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:


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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Discover Sri Lanka’s culinary hotspots

Why Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations for foodies

In recent years, Sri Lankan cuisine has become a trendy dining choice in the U.K. Hoppers, the iconic Sri Lankan restaurant chain, now have four restaurants in London including one at Kings Cross Station, whilst comedian Romesh Ranganathan recently wrote a column in The Guardian describing his astonishment that his mum’s cooking is finally cool. It is difficult to remember that not long ago many would have struggled to point out Sri Lanka on a map, let alone tell you anything about their cuisine.

When you think about the ingredients in Sri Lankan food, it is not surprising that Sri Lankan cuisine has taken off in the U.K.…

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