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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.

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Fantastic villa

5 of 5
We all really enjoyed our stay at balapitiya john & Marilyn where very helpful showing us where the good restaurants are and arranging transport if we needed. Great place to go exploring from
  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Our host Irantha and his wife made our stay in Sri Lanka enjoyable. The apartment is new and

4 of 5
Our host Irantha and his wife made our stay in Sri Lanka enjoyable. The apartment is new and spacious and the bed is very comfortable. The price included breakfast. The kitchen is equipped for cooking but lacks a microwave. There is AC in the bedroom but not in the living room which gets extremely hot. Obviously if an Ac unit was placed in the living room Irantha would have to increase his prices. Photos on the website need to be amended as some give the impression of there being a large pool - this is not the case. A small baby pool on the roof top terrace is inadequate. There is little to do or see in Panadura so Irantha offers a 'package' of daily visits to the 5star Blue Water hotel where guests can enjoy a welcome drink, use of sun beds , towel and pool and a buffet lunch at a very reasonable price, Please note this is obviously an additional daily cost . Tours are arranged by Irantha and he was an excellent guide.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

Fantastic

5 of 5
Loved it all. Location on the beach. Comfortable villa. Great staff. Interesting places to visit & good restaurants. We left a long review in the guest book with local & further afield restaurant choices.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017