Sri Lanka’s top 5 honeymoon beaches

Posted by Jennifer Hopps on February 03 th, 2017 in Accommodation

 
by Aadil Fawme
 
When you search the globe for an exotic romantic getaway, look no further than Sri Lanka, a mystic island gem trapped in the majestic Indian Ocean that is undoubtedly one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. Sri Lanka is a popular destination for a romantic holiday because there’s a lot to see and do – as well as an abundance of secluded beaches, the welcoming people, diverse history, adventure tourism and varied landscapes attract couples seeking an exciting and fulfilling start to the next chapter of their lives.
 
Planning a wedding can be tough – there’s so much to do! – so once it’s over you definitely deserve a relaxing honeymoon. One of the best ways to unwind is to escape to an undisturbed beach paradise, where you can lie back and bask in the sun, soaking in some good old vitamin D. Honeymoons are special and spending it by the beach, watching the waves caress the shore, sets the perfect romantic mood. Here are our top 5 picks of the some of the best beaches to visit during your honeymoon.

Scuba Diving in Sri Lanka

Posted by Jennifer Hopps on January 27 th, 2017 in Accommodation

 
unadiving
 
Sri Lanka has several fantastic scuba diving spots along its west and south coasts, as well as some in Trincomalee in the north-east. From mysterious shipwrecks and distinctive rock formations to a variety of marine life, including numerous species of brightly-coloured tropical fish, eels, marine turtles and sting rays, exploring the island’s underwater world is highly rewarding. Below we have outlined the best dive sites between Kalpitiya in the north-west and Sri Lanka’s southern-most point. This stretch of coastline is in season from November – April.
 

The Sri Lankan Leopard

Posted by Jennifer Hopps on January 25 th, 2017 in Wildlife

 
 
Covered in dark spots set in a tawny coat of fur, the Sri Lankan leopard stealthily walks about surveying his surrounding for his next meal, unaware that scores of wildlife enthusiasts are driving around the Yala National Park in the hope of spotting him.
 
Yala
 
Recognised as one of the island’s most prized treasures, the Sri Lankan Leopard is an endangered sub-species native to the island. First described in 1956 by renowned local Zoologist Dr. Paulus Edward Pieris Deraniyagala, the Sri Lankan Leopard (scientifically known as Panthera pardus kotiya) can be found in different habitats including montane forest, tropical rainforest and arid scrubland.
 
Leopards are the largest predator in Sri Lanka’s wilderness, as there are no other big cats such as lions and tigers. The Leopards vary in colour, from straw-yellow to bright golden brown, spotted with black spots and rosettes. They are mostly sighted in the Yala National Park located Deep South of Sri Lanka, which has one of the highest densities of leopards in the world.