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Spotlight on Good Travel places to visit in eastern Sri Lanka

Traveling in Sri Lanka? Check out these Good Market approved social enterprises, responsible businesses, and community initiatives that prioritize people and the planet. This list includes travel experiences and places to eat, shop, and stay in Trincomalee, Batticaloa, and Ampara including Nilaveli, Pasikudah, and Arugam Bay. You can also find lists of Good Market approved enterprises for the south westsouthsouth eastcentral hillscultural triangle and north, and north west.

 

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Trincomalee

Angels Are Always Welcome

Angels Are Always Welcome

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Angels Are Always Welcome offers accommodation, healthy food, and yoga on Orr’s Hill in Trincomalee. They are committed to minimizing waste and environmental impact. The villa has been decorated with refurbished …

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Bella Nilaveli

Bella Nilaveli

Nilaveli, Sri Lanka

Bella Nilaveli offers accommodation, vegetarian food, healthy juices, and yoga on Nilaveli beach in Trincomalee. Their yoga shala can be used for retreats and stand up paddle boards are available for SUP yoga. Bella Nilaveli …

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Memo's Beach

Memo's Beach

Nilaveli, Sri Lanka

Memo’s Beach is a boutique hotel and cafe on Nilaveli beach in Trincomalee that focuses on women’s empowerment, environmental responsibility and animal welfare. They are committed to providing a safe and …

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Batticaloa

Jetwing Sunrise

Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Jetwing is a pioneer of sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka and operates more than 35 hotels and villas across the country. Their Sustainability Strategy focuses on six key categories: Energy & Carbon, Water & Waste, …

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Mannankulam

Akkaraipattu, Sri Lanka

Mannankulam is a 40 acre farm on the east coast of Sri Lanka that focuses on conserving and sharing the agricultural and cultural heritage of the region and providing local employment opportunities. They cultivate …

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Riviera Resort

Riviera Resort

Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Riviera Resort offers environmentally responsible accommodation and dining along the Kallady Batticaloa lagoon on Sri Lanka’s east coast. The property was developed as an aboretum since 1981, and now contains more than …

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Ampara

Ahimsa Vegan Cafe

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Ahimsa Vegan Cafe offers all natural plant-based meals, snacks, desserts, and drinks. They are open in Mirissa during Sri Lanka’s southern surf season and in Arugam Bay during the east coast season. The cafe is locally …

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Bites Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Bites Arugam Bay is a bakery and cafe on Sri Lanka’s east coast that offers espresso coffee drinks, tea, cakes, and healthy treats made from all natural ingredients. They source from local farmers and enterprises, prioritize …

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East Surf Cabanas

East Surf Cabanas

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

East Surf Cabanas offers food, accommodation, surf lessons, and travel experiences around Arugam Bay on Sri Lanka’s east coast. They promote permaculture, grow vegetables, pineapples, bananas, mango, and other fruits…

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Ecowave

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Ecowave is a social enterprise that supports rural livelihoods by linking marginalized small-scale farmers and rural community members with sustainable agriculture and community tourism market opportunities. They also …

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Gecko

Gecko

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Gecko Restaurant & Rooms offers food and beachside accommodation in Arugam Bay. The team is passionate about using fresh, local, and natural ingredients with no margarine, MSG, or other additives. Everything from …

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Hideaway Resort

Hideaway Resort

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Hideaway Resort started as a family home nearly 40 years ago and expanded to welcome guests. It now has 14 rooms and bungalows, a restaurant, cafe and bar, a curated retail space, and a yoga and wellness shala. Within …

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Jetwing Surf

Pottuvil, Sri Lanka

Jetwing is a pioneer of sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka and operates more than 35 hotels and villas across the country. Their Sustainability Strategy focuses on six key categories: Energy & Carbon, Water & Waste, …

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Karma Gardens

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Karma Gardens is a vegan cafe on Sri Lanka’s east coast. By providing tasty plant-based food, they hope to encourage people to have a couple more meatless meals per week and reduce their carbon footprint. Karma …

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Kudakalliya by Haritha Collection

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Haritha Collection combines a Sri Lankan family legacy of heritage hotel management with a commitment to responsible tourism development. The brand brings together four unique destination experiences. Kudakalliya …

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Little Lagoon Hostels

Little Lagoon

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Little Lagoon Hostels offer affordable accommodation on Sri Lanka’s east coast in Arugam Bay and on the south coast in Ahangama. In order to avoid resource use and new construction, they have renovated existing …

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Rice & Carry

Komari, Sri Lanka

Rice & Carry is a social enterprise focused on improving livelihoods on Sri Lanka’s East Coast and raising awareness about resource use and creative recycling. Their East Coast retail outlet is made from an upcycled …

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Stay Golden

Stay Golden

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Stay Golden offers beachside accommodation, food, yoga, surf lessons, and travel experiences in Arugam Bay with a focus on wellbeing and environmental responsibility. Their rooms and cabanas integrate local natural …

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The Spice Trail

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

The Spice Trail has villa rooms and a poolside garden restaurant on Sri Lanka’s east coast. They prioritize locally sourced materials, minimize plastic use, and have invested in solar water heaters, natural farming, and a water …

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Waste Less Arugam Bay (WLAB)

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Waste Less Arugam Bay (WLAB) provides holistic solutions to the problem of plastic pollution in the Arugam Bay area of Sri Lanka’s east coast. They offer filtered water to reduce the use of plastic water bottles, coordinate a …

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