etc...well actually the Tsunami has had a devastating effect on this natural reserve. the coral is dead and the fish life is limited. we had intended...More

Date of experience: January 2013
4  Thank chris h
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Pigeon Island can be found off Nilaveli Beach in Trincomalee. I would strongly advise that you organise your trip through the Nilaveli Beach Hotel. If you go with any of the touts along the beach, they WILL rip you off. We paid RS1800 for two...More

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank Erica R
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Pigeon island a 1hr bumpy boat ride away .. Most of the hotels book the packages, or you can do what I did .. Walked down to the beach at Nila Veli and arranged it with one of the fishing men .. Got a boat...More

Date of experience: November 2012
1  Thank KhalidfromBahrain
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We arrived with a dive tour arranged by hotel, Pigeon Island Beach Resort >that s a whole other story<< (forgot name of dive company, but don't ever get your Padi Dive course done through them, lol, veeery unconventional...surprised nobody has drowned yet). The boat ride...More

Date of experience: August 2012
2  Thank Q5434GZheidis
Reviewed 6 October 2012 via mobile

It takes one hour to go to PIgeon Iskand from Chaaya Blu hotel . Only you can go by boat to this place .. There are two pigeon islands . But real one is a rocky and big one with all paths and natural pool....More

Reviewed 26 September 2012 via mobile

Yes I could spen my time complaining about hit the locals are standing in the coral. But I think it is much better to say how good it was the water is clear. Lots of coral both sides of the island. We also saw black...More

Thank RobE_AdamD
Reviewed 15 August 2012

I expected white soft sand on the island but it was sharp coral, flip flops necessary? Loved the snorkeling though, our own fault for not taking prope footwear, but people may not realize.

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

We went to Pigeon Island through one of the guys on the beach next to our guest house - we paid 7000 for the two of us to go - this included the national park fees (which I think was more than 4000), some water...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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14 February 2019|
Response from Lcrperera27 | Property representative |
Rs 2000 from public beach nilaveli but park close during sea rough
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