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Top 10 Reasons why Sri Lanka is the Best Destination for Winter Travelers

Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country that is easy on the pocket, safe, warm and has plenty to do as a traveller, which will make this an experience of a lifetime

Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavorful food make Sri Lanka irresistible.

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Sri Lanka is arguably one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Destinationless Travel

Travelers can trace the island’s fascinating history, from ancient times through the colonial period to the present, in cities like Colombo and Kandy. This relatively compact island boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites where that history is preserved… Sri Lanka is also a beach-lover’s paradise, ringed by some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and home to a number of luxury beach resorts.


Full of romantic landscapes, stirring mountains, lush green tea gardens and golden beaches, the island nation of Sri Lanka is nothing short of magnificent. The country has no shortage of beautiful awe-inspiring spots, natural, historic and cultural, each more picture-perfect than the next.

Travel Triangle

The winter can get long, cold and dreary making everything look more grey and dull. It’s not surprising that many want to escape this and replace it with a tropical vacation. When you can get away from the minus temperatures and gloomy mood of all your co-workers, why wouldn’t you? A trip to one of the many luxury resorts in Sri Lanka condo be the answer to this question.

Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country that is easy on the pocket, safe, warm and has plenty to do as a traveller, which will make this an experience of a lifetime. Whether you are traveling with a large group, your family or even alone, Sri Lanka could be the ideal spot you are looking for and here’s why:

1. The warm atmosphere

As the country is situated close to the equator, it has a year-round warm atmosphere. Therefore, this is highly convenient for those escaping winters as you can be assured of a summer-esque setting any time of the year. Whether you live in Australia or England, Sri Lanka will be a great spot for your winter vacation. But do not fear, if the warm temperature gets too hot for your liking, all you need to do is travel a couple of hours towards the hillsides of the country, to experience a pleasantly cooling atmosphere.

2. Sun-kissed beaches

If you are envious of all those who return from a holiday with a tan, you can do them one better, by getting a tan during what technically should be your friends’ and family’s winter. One of the best ways to get the sun-kissed tone is by spending time on beautiful sun-kissed beaches. And Sri Lanka, being an island, has plenty of beaches that will make your vacation worthwhile. From seeing indescribable sunsets and sunrises, playing beach volleyball, going for a swim (only if the flag is green), to enjoying your favourite drink or reading a book while sitting on the sandy shores, the adventures are limitless.

3. Attractive nightlife

If you are someone who enjoys going out at night to different bars, clubs and pubs, don’t worry, Sri Lanka has a thriving nightlife. On the surface, this may not seem to be likely, but we can assure you that there are plenty of spots (especially in places that draw a lot of tourists) where you could relax, dance to great music and have a great time. Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, has many spots that will guarantee a jolly good time. But if you are traveling around the country, there are many amazing spots in Galle, Hikkaduwa, Arugam Bay etc. which would definitely make for a fun night.

4. Easy on your wallet

If you have read so far and are interested in a Sri Lankan holiday but aren’t sure about the costs, let’s put those worries aside. Unfortunately for Sri Lanka, due to an economic crisis that the beautiful country went through in 2022, the Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR) has depreciated quite drastically. However, this would be fortunate for all travelers as when one converts their own currency they would realize that things in Sri Lanka are quite cheap. For example, the minimum (public) bus fare costs 0.11$ and the cost for a night in a five-star hotel in Colombo starts at 35$, which means that even a deluxe experience would be quite inexpensive, if you book a Airbnb or a luxury resort.

5. Plenty of things to do

Apart from the usual site seeing, there are so many things you can do and experience in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has two or three major cities that you could visit to experience the urban culture and take a few museum tours. But if you are more interested in activities relating to nature, Sri Lanka offers various opportunities that might feel surreal. A coastal region named Mirissa offers whale-watching and dolphin-watching that will allow you to witness these magnificent mammals up close. There are many hiking routes that you could take that vary according to your skill level in the central highlands. And there are many national wildlife parks and safaris and an elephant orphanage that is a must-visit if you love seeing baby elephants. Our bet is you will not be able to do all that you wish you could in your first vacation, leaving you with a desire to come back for more. And you definitely should.

6. Home to the best luxury resorts

While Sri Lanka has great home-based resorts, it is also known for a few of its luxury resorts that have been acclaimed to be some of the best in Asia and the world. These luxury resorts in Sri Lanka give you the perfect combination of comfort and luxury and allow you to let go of all your stress and worries and enjoy the moment. If you wish to experience wellness or yoga retreats in Sri Lanka while on holiday to completely rejuvenate yourself and take care of your well-being, we’d recommend spending a portion of your trip at one of these luxury resorts.

7. Meet the friendliest people on earth

If you love traveling to meet new people, hear their stories and make friends, Sri Lanka is one of the best places for this. Sri Lankans are known for their hospitality and friendliness and would go out of their way to assist you if you ever requested it. Although, the majority of locals are not comfortable in English, it would never be a barrier to communication, as they would enthusiastically and eagerly find ways to communicate with anyone.

8. Delectable local cuisine

The Sri Lankan local cuisine is diverse with each component packed with flavour. Although, people fear the spice level, as Sri Lankans do love their spice, the talented chefs make sure to make the food not too spicy, all the while not compromising on the taste at hotels and restaurants. A few must-have culinary treasures of the local cuisine are Kotthu, Egg hoppers, Rotti and chicken curry. Make sure to get your hands on some street food and try the isso wade as well! Sri Lankans have perfected the art of serving delectable dishes of every cuisine imaginable. So do not fear, there are plenty of options when it comes to food, that will cater to any palate, adventurous or safe.

9. Historical and cultural significance

The chances are the unique Sri Lankan culture and history are wonders you would not have encountered before and should be seen and experienced to believe are true. Being colonized by three different countries, fighting for independence, having a 30-year civil war and recovering from all that to brand itself as one of the top tourist destinations in the world, speak volumes about the character of this nation. Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country that will give you an opportunity to learn about different beliefs, traditions and food, giving you a glimpse of a lifestyle that might be very different to yours. Not to mention that the architecture of ancient remnants still hold their integrity and could fascinate the most well-travelled of the tourists.

10. Majestic mountains

‌The mountain regions are a favourite vacation spot for both locals and tourists. People enjoy the drive or the train ride up to the mountains as it gifts you with picture-perfect scenes. The cooling atmosphere, the hilltop view and the majestic mountains leave one awe-struck at the sheer beauty. If you are an adrenaline junky, you could hike and trek, bungee jump, zip line, paraglide and parachute, which will, no doubt, leave you with an unforgettable memory.

Come to Sri Lanka. Give this island nation a chance. You won’t regret it.

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