Nestled within the tropical waters between the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, the stunning island nation of Sri Lanka boasts picturesque landscapes, bold culture, and dramatic coastlines. Combining soft white sandy beaches, azure seas, and luscious green plants with so much to see and do, you’ll want to do more than just spend the day at the beach.
What to do in Sri Lanka
Visit the top of Sigiriya (Lion Rock Fortress)
This iconic and historic landmark is a must-see for anyone who visits Sri Lanka. Taking the 1,200 steps climb in the humid temperatures and after a brisk hike, you’ll be rewarded with views and the atmosphere of the ancient rock fortress – Sigiriya.
Discover the Temple of the Tooth
Travel a few miles inland from those beautiful beaches, and you’ll stumble upon a stunning sacred Buddhist temple. The Temple of the Tooth is also the last capital city of the Sri Lankan Kings and is an important location for the island’s history.
Go inside the impressive Dambulla cave temple
This UNESCO world heritage site is one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated and preserved cave temples in all of Asia. Once home to ancient Buddhist monks, you will find the Golden Buddha Statue and the Cave of Divine King and Monastic areas still thrive today. So if you’re searching for culture, this is the place to go.
Spot elephants and leopards at Udawalawe National Park
The largest national park in Sri Lanka, Udawalawe, is where you’ll find elephants, Sri Lankan leopards, water buffalo and, if you’re lucky, the endangered Sri Lankan sloth bear too. You can hire a tour guide and 4×4 from the front of the park and enjoy a morning spotting these majestic animals.
Spend the day at the beach
The quintessential palm tree-fringed beaches of paradise are a realistic standard here in Sri Lanka. With over 830 miles of coastline, the stunning beaches are aplenty. So whether you’re searching for a place to unwind, enjoy with the family, or have a sea-fairing adventure, there’s plenty of opportunities for you to explore the beaches and work on than suntan.
Where to stay in Sri Lanka
For Families: Shangri-la Hotel Colombo
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo raises the bar when it comes to luxury and family-friendly hotels. Located in the heart of the business and entertainment district, you’ll never be bored – nor will you ever go hungry with all there is to see, do and eat here. With onsite restaurants, bars, access to the One Galle Face Mall (for shopping), and a spa – this hotel combines modern architecture that lends its inspiration from the stunning sea views.
For Indulgent Luxury: 98 Acres
If you’re searching for peace and serenity, then 98 Acres is the place to go. Surround yourself in the tropical green paradise of the tea hills and enjoy a time of quiet joy. The elegant boutique hotel offers a range of charming chalets made up of recycled materials. The airy rooms offer breath taking views of Adams Peak Mountain and Ella Gap. You can spend every morning watching the sunrise on your balcony and enjoy your breakfast too.
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