Passekudah, also known as Passikudah or Pasikuda, has developed into the number one beach holiday resort at the eastern coast in the recent decade. as Passekudah’s bay has the longest stretch of shallow reef coastline in Sri Lanka. Guests can walk kilometers into the sea. Unlike most other beaches in Sri Lanka, Passekudah is safe for children in particular. The name of the town is Tamil and translates to „green algae bay“. Passekudah is also home to a traditional Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Mariamman, who is popular with Tamils in India and Sri Lanka.