Sri Lanka is one of those places that quite literally has something for everyone – city culture, mountains, safari, beaches and mouthwatering cuisine. Go, go, go!
On the road to Kandy, view the largest herd of elephants in captivity in the world at Pinnawela. Catch the herd playfully bathing in the river and the calves at feeding time. Then check straight into the Theva Residency. With an infinity pool, animal and plant life, and access to the Hantana Mountain trails, this is a great spot for some healthy activity.
Theva Residency: 11/B5/10-1, 6th Lane, Hantana, Kandy, Sri Lanka
One of the most peaceful, calming, and breathtakingly beautiful regions in all of Sri Lanka, Hill Country is a must on any itinerary. Ceylon Tea Trails are a collection of four colonial bungalows smack bang in the middle of all this gorgeousness. Visit tea factories with an in-house guide, bike and trek the paths that wind through the valleys or explore the hotel’s extensive grounds.
Ceylon Tea Trails: Hatton, Hill Country, Sri Lanka
Deep in the heart of Sri Lanka’s national parks, leopards climb through the trees, birds tweet away in the lush canopy, and herds of elephants gather around giant waterholes at dusk. Kulu Safaris is a great way to see Sri Lanka’s diverse wildlife in all its glory, and lets you get your camping fix without sacrificing too much on the comfort scale.
Kulu Safaris: Yala, Udawalawe or Wilpattu National Parks, Sri Lanka
When you have hundreds of kilometers of coastline, where do you even begin? Whale watching is fabulous and surfing isn’t too shabby either. Or, you can simply chill out at The Beach Hut, a stunner of a villa that is perfect for small families with a grassy lawn, swimming pool, and private beach access.
The Beach Hut: Mathara Road, Dalawella, Galle, Sri Lanka
After all the hiking, elephants and beaches, why not squeeze in a little culture before heading home? Galle Fort is a 17th century UNESCO World Heritage Site and chock full of boutiques, cafes and galleries. With a pool table, private chef and giant swimming pool, 41 Lighthouse Street is our top pick for families. Make sure to catch the stunning sunsets from the fort walls.
41 Lighthouse Street: 41 Lighthouse Street, Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
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