I have traveled extensively in recent years, racking up over 50 countries and my favourite of all that I have been to, is Sri Lanka. Set just off the tip of India, this beautiful country has so much to offer all kinds of different tourists, and I wanted to give you just a few reasons why I think that you ought to visit. If you are looking for somewhere exciting to travel to in 2018, here is just 7 reasons why I think that it should be Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s climate is definitely one of its most attractive features and if you are looking to escape the winter in search of sun, this is a great place to do so. The climate is not always searing heat however and you can find relief with some cool breezes up in the hills, and even a splash of rain from time to time.
The Ceylon tea trails which you will find throughout the country make for an interesting tour, and one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world. Ceylon covers over 2000 square kilometres, giving you plenty of places to choose from.
Little is talked about the Sri Lankan beaches, something which is very surprising given that the beaches here are wonderful. The hottest beaches can be found in the south of the country, on what is known as the ‘Sri Lankan Riviera’. Many of these beaches are untouched and offer both beauty, and isolation.
After some major investment in tourism infrastructure, the level of accommodation in the country now is very high, so too is the standard. Sri Lanka does not just offer luxury and boutique hotels, but also some spectacular villas. You will find plenty of villas in Sri Lanka which range in size, location and amenities that will fit in perfectly with your individual requirements. Staying in a villa gives you the chance to explore this great country, without losing those home comforts or luxury touches that you may be accustomed to.
Nicest People in the World
Many locals will be referred to as the ‘nicest ever’ be tourists and travellers, but rarely is this accurate. In my view however, especially in relation to the amount of countries that I have visited, the Sri Lankans really are the most welcoming and kind people that I have ever met.
As an avid surfer, I was somewhat surprised at the surf scene which I found here in Sri Lanka. Some are suggesting that Sri Lanka is where Bali was 20 years ago, on the verge of becoming one of the world’s hottest surf spots. There is such large variety of places to go surfing here, depending on your ability, and this is just another reason why you will fall in love with Sri Lanka.
I have been reliably informed that Sri Lanka is the best place in Asia for seeing wildlife, and I was fortunate to catch a glimpse of some of the incredible creatures. Here in Sri Lanka there is an abundance of elephants, leopards and huge array of birdlife too. There are National Parks throughout the country where you can see these incredible beasts first hand.
Why not try something new this year and head to the glorious country of Sri Lanka.