Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka is an island of no great size, yet it has an extraordinary number of facets. As Sir Arthur C Clarke remarked: "The Island of Sri Lanka is a small universe; it contains as many variations of culture, scenery, and climate as some countries a dozen times its size . . . I find it hard to believe that there is any country which scores so highly in all departments - which has so many advantages and so few disadvantages."

Seductive beaches and tempting water sports, magnificent landscapes featuring lazy lagoons, fertile wetlands, ecologically-wondrous types of forest, imposing mountains, bounteous rivers and waterfalls, an abundance of wildlife - much of it endemic - unique ecosystems, inspiring heritage sites from ancient cities to colonial forts, a vibrant culture including fine arts and crafts and grand festivals, and a people of diverse ethnicity and religious persuasion, charming and hospitable.

Contemporary tourist attractions such as luxurious Ayurveda spas and broad-based shopping opportunities have evolved, and Sri Lanka has become one of the world’s most popular destinations to get married and enjoy a honeymoon.

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  • Jetwing Beach Negombo

  • Location: The Beach Hotel Negombo, nestled among palm trees, is located along a beautiful beach in Ethukala, Negombo. It is 12 kilometres from the air
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  • Mount Lavinia Hotel

  • With a history spanning over 200 years, Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo is one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka. This premier colonial heritage hotel in
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  • The Blue Water Wadduwa

  • Location: Offering spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, The Blue Water, Wadduwa nestles amongst wild coconut groves, the tall palms swaying in the e
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  • The Eden Resort and Spa

  • Location: Eden Resort & Spa is located on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, 96 kilometres from the International Airport, along the golden sandy
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  • The Lighthouse Hotel and Spa

  • Location: The Lighthouse Hotel & Spa sits atop a hill overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. It is situated within 2 kilometres of the L
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  • Yala Village Hotel

  • Location: Yala Village is a luxury safari hotel, situated at Kirinda, bordering the Yala Wildlife Sanctuary and the Indian Ocean, on the southernmost
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  • Goldi Sands Hotel

  • Location:  Goldi Sands Hotel situated on the Negombo Beach is just 15 minutes away from the Bandaranaike International Airport and 32km from th
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Fact File


LanguageSinhala, Tamil, English

ClimateTypically tropical, with a northeast monsoon (December to March) bringing unsettled weather to the north and east, and a southwest monsoon (June to October) bringing bad weather to the south and west

CurrencySri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

Visa30 day visa issued on arrival

HealthAdvised immunisation against poliomyelitis, tetanus, hepatitis A and typhoid

PassportsShould be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Sri Lanka

Time ZoneGMT + 5.5 hours