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Sri Lanka Holidays

Sri Lanka is a beautiful Indian Ocean island with all sorts of amazing holiday highlights; there’s over 1000 miles of coastline lined with blissful beaches and crystal-clear waters, plenty of sunshine throughout the year, thrilling outdoor adventures, centuries old heritage sites such as city ruins, temples, and fortresses, and captivating cultural centres, to name a few. We offer superb deals on luxury holidays to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is one of Asia’s top hiking destinations with boundless trails, many of which pass by breath-taking natural wonders such as waterfalls, paddy fields, tea gardens, and mountains. Sri Lanka is also an incredible wildlife spotting destination and one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots with plenty of national parks, nature reserves, and marine parks. Make your travel dreams come true with a getaway to Sri Lanka. Book today!

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Mirage Hotel Colombo 1

Mirage Hotel Colombo

61 Marine Dr, Wellawatta 00600, Sri Lanka

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £909 per person View Offer

Jetwing Lake, Dambulla

Wijaya Kumaratunga Mawatha Yapagama, Dambulla 21100, Sri Lanka

Room Only 5 Nights
From £969 per person View Offer
Thilanka Hotel Kandy1

Thilanka Hotel Kandy

Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Half Board 7 Nights
From £1039 per person View Offer

Jetwing Lighthouse Galle

Dadella, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka

Room Only 5 Nights
From £1099 per person View Offer

Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

National Holiday Resort , Bentota, Galle, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka

Bed and Breakfast 7 Nights
From £1109 per person View Offer

Helpful Information About Sri Lanka

Currency: You’ll be spending Sri Lankan Rupees.

Language: There are two official languages in Sri Lanka: Sinhalese and Tamil.

Local Time: 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT.

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes from London.

Tourist Information: Visit the official Sri Lanka tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around..

Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Sri Lanka, British citizens need a valid passport and an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA). For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s Sri Lanka travel advice.

Other FAQs:

Q: Do I need a visa for my holiday to Sri Lanka?

A:  Visitors to Sri Lanka must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA).

Q: Is Sri Lanka safe to visit on holiday?

A: Yes, Sri Lanka is generally considered to be safe to visit on holiday. The country enjoys low levels of crime and has a low threat from terrorism. However, it is important to exercise caution as in any destination, and travellers should be aware of their surroundings at all times.

Q: When is the best time to holiday in Sri Lanka?

A: The best time to visit Sri Lanka on holiday is from December to April during the dry season. This is when you can expect warm and sunny weather, perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, exploring national parks, and relaxing on the beach. The off-season months of May to September can be quite wet, so it's not ideal for those wanting a beach holiday.

Top Things to Do in Sri Lanka

Holidaymakers visiting Bentota will find plenty to do and explore, from sunbathing on golden sands to exploring the nearby wetlands. Adrenaline-seekers can take part in water sports such as surfing and kite surfing, while nature lovers can observe the local wildlife at the Turtle Hatchery or explore the coral reefs. There are also plenty of cultural attractions to discover, such as historic temples, colonial mansions, and bustling markets. Shopping enthusiasts can find a wide range of goods in Bentota's many shops, while foodies can sample delicious Sri Lankan cuisine at one of the local restaurants or cafes.

Visitors to Colombo can explore historical sites such as the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Colombo Fort, and Old Parliament Building. The bustling markets of Pettah provide an array of spices and colourful clothing. Nature lovers can take in the breathtaking views at Galle Face Green or Mount Lavinia Beach. Shopping enthusiasts will find a wide selection of malls, stores, and boutiques in Colombo's main shopping district. Foodies can experience traditional Sri Lankan cuisine at one of the many local restaurants or try out some international dishes at the numerous eateries located around the city.

Kandy is a great place to explore. There are plenty of historical sites to discover, such as the Embekke Devalaya Temple or Temple of Tooth Relic, which is believed to house one of Buddha's teeth. The Royal Botanical Gardens offer an opportunity to get up close with nature, while hiking trails provide spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Shopping enthusiasts can find everything from traditional souvenirs to modern clothing at local markets and shops. For those looking for some nightlife, Kandy has many bars and restaurants offering live music and entertainment. For something a little different, experience one of Kandy’s unique, vibrant festivals including the annual Esala Perahera which honours Buddha's tooth relic with nightly parades featuring elephants draped in lavish decorations.

Nuwara Eliya offers a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors, from golfing to hiking and water sports. Nature lovers can explore the lush forests and tea plantations that cover the area, or take a boat trip on the beautiful Lake Gregory. Adventure-seekers can go horseback riding, mountain biking, or fishing at one of the nearby lakes. Culture vultures can wander around Nuwara Eliya town and visit its colonial landmarks, such as Queen Victoria Park or St Andrews Church. There are also many markets selling local handicrafts and souvenirs, so shoppers can pick up traditional items to take home with them.

Weather in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The hottest months are March and April when temperatures can reach up to 32°C (90°F). The wettest months are December and January, with the southwest monsoon bringing heavy rains to the country. May through September is generally the drier season in Sri Lanka, although there can still be showers.

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