News & Updates from Tourism and Travel Industry of Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance launches #LoveSriLanka
    by Charmaine Stephen on May 28, 2019 at 6:41 am

    In the wake of the Easter Sunday outrage, several hoteliers and travel companies have come together to form the Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance, launching its #LoveSriLanka initiative. The Alliance’s main focus is the creation of an enabling online platform & community to promote & support Sri Lanka’s return to the norms of island life, specifically with regard to tourism. The initiative was launched as a response to a pressing need for the tourism and travel sector here and abroad for a single point of information that would assist the sector in responding to the current situation in the most effective way possible.… The post Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance launches #LoveSriLanka appeared first on Sri Lanka Travel Blog. […]

  • Sri Lanka returns to normality, slowly but surely
    by Charmaine Stephen on April 30, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    The continuous support of our friends worldwide in the travel community have reminded us that despite the tragic events of Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka remains an island that many are anxious to return to as soon as possible. This blog post will be updated frequently, and is intended to keep everyone – including the clients, both current and prospective, of our chief sponsor Red Dot Tours updates on the latest situation here on the island. Tuesday, 28th May 2019 Positivity continues as Gemany and Switzerland have both followed suit today, to relax travel restrictions to Sri Lanka. The update issued requests travellers to be cautious and vigilant.… The post Sri Lanka returns to normality, slowly but surely appeared first on Sri Lanka Travel Blog. […]

  • With the support of our friends, Sri Lanka will unite
    by Charmaine Stephen on April 25, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Dear Friends & Partners, It is with a profound sense of sadness that we share this. You will by now have heard the news, have seen the distressing pictures flashed across your television screens, and will fully understand the scale of appalling tragedy that unfolded on this beautiful island on Easter Sunday. Words are rarely adequate when it comes to capturing the true emotions created by such events, but the human and personal stories in the media reports that have followed the initial breaking news could not have left our hearts heavier. This tragedy is completely at odds with the true reality of modern Sri Lanka, a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society that has been enjoying an extended period of peace and growing prosperity in recent years. … The post With the support of our friends, Sri Lanka will unite appeared first on Sri Lanka Travel Blog. […]

  • Five best beaches in Sri Lanka away from the crowds 
    by Darrshini Parthepan on April 8, 2019 at 10:55 am

    From Hikkaduwa to Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka keeps its most beautiful beaches well hidden. Here are our favourite five beaches in Sri Lanka away from the crowds. Hiriketiya Hidden along the south coast, amongst swaying palms and clifftops, this secluded cove is ideal for surfers, although only hardy surfers would dare to approach the rougher waves at the edges of the inlet. Also known as the “Blue Beach”, Hiriketiya remains off-the-radar due to its small size and remote location. The clear blue water is shallow and protected by two headlands and is great for a refreshing dip. This secret clove is now rapidly becoming more known as Conde Nast Traveller has named it the latest nomad hotspot in Sri Lanka.… The post Five best beaches in Sri Lanka away from the crowds  appeared first on Sri Lanka Travel Blog. […]

  • A Tuk-tuk Adventure
    by Darrshini Parthepan on April 1, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Tukie in the bustling streets of Colombo Though I was born and bred in Sri Lanka, this little teardrop shaped island does not fail to amuse me every single day. It was a boring Sunday afternoon and my curious little mind was up to no good. Just like those sudden cravings for a mug of steaming hot chocolate, I was desperate to explore Colombo in a tuk-tuk and gobble up some yummy isso vadei. Soon I was whizzing along the Independence Avenue zig zagging past throngs of vehicles. I had a rough route in mind and my tuk-tuk driver was an easygoing chap.… The post A Tuk-tuk Adventure appeared first on Sri Lanka Travel Blog. […]

  • Fighting the Galle Fort jams
    by Charmaine Stephen on March 15, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Why Sri Lanka’s famed Fort needs fewer vehicles The archway at one of the entrances to the Galle Fort Photo credit: Sean Stephen The Galle Fort is a treasure trove of history, beautiful cobbled streets and well-restored buildings. And amongst these narrow streets flanked with quaint eateries, gem merchants and local art shops, there are also a lot of vehicles that do the rounds. So, if you are someone who prefers to walk around the Galle Fort to take in the charismatic aura of this 16th century Dutch stronghold, you’ll soon realize that the number of four-wheelers and three-wheelers is excessive.… The post Fighting the Galle Fort jams appeared first on Sri Lanka Travel Blog. […]

  • Sri Lanka’s cable car is Ella’s best kept secret
    by Darrshini Parthepan on March 8, 2019 at 2:34 am

