If you’re looking for a holiday to a destination that offers everything from beautiful stretches of white sand beaches, wonderful local culture, historic sights, amazing food, and an array of exciting activities, then there are few places better than Sri Lanka that will tick each of these boxes.
Often twinned with Maldives to combine culture and serenity, Sri Lanka is now a beach destination within its own right, as well as being a fabulous choice for an all-round holiday. Choose from one of the many beautiful beach locations along the southwest coast such as Bentota, Beruwela or Hikkaduwa or head to the stunning east coast to the more up-and-coming area around Trincomalee. Offering safe, warm waters, powder soft sand and an abundance of watersport activities including sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and diving, these Indian Ocean beach resorts offer a truly amazing holiday experience.
And why stop at the beaches? Sri Lanka has so much more to offer including the mesmerizing cultural triangle in the north where the famous Sigiriya Rock can be found (and climbed!) along with the enormous reclining Buddha at Polonnaruwa. Head slightly further south and you’ll come across the Sinhalese capital, Kandy with its intriguing Temple of the Tooth and the town of Nuwara Eliya, with its endless tea plantations. And if wildlife is your thing, head to the wonderful Yala National Park on the south coast where the highest concentration of leopard in the world can be found.
A holiday to Sri Lanka is at the top of many peoples’ list, and it isn’t hard to see why…
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