Package holidays outdo DIY deals on value and safety, says Which?

Package holidays are fighting back according to Which?

The UK’s top consumer magazine, Which?, has concluded that package holidays are likely to work out cheaper than DIY bookings.

The study challenges the notion, fuelled by the growth of on-line information, that if travellers do all the planning themselves they will save money.

Packaged trips also offer far greater protection if a holiday hits problems because of coronavirus restrictions or because their airline or hotel goes bankrupt, Which? concludes.

The study concluded that package holidays were better value in eight out of 10 cases. Which? examined the cheapest packages available online from both Jet2holidays and Tui and compared them with the cost of identical DIY holidays.…

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Top 6 Sri Lanka hotels for beautiful views

For its size, Sri Lanka is astonishingly diverse, home to spectacular beaches, lush hills, dramatic mountains, rich rainforest, dry scrubland and tranquil countryside. Whichever setting charms your soul the most, we have selected the best accommodation options for enjoying the view.

A room with a view

Living Heritage

Surrounded by woodland, waterfalls and the rolling fields of Sri Lanka’s south-east hills, guests can take in the views from the dramatic infinity-edge pool and upmarket tree-house rooms.

Amanwella

Set on a hillock above a near-deserted crescent-shaped bay close to Tangalle, Amanwella has sensational views. Follow waterways and winding paths through a coconut grove to the sand.…

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Top 6 Sri Lanka jaunts for lovers

Sri Lanka honeymoon ideas for adventurous couples

Sri Lanka is a gem for just about any type of holiday, and if you are looking for a honeymoon destination, look no further. This island is secluded, peaceful and beautiful, ticking all the boxes for a perfect romantic getaway. Keep checking this blog to see the rest of our series, Holidaying on the Island of Love.

We’re kicking things off with some of our favourite Sri Lanka activities for couples seeking to do more than lounge in their room and order room service – although we recommend that too! These off-the-beaten-track experiences guarantee that you’ll be away from the crowds and will reveal the island’s rich history, diverse wildlife, and sensational viewpoints that will take your breath away.…

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Galle beyond the Fort

Galle is a small city on Sri Lanka’s south-west coast which is best known for its 17th-century Dutch fort, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort’s dramatic sea-facing ramparts, stunning heritage architecture and interlaced streets lined with small shops, art galleries and restaurants have long attracted tourists, and it remains one of the most popular hotspots for travellers visiting Sri Lanka.

However, Galle is so much more than its fort. Activities near Galle abound. The inland countryside is idyllic, and can be explored via boat along quiet rivers or by bike on tranquil trails. Traditional cooking classes are available, in local homes within the fort or a wattle-and-daub hut in a scenic rural setting.…

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