The tear-drop island of Sri Lanka might be small in size, but it’s big on luxury. Think pamper spa sessions, decadent cuisine, gorgeous scenery and sumptuous experiences. If you’re a discerning traveller with a taste for the finer things in life, a luxury trip to Sri Lanka is definitely for you!
1. Enjoy a view from the top
While bicycle rides and hikes might be a great way to see the natural beauty of Sri Lanka, nothing beats a bird’s eye view. Soar over ancient cities, lush forests and azure ocean on a private helicopter flip. Better yet, add a touch of whimsy with a hot air balloon ride. Take off at the most beautiful sites including ancient Galle Fort, Tangle, Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Sri Pada ('sacred footprint').
2. Be pampered in paradise
What would a luxury holiday be without a pamper session or three? You won’t have to look far to find your zen at a five-star spa in Sri Lanka. A range of world-class spas offer soothing treatments featuring Ayurveda organic products to soothe and rejuvenate your body and soul. Enjoy a water lily bath or take in the scenery beneath a shady palm tree with the glittering ocean as your backdrop.
3. Sail away
Step aboard a luxury yacht and set sail along the cerulean coastline. Sip cocktails on a sunset cruise. Dive into the water for a swim and snorkel with whales, dolphins and turtles. Try your hand at some deep-sea fishing and land a marlin, barracuda and more. Or go all out with a wild yacht party out to sea.
4. Splash out on some bling
Also known as Ratna-Dweepa (Gem Island), Sri Lanka will put a sparkle in any jewellery lover’s eye. No trip to the island is complete without a visit to the wealth of jewellery and gem stores in Colombo and Galle. Stunning sapphires, glittering cat’s eyes, crimson rubies and mystical moonstones are all on offer – crafted into gorgeous jewellery to keep as a memento of your luxurious Sri Lankan holiday.
5. Safari in style
Treat yourself to a five-star tented camp safari in the heart of the lush Sri Lankan jungle. The country is rich with wildlife, including Asian elephants, jackals, sloth bears, buffalo, and leopards. There are plenty of lush national parks to choose from too, including famous Yala, set in the ancient Ruhunu Kingdom, luxurious Bandhavgarh National Park and beautiful Ranthambore National Park to name just a few.
If this sounds like your cup of (Sri Lankan) tea, book your trip to Sri Lanka here.