Where to stay around Sri Lanka?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,085 holiday lettings near Sri Lanka. From 438 Villas to 237 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sri Lanka for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sri Lanka?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sri Lanka. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Galle: 397 holiday homes
  • Ambalangoda: 332 holiday homes
  • Thiranagama: 190 holiday homes
  • Negombo: 73 holiday homes
  • Unawatuna: 220 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Sri Lanka! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sri Lanka?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Sri Lanka with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Galle: 397 holiday lettings
  • Ambalangoda: 332 holiday lettings
  • Negombo: 73 holiday lettings
  • Unawatuna: 220 holiday lettings
  • Hikkaduwa: 416 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Sri Lanka?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Sri Lanka are:

  • Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB): 108 self catering accommodations
  • Koggala Airport (KCT): 452 self catering accommodations
  • Bentota Airport (BJT): 106 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Sri Lanka?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Sri Lanka. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Unawatuna Beach: 450 holiday rentals
  • Bentota Beach: 109 holiday rentals
  • Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple: 84 holiday rentals
  • Mihiripenna Beach: 466 holiday rentals
  • Galle Fortress: 475 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sri Lanka listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental property or accommodation in Sri Lanka your home away from home

Holidays to Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Orient, are an all absorbing mix of beaches, naturally stunning landscapes and vibrant culture. There is so much to see, do and enjoy on the island that it would be impossible to do more than scrape the very surface in this rough guide to Sri Lanka, and you would be advised to buy a Sri Lanka travel guide in order to discover the finer points about the island. Located in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka holidays offer extremely good value for money, especially when you take into consideration the fantastically warm welcome you will receive, the stunning sights you will see and the great activities you will enjoy. Despite trying to avoid clichés, Sri Lanka can only be described as a green paradise!

Things to do on holiday in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is adorned with amazing historical and religious monuments, many of which are completely unique. Any Sri Lanka tour of historic and religious monuments must take in sites including the staggering 5th century Sigiriya Fortress which rises dramatically out of the thick tropical forest, the ancient capitals of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, Kandy’s religious centre to the cave temples of Dambulla at least! As you travel Sri Lanka’s roads, many more amazing man made sights will catch your eye, and the vast majority are worth further exploration.

The tropical beaches are a real asset for Sri Lanka holidays. Stretching almost uninterrupted around the coast, Sri Lanka’s beaches are powder soft and startlingly golden. Littered only by vividly coloured fishing boats, you can always find a secluded spot on the beach from a Sri Lanka property, and the sea is warm and clear, perfect for taking a quick dip, snorkelling or sailing amongst other water sports. The scuba diving in Sri Lanka is exceptional, and there are plenty of opportunities to go diving form Sri Lanka accommodation.

The tropical forests which cover the mountainous interior of Sri Lanka are a marvel of nature. Every shade of green blend together to hide some 2,000 elephants, four species of wild cats (including leopard), sloth bears and over 400 species of predominantly brightly coloured tropical birds. There are four main national parks in Sri Lanka, providing a magnificent opportunity to explore the forest.

The ten day festival of Kandy Esala Perahera in July is a fantastic time to be staying in a Sri Lanka property, allowing visitors to experience Sri Lankan culture at its most vibrant and accessible. As any Sri Lanka travel guide will tell you though, finding Sri Lanka accommodation at the time may prove hard.

Places to visit on holiday in Sri Lanka

The South Coast of Sri Lanka is a perfect place to relax on the beach, surrounded by tiny fishing villages, the fascinating colonial port of Galle and some of the most romantic spots on the whole island.

The West Coast of Sri Lanka is the traditional coast on which to take a Sri Lanka holiday. The beaches are fantastic and perfectly suited for family holidays and luxury beach breaks. The natural lagoons and inlets along the west coast mean that nature lovers will be thrilled by Sri Lanka accommodation on the west coast.

The central mountains of Sri Lanka are simply beautiful. This is the place to come for cultural explorations of Sri Lanka, especially around Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. Nature flourishes in the central region too, with much of the best natural landscapes for walking and tours of Sri Lanka’s finest historic sites.

Climate of Sri Lanka

The best time to visit Sri Lanka accommodation is between December and March, which is the main season for tourism in Sri Lanka, perfect for escaping the British winter. Throughout the year, Sri Lanka’s climate hardly changes in terms of temperature, with monthly averages staying between 30°C and 24°C throughout the year.

Travel to Sri Lanka

Reaching accommodation in Sri Lanka is easy. SriLankan Airways offer a range of flights to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) from London, and there are a range of other travel options depending on the exact location of you Sri Lanka holiday rental.