The beautiful island country of Sri Lanka is located in the Laccadive Sea, off of the coast of India, and is one of the most visited destinations in South Asia. A South West Sri Lanka holiday is ideal for those travellers who want to enjoy all that this country has to give without being in the centre of a crowd of tourists. Travellers who book a luxurious South West Sri Lanka holiday rental villa will be able to enjoy breath-taking scenery as well as being provided with all of the amenities they need to have a memorable and comfortable stay in this part of the country.
The best thing about a South West Sri Lanka holiday is that it can be as active or as inactive as you want it to be. You can simply choose to relax and watch the locals go about their daily business, or you can indulge in a variety of great activities such as hiking, mountain biking, swimming, diving, surfing, fishing, mountaineering and bird watching. There are an abundance of excellent beaches to be found in this part of Sri Lanka for you to enjoy.
If you choose to lock up your South West Sri Lanka holiday rental villa to spend the day out and about then it is suggested that you visit the city of Galle. The city is known as the “Fortress City” by many and dates back to the 14th century. The city was taken over by the Portuguese in the 16th century and was steadily developed during Dutch occupation in the 18th century. The fortified city has its own fort, built by the Portuguese, which is a designated a World Heritage Site. The fort remains the largest fortification built by European people in Asia to date.
If the weather plays an important part in whether you book a wonderful South West Sri Lanka holiday rental villa then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to enjoy a typical Tropical climate. This means that the temperature is pretty constant no matter what time of year you go and the daytime temperature regularly reaches as high as 31°C during the daylight hours. The night-time temperature throughout the year drops to between 14° and 17°C. The annual rainfall amount for the island is approximately 21 inches.
Travellers on a South West Sri Lanka holiday can begin their trip by arriving at the only international airport on the island, Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Airlines that offer frequent, affordable flights to Sri Lanka include Air France, Sri Lankan Airways, Flybe, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways and BMI. Passengers can leave the UK from several large airports such as Leeds (LBA), Heathrow (LHR), Edinburgh (EDI), Newcastle(NCL) and Manchester (MAN).