Arisimalai is the loveliest untouched beach in the area to the north of Trincomalee, there are no houses, no stalls and no roads close to the beach, but it can be reached within 10 minutes from a car park near Pulmoddai. „Arisi“ means raw rice in Tamil, and „malai“ or „male“ means hills. The name, also transcribed „Arisi Malai“, refers to the send of the beach which resemblesrice. The grain of sand is remarkably big and seems like polished. This gives an amazing feeling to your feet when walking along the charming beach. Swimming is relatively safe compared to other beaches, as the bay is protected by rocky small promontories. Not many foreigners find their way to this lovely place.