Category: General

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 »

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 »

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 »

A Weekend in the Hill Country

Taking the Train from Kandy to Ella   Sri Lanka’s broad diversity makes it an island like no other. The beautiful beaches of the south, the mysterious mangroves that line the Mahaweli river, the cloud forests of Horton Plains National Park, the unique flora and fauna of Knuckles Mountain Range… the list goes on. Considering… Read More »

Treasures of Slave Island: Capturing the Cultural Heritage of Colombo

The latest walking tour to spring out of Sri Lanka’s capital is fresh, fascinating and highly original. Join SK De Silva, born and bred in Colombo, as he takes you on a journey through Sri Lanka’s colonial past into its vibrant, multicultural present. Discover the various nations that have settled on this extraordinary island and… Read More »

Sri Lanka is safe refuge as holiday terrorism hits the Med

Sri Lanka is preparing for a huge influx of European holidaymakers looking for a safe place in the sun as they shun traditional Mediterranean holidays because of the threat of rising terrorist violence.   The collapse in traditional holiday destinations has been quite startling. And to make matters worse The Times newspaper has reported that… Read More »

Discover why Sri Lanka is tipped as a top travel destination for 2016

Discover why Sri Lanka is tipped as a top travel destination for 2016

Finally, the world is realising something that Red Dot Tours has known all along: Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful, intriguing and addictive travel destinations in the world.   In Conde Nast’s first post of the New Year, Sri Lanka was dubbed as one of the hottest places to visit in 2016. This… Read More »

INSIDE SRI LANKA A monthly insider’s report by Royston Ellis, January 2016

Butterflies Galore Sri Lanka’s wildlife is a bonus for visitors who visit the island on holiday. It’s not just the mainstream attractions like the Yala National Park, renowned for its elephants and leopards, or the bird sanctuaries to give twitchers palpitations, there are also less publicised creatures to amaze the causal watcher. Particularly the country’s… Read More »