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Sarah Flint

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Firstly, thank you for coming to my page. Since you’re here, I’m guessing we have already got something in common - TRAVEL!

My obsession started with my first job as a Travel Agent at the age of [17] and since then I have been discovering new places and helping others to explore the world.
Whether you are looking for a fun family getaway, a once-in-a-lifetime trip to somewhere exotic, a mini staycation or a stunning city break, let me help you plan the perfect trip!

As a natural organizer and perfectionist becoming a Travel Counsellor is a perfect fit for me. My promise to my clients is to always listen to their wants and needs in order to create their perfect holiday. I am here to take the stress and hassle out of organising your trip by thoroughly researching and drawing on all of my knowledge, experience and industry contacts.

I am so excited to be part of Travel Counsellors here in the UAE; they are an award-winning Travel Company who have access to hundreds of reputable suppliers along with extensive financial protection for you the customer.

I’m available for you whenever you need so, please don’t hesitate to reach out for an initial conversation about your next adventure.

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A Family Adventure in Krabi

15 May 2024

This Easter, we decided to travel to Krabi Thailand. I have been to Thailand a few times before children and I knew my boys would love Thailand with the amazing beaches, fantastic food and all the animal adventures. We flew with Flydubai on their direct flight, which was easy and convenient from terminal 3 in DXB. I decided to divide our time between two of Thailand's destinations in Thailand Krabi and Khao Lak, we stayed in Krabi first, as Krabi is a great base to explore the stunning national park islands. Just off the bustling main road of Ao Nang, our home away from home was the Panan Krabi Resort. It has a great central location just minutes from the beach, this boutique hotel offered us not only comfort but also an array of amenities tailored to families. From the shaded pool to the kid’s club featuring daily activities from yoga to mask making to Thai boxing there was so much to do in resort. As we stayed over Easter, they also arranged an Easter Egg hunt and loads of other fun Easter activities for a memorable stay. Each morning there was a large breakfast spread, and Asian favorites served fresh from live cooking stations. Our spacious family room provided the perfect base after days of exploration. Krabi is a vibrant hub teeming with life, with bustling markets and lots of eateries. But we were there for the beautiful National Park islands rather than the shopping and a great local beach. I booked a local tour company in advance of our trip as it was a busy time and I wanted to ensure that we had the pick of the days to visit the islands. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to a local port only 5 minutes away and hopped on board our luxurious longtail boat. We booked a private boat with friends so we could pick and choose when we wanted to leave an island or stay longer. Then we set off to discover the 4 islands. Our first stop was Tup Island where we rock pooled for crabs and then jumped into the sea to cool down. Next, we went to Chicken Island named so as it looks like a chicken (I thought more camel), then on to lunch at Poda Island and lastly to Phranang Beach which has the famous cave which is meant to be the home of a princess spirit. The following day we used the same company and did a half day trip to enchanting Hong Island, where stunning turquoise water and secluded lagoons awaited. We arrived on Hong island after 45 minutes and decided to make the scenic hike to Hong Island's summit, and were rewarded with panoramic views overlooking the whole of Hong Island and beyond. We then headed to the lagoon and it was incredible to be surrounded by the sky high cliffs and the bluest water I have ever seen. Eager to embrace ethical tourism, the next day we went to meet the gentle giants of Thailand at an elephant sanctuary. Engaging in hands-on experiences, we learned about elephant conservation efforts and embarked on a memorable jungle walk alongside these majestic creatures. This was such a once in a lifetime afternoon which we won’t ever forget. Again, I booked this in advance as we were a big group of 8 and we wanted to visit the sanctuary in the morning to avoid the mid-day heat. At the end of Ao Nang beach, you will find the Monkey Trail which takes you around the coast to a beach you can only access by boat. It’s an easy trial but you do have to watch your step and I wouldn’t recommend it for very young children. My 5 and 8 year olds managed it fine but younger children might struggle. We didn’t see any monkeys that morning, but we did enjoy spending the morning on the secluded beach. Our friend did do the trial earlier in the week and spotted lots of monkeys, so I think we were maybe unlucky. On our last night in Krabi we took a tuk tuk to Ao Nang Night Market, indulging in local delicacies from noodles to curries to crocodile. There were also some great stalls selling all my favorite Thailand souvenirs. There were some great local performances from a live band and the famous Thai boxing – it was such a fun night. We loved Krabi and it was the perfect place to base ourselves to visit the islands. We will go back to Krabi with the handy direct flight Dubai it’s the perfect place to discover a different part of Thailand. With destinations like the Tiger Temple and hot springs awaiting our exploration, we didn’t get to visit Phi Phi either. We will undoubtedly be back. Now on to Khao Lak.

