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Holidays to Sri Lanka with If Only

Floating just off the southern coast of India, Sri Lanka is a country of diverse beauty, nicknamed the pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Discover hundreds of cultural sights (including eight World Heritage sites), an abundance of wildlife, colonial architecture, cascading waterfalls, golden beaches, misty mountain tops, enchanting valleys, lush tea plantations, tropical rain forests and charming hospitality from the locals. Whether relaxing on beautiful beaches or discovering the island's colourful heritage, Sri Lanka offers incredible choices that deliver the perfect holiday.

Our Destinations In Sri Lanka

Whether choosing to relax on some the beautiful beaches or heading inland to discover Sri Lanka's colourful heritage, or a mix of both, Sri Lanka is a land of incredible contrasts that offers the perfect holiday experience.

 

We currently feature 24 luxury hotels and villas in Sri Lanka

 
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The Fortress Resort & Spa

The Fortress Resort & Spa

Galle, West Coast, Sri Lanka

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Perched on the edge of the Indian Ocean, The Fortress is a sanctuary of sophistication and serenity.

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Uga Ulagalla

Uga Ulagalla

Anuradhapura, Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka

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Ulagalla offers the perfect blend of indulgence along with guilt free luxury in an incredible location.

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Water Garden Sigiriya

Water Garden Sigiriya

Sigiriya, Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka

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As the name implies, this stunning hotel is surrounded by water, sitting amidst a watery utopia of ponds and streams, a design inspired by the 2,00-year-old water garden of Sigiriya, and this indomitable rock fortress just so happens to be your backdrop too.

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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Ancient Cities, Sri Lanka

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Lying on the shores of Habarana Lake, enveloped by lush forest, Cinnamon Lodge offers a very authentic and genuine place to stay in the heart of Sri Lanka’s renowned Cultural Triangle.

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Uga Bay

Uga Bay

Pasikuda, East Coast, Sri Lanka

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For an unforgettable holiday, filled with fine food and drink, unrivalled hospitality and laid-back charm, Uga Bay is the ideal choice.

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Jungle Beach

Jungle Beach

Trincomalee, East Coast, Sri Lanka

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Located close to Trincomalee, Jungle Beach blends modern luxury and Sri Lankan hospitality with exciting adventures.

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Ceylon Tea Trails

Ceylon Tea Trails

Hatton, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

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With breathtaking panoramas of mountains and lush tea fields, Ceylon Tea Trails offers an authentic Sri Lankan experience.

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Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

Kandy, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

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From luxurious amenities and panoramic views to boat rides and nature walks, everything about Cinnamon Citadel Kandy is an escapists dream.

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Kings Pavilion Kandy

Kings Pavilion Kandy

Kandy, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

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Surrounded by tree-clad mountains wreathed in mist, you could be forgiven for thinking you are a million miles from anywhere, the reality is that this tranquil boutique hotel is only a short drive from the bustling heart of Kandy.

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Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

Nuwara Eliya, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

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Charming yet luxurious, Grand Hotel offers the grandeur of yesteryears with the comfort of modern facilities.

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Highlights

Sri Lanka is about more than just sunshine and beaches. Explore the island and discover lush tea plantations, ancient forts, Buddhist temples and beautiful scenery throughout the journey.

Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites

At an altitude of 500m, Kandy is the cultural centre of Sri Lanka and was the capital of the last Singhalese kingdom - now one of the country's eight World Heritage Sites. A relaxed hill station, it is dominated by its lake and the Temple of the Tooth which houses Sri Lanka's most sacred relic - The Tooth of Lord Buddha. Continue from Kandy to Ella by train - the most famous stretch of train travel in Sri Lanka and one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. Travel past tea plantations, mountains and waterfalls and snack on freshly cut pineapple or homemade curry purchased from the sellers who board the train during stops.

Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Famous mask carvings

Famous mask carvings

Visit Ambalangoda, on Sri Lanka's West Coast, - famous as the centre of the island's mask carvers. Two mask museums stand opposite one another at the northern end of town. The larger is the Ariyapala and Sons Mask Museum, which has fascinating displays explaining the meanings and traditions behind the masks. The shop above has a huge selection of masks and woodcarvings and a workshop with carvers working on their latest creations.

Stilt fishermen

Mirissa Beach is a secluded crescent shaped beach where time and cares simply drift away in the breeze. Further along the coast, towards the town of Matara, is the quaint fishing village of Polhena. Not only is this a great area to relax or snorkel, but also to witness Sri Lanka's traditional stilt fishermen gather their days catch.

Stilt fishermen

Experiences in Sri Lanka

Useful Information

When To Visit

Sri Lanka's position close to the equator means that temperatures remain fairly consistent throughout the year, between 25°C and 30°C in the coastal and lowland regions and 14°C and 20°C during the day in the highest parts of the island. The main south west monsoon brings rain to the west, south west and hill country from April to June, while the less severe north east monsoon hits the east coast from November to March. However, it's important to remember that even during Sri Lanka's rainy season, it's not usually wet all day, instead rain falls in short sharp bursts.

Location

In the Indian Ocean, off the southeast coast of India

Size

65,610 square kilometres

Local Time

GMT +5.5

Telephone code

+94

Visa

To travel to Sri Lanka, you must have a visa issued prior to arriving in the country via the Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authorisation System. Tourist visas are normally issued for a maximum period of 30 days visas and now carry a fee.

Currency

Sri Lankan Rupee

Tipping

Vaccinations

Some recommended, please contact your doctor. As conditions can change quickly, please also check the current health requirements for Sri Lanka on gov.uk.

Flying time

Approximately 11 hours from the UK

Electricity

The power supply is 220/240 volts. The UK 3-pin plug is commonly used, so adaptors are not required.

Tourist office

Sri Lanka Tourism

Language

Sihala and Tamil, although English is widely spoken

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in many public places and on public transport.