Holidays to Sri Lanka

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Why Sri Lanka?

Popular Areas in Sri Lanka

Your go-to guide of the best locations to spend your next well-deserved holiday

Sri Lanka Key Facts

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Languages

The most commonly spoken languages are Sinhalese and Tamil.

Fun Facts

The country only became known as Sri Lanka in 1972 after gaining independence.

Currency

Sri Lankan Rupee

Local Time

5 hours ahead

Hotels in Sri Lanka

Browse a cracking selection of the most popular hotels in Sri Lanka

Things to Do

Whether you're looking for a beach getaway or city break, Sri Lanka has something to offer every discerning traveller

Holiday Types in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has something to offer everyone from last minute breaks to family friendly holidays

Winter Sun In Sri Lanka

Winter Sun In Sri Lanka

Historical landmarks, luxurious hotels, stunning beaches, and wonderful food help make Sri Lanka a dream destination to soak up the rays in the winter months.
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All Inclusive Sri Lanka

All Inclusive Sri Lanka

If you want to enjoy Sri Lanka without worrying about the bill, an all-inclusive holiday is the way to go. We have a superb selection of Sri Lanka all inclusives, where you can switch off knowing that everything is already paid for.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to visit the west and south coasts of Sri Lanka, as well as the Cultural Triangle, is between December and March when the monsoon season has finished. If you’re planning on exploring the east coast and the north, the optimum time to go is from April or May to September.
Easy peasy. Distances are short – you could be admiring colonial architecture in Colombo in the morning and riding the waves off Hikkaduwa beach by the afternoon. Bus travel is a bargain but taking the train is one of the great experiences in Sri Lanka. Vendors patrol the length of the carriages proffering their wares, ranging from piping-hot tea, to crispy patties, and packed meals as you view the constantly changing landscapes. If there are a few of you, consider hiring a driver and splitting the cost.
Absolutely! Sri Lanka is what a holiday should be: exotic but manageable. This tropical treasure offers a gentle introduction to the Indian subcontinent.
The currency is the Sri Lanka Rupee (Rs). It’s a closed currency meaning that you can only obtain your Sri Lankan spending money upon arrival.
Sinhala and Tamil are both national languages, but English is widely spoken.
Yes, but happily it’s a straightforward process. Visas, also known as ETAs, can be obtained from the government’s Department of Immigration and Emigration website (eta.gov.lk) for trips of up to 30 days. Children under the age of 12 do not require a visa to enter Sri Lanka.

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