Unveiling the Charms of Portugal

25 August 2023

This summer, we took an unforgettable 9-day journey from our hometown of Newcastle to the Lisbon Coast. Selecting Portugal as our destination was an easy choice, we like to go home to the UK over the summer but also see some of Europe. I always look at flights that we can jump on from Newcastle and then can easily grab a direct flight back to Dubai. So, this year we chose Portugal with an easy flight with Jet2 to Faro. It really set the tone for the smooth travel experience we had envisioned for our summer adventure as the flight was quick and easy and in no time, we had our bags. Greeted by the warm Portuguese sun, we embarked on a scenic drive along the breathtaking Lisbon coast. By the time 3 PM arrived, we found ourselves at our first destination: the enchanting town of Cascais. Where stayed in Cascais Our accommodation for the following five nights was the Pestana Cidadela, situated just outside the town. This hotel offers a perfect blend of comfort and convenience for a summer escape. It’s a historic hotel built into the old fort which is 3 minutes from the beach and 1 minute’s walk from the local marina—mornings greeted us with delightful breakfasts, featuring an array of choices on a buffet spread that left us spoiled for choice. The highlight, undoubtedly, was the restaurant's stunning views of the marina below. Cascais Cascais itself is a lovely town with many beaches, lovely shops to explore, local restaurants and a little bit of history thrown in. From leisurely strolls in local parks to exploring the awe-inspiring Boca do Inferno, every corner held a new discovery. For me, personally, the beautiful beaches in Cascais were a highlight of our trip. The joy of exploring the rocky pools and enjoying the water was a definite highlight. The Santa Marta Lighthouse is a great place to visit, and my boys loved learning about how lighthouses worked. Cascais' labyrinthine streets invited us to wander, and there are so many local restaurants you could never get bored of eating out in Cascais. Sintra A highlight of our Portuguese adventure was a day trip to the renowned town of Sintra, celebrated for its castles, palaces, and museums. To make the most of our time, we opted for a faster mode of transportation and booked an Uber to take us to this historical gem. Our first stop in Sintra was the awe-inspiring Castelo dos Mouros, a castle steeped in history. As we explored its turrets and ancient stairs, my boys loved learning and exploring more about the castle and who lived and fought there. The breathtaking views from the castle were sometimes too much for me so be warned it’s high and there are a lot of steps. Our itinerary continued with a visit to the National Palace of Pena, a romanticist castle in Sintra. The palace's vibrant colours and elevated hilltop location are so awe-inspiring and you understand why so many people flock here to see it. The palace's gardens offered promises of adventure, and a mobile app-powered scavenger hunt provided by the Palace was a great way to keep my boys interested for a good few hours. After a traditional Portuguese lunch in Sintra's town, we explored the rest of the town's charming streets and local shops, I managed to pick up one or two souvenirs from some of the very cute shops. Where we stayed in Lisbon Five days in Cascais drew to a close, and we embarked on a quick 40-minute car journey to Lisbon. Our chosen residence was the Lisboans boutique aparthotel. Housed in a restored 19th-century factory, the hotel seamlessly blended traditional and modern aesthetics, all within Lisbon's historic centre. Our apartment featured a well-stocked kitchen, with all the essentials and breakfast items. Fresh pastries and bread arrived at our door each morning, which was a delightful touch. Lisbon We left our stunning apartment, and our first destination was the Castelo de São Jorge. The panoramic views over Lisbon were breathtaking, igniting my boys' imagination again as they explored the castle and its historic walls. The rest of our time in Lisbon was more exploring and we did a lot of sampling the fantastic food from pastries, local wines, seafood and tapas. A visit to the former Expo site led us to one of Europe's largest aquariums, where we saw the penguins play and my boy's favourite the sea otters. We hopped on the cable car at Parque das Nacoes which gave us bird-eye views of the skyline and the river Tejo. Evenings found us amidst Lisbon's bustling energy, dining at the Time Out Market Lisbon, where my boys loved selecting their meals from a variety of restaurant pop-ups. A ride on the iconic Tram 28 offered a journey through Lisbon's landmarks, while the LX Factory provided an artistic haven for cafes, restaurants, bars, and eclectic shops. A bus ride to Belém on our last full day revealed architectural gems like the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Belém Tower. A visit to the renowned Antiga Confeitaria de Belém was a must, allowing us to savour the famous pastel de nata. From the sun-soaked shores of Cascais to the historic alleys of Lisbon, each moment is now etched in our memories. Portugal was and is great for families, couples, young and old I couldn’t recommend a trip to the Lisbon coast more.

