Visit the old rock fortress of Sigiriya, see a herd of Asian elephants in Minneriya National Park, or catch some waves at Arugam Bay or Hikkaduwa in this island nation regarded as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
A year-round tropical climate
Two monsoon seasons affect distinct portions of Sri Lanka at different times of the year. As a result, visitors to the island may count on finding themselves in a sunny spot at any given time. Between May and July, the southwest monsoon occurs.
Wonderful food awaits
Sri Lanka’s food is enriched by diverse spices and flavours. The well-known rice and curry spread consists of a flavourful lentil and chicken or fish curry served over rice with a side of veggies. Even the locals rave about the fish curry.
There are 26 nature reserves and two marine parks in Sri Lanka. In addition to 215 kinds of birds and crocodiles, Yala National Park is home to the highest number of leopards in the world, as well as a breeding ground for five species of marine turtle.
Several undeveloped white sand beaches with coconut palms and crystal-clear waters can be found along Sri Lanka’s coastline, making it one of the most beautiful places in Asia. If you want a quiet day at the beach, head to Mirissa; if you want to party, head to Unawatuna. Alternatively, if you are looking for Kalutara hotels be sure to check out the Mermaid Hotel & Club as well!