Offering a mix of Eastern and Western Dishes with a variety of seafood specialities, the main restaurant of Nilaveli Beach Hotel is an excellent place to relax and enjoy a meal. The lounge area includes three bars where guests can enjoy spirits at "Happy Hour" rates through day and night. A special travel counter is available to assist in arranging local tours, boat excursions, fishing trips etc. For recreational purposes the hotel has its own swimming pool, with a sliding board. Other facilities include a TV lounge, gift boutique, and a conference hall for business travelers.
The ideal season to visit the East Coast of the Island would be from April to October. Excursions can be organized through the hotel or you can just roam around the town and discover the wonders it has to offer. On the East side of the Trincomalee town lies Fort Frederick used by the Portuguese in 1624, later by the Dutch and named by the British to honor the Duke of York in 1803. At the Northern tip of Fort Frederick is the Swami Rock which drops more than 100 meters directly to the sea below. This drop is also known as the "lovers leap" according to an old legend. On the highest point of the cliff is the Tirukonesvaram Kovil.
An ideal location for snorkeling excursions, Pigeon Island is located a few hundred meters offshore from the Nilaveli Beach. A 10 minute boat ride will get you to the isle which is a breeding site for the Blue Rock Pigeon. Whale Watching can also an interesting activity in this part of Sri Lanka where more than 12 different species are found.