A compact island of diverse scenery, lying serenely in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka offers far more than its beautiful tropical beaches. The island's long multicultural past means that Buddhist stupas sit side by side with Hindu temples whilst Muslims - descendants of Arab spice traders - still contribute significantly to the island's culture. The national parks are inhabited by a huge variety of birds, reptiles and mammals including leopards, whilst throughout the island monkeys, elephants, monitor lizards and birds of prey are common sights.
We can arrange Sri Lanka luxury holidays to suit every possible interest. The island is a delight to travel around by road with your own private driver, stopping at leisure to admire views of the rolling tea hills or to visit traditional spice plantations. After time exploring the rich treasures of the cultural triangle, travel in to the tea country by train for spectacular vistas, and base yourself in a refined hideaway in the hills such as Camellia Hills or the Dunkeld Bungalow by Ceylon Tea Trails. For a luxury safari experience in Sri Lanka head to the Wild Coast Tented Lodge, a sublime tented camp offering excellent opportunities for spotting leopard in nearby Yala. After time enjoying the natural and cultural highlights of the country, a few days in a luxury resort on the coast provide the perfect finish to any Sri Lanka holiday. The pristine stretch of coastline around Tangalle is ideal for pure relaxation in beachfront hideaways such as Amanwella or the Anantara Peace Haven. This is also a wonderful place to learn to surf, or to spot sea turtles nesting in season. Alternatively base yourself nearer Galle in a refined resort such as Amangalla, and enjoy the rich attractions of this UNESCO protected fort town with its splendid architecture and melting pot of cultures and cuisine.