6 Reasons Why A Luxury Holiday In Sri Lanka Should Be At The Top Of Your Travel List

BY Jonathan, writer and journalist

Planning a luxury holiday in Sri Lanka leaves you open to a whole world of possibilities. From its magical culture and tropical beaches to its mouth-watering seafood curries, we’ve put together our top six reasons why a Sri Lanka holiday should be at the top of your travel list.

Open all year round

One of the great things about a luxury holiday in Sri Lanka is that you can literally go at any time of the year – and this gives it a definite advantage compared to some other South and Southeast Asian destinations.

The weather in Sri Lanka is a warm 25-30C on the coast, and around 10 degrees cooler inland, all year round and its monsoon seasons alternate between north east and south west, so your only consideration will be ensuring that you visit the right places at the right time if you’d like to avoid the rain!

Family holidays in Sri Lanka

The fact that a luxury holiday to Sri Lanka can be done at any time, particularly in the Christmas holidays, does make it an attractive choice for a family holiday. But that’s not the only reason.

A family holiday to Sri Lanka offers so many great activities for everyone, wherever you decide to go. If you’re escaping for some winter sun, you can hit the beautiful beaches of the south western coast, with activities including everything from scuba diving and snorkelling to body boarding and surfing.

If you’re heading to Sri Lanka at Easter or summer, you’ll find just as inviting beaches on Sri Lanka’s eastern coast, and the magical delights of its Cultural Triangle generally see good weather from the new year through to the end of summer.

The Cultural Triangle

Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle is the area that links the three equidistant cultural metropolises of Anuradhapura, Kandy and Polonnaruwa, and boasts half of the country’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Between these three places, you’ll find a veritable treasure trove of ancient ruins and cultural sites – plenty of which are great options for a family luxury holiday in Sri Lanka.

From visiting the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy to climbing the spectacular Sigiriya Rock Fortress, there aren’t many places in the world that, pound-for-pound, pack such a cultural punch.

The wonders of wildlife

Sri Lanka is home to 15 national parks, full of incredible wildlife opportunities, so if you like wildlife holidays, then a luxury holiday in Sri Lanka will leave you spoilt for choice.

One of the best wildlife spots is Yala National Park, which is brimming with all kinds of wildlife. Here you’ve got a better chance than anywhere else in the world of spotting leopards and you’re likely to see crocodiles, elephants. Yala is also an important bird conservation area, being home to six endemic Sri Lankan species.   

The perfect honeymoon in Sri Lanka

As well as being thoroughly family-friendly, a luxury holiday in Sri Lanka is a popular choice for couples in search of a romantic honeymoon. 

A Sri Lanka honeymoon offers a little more than other classic honeymoon islands. If you’re culture-seekers or lovers of the outdoors, you’ll find plenty of ruins to explore and trails to hike. For beach dwellers, Sri Lanka offers a coastline that rivals the best paradise islands in the world.

And wherever you go on your tailor-made holiday in Sri Lanka, you’ll find luxury boutique hotels and simply delicious cuisine.

Friendly faces and flavoursome food

Finally, if there’s two things for which Sri Lanka is most beloved, it’s its friendly, welcoming people and the unbelievable selection of dishes you’ll find at the dinner table.

Sri Lanka’s seafood is fresh, its curries spicy and its fruits bountiful. Its cuisine has been shaped by its culture and history as well as the fruits of its land and the character of its people.

With every mouthful you’ll take a journey down the oceanic silk road, a walk through the rice fields and a dive into the Bay of Bengal.


Yonder provides luxury holidays to Sri Lanka.  All itineraries are custom made for individual clients so can be changed and adjusted as needed. The benefit of a tailor-made holiday in Sri Lanka is that Yonder’s escapologists can build it around specific interests such as family holidays honeymoon or safari holidays.

Yonder’s top destinations on a Sri Lanka holiday include the beaches around Galle, the hills and cooler climate of Tea Country and the Cultural Triangle to the north.

Within each of these National Parks in Sri Lanka, Yonder has painstakingly sifted through the plethora of hotels to create a short list of the most exquisite boutique hotels and those properties that provide a genuine experience.

If you want a simple starting point or want to find specific details for a luxury safari holiday, have a look through Yonder’s Destinations pages or browse the Culture and Wildlife pages within their Inspirations and Collections pages.

All Yonder itineraries are crafted on a tailor-made, one-off basis, so you can be sure that your holiday will be as individual as you are.