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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful villa and location, wonderful staff

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a week at Nisala Villa and had a wonderful time. The villa itself is spacious and comfortable, and the team of staff that take care of you ensure that you have the exact holiday that you want, whether this is going out to explore temples and local towns or just hanging out by the pool. Jill was very responsive and helpful during the whole process from inquiry right throughout our stay and we would highly recommend Nisala as a place to stay. Many thanks to the whole team, Catrin & Philip
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      A wonderful escape from reality!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at this wonderful house with a large group of friends over New Year - we all loved it. The property is truly beautiful and the location as idyllic as it gets. If you are after simplicity, peace and beauty then this is the place for you. Far off the beaten track you feel very removed from the 'real world' - after days spent swimming, hiking, doing yoga, reading (and much staring at the beautiful view) we left feeling totally re-energised. Can recommend!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Best stay in Sri Lanka!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our best stay during our two week trip to Sri lanka! The family who runs the service where so nice and very helpful, and the food we had (breakfast and dinner) was amazing. Wake up in a nice bed and go outside to a breathtaking view and birds singing, fresh mangos! We will go back for sure next time we visit Sri Lanka!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016