With nearly 1600 km of palm-fringed coastline, Sri Lanka is the ideal destination for sun worshippers. Whether it’s windsurfing, kayaking, yachting, water skiing, scuba diving or just lazing around for the perfect tan, Sri Lanka offers it all.
Two monsoon winds bring rain to two corners of the country at different times, which makes a beach holiday in Sri Lanka a year-round prospect. The north east winds make the south western coast sunny and the sea calm from November to March; while the south westerly winds make the East Coast waters quiet with constant sunshine.
The pick of the beaches in the south includes Tangalla, Beruwala, Mirissa, Bentota and Unawatuna where you can enjoy the facilities of chic boutique hotels and explore the glowing coral reefs.
Sri Lanka’s southern beaches have long been discovered by the international traveller, but the east coast is yet to be fully discovered. The most popular among these beaches is Arugam Bay, a mecca for surfing enthusiasts in the region. Uppuveli beach is also open to the sun seekers now after three decades of civil war.
On the Western corner of the country to the north of Colombo is the Negambo lagoon. Its beaches and lagoon, famed for lobster harvesting, are an old favourite with local and foreign visitors.
Sri Lanka is famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes, and the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Its flavourful cuisine reflects its history as a maritime hub and cultural melting pot.
We are currently on honeymoon and will be back soon – please send an online enquiry for more information about this fascinating destination.
OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE 4* FAVOURITE IN ZANZIBAR
The 4* Mapenzi is one of the most established hotels on the island of Zanzibar and has recently been upgraded and rebranded to the Diamonds category of the Planhotel group so great changes and upgrades have taken place. The low tide on the East coast adds to the experience when you can walk out across the beach for 1.5 kilometres to the reef.
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Resort remains an excellent and affordable choice for people who want an action-packed holiday and has recently undergone a makeover. Great value for money, it’s an unpretentious resort with a fantastic vibe; fun and involving. Accommodation is simple and comfortable, the water sports facilities are brilliant – windsurfing equipment and canoes are complimentary – the all-inclusive package covers a choice of three restaurants and two bars plus a daily stocked mini-bar (soft drinks, water and beer) – it couldn’t be better! There is also the a la carte restaurant on the beach – but here a supplement is payable.
EXCELLENT BEACH LOCATION AND AWESOME SUNSETS
Located along the white sands on South Kuta Beach, The Patra Jasa Bali Resort & Villas offers modern Balinese-style rooms. Offering 2 dining options, it boasts a full-service spa, a large lagoon pool and seaside pool. The Patra Bali Resort & Villas provides free parking and a free shuttle service to Kuta Square, just 2 km away. It is a 5-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
The Risata Bali Resort & Spa is located in South Kuta area and is the recreation of a traditional Balinese village with the rooms scattered in clusters throughout the tropical landscaped gardens. Waterbom Park, Discovery Mall and the Kuta Art Markets are all within walking distance.
I really enjoyed my stay at this resort as it is very centrally located!
MEMORABLE BALI HOTEL 5* WITH BEACH ACCESS
The vision for the Grand Hyatt Bali resort was as a water palace with lakes, landscaped gardens and five lagoon or river pools surrounding low-rise Balinese style buildings. Today this magnificent resorts stands as the crown jewel of resorts in Nusa Dua, the luxury stretch of magnificent beachfront on the island of Bali, offering 636 luxury rooms & suites nested in low-rise Balinese villas.
A MAGICAL PLACE WHERE TIME STANDS STILL AND MEMORIES LINGER FOR A LIFETIME
Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach is ideal to celebrate a memorable customized wedding ceremony and reception, a honeymoon retreat with a romantic private beach dinner or for travellers who seek a carefree escape. Enjoy the ultimate holiday with heartfelt service that is located only 20 minutes away from the airport.
THE ROYAL LIVINGSTONE HOTEL BY ANANTARA – ZAMBIA
The Royal Livingstone hotel stretches along the banks of the great Zambezi River, just a short walk to the entrance of the Victoria Falls, upstream of the mighty cataract where it thunders into the Batoka Gorge.
CAPTIVATING SURROUNDINGS –
Created to blend perfectly into the lush surrounds of the Zambezi River bank, The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa offers 4-star comfort only 5 km from the Victoria Falls, one of the most impressive natural wonders of the world.
The hotel boasts the impressive claim of having all river facing accommodation, so each guest can enjoy the view that once captivated David Livingstone, the intrepid explorer and missionary who was the first European to witness the Falls.