Exploring the Enchanting Beauty of Sintra: A Guide to a Memorable Visit

18 September 2023

Nestled in the picturesque hills of Portugal, Sintra is a must-visit destination for anyone travelling to Portugal. In this blog post, I will tell you more about why I think Sintra is so special, where it is located, and share some essential tips for making the most of your visit. The Magic of Sintra Sintra's charm lies in its unique blend of natural beauty and architectural wonder. The town is known for its stunning palaces, including the iconic Pena Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Perched atop a hill, the Pena Palace is arguably the crown jewel of Sintra. Its colourful façade, a blend of yellows, reds, and blues, instantly transports you into a fairy tale world. Commissioned by King Ferdinand II in the 19th century, this Romanticist palace is a remarkable example of architectural eclecticism. It incorporates various styles, from neo-Gothic to Moorish, creating a truly unique masterpiece. Inside the palace, you'll find lavishly decorated rooms that offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of Portuguese royalty. The palace's surrounding park and gardens are beautiful and a great place to stop and rest and enjoy the peaceful setting. My boys loved discovering the hidden grottoes, and there were many exotic trees and plants from around the world to discover. Another must-see attraction is the Castle of the Moors, perched high on a hilltop, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Its rugged stone walls and ancient history make it an interesting place to explore. This ancient fortress dates to the 8th and 9th centuries when it was constructed during the Moorish occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. As you ascend the stone paths and walls of the castle, you'll be rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views of Sintra and its surroundings. We all loved walking the battlements of the Castle of the Moors and you felt as if you were stepping back in time, experiencing the fortifications that once defended the region. A word of warning – the steps are tricky, and there are a lot of drops so some climbs are not for the faint-hearted and for people who fear heights. This historic site is not only an opportunity to immerse yourself in medieval history but also to appreciate the stunning natural beauty of Sintra from a unique vantage point. Sintra is also home to the Quinta da Regaleira, a mystical estate with enchanting gardens, underground tunnels, and a striking initiation well. This site is a playground for those with an adventurous spirit and a love for the mysterious. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to visit Quinta da Regaleira, Monserrate Palace, Seteais Palace or Capuchin Convent which are more sites worth exploring in Sintra. Both Pena Palace and the Castle of the Moors are easily accessible from the centre of Sintra and can be visited on the same day if you plan your time wisely. Given their historical significance and the breathtaking views they offer, these two attractions are essential stops for any visitor to Sintra. Location and Getting There Sintra is conveniently located just a short train ride away from Lisbon, making it an easy day trip from the capital city. The train journey is about 40 minutes, and the station is located right in the heart of Sintra, making it accessible and convenient for visitors. I would also advise taking a taxi if you are like us and are staying in Cascais. It was a 15-minute journey and didn’t cost a lot for the ease and convenience of a taxi. Tips for a Memorable Visit 1. Take Your Time: Sintra is a place best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Don't try to cram all the sights into a single day, as everything is spread out, and rushing will only lead to stress. Consider spending at least a couple of days exploring the area to fully appreciate its beauty. 2. Book Early: Sintra is a popular destination, and attractions like Pena Palace can get incredibly crowded, especially during peak tourist seasons. To avoid long queues and the possibility of being turned away, book your tickets and time slots well in advance with me. I would recommend booking the earliest time slot possible to beat the crowds. 3. Wear Comfortable Shoes: You'll be doing a lot of walking in Sintra, especially if you plan to explore the Castle of the Moors and Pena Palace. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes suitable for uneven terrain, as you'll be walking up and down hills and cobblestone paths. 4. Start Early: Begin your day as early as possible. I would suggest starting with a visit to the Castle of the Moors in the morning when it's cooler and less crowded. Afterwards, you can enjoy a scenic walk up to Pena Palace, taking in the breathtaking views along the way. 5. Pack Snacks and Water: Since you'll be spending a lot of time on your feet, it's a good idea to bring some snacks and water to keep you energized and hydrated throughout the day. In conclusion, Sintra is a destination that deserves to be savoured, not rushed. With its stunning architecture, natural beauty, and rich history, it's a place where every corner is a photo opportunity, and every step is an adventure. So, take your time, plan, and get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of Sintra.

