Looking to get away from it all after being stuck in lockdowns? Sri Lanka offers the perfect escape and these insights will help you get started on planning!
A Central Colombo Base
Ideally, look to be based in the commercial capital, Colombo, within easy reach of the Bandaranaike International Airport. Some of the leading luxury hotels Sri Lanka has to offer are located in this cosmopolitan city known for its colonial landmarks as well as being a retail, dining and nightlife hub.
Cultural Triangle & Wildlife
Key historical attractions in Sri Lanka can be found in the Cultural Triangle home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and the Sigiriya rock fortress. Wildlife enthusiasts can stay at hotels like the property of Uga Escapes bordering the Yala National Park and enjoy safaris to see leopards, elephants, sloth bears and more.
Beaches & Hill Country
The south coast beaches like Hikkaduwa are popular though for relatively more seclusion, consider the east coast where the shores of Pasikuda and Trincomalee are truly sublime. For a change of scenery, you can head to the mountains and visit Kandy and Nuwara Eliya which have a rich Buddhist and colonial heritage respectively.
When it comes to transportation in Sri Lanka, you can make use of public trains or buses which cover most major destinations. Alternatively, you can hire a car with a chauffeur guide or drive yourself or take a domestic flight to cut down on transport time. Within cities or towns, don’t forget to give the iconic tuk-tuk a try too!