Sri Lanka is unlike any of the other Indian Ocean islands. The beaches are just as spectacular as its neighbours; white sands and crystal clear seas that are lined with colourful coral reefs. Watch as dolphins play in the surf and spot whales on the horizon. But if you’re seeking some inland adventure, a holiday in Sri Lanka can also include an awe-inspiring safari. Witness leopards, elephants, crocodiles and sloth bears in their natural habitat.
No matter where you choose to stay in Sri Lanka you will be blessed with immaculate beaches and surrounded by intriguing culture. The deciding factor is the weather and the time of year you are travelling. Give us a ring and we will tell you when and where to go so you can get the most amount of sunshine and avoid the rain.
The East Coast of Sri Lanka is fast becoming the place to be. With shallow waters and some of the best beaches in the country, this charming area of Sri Lanka won’t stay a secret for long. Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes is an eco-friendly resort that is nestled between the beach and the forest. The surroundings are naturally beautiful because it was built with the environment in mind. Enjoy a secluded beach or venture out to the local villages.
The West Coast is home to the country’s capital, Colombo. Expect to find a cosmopolitan vibe, temples and bustling markets. You can still find quiet beaches and witness dolphins playing in the warm seas. For a splash of sophistication, we recommend that you stay in the Jetwing Beach Resort. Designed by a renowned Sri Lankan architect, the resort oozes luxury and relaxation.
Inland is Sri Lanka’s Hill Country, the mountainous landscapes will take your breath away. Home of tea plantations and dotted with hill stations, the Hill Country offers a complete contrast to the beach resorts. To stay in the heart of the area and truly experience the culture and history choose The Ceylon Tea Trails resort. Perfect for those wanting serenity and adventure.
Yala and the South Coast
The South Coast is the perfect choice if you’re after a quieter break, want to discover the Sri Lankan lifestyle and are looking to go on safari. Seek out herds of Sambar deer, watch elephants play and spot an elusive leopard. For the best of both worlds, a stay in the Cinnamon Wild Yala is perfect.
It’s secluded and perfectly placed for both beach and safari adventures.
Sri Lanka offers something for everyone. The beaches are beautiful and snorkelling and diving are world-class.
Away from the beach is a country full of history and culture. Enter the Hill Country and visit tea plantations, ride on the hill trains and explore rock temples.
Going on a safari in the world-famous Yala National Park is an absolute must. As well as Elephants, Leopards and crocodiles, the flora and fauna are unique and the landscapes are incredible.
Food and Drink
The food in Sri Lanka has a mix of Indian and Asian influences, but what is comforting is that there is a very clear Sri Lankan twist. With an abundance of coconuts and spices, curry is a staple on all menus. Make sure you try ‘hoppers’, which are pancakes made from rice and coconut milk. ‘Kottu roti’, is a dish you may hear often too; diced flatbreads with vegetables, eggs or meat combined with lots of spices.