Sri Lanka Tropical Paradise
Sri Lanka is a green, fertile tropical island with palm-fringed beaches in Bentota. Here you find misty mountains and significant archaeology sites dotted with UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tear-drop shaped island of Sri Lanka has verdant jungle, ancient Buddhist temples, an average of eight hours sunshine a day and superb tea; ideally sipped in a colonial-style guesthouse overlooking a hillside plantation.
Fringing the coasts is an array of gently golden-sand beaches. There is an amazing diversity in such a compact nation. Equipped with a glamorous combination of scenery, culture and history, Sri Lanka is on the radar for curious travellers seeking a unique experience. There is a growing focus on sustainable tourism and a more settled society.
Kandy is the only other real ‘city’ in Sri Lanka and is the easy-going capital of the Hill Country. It has a lot to offer – history, culture, forested hills and a touch of urban buzz. Kandy is also home to one of the largest botanical gardens in South East Asia. The Gardens date back to the 14th century and boasts over 4000 species of plants and many trees with significant histories. Only 115km inland from the capital, climatically it is a world away due to its 500m altitude.
Bentota’s beach is one of the best on the west coast, protected from Galle Road by the broad sweep of the Bentota Ganga. Dominated by big package hotels but providing a number of smaller places catering to the independent travellers. Bentota has plenty to offer apart from pure leisure. It is “the” recognized area for scuba divining, snorkelling and many water-based sports.
Colombo, the capital, biggest city and major port, draws together all the colours and cultures that make up this island nation. It condenses them into a patchwork of markets, gardens and buildings both humble and grand, and knocks them against a narrow slab of beachfront.
Discover paradise on a tropical beach combined with a cultural insight into this beautiful and fascinating country!