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The tropical teardrop island at the toe of India, Sri Lanka is one of the
most exotic and beautiful islands in the world – with mystical ancient cities, thick
jungle, miles of palm-fringed beaches, a unique culture and warm, friendly people.
We offer a selection of fabulous hand-picked Sri Lankan hotels, whether you want
to unwind on a pretty beach resort or explore the fascinating cultural triangle
on one of our exciting Sri Lanka tours.
Sri Lanka holidays take you to an island in the
Indian Ocean just off the south of India. Sri Lanka is just 270 miles long by 140
miles across at the widest point. Sri Lanka was formerly a British colony called
Ceylon. A Sri Lanka holiday comes with the unhurried Sri Lankan lifestyle as well
as the captivating sights and sounds.
A Sri Lanka holiday really is a treat for the
Holidays in Sri Lanka – Fascinating and fabulously
scenic Indian Ocean destination Holidays in Sri Lanka feature a splendidly picturesque
country full of exotic colour, sounds and sensations. While Sri Lanka holidays inevitably
centre on the fabulous tropical beaches, Sri Lanka holidays also offer lush green
hills, sparkling rice paddies, scenic tea plantations, jungles and mountains, and
echoes of its colonial past in its hill stations, estates and beautiful gardens.
Holidays in Sri Lanka feature miles of superb palm-lined golden sand. Wide sandy
Sri Lanka beaches enjoy the clear warm water of the exotic Indian Ocean and are
idyllic for watching fisherman at work and fabulous sunsets. Sri Lanka beaches also
attract watersports fans and diving enthusiasts. Sri Lanka holidays are at their
best during the British winter. View our Sri Lanka hotels or choose from a wide
range of fantastic Sri Lanka holiday offers.
Our tempting Sri Lanka holidays include:
Sri Lanka Multi-Centre holidays
Sri Lanka Beaches Sri Lanka Tours
Sri Lanka holiday highlights
- Visit capital city Colombo, a vibrant blend of buzzing modern life and traditional
- Escape the world on a relaxing beach holiday, wandering barefoot along glittering
gold sands lapped by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
- Discover the island’s intoxicating heritage on an escorted tour, exploring ancient
cities, ornate temples and idyllic beaches with a knowledgeable guide.
Our most popular tours include:
Visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and watch these charming creatures bathing with
their young. Combine Sri Lanka with other fantastic destinations, such as the incredible
Maldives or buzzing Dubai.
- Ceylon Tour, a classic tour of the island’s most intriguing archaeological, historic
and scenic sights.
- All Inclusive Sri Lanka Tour, which takes in landmarks like Dambulla Cave Temple
and the Temple of the Tooth with all meals and drinks included in the price.
- Sri Lanka Panorama, exploring Sri Lanka’s historic sights, breathtaking scenery,
fragrant tea plantations and more.
Sri Lanka Honeymoons
All of our Sri Lanka hotels are romantic settings for your honeymoon, but throughout
this section we've specially labelled a few of our favourite, most intimate retreats,
which we think are the perfect choice for an unforgettable Sri Lanka honeymoon.
Sri Lanka Weddings
Getting married in Sri Lanka is a magical and memorable way to tie the knot. An
exotic land of endless beaches and swaying palms as well as host to vibrant cultures
and magnificent landscapes and wildlife, Sri Lanka is sure to infuse you with its
beauty and wonder. Sri Lanka also offers fantastic value, look out for our ‘Wedding’
labelled Sri Lanka hotels for our specially negotiated Sri Lanka wedding packages.
All of our Sri Lanka wedding hotels also offer Renewal of Vows ceremonies and many
also offer special offers and discounts, please see the individual pages for details.
Sri Lanka Tailor Made
Our experienced Personal Travel Experts can help you tailor make your Sri Lanka
holiday from scratch. Whatever you want to see and do, we’ll help you create your
perfect Sri Lankan adventure. We Recommend:
- Combining a relaxing beach escape with the treasures of the Cultural Triangle
- Touring Kandy’s historic sites before retreating to Habarana’s woodland
Sri Lanka Holidays
Lanka Holidays – Superb tropical beaches
Most Sri Lanka holidays feature the Sri Lanka beach resorts running south from the
colourful capital Colombo to the fascinating historic colonial port of Galle; a
string of exceptional Sri Lanka beaches including Bentota and Beruwela. Animated
coastal towns like Kalutara and easygoing Sri Lanka beach resorts like Negombo offer
relatively lively Sri Lanka holidays. Holidays in Sri Lanka offer a selection of
sophisticated hotels and stylish villas and guesthouses with modern amenities and
fine gardens. The picturesque setting and quality Sri Lanka hotels with friendly
service make Sri Lanka holidays a popular choice for weddings and honeymoons. Many
Sri Lanka hotels offer Sri Lanka holidays on an all-inclusive basis.
Holidays in Sri Lanka
Exceptional wildlife excursions Sri Lanka holidays offer superb excursions. Holidays
in Sri Lanka can include unforgettable Buddhist and Hindu temples, turtle farms,
bird and elephant sanctuaries, atmospheric crocodile-spotting river trips, wonderful
botanical gardens at Kandy and the Yala West National Park with its bears, crocodiles,
buffalo and leopards. Birdwatchers on holiday in Sri Lanka head for the Bundala
National Park. Sri Lanka holidays also offer superb opportunities for shopping in
intriguing colourful bazaars.
Experience the rich diversity of wildlife and nature in Sri Lanka with an enjoyable
half day jeep safari at many national parks and wildlife reserves. A wide variety
of animals can be seen up close such as the world's largest population of leopards,
elephants, monkeys and bears. Natural habitats range from grassy open plains, jungle
and wetlands and offer unmissable photo opportunities.
Sri Lanka's beaches are famed for their beauty with long stretches of perfect white
sand that are ideal for water sports and sunbathing. Attractive bays are located
virtually all the way around this large island and many within easy reach of the
main tourist centres, yet remain untouched by development and often deserted. Popular
spots include Trimcomalee, a lovely expansive tropical beach setting which also
has a pretty natural harbour.
Festivals and Celebrations
With cultural and religious traditions dating back many centuries, Sri Lanka holds
a rich and varied program of festivities throughout the year. Visitors can witness
colourful processions, village rituals and sacred Buddhist and Hindu events. Many
commemorate myths and legends and are often accompanied by days of wild celebration,
dancing and even elephant racing.
Bicycle tours are easily arranged from the main beach resorts and offer rewarding
views of the Sri Lanka countryside. Taking in mountains, tropical rainforests, temples
and villages, a cycling tour is an ideal introduction to the island's diverse wildlife
and ecology. Operating all year round, guided cycling can be combined with camping,
trekking and canoeing activities for lovers of the great outdoors.
The turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean provide calm seas and high underwater visibility
allowing for wonderful snorkelling opportunities. Fish life is abundant with many
rare and colourful species and the coral gardens surrounding the island are in excellent
condition. Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa are two of the best spots and also offer a range
of other beachside activities and entertainment.
There are no fewer than 7 world heritage sights in Sri Lanka and the island is blessed
with an abundance of ancient monuments and buildings. Royal sacred cities, palaces,
temples and forts dating back many centuries are available to explore and offer
a glimpse into a unique civilisation. The Cave Temples of Dambulla and the mountaintop
palace of Sigiriya are perfect examples of awe inspiring sights of interest.