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SRI LANKA

Outstanding Beauty

Pristine Landscape

Where Nature's Beauty Remains Unspoiled

THE AREA

Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt. Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. Sri Lanka consists of 1,330 km of coastline, mostly pristine beaches,15 national parks teeming with wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.

CUISINE

Food in Sri Lanka can be hot or very mild or can be a mix of the two. It's very much a question of individual taste. Most of the Sri Lankans eat vegetables, with a large community of farmers rice and curry is the main food in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka curries are known for their fiery hot spicy flavors and coconut milk is a very distinct feature in Sri Lankan cuisine. Different regions of the country specialize in different types of dishes. The specialty in Sri Lankan food is that the same food is differently made in different regions. Dishes from the North region of Sri Lanka have a different feel to the South region. In any case, there are a lot of different options and things to try and choose from, with something for everyone.

NIGHTLIFE & BARS

Nightlife is not the main attraction in Sri Lanka. Bars, discos, and casinos are fairly busy in the bigger cities. There are plenty of bars on the beach around the area called Bentota. You can try one and if you don’t like it, just try the next one. West coast nightlife is the best to be found on the island.

Truly A Haven

Stunning Landscape, Breathtaking Beaches, Truly The Place To Be.

BEACH PARADISE

With nearly 1600 km of of palm fringed coastline baked to perfection surrounding the country Sri Lanka is the ideal destination for beach bums worldwide. If it's windsurfing, kayaking, yachting, water skiing, scuba diving or jut lazing around for the perfect tan, Sri Lanka has it all. With numerous roads winding through the mountains, lush green forests, paddy fields, parks and villages, Sri Lanka offers a plethora of opportunities fro hikers as well. There are many different things to do, in no doubt something for everyone.

Events

YEARLY HAPPENINGS

The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and lavishly decorated elephants. This is held in Esala (July or August) which is the month that is believed to commemorate the first teaching given by the Buddha after he attained enlightenment.

Sri Lanka Independence day (4.2), the national flag is hoisted and the national anthem sung, the traditional lamp is lit and the processions begin, complete with meticulously coordinated military parades, firing of canons and various religious and cultural performances.

Travel to Sri Lanka

AIRPORTS

Sri Lanka has two international airports, but in practice, almost all airlines fly into Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, 30km north of Colombo.

TRANSFERS

We can arrange for a mini bus, taxi, or chauffeur-driven service to your luxury villa in Sri Lanka.

SELF-DRIVING

Most of our properties in Sri Lanka offer off-road parking and otherwise we can make arrangements for your vehicle to be safely stored while you enjoy your stay.

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