Romantically christened the ‘teardrop of India’ Sri Lanka is an island full of surprises that, along with a stunning coastline, offers the visitor history spanning 3,000 event-filled years, eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and culture of unbelievable depth and diversity. For those interested in history and heritage Sri Lanka is a treasure trove. Set amongst lush, green and picturesque mountains lined with tea plantations and alongside golden, sandy beaches, the setting is spectacular and makes for a holiday to remember.
A string of enchanting beaches with swaying pals and the warm, tropical waters of the Indian Ocean dot the coast for over a thousand miles, so no matter where you go, you’re close to a dazzling gem. The south and west coast includes Negombo on the western coast, a small resort town known for its fine beaches and superb seafood while the established resort of Bentota has excellent accommodation options and an array of watersports. Nearby Kalutara is a bustling village well known for its fantastic beaches and handicrafts and popular Galle is home to the colonial Dutch Fort area. The east coast resorts of Trincomalee and Passikudah are home to long white sandy beaches, fantastic surf and mangrove lagoons, ideal for diving, snorkelling and whale watching.
To enjoy Sri Lanka to its fullest potential we highly recommend a privately escorted tour taking in many of the must-see sights.