My Memorable Trip to Lisbon: Exploring Alfama to Belem

19 October 2023

Lisbon, Portugal - a city of vibrant colors, captivating history, and mouthwatering cuisine. Day 1: Alfama Adventures Our Lisbon adventure began when we traveled from Cascais to the beautiful Alfama district. We hopped into an Uber, and within 40 minutes, we found ourselves at our destination. Alfama is a historic neighborhood known for its winding streets, colorful buildings, and its unique charm that will transport you back in time. Our first stop was the Castelo de Jorge, a medieval fortress that offers panoramic views of Lisbon. I can't stress enough how important it is to organize your tickets ahead of time or book online. The lines can get incredibly long, especially during peak tourist seasons, and waiting in the heat is far from enjoyable. Once inside, we were immediately greeted by a breathtaking view of Lisbon, with the river and Ponte 25 de Abril stretching out before us. The castle itself is a fantastic place to explore, with its ancient walls and winding pathways. While there are free 20-minute tours that run every half hour, my boys were too excited to wait, so we embarked on our own adventure. After our castle exploration, we retraced our steps into the enchanting backstreets of Alfama. We stumbled upon a charming café with a lovely garden and decided to have lunch there. It was the perfect spot to recharge before continuing our adventure. With satisfied appetites, we continued our exploration through Alfama's labyrinthine streets. Along the way, we stumbled upon the picturesque Miradouro das Portas do Sol, offering captivating views over the city. Following the tram tracks, we found ourselves at the Se, Lisbon's gothic cathedral. For the grand finale of the day, we climbed up to the Panteão Nacional and treated ourselves to an ice cream on the way back to our apartment, freshening up for a remarkable dinner with a view of the Rio Tejo. Day 2: Oceanário and Culinary Delights Our second day began with an Uber ride to the Expo site of 1998, home to the renowned Oceanário. This incredible oceanarium houses a diverse array of marine life from various ecosystems, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. Booking your tickets in advance is a wise choice as it can save you from again the lengthy queues. After this aquatic adventure, we strolled along the Rio Tejo and had a delightful pizza lunch at a riverside restaurant, relishing the scenic views and the vibrant atmosphere. In the evening, we ventured through the bustling streets of Lisbon, passing through Pink Street to reach Time Out Market. Here, you can find a variety of local and international food vendors, making it a perfect spot for trying out different flavors and tapas. Day 3: Tram 28 and Exploring Estrela On our third day, we woke up early to catch the famous Tram 28 as this tram can get pretty busy with queues for up to an hour to hop on. The number 28 tram is an iconic Lisbon symbol that can also take you on a scenic ride through the city's winding streets. We hopped off in Estrela and decided to climb up the Basilica da Estrela for its incredible views of Lisbon. Nearby, we found a relaxing park, and while the boys played, we enjoyed some well-deserved rest after climbing all the stairs at the Basilica. We also explored the enchanting "Green Street" and stopped for a pleasant lunch at a local cafe. Later, we visited the LX Factory, a trendy district filled with shops and boutiques, concluding our day with another round of delectable tapas. Day 4: Journey to Belem Our final full day in Lisbon was dedicated to Belem, a charming district that's brimming with historical landmarks and mouthwatering pastries. We started the day by joining the queue for the famous Pastel de Nata at the birthplace of these delectable treats, Pastéis de Belem. The crispy, creamy goodness was worth every moment in line. We then explored Belem, passing by the impressive Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, a symbol of Portugal's rich history and craftsmanship. Make sure to secure your tickets in advance to avoid long queues as they seemed to go forever that day. Our journey continued to the Belem marina, where we savored a leisurely lunch while watching the boats go by. We then visited the Torre de Belem, a fortress that stands tall by the river. You have to book in advance to access the Torre de Belem and book your timeslot. Our next stop was the Padrao dos Descobrimentos, a striking monument that pays tribute to Portugal's Age of Discoveries. With our hearts and minds full of Lisbon's beauty, we returned to pack for our early flight the next day, but not before making one last stop at the Time Out Market to savor more delightful Portuguese cuisine. Conclusion Our trip to Lisbon was such a fun experience, filled with stunning sights, rich history, and unforgettable culinary adventures. From the cobblestone streets of Alfama to the historic treasures of Belem, Lisbon truly captured our hearts, leaving us with cherished memories. If you plan to visit Lisbon, make sure to book your tickets in advance to fully savor the city's offerings and avoid long lines, and don't forget to indulge in the local Portuguese flavors that make this city even more magical.

