An Island of Beauty
If you’re looking for some fun in the sun then Sri Lanka holidays are ideal for you. With perfect picturesque beaches on the Indian Ocean, unique cultural cities, enchanting temples and spectacular rainforests, this is the place to visit. Sri Lanka’s rich cultural history will keep you mesmerised throughout your trip, especially when visiting one of the ancient capital ruins or the bustling city of Colombo.
The scenic beauty of this nation is at its best in the Central Province of the country, decorated by tea plantations, waterfalls and valleys, while in the far south you’ll encounter the sprawling Yala National Park, famed for its wildlife. Of course, no holidays to Sri Lanka are complete without a trip to the beach. Whether you want to top up that tan or have a go at some of the water sports on offer, the island’s beautiful coastline will keep you busy.
Sri Lanka’s attractions create exciting and ever-changing holidays full of adventure, intrigue and beauty. The aspects that lure holidaymakers to this fascinating country are found in the island’s diverse landscapes: boasting idyllic beaches, dramatic highlands and wildlife-rich rainforests, combined with the country’s rich cultural and religious heritage – discovered through ancient capital ruins, gorgeous temples and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
There are countless things to do in Sri Lanka, catering for each and every mould of visitor, offering adventure, discovery and relaxation. This is a diverse country awaiting your approval.
A Sri Lankan Beach Break
Soft white sand and crystal clear waters are the order of the day at the resort of Beruwela. Located just south of Colombo and boasting some of the island's best beaches, they are perfect for both relaxing on the sand and taking to the water. Thanks to its calm, clear waters, both diving and snorkelling are very popular activities to indulge in during your holidays.
Further to the south near the cultural destination of Galle, you’ll find the beach resort of Unawatuna. The beach here is one of the country’s most beautiful gems, with a long strip of sand and stunning coral beneath the waves ready for you to explore. Galle is one of the best places to stay during your holidays in Sri Lanka, especially if you hope to gain access to Unawatuna, as well as the Yala National Park. You’ll find various 4-star and 5-star hotels that will keep you comfortable during your stay in the south of the island.
Captivating Culture and Stunning Nature
The most intriguing aspect of Sri Lanka’s history is perhaps best found in the various ancient capital ruins located in the north of the country - the two most famous sites are Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. The former was first settled in 900 B.C and is home to one of the most sacred sites in the country, the Bodhi Tree Temple. Polonnaruwa is a little more discreet in its majesty; nevertheless, the palaces and temples that adorn this ancient capital are stunning and make for a great day trip.
The central highlands are home to some real natural gems for visitors to explore during their holidays to Sri Lanka. Kandy is the spiritual heart of the country, home to The Temple of the Tooth, housing a tooth relic of the Lord Buddha and considered the most sacred site in the whole of Sri Lanka. South of Kandy is Nuwara Eliya, situated in the Hill Country and nicknamed ‘Little England’ - the city is adorned with tea plantations and beautiful gardens.
For the ultimate peaceful beach paradise, heading to Bentota, just a few kilometres south of Beruwela, will satisfy your sand urges. There are also some great water sports on offer at the beach, with windsurfing, jet skiing and kayaking all available to those that can’t sit still on the sand for too long.