The Resorts Of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka – a unique island where every traveler finds something different and special. It is difficult to say what exactly attracts every year thousands of tourists – the Kingdom of the tropics, tea plantations, Golden sand beaches, rich nature, ethnic tradition or ancient sites - Sri Lanka has it all!

Beach lovers prefer resorts Bentota, Beruwela, Ahungalla, Hikkaduwa, Negombo, Weligama, Wadduwa, Wold... All these places can be described about the same – high coconut trees along the coast, miles of sandy beaches with clean sand, crystal clear turquoise waters conceal the beautiful coral reefs and rich underwater world of the Indian ocean.

Beruwela and Bentota is the most popular resorts of Sri Lanka, located South of Colombo. Luxury hotels, shops and restaurants, great service, beautiful beaches – all conditions for comfortable rest with corresponding prices. Water skiing, surfing, sailing, Canoeing, Windsurfing, horse riding will interest fans of active recreation. Bentota water sports centre and one of the first coastal resorts of the former Ceylon. Calm sea (November to March), perfectly suitable for diving, attracts lovers of the underwater swimming and hunting. Beruwela is considered one of the first Muslim settlement on the island, here is Decimali – the oldest mosque.


South of Bentota stretches a wide strip of excellent beaches of Aluthgama, Induruwa, Kosgoda, where you can enjoy a fabulous vacation in the style of "bounty" - a heavenly nature, Golden sand and clean sea. The region is famous for good hotels, excellent local cuisine and a variety of marine life, attracting the attention of divers. In the heart of Kosgoda turtle nurseries are a tourist attraction with interesting and informative excursions.

Negombo is located 35 km North of the capital. There are plenty of great restaurants with excellent cuisine, where you can enjoy fresh lobster, crab, shrimp and local seafood. The water in the port city is not so clean as in remote areas of the island, but the beaches equipped and very comfortable. Negombo is rich in history and many ancient attractions. Here is preserved the old Church, the ruins of the Dutch Fort, the Buddhist temple in Kelaniya.

In the South is the small town of Hikkaduwa, which is called a Paradise for surfers and divers. Here good waves, long stretch of coral reef with exotic fish, sunken ships and a huge range of accommodation (from budget to luxury).


Ahungalla – a quiet, peaceful town imbued with Indian culture and unique local flavor, perfect for a relaxing family or a comfortable beach holiday.

Colombo is the largest city (with population over a million) and the actual capital of Sri Lanka. Here is the mosque Yami-ul-AFFA, the Presidential Palace, the Fort is in the old part of the city, museums with collections of historical artifacts. 12 km South of Colombo is mount Lavinia is a small resort town with good beaches, dry sand, small waves and clean water. Mount Lavinia is a lovely option for lovers to combine a beach holiday with sightseeing and entertainment of a big city.

Kalutara is a popular resort where you can witness the unique procession Navam. Under the draft roll of drums thousands of people are on the streets of the city, to touch the relics of saints, and relics exports on the back of a huge elephant.

Kandy is a beautiful city full of ancient sights, the main of which is the famous temple of the Tooth where the gold is stored under the canopy of the great relic – a tooth of Buddha.

Nuwara Eliya is the highest city surrounded by tea plantations. Here come the climbers, mountaineers, extreme sports lovers and anyone wishing to enjoy the fresh mountain air and taste the famous Ceylon tea.

Anuradhapura, located in the North of the island, holds a revered Buddhist Shrine, the sacred Bo tree under which Buddha rested and the Palace of Mahaprasad with magnificent architecture that has preserved the grandeur of the ancient city.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 22 may 2017, 11:03
Hello! From India to Sri Lanka can only be reached as from any other country, any simplified procedure no including visa. So you need to buy tickets from India to Sri Lanka, and to issue an e-visa ETA. On the other way. ...
Paul M 15 Dec 2017, 00:15
Hello, I can not find any site where you can buy a ticket from Ella to Hikkaduwa on any train or bus. Also wanted to ask about the local mobile operators. Necessary mostly the Internet. Suggest some kind of network? Just there to buy a SIM card (Colombo) and what the price would be for a package where a few minutes, but a lot of the Internet? Thanks in advance ...
admin 15 Dec 2017, 09:49
Hello Paul! And you will not find such a site. First, there are no such websites, electronic ticketing on trains and buses in Sri Lanka does not exist; and secondly, from Ella to Hikkaduwa can be reached only with a change in Colombo. Generally you do not see this as a big problem, tickets for 2 and 3 class will be able to buy on the spot right before the departure. Timetable here If you definitely want to travel first class in observation car, then it is better to buy in advance the plot of Ella-Colombo, but not necessarily. Available in advance through special sites to the Agency with a large wrap, but it will not be an e-ticket and the paper that you get in the place. On the Internet today, not to advise, has long not been there, but in General without problems to buy and use. If English little own in any shop with SIM cards explain what you need, you will be offered options. ...
Lauryn 15 Dec 2017, 17:33
Good evening! Going to Sri Lanka in the second half of January. If I'm on the ETA, do not tell me when it's ready? (including the upcoming NG) Or is it better to do it at the airport on arrival? I read that this is possible. Is this true? Thank you for your answer. ...
admin 15 Dec 2017, 17:38
Do not see the advantages of what to do at the airport. First of all expensive and secondly have at the airport to spend more time, you need it. Make from home a few days everything will be ready. ...
Yanita 05 Feb 2018, 18:35
We are traveling with a child. In Thailand no problem we went with the baby on the motorbike. Can there be a problem with the police in Sri Lanka if the motorcycle will be 2 adults and a child? ...
admin 06 Feb 2018, 09:29
Hello! Yes, it seems that even we are not forbidden to carry on a motorcycle in the front seat, and after 12 on the rear. But in Sri Lanka, motorbikes for transport is generally not considered, all ride, and many times with children seen. Well, even if there are complaints, the police (police on the roads, by the way, very little), solve the problem on the spot. The cops are here Oh-Oh-Oh-ry is corrupt, everything can be solved for a few bucks. Do not swear with them, and smile and even laugh, and everything will be OK. P. S. in Kandy into oncoming traffic on the bike flooded, and then as luck COP. He blowed, poulybalis each other, turned around and went back. ...
Lukas 07 May 2018, 18:55
Hello! I'm going to Sri Lanka in about a month and have thoughts on renting a scooter when I'm in Ella and perhaps also in/around Arugam Bay. I only have my Swedish drivers license (I know more is required) but I wonder about the consequenses if being pulled over? I was several times in Bali and just paid for a temporary license the first time which I could then show when it happened again. How expensive would a fine be in Sri Lanka, it is high risk to get pulled over as a tourist on bike and also, what is worse case scenario if I do get pulled over? Answers would be appriciated! Regards Lukas ...
admin 09 May 2018, 05:13
Hi Lukas! You are right, officialy you need to get a local drivers permit. But on practice you don't really need this, actually like on Bali too. I have expirience in driving all around Sri Lanka, have met twice policemens on the road and they cheked-out my russian driving license, and I don't have any problems and fines. ...
Оксана1083 31 may 2018, 13:16
How much is one day delay in the visa. We have tickets for 32 days. And how to do better. To change tickets or expired visa to pay ...

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