Exploring Paradise: My Unforgettable Trip to Zanzibar

10 July 2023

Zanzibar, a tropical island paradise off the coast of Tanzania, is a destination that exceeded all my expectations. Its breathtaking beauty, warm hospitality, and vibrant culture make it a dream getaway for anyone seeking an unforgettable experience. During my recent trip to Zanzibar, I had the pleasure of staying at the White Sands Boutique Villas in Paje, where I indulged in luxury, adventure, and amazing cuisine. I would love to tell you about our trip as a family over Eid in June. Upon arriving at White Sands Boutique Villas in the late afternoon after a super easy flight with Flydubai we were greeted by many warm smiles, refreshing towels and a welcome drink. I was stunned by its astonishing surroundings and chilled ambience. The rooms were simply stunning, exuding a perfect blend of elegance and comfort. The thoughtful touches, such as fresh fruit on arrival and complimentary beach hats and flip-flops, made us feel truly welcomed. It was especially delightful for my children, who eagerly embraced these little gestures and cherished their keepsakes from the trip. Exploring Zanzibar's Natural Wonders: Zanzibar is a treasure trove of natural wonders. We booked a morning trip to the Kazu cave and the Jozani Forest. The Kazu cave was about 20 minutes from the White Sands Boutique Villas which was a good time to travel with my boys. We walked down the jungle path with our guide who explained a little more about the cave. We then got the opportunity to climb down and swim in the gorgeous crystal clear turquoise fresh water. We got there early which was a blessing as it was quiet, and we could find a safe spot to put our items and climb out easily. We then headed to the Jozani Forest, which allowed us to immerse ourselves in the island's rich biodiversity. We again had a guide explain to us information on all the plants and animals in the forest and in the mangroves. We encountered the rare Columbus monkeys, Zanzibar Sykes’ monkey and plenty of other bugs and creatures. Adventures on the Turquoise Waters: No trip to Zanzibar is complete without venturing into its azure waters. We embarked on a thrilling excursion on a local dhow, a traditional sailing boat, which took us on a picturesque journey along the coast. We snorkelled just off the boat, my boys loved seeing all the colourful fish just at their fingertips. Even just sailing on this small dhow was an experience and my oldest got to try his hand at steering the boat. Swimming with Dolphins and Mnemba Island Exploration: One of the most memorable experiences of our trip was the chance to swim with dolphins. We set off on a wet and rainy adventure to Mnemba Island. It took us over an hour and a half to reach the other side of the island from Paje. I found it interesting seeing village life and seeing how the local people shop and work. We had our own private boat, so it was great to spread out and it was a lot more comfortable than the local dhow. We headed to the reef at Mnemba island where we not only enjoyed snorkeling once again but also had the incredible opportunity to swim alongside dolphins. We jumped off the boat and snorkelled and waited until the dolphin pod came up from underneath us. We were within touching distance of a mother and her baby calf which was surreal. It was an awe-inspiring experience that left us with memories to treasure for a lifetime. Culinary Delights at White Sands: The food at the White Sands Boutique Villas was amazing. Mornings began with a breakfast spread featuring fresh fruit and warm croissants. The a la carte menu offered an array of options, from eggs benedict and fluffy pancakes to mouthwatering local Zanzibar dishes. The evening dining experience was equally impressive, with a la carte options and delightful barbecues accompanied by entertainment. Every meal was a celebration of Zanzibar's vibrant flavours and culinary expertise. The Perfect Beach in Paje: Paje boasts one of the most stunning beaches I have ever seen. Its powdery white sands and inviting turquoise waters created a picturesque setting for relaxation and family fun. The beach's shallow and gentle waves were perfect for my children. My boys loved playing football on the sand, making sandcastles and finding the most perfect shells. Zanzibar, with its natural wonders, luxurious accommodations, and vibrant culture, is the perfect destination for anyone seeking an unforgettable getaway. Zanzibar truly caters to everyone, making it a destination that satisfies diverse interests and desires. Whether you seek relaxation, cultural immersion, or thrilling adventures, this island will exceed your expectations. It certainly did with our family we left Zanzibar with loads of lovely memories of exciting trips, wildlife, and relaxing family time.

