With the country’s international airports now open, travellers can enjoy a safe and exciting holiday in Sri Lanka again. For those planning to do so, here are some tips to help you pack.
Average temperatures range between 25 to 30°C and it’s quite humid so pack light cotton or linen attire be you staying at seaside resorts or Marawila hotels by the beach. If going to the cooler hill country, bring a sweater. Swimsuits are allowed at beaches, but at temples, attire should cover bare shoulders and knees.
From sunbathing to enjoying coastal adventures at properties like Amagi Beach, chances are you will be spending lots of time in the sun. To avoid sunburn, pack plenty of sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30 and which offers protection from UVB and UVA rays. Also bring sunglasses, body cream and a cap / hat.
When at the beach, flip-flops or sandals will be ideal, though if getting about, comfy walking or hiking shoes will come in handy too. Keep in mind, when visiting certain religious sites or local homes, you need to remove your footwear (and headwear) so choose something you can easily slip on and off.
Bank Cards & Cash
Foreign bank cards are widely accepted in the island; that said, it’s always good to bring more than one card and some cash in case an ATM doesn’t accept your card or there’s an issue with the POS machine. You will also need Sri Lankan money when making purchases at smaller shops or local markets.