golden beaches, cultural abundance, tea plantations, historic monuments
Absurdly rich and fertile, Sri Lanka positively drips with abundance: its smells are those of fruit, spices, tea and coffee, flowers, perfume, and wonderful cooking. Its colours are the honey-gold of the beaches, the intense, almost luminous green of the plantations, and the purple-blue hills in the distance. Warm, open and relaxed, with none of India’s frenetic edge, its culture is a cocktail of Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim influences and its people are very sweet and gentle.
In the past we struggled to recommend many places to stay when on a luxury holiday in Sri Lanka, but now the picture is very different: in the last two or three years, there has been a proliferation of small luxury hotels and gorgeous private villas that we have visited and found that we like very much. We also think that Sri Lanka offers excellent value for money.
All itineraries are individually designed, but as a guide, we can arrange a ten day luxury holiday in Sri Lanka (not including flights) from £2200 per person.