Global Encouragement and Praise
Sri Lanka continues emerge as one of the world’s best tourist destinations with accolades from various travel guides and travel magazines including Lonely Planet and National Geographic Traveller.
Lonely Planet named Sri Lanka as its best tourist destination for year 2013 while National Geographic Travellerfeatured Sri Lanka in its UK edition highlighting 21 must-see places. Sri Lanka also topped the best 13 locations selected by British Airways and the Air service resumed direct flights to the island from March 2013.
With many UNESCO heritage sites, beaches, wildlife parks and hill country resorts bottled up in to a small space Sri Lanka is undoubtedly one of the best holiday destinations waiting to be discovered and celebrated.
Sri Lanka featured as one of the Top Destinations to Travel in February 2020 by Condé Nast Traveller Middle East!
After a dip in tourism following the Easter 2019 attacks, Sri Lanka's tourism is slowly on the increase again. A four and a half hour flight from Dubai, the south and west coast of the island in the Indian Ocean is basking in sunshine during February, making it the perfect time to visit from the UAE. Beautiful beaches, friendly locals and famous tea trails - this is the place to head in February to switch off.Read more
Sri Lanka ranked CNN Travel's 20 best places to visit in 2020
Sitting in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this island nation is more than a good beach spot.
Sri Lanka also has a 2,000 Year history, and its former capital, Polonnaruwa, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
SL ranked as top destination for winter travel by USA Today
Ready to fly the frozen coop? Pack your bags for these sun-drenched spots across the globe.
Jetsetters looking for something off the beaten tourist path should consider Sri Lanka. An overlooked gem, this exotic island in the Indian Ocean seduces everyone who steps foot with its stunning unspoiled wilderness, colorful history, and flavorful cuisine.
Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019
Sri Lanka has claimed the top spot in the world's leading travel guide, the Lonely Planet as the best travel destination in 2019.Read more
The 15 Best Islands in the World
Located just south of India, this roughly 25,000-square-mile island tempts travelers with a diversity of experiences. Along the stunning coastline, the marine national parks make this destination a surfer’s, snorkeler’s, and diver’s dream.Read more
BBC Good Food team has named Sri Lankan cuisine as the No.1 trending cuisine in 2019 on their list.Read more
I Escape Web Site UK ranked Sri Lanka 10 Best Places to Visit in 2019
Here’s a striking thought: Sri Lanka is smaller than Ireland but it contains golden beaches, gorgeous waterfalls, wild elephants, sacred temples, epic mountain ranges, modern cities and probably your last chance to spot a leopard in the wild. And that’s just scratching the surface. Take a stunning train ride, surf the southern coasts, or just relax with the best cup of tea of your life.Read more
Sri Lanka voted by travel influencers as top destination in Asia for 2019
From dreamy surf coasts to quiet jungle retreats, to incredible wildlife and history, Sri Lanka has all the makings of one of the greatest travel destinations on the planet. And with two very distinct rainy seasons on each side of the island, there's always somewhere that's "in season," meaning there's no bad time to visit. Just hurry up and get there before everyone else does.Read more
Sri Lanka Selected Top Global Safety Destination For Women Travelers In 2018: Tops List Of 20 CountriesRead more
Best Spring Trips 2018
Sri Lanka’s East Coast is best explored by boat—whether SUP-boarding with dolphins, sailing beach to beach, or ferrying to Pigeon Island for prime-time snorkeling. (National Geographic)Read more
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