Top 10 Sri Lanka Beach Escapes

Dreaming of escaping to a tropical beach where you can indulge in thrilling water-sports, stroll along the sand and gaze at glorious sunrises and sunsets? Us too. There is an abundance of idyllic beach retreats in Sri Lanka where your dreams can become reality, whether you are seeking a romantic hideout away from it all or a hotel which offers fun for all the family. Check out our top 10 Sri Lanka beach escapes and discover which is perfect for your next Sri Lanka holiday.

Rock Villa

Set on a long, sweeping beach in Bentota on Sri Lanka’s west coast, Rock Villa is an enchanting boutique hotel ideal for couples seeking tranquillity and romantic sunset strolls.…

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Top 5 Sri Lanka south coast beaches

Discover the diversity of Sri Lanka’s southern coastline, from the beautiful Mirissa Bay which offers wonderful whale watching opportunities and a variety of water-sports, to the picture-perfect tropical beaches of Tangalle, arguably Sri Lanka’s most romantic holiday destination. Here are just a few of our favourites:

Unawatuna

Just 15 minutes from popular Galle Fort, the UNESCO World Heritage Site which also offers travellers great shopping and dining opportunities, Unawatuna is a wide bay fringed by relaxed beach bars and restaurants that offers a variety of water-sports and safe swimming from December to March.

Best for: Those looking for affordable accommodation and a laidback atmosphere.…

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Top viewpoints in Sri Lanka’s hill country

Sri Lanka’s central hill country is a dramatic landscape of jagged mountains, undulating hills and rushing waterfalls, covered in carpets of tea and patches of alpine cloud forest. This region invites adventure, and those willing to explore on foot will be rewarded with exhilarating views.

Discover our top seven viewpoints in Sri Lanka’s hill country, from valley vistas to luminescent lakes:

7. Gombaniya, Knuckles Mountain Range

Trek to the top of Gombaniya, the highest peak in Knuckles Mountain Range, for sensational valley views across the Kandyan foothills. The final part of the hike runs through cloud-shrouded alpine forest, surprising vegetation for a tropical country which highlights this area’s diverse flora.…

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Adam’s Peak

Adam’s Peak is one of the most challenging and rewarding hikes in Sri Lanka and is attempted by thousands of people each year. Pilgrims journey to Adam’s Peak to see the footprint at the summit, variously believed to be the footprint of Lord Buddha, Lord Shiva, Adam or the Christian apostle St. Thomas, and are joined by tourists keen to witness one of the most glorious sunrises in Asia from the top of the mountain.

We set out at 1am, a little earlier than necessary in order to avoid the crowds, bundled up in warm layers I never thought that I would need in Sri Lanka.…

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