Sri Lanka is a destination that has got all the necessary holiday ingredients hence the reason it is often accompanied by the descriptive title of ‘magical magnificence’.
Sri Lanka is a tropical island found off the southern tip of India. Part of the South Asian subcontinent, this pearl of the Indian Ocean, (as it has been described for time immemorial) is a travelers ‘paradise and the scene of many a historic event.
In Sri Lanka the ‘to do list’ is endless. Miles of coastline around the island means lots of sea and sunshine. From surfing in Arugambay to Whale watching in Mirissa the options are endless. With rainforests and national parks, loris and leopards, elephants and sloth bear are a sight for sore eyes.
Bentota – One of the top 10 beaches in Asia according to the list compiled for Forbes Best Beaches in Asia Awards 2010, Bentota, which is found next to Beruwala, is a great place for family holidays. Thrilling river safaris along the river grant visitors access to cinnamon plantations, nature resorts and temples which are further inland.
Mirrissa – Fringing two sandy bays separated by a rock island reachable at low tide, Mirissa feels hidden away compared to Sri Lanka’s other busier resort towns. While the quiet sands are sprinkled with bars and surf rentals, it’s Mirissa’s May-to-November whale-watching boat trips that steal the show.
Galle – Galle is a port city that has been known to chroniclers of civilization mariners and traders from the days of King Solomon. The lay out of the streets and homes clearly point to a masterly synthesis of the east and west. In Galle the Dutch builders have made the “twain meet”, long before Kipling uttered those poetic but certainly not prophetic words “never the twain shall meet”.
Colombo – Cosmopolitan Colombo, gateway to the wonder of Sri Lanka, boasts a rich colonial heritage, featuring a melting pot of races, religions and cultures. A city of contrasts, is both an eclectic mix of shiny hotels and swanky office blocks, neighboring beautiful red tiled colonial-era buildings. Sri Lanka‘s capital is one of Asia’s favoured travel destinations. Offering a vast selection of accommodation options, including rustic beachside shacks to lavish colonial mansions and stunning hotels, your every taste and desire on where to stay is fulfilled.
Negombo – is a city that offers a sampling of all Sri Lanka attractions.The Negombo lagoon, the sea, the scenic beaches and a large polyglot community, reflects the essence of the ultimate Sri Lanka holiday experience. Ornate Buddhist temples, Hindu shrines, Christian churches and Muslim mosques testify to the spiritual harmony of a cosmopolitan community that has seen it all from the age of discovery, trade and conquest.