What to do, see, and love in Sri Lanka ‘which is fast gaining star status as a travel destination’

 

The South China Morning Post’s style section says of Sri Lanka: “Enjoy tea, sea and safari on this diverse and beautiful island, which is fast gaining star status as a travel destination.”

Tea tops the travel menu, and it recommends taking a tour “to learn about the tea-making process, see the working machinery in action, meet the staff, and put the kettle on”.

However, “it’s hard to identify just one thing that’s attracting travellers to Sri Lanka as it offers something different and special for everyone”

 

Including our fabulous beaches, of course, “awash with passionate waters”, many offering “an intimate escape with cute beach bars and water-sports facilities dotted under the palm trees”.

Here you can stay at the luxurious Cape Weligama hotel, which “boasts one of the most romantic spots in Sri Lanka, overlooking a secluded promontory on the island’s southern tip”.

“The villas are stylish, relaxing, and super spacious, with big walk-in wardrobes and a sauna in the shower area. The restaurants and bars feature terraces that come with panoramic views over the Indian Ocean.”

 

For animal lovers, writer Lucy Jackson urges “safari, safari, safari! All of the camps nestled among the wilderness arrange jeeps that will take you along the sandy tracks with binoculars in hand”.

She recommends Yala National Park, “home to leopards, elephants, sloth bears, buffalo, mongoose and exotic birds, this is a place where the animals rule and everyone else is merely a visitor”.

And at Wild Coast Tented Lodge, “guests can also explore the rugged beaches, sip a sundowner while watching the sunset above a rolling sea, or simply sit back and watch water buffalo parading around the grounds and monkeys behaving badly”.

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