Sri Lanka Resort Guide
Sri Lanka is a stunning island set in the Indian Ocean that boasts beautiful
beaches, lush rainforests, mountain scenery and an abundance of wildlife. It has
become an increasingly popular holiday destination due to the wealth of
different experiences and opportunities it offers. Whether you are looking for a
relaxing break, a luxury honeymoon destination, a safari or a week filled with
adventure, Sri Lanka has it all.
Some of Sri Lanka`s best beach resorts lie towards the south west of the island.
Perhaps the most breathtaking beaches in the Indian Ocean can be found in the
Bentota area. Here you will discover high-quality yet affordable hotels situated
right next to the beaches which are ideal for sun worshippers. Water skiing and
windsurfing are among the activities on offer and these can be arranged at your
hotel. Luxury resorts include Saman Villas, which has its own fitness centre,
spa and private swimming pools. For night owls, Amal Villas provide
entertainment ranging from live reggae to western-style discos.
For an idyllic resort for a family holiday, head to Unawatuna on the south
coast. This area has a wide, curving bay with beautiful lagoons that provide
plentiful opportunities for fun-filled family days out. It`s the perfect
location for swimming, snorkelling, fishing or sailing. For the more
adventurous, there are opportunities to try new experiences such as sea kayaking and scuba diving. You can take day trips to nearby towns, allowing you to become immersed in the local culture. Many resorts in Unawatuna also offer activities such as yoga and meditation that could help you to return from your holiday feeling relaxed and refreshed. For families, Blue Sky Beach Resort is particularly child friendly and has received consistently good reviews.
You will find the beautiful village of Thalpe only ten minutes away from
Unawatuna. Thalpe is a popular destination for honeymooners because of its
secluded beaches and boutique hotels. The food on offer tends to be a
combination of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine and continental dishes.
The town of Kandy is also a top honeymoon destination, with the Randholee Luxury Resort providing a honeymoon package which includes a champagne breakfast, a private four-course meal, a classic Sri Lankan Ayurveda treatment for the couple and a bouquet for the bride among numerous other treats.
Sri Lanka is the perfect destination for those craving an adventure-packed
holiday. Individually tailored surf packages are available. Look out for those
based in Hikkaduwa, as this is Sri Lanka`s prime surfing area. You will also
find specialist trekking and hiking holidays, as well as scuba-diving packages
and waterskiing and wakeboard camps.
Eco-friendly resorts are also an increasingly popular choice. Ranweli Holiday
Village is set in a pristine environment surrounded by rivers, lakes and
forests. It is an ideal location for those interested in nature conservation.
Individual packages are based around particular resorts and generally include
all accommodation and tuition.
Sri Lanka can cater for almost any kind of holiday maker. However, the island is an especially popular destination for honeymoons, as the luxurious facilities
for newly weds offered in Sri Lanka rival Cancun hotels and other top honeymoon locations. The island is also a great location for an exotic family holiday and is a paradise for those seeking an adventurous getaway.