Taking toddlers on a foreign holiday can be fraught at the best of times—but tropical sun, sea and sand never fails to settle the most fractious spirit! Such was the case for Islay Lord and his family on their beach holiday in Sri Lanka.
The train journey from Kandy, capital of Sri Lanka’s famed Hill Country, and Ella, a magnet for hikers and adventure travellers, is regularly named by the travel trade as among the best in the world. With good reason. If you want to see the full magic and mystery of our epic landscapes, this is the way to do it.
An earthquake in the shape of government bulldozers recently hit Mirissa, Sri Lanka’s renowned south-coast tourist and surfing resort. The story was widely reported around the Internet, and now a blogging couple on La Adventura Project are asking: Did the government make the right decision?
Surfing in Sri Lanka is perfect for beginners, says the South China Morning Post, which rates our beaches second only to the Hainan centre in China itself. “Warm waters and a fascinating culture are part and parcel of surfing in Sri Lanka, and “the coastline around the southwest coast has great beginner waves”.
A moment of “shocking beauty” as the sun is setting behind Adam’s Peak was a highlight of Gourmet Traveller writer Ruth Ritchie’s recent visit to Sri Lanka. She was hiking above Norwood Tea Estate in the Hill Country “a slow-motion glimpse into a time-warp idyll.”
The safety of tourists on the beaches of southern Sri Lanka has been reinforced with the destruction of illegal hotels and bar restaurants. Says a government spokesman: “The aim is to prevent problems to local and foreign tourists, ensuring their safety and protecting natural beauty of the environment.”