Sri Lanka, commonly known as ‘The Resplendent Isle’, is one of the most ecologically diverse nations on the planet. It’s fascinating wildlife, vibrant rainforests and melting pot of cultural heritage makes it a mystery well-worth exploration. Whether you’re in the bustling western cities of Colombo and Negombo, or the central heights of Kandy or Nuwara Eliya, this proud nation is waiting to enchant you.
Discover hundreds of dramatic jungle landscapes, Buddhist temples and rare wildlife that makes Sri Lanka one of the best alternatives to a traditional safari adventure. In the central tea country, Nuwara Eliya offers steeping tea plantations, waterfalls and hidden temples.
Sri Lanka is a year-round destination with average highs ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius from January to December. The country experiences two monsoon seasons with one affecting the northeast regions from November to March and the other one affecting the southwest from May to September.
However, during these months the weather is rarely severe and temperatures remain high allowing you to enjoy your luxury holiday to the full. Rain falls in short bursts and tends to clear to blue skies and reduced humidity.
Luxury holidays to Sri Lanka put the focus on you with expert chefs preparing cuisines to your tastes. You'll get to try Sri Lankan specialities, authentic Asian dishes, western favourites and modern fusion-cuisine.
Sample freshly caught seafood and delicious wines paired by skilled sommeliers. Dine on the finest food under a night sky swimming with stars or a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach. Of course, you can also dine inside and enjoy some culinary theatrics at a show kitchen.
As with any holiday, it's a good idea to carry some identification with you and keep a photocopy of your passport on your person. British nationals will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. You can get a short stay visa online in advance. Visit GOV.UK for more advice.