My Family Trip to Bentota Sri Lanka

14 April 2023

Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with plenty of attractions to offer to tourists. If you're planning a family holiday and are looking for a mix of relaxation, adventure, and cultural experiences, then staying in Bentota and exploring the surrounding areas is a great option. Bentota is a coastal town located in the southwestern part of Sri Lanka, known for its long golden beaches, clear waters, and laid-back atmosphere. It's a great place to base yourself for a week-long family holiday as it offers plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind, as well as explore the nearby attractions. One of the must-do activities in Bentota is a boat trip down the Madu River. This is a scenic river that winds its way through mangrove forests and is home to a variety of birds, fish, and other wildlife. You can take a guided boat tour down the river, which will allow you to see some of the local flora and fauna up close, as well as visit a few of the river's small islands, which are home to temples and other sites of interest. Another popular activity in Bentota is swimming with turtles. Sri Lanka is home to several species of turtles, and there are a few places in Bentota where you can go snorkelling or diving and swim with these majestic creatures. The turtles are used to human interaction and are very friendly, making this a great experience for families with children. If you're interested in exploring some of Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage, then a visit to the historic city of Galle is a must. Galle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a well-preserved Dutch colonial fort that dates back to the 17th century. The fort is a great place to wander around and soak up the atmosphere, and there are plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants to explore. Finally, no visit to Sri Lanka would be complete without exploring some of the country's many temples. There are several temples in and around Bentota that are worth visiting, including the Kande Vihara Temple and the Galapatha Raja Maha Vihara Temple. These temples are steeped in history and are a great way to learn about Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage. In summary, Bentota is a great place to base yourself for a week-long family holiday in Sri Lanka. From boat trips down the Madu River and swimming with turtles to exploring the historic city of Galle and visiting temples, there are plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. Sri Lanka is also known for its delicious cuisine, which is a blend of Indian, Malay, and Dutch influences. When staying in Bentota, you'll have plenty of opportunities to sample some of the local dishes. Curries are a staple of Sri Lankan cuisine, and you'll find a variety of curries available at local restaurants and cafes. Some popular Sri Lankan curries include chicken, fish, and vegetable curries, which are usually served with rice and various accompaniments like sambols and pickles. Another must-try dish is hoppers, which are a type of pancake made from fermented rice flour and coconut milk. Hoppers are usually eaten for breakfast and can be served plain or with various toppings like egg, onion, or sambol. In addition to curries and hoppers, Sri Lanka is famous for its seafood. Being a coastal town, Bentota offers plenty of fresh seafood options, including fish, prawns, and crab. Aside from the delicious food, Sri Lankan people are known for their warmth and hospitality. You'll find that the locals are friendly and welcoming, and always happy to share their culture and traditions with visitors. Sri Lanka is a year-round destination, but the best time to travel depends on where in the country you plan to visit. The weather patterns in Sri Lanka can be quite complex due to the country's geography and position, but generally, there are two monsoon seasons: the Southwest monsoon (Yala) from May to September and the Northeast monsoon (Maha) from November to February. If you plan to visit the west and south coasts, including Bentota, the best time to travel is from December to March, when the weather is dry and sunny. This is considered the peak tourist season so you can expect higher prices and more crowds. April is also a good month to visit, but you may experience some occasional rain. If you plan to visit the east coast, including areas like Trincomalee and Arugam Bay, the best time to travel is from April to September, when the weather is dry and sunny. The east coast is more affected by the Northeast monsoon, which brings rain and wind from October to January. If you plan to visit the hill country, including places like Kandy and Ella, the best time to travel is from December to March and from July to August, when the weather is dry and cool. This is the peak tourist season for the hill country so you can expect higher prices and more crowds. Overall, Sri Lanka can be visited throughout the year, but the weather can be unpredictable at times, so it's always a good idea to check the weather forecast before you go.