This page has been created to help you imagine your perfect luxury holiday to Sri Lanka. Find, on the left of this page, our collection of hotels and start dreaming about your luxury holiday in Sri Lanka. Buy one Sri Lanka and you get others free – well, almost! First is the Sri Lanka of beaches. Long Indian Ocean strands of glistening gold backed by ranks of leaning palms. Then comes a Sri Lanka of history and heritage – with ancient ruined cities, awesome temples and echoes of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial days (cricket anyone?). And the Sri Lanka of wildlife - whose national parks are home to elephant, leopard, bear, deer and exotic birds. Inland is a Sri Lanka where tropical jungle and rainforest give way to rubber and spice plantations, cool hills draped in vast tea estates and lofty mountains. Or you could just enjoy the Sri Lanka of the friendly welcome, delicious cuisine - and sheer value for money.
Bored with pool and beach? Unlikely! But Sri Lanka can also put you in touch with a host of exhilarating adventure activities: hiking, mountain-biking, and white-water rafting, climbing, elephant-back safaris, hot-air ballooning – and more. For visitors drawn by the island’s beautiful interior and its 25 centuries of history, a journey into the hill country offers much to enjoy. Here echoes of past civilisations abound and Buddhist shrines and vast ruined palaces dot the landscape. Everywhere the eye is met by the lush vegetation of the tropics – a tapestry of sweeping tea-plantations, rugged mountains, cascading waterfalls and forests of sandalwood and mahogany.
Nightlife & Party with Locals
In the island’s beach areas, where most resort hotels are, the ‘nightlife’ tends to be concentrated around the hotels themselves, although there are local bars in plenty.
Gourmet Cuisine & Dining Out
Here again, for the visitor sampling the fare on offer in neighbouring resort hotels - both island and international - tends to provide the best opportunities. Some of the more upscale properties offer fine dining of exceptional quality.
World''s Best Scuba Dive Sites
A wide coral reef, 5 - 40 metres deep, protects Sri Lanka''s coast at intervals from north to south. It boasts many species of coral and spectacular fish and a mix of wrecks, caves and striking formations. The east coast seas are calmest from April to September, where Nilaveli is among the best sites. There are also interesting wreck drives at Unawatuna around Galle.
Family Luxury Holiday in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka ’s beach hotels and tours make it a family-friendly choice. On tour distances are modest – and the wildlife interest will have a great appeal for many youngsters.