Category: Destinations

Taste of Jaffna: my top 5 Jaffna restaurants in Colombo

  Food plays a huge role in Sri Lanka, whether it’s the traditional rice and curry or the evening favourite short eats, the streets of Colombo are teeming with various cuisines. While on a walk around the city, you’re bound to come across a Chinese restaurant (with a Sri Lankan twist to it), a ‘bath… Read More »

A week in Colombo

by Aadil Fawme Monday Tuk Tuk Tour Explore Colombo in the most authentic way possible – by three-wheeler, or ‘tuk tuk’ as they are dubbed by the locals. Whiz through the busy streets and get the full impression of Colombo’s multicultural society, caught somewhere between past and present, and discover some of the city’s best… Read More »

Taste of Sri Lanka: the best hotels for foodies

    Sri Lankan cuisine is very distinctive, an exotic blend of tastes and aromas enriched by ethnic diversity and centuries of interaction with outside settlers, including the European colonial powers. From rice and curry – a meal with a deceptively simple name that incorporates seven separate dishes, from curries to sambols – to the… Read More »

Escape to the West Coast of Sri Lanka for Christmas

    Escape the Christmas crowds…     Christmas in Sri Lanka is magical, whether you’re trekking through the tea-covered Hill Country, climbing to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress or sipping a cocktail on the beach and watching the sun sink into the sea. Peak season begins in December and runs all the way… Read More »

5 things not to miss in Arugam Bay

  1. Surf Points     When you arrive at Arugam Bay, you will quickly realise that it is surfers paradise. Its laid-back, down-to-earth atmosphere and myriad of people wandering along the main street carrying surf boards makes that fact hard to miss. There are several surf points around the beach town, ranging from those… Read More »

Sri Lanka’s top ten beaches

  When living in a tropical island, you tend to run out of names for the many shades that you come across along the coastline. Turquoise, aqua, sapphire, deep blue, green – these are just some of the colours your eyes get accustomed to when travelling in Sri Lanka.     As an island in… Read More »

5 of Sri Lanka’s best water-sports

  Sri Lanka’s monsoon weather patterns are such that one half of the island’s coastal waters are always in season for water-sports. From white-water rafting to scuba diving, the island is ideal for many water-sports and boasts one of the top ten surf spots in the world. Below are some useful hints and tips for… Read More »

Dates released for Australia’s 2016 cricket tour of Sri Lanka

    After five years, Australia’s cricket team is returning to Sri Lanka. Their tour of the island begins on 26th July and will run for six weeks, during which the team will play five ODIs and two T20s, as well as the three test matches.   Sri Lanka will be keen to prove themselves… Read More »

Banishing the Off Season Myth

  Whilst Sri Lanka does indeed have a peak season – December – March – the rest of the year should not be regarded as the island’s off season. At whatever time of year you visit Sri Lanka, you will find sunshine, beautiful beaches and a host of wondrous cultural and wildlife experiences. There is… Read More »

Spend Your Summer on Sri Lanka’s Stunning East Coast

Sri Lanka is often overlooked as a summer holiday destination, with most families choosing to visit the island during the Christmas or Easter holidays. Although Sri Lanka is in peak season between December to April, the rest of the year should not be classed as the country’s ‘low season’: various sections of the island come… Read More »