Enjoy a tropical paradise with an indulgent holiday to Sri Lanka
Flights from the UK to Sri Lanka take around 11 hours, but with palm-lined shores, exotic scenery and world class cuisine to look forward to, it’s definitely worth the wait.
Sri Lanka’s west coast is home to a range of high end resorts. Take the town of Bentota, for example, where you’ll find some of the island’s top attractions, including the aptly named Paradise Island Beach, fascinating Buddhist temples and tropical forests teeming with wildlife.
Resorts like Kammala are also popular with luxury-seeking holidaymakers thanks to its array of deluxe beachfront hotels offering relaxed pool scenes, sea-facing bars and private nightclubs.
The city of Negombo is also just a 30-minute drive from the resort and is well worth a day drip to walk along the the well-kept sand beaches and treat yourself to an elegant afternoon of high tea in one of the premium hotels.
Living the high life in Sri Lanka
Known for its laid-back lifestyle, the coastal town of Beruwela offers the chance to relax on secluded white sand beaches and dine on fresh seafood in one of the many chic restaurants overlooking the sea.
Meanwhile, the more lively neighbouring Bentota has one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful coastlines, with a swathe of pristine beaches set against swaying coconut trees. As well as the chance to have a go at jet skiing and surfing, there are a number of unique attractions here too, including the stunning Brief Gardens and the 12th-century Galapota Temple.
In the small coastal town of Ahungalla, daytime activities centre around rest and relaxation on the long white sand beaches, while evenings are best spent watching the sunset over the sea with a cocktail in hand.
The flawless coastline is dotted with upmarket hotels, most of which have a generous offering of pools and spa facilities. The range of massages and beauty treatments to choose from, allow you to indulge in some much-needed pampering.
Other luxury holidays to take a look at
If you want to experience the VIP lifestyle on your next holiday, Sri Lanka is by no means your only option. In fact, there are plenty of destinations to choose from.
Consider the Caribbean, where you’ll find some of the most impressive 4* and 5* hotels in the world, or Thailand for its unique culture and picture-perfect shorelines lined with extravagant resorts. Then there are European countries like Italy, which is famous for its world class cuisine and fine wines.
But if Sri Lanka is still your top choice, our travel guide can help you plan your have-it-all holiday.
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