Situated on a wonderful stretch of Sri Lanka’s east coast and directly opposite to Pigeon Island lies Anilana Nilaveli; one of the Trincomalee’s newest additions. The property offers local and willing staff, affordable and contemporary rooms and a beautiful stretch of beach. With only 54 rooms the property feels smaller and more intimate than some of other properties that have opened up in and around Trincomalee. The Pool Suites surround the wonderful lengthy pool that leads down to the beach. These are spacious, modern and have semi-outdoor bathrooms. The Deluxe Rooms are similar in size and sit in the main building. These have partial sea views with a small balcony. At the time of visiting (September 14) the spa, grill restaurant, dive centre and roof top lounge were yet to open. We were assured that the dive centre next door (Ypslon) was a good option for snorkelling and scuba diving trips and that the other additions would be up and running very soon. Despite this we feel this is an excellent option for those wanting modern rooms on a great beach.