23 November 2020
If you’re looking for a tropical climate and an unrivalled landscape, look no further than stunning Sri Lanka. A cultural melting pot which has been shaped by its colourful past, Sri Lanka is a sun-soaked destination with spectacular beaches and some of the most delectable cuisine the world has to offer. Here are our favourite places to visit for a unique Sri Lankan experience…
Anantara Kalutara Resort
Anantara Kalutara Resort boasts a secluded beachfront setting on the picturesque southwest coast. Bring your sense of wanderlust to this paradise where the Kalu Ganga River meets the Indian Ocean. Luxuriate in elegant havens infused with the architectural vision of Geoffrey Bawa. With a host of inspired dining options, recreation - including for children - and an Ayurvedic spa retreat, we welcome you to enjoy island life at one of the most sought after Kalutara hotels.
Wake up to panoramic ocean views in your suite. Relax in the private garden of your luxury villa in Sri Lanka. Take the plunge and indulge in your own private pool. Luxuriate with ease as your Villa Host accommodates your every need.
Luxury island living in your private pool villa.
A private haven among luxury villas in Sri Lanka, with a master bedroom, standalone living room and an expanse of outdoors to revel in. Enjoy quiet days lazing in the sun with meals served by the pool from your own kitchenette. Turn up the music and luxuriate in an oversized tub with the stars twinkling above. Indulge in an unsurpassed hideaway for two.
Experiences you should try in Sri Lanka
Train ride from Peradeniya to Ella
Riding the trains is a quintessential Sri Lankan experience that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Chugging slowly along the hills and valleys, you will be able to enjoy incredible views of the countryside while hanging out the side of the carriage, and the trip from Peradeniya to Ella is known as one of the most scenic in the world.
Sigiriya is the country’s most famous attraction. This impressive archaeological site is a rising rock formation surrounded by beautiful jungle, villages and farmland. On its flat-topped summit lies the ruins of an ancient civilisation, thought to have once been the epicentre of the kingdom of Kassapa. Climb to the top for jaw-dropping views and to learn about its fascinating history.
Although often shrouded by rain clouds, Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its extreme biodiversity. Go on a walking tour with park rangers who will point out some of the plant, bird and animal life that calls this rainforest home.
Uda Walawe National Park
Sri Lanka is packed with national parks, and one of the best to visit is Udawalawe, which is home to the Elephant Transfer Home, an orphanage and rehabilitation centre for orphaned and injured elephants. Go on a trek through the park and you will come across the beautiful creatures in their herds, as well as a number of different bird species.