    ©Andress Eichstadt Sri Lanka’s hill country offers thrills, excitement and inspiration to all. But in Sri Lanka an exciting cable car ride was the last thing on my mind. Little did I know I was about to hop onto a cable car and soar through the skies. Our destination on a cold morning was Ella Jungle Resort – an oasis of serenity tucked away in a quieter part of Ella and surrounded by a thick canopy of jungle. From the entrance of the resort, transport in a four-wheel jeep is preferred.  So, we hopped on a jeep and set off on our way.… The post Sri Lanka’s cable car is Ella’s best kept secret appeared first on Sri Lanka Travel Blog. […]

  • Rock Villa strikes gold at Tourism Awards Ceremony
    by Charmaine Stephen on January 3, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Rock Villa by Taru Villas, a 170-year-old Sri Lankan wallawwa set on a two-acre coconut grove bordering the Indian Ocean off Bentota, was recently named the Best Boutique Villa at the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards held in December. With an offering of 6 rooms varying from Deluxe to Suites, Rock Villa oozes class and timeless character at every turn, creating a haven for guests. Rooms and common areas are decorated with Dutch-period antiques and soothing soft furnishings, blending a calm and inviting aura to the villa. The property also boasts direct beach access over a single track railway line at the end of the garden, so it’s worth keeping an eye if you do travel with kids.… The post Rock Villa strikes gold at Tourism Awards Ceremony appeared first on Sri Lanka Travel Blog. […]

  • Why House clinches award for Asia’s Best Family Hotel
    by Charmaine Stephen on December 20, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Why House recently grabbed the top spot for Asia’s Best Family Hotel in the Boutique Hotel Awards held in London last month. We can’t really say we’re surprised because Why House has indeed been a firm favourite of families travelling with us. Hidden away from the popular beaches of Thalpe, in a gorgeously landscaped three-acre garden. Why House is quite simply the epitome of a family-friendly boutique hotel. With an irresistibly inviting swimming pool and delicious food that is enough to keep you coming back for more, Why House is well-deserving of this accolade. Overseen by the cheerful and ever-obliging Henrietta who welcomes guests, towed by Nigella and Tigga the hotel pets, Why House ensures guests are looked after exceedingly well, be it families, couples or single travellers.… The post Why House clinches award for Asia’s Best Family Hotel appeared first on Sri Lanka Travel Blog. […]

  • Dancing Sri Lankan lizards commended in Comedy Wildlife awards
    by David Hopps on November 28, 2018 at 10:31 am

    A picture of two Sri Lankan land monitor lizards seemingly intent on a dance lesson has been Highly Commended in this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography awards. The photo was taken in Wilpattu game park by Sergey Savvi of CWPA / Barcroft Images. Sadly the dancing lizards lost out to a surprised squirrel. There are two types of monitor lizards in Sri Lanka, the land monitor and the water monitor. The common land monitor is normally found in hot lowland country of Sri Lanka. Farmers encourage them to wander around their fields as they eat vermin such as mice as well as ants, fruit, frogs, spiders, scorpions, beetles, grubs and if they can catch them, bats.… The post Dancing Sri Lankan lizards commended in Comedy Wildlife awards appeared first on Sri Lanka Travel Blog. […]

  • RESPONSIBLE TOURISM (Environment Protected) in Sri Lanka
    by Trip in Sri Lanka on May 26, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    When we visit another country for a holiday or a business purpose, we become a “tourist.” In other words, tourism is traveling to other countries for pleasure or business purposes. Anyway, as a tourist; you must comply with the rules and regulations of the country you are visiting. Well, it should come from within your […]

  • Forest Border Jungle Village experience – Let’s Camp in Sri Lanka
    by Trip in Sri Lanka on May 26, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    It’s a land like no other. It’s the pearl in the Indian ocean. 33% of the country has a forest coverage. Because of the sandy beaches, scenic beauty, ancient culture, tropical sunshine, and the cool climate in the hill country; it’s reputed as one the best tourist destinations in the world. How about visiting this […]

  • Are you interested in engaging with the local community for Life experiences and sharing the culture of Sri Lanka?
    by Trip in Sri Lanka on May 26, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Have you ever wondered about engaging with the local community for life experiences and sharing the culture of Sri Lanka? Well, the Sri Lankans are known for their hospitality and friendliness, so engaging with the local community would be a pleasant experience for anyone. Life experiences you will get in this beautiful island would be […]

  • I am interested in making Sri Lanka my second Home / I like to retire in Sri Lanka
    by Trip in Sri Lanka on May 25, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    As a person born and raised in Canada, I thought Canada is the best place to live on earth until I visited a small country in Asia. I lived in that country for 04 months. When everybody said, “it’s the pearl in the Indian ocean,” I thought they were just exaggerating, but now I know […]

  • Nature-Rich Environment of Sri Lanka
    by Trip in Sri Lanka on May 25, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    This 65,610 km2 island is the pearl of the Indian ocean. It’s also one of the world’s 25 Biodiversity Hot Spots. What does that mean? Well, it means; despite its small size, Sri Lanka is a paradise with a nature-rich environment. That’s not all. Per each 10,000 square km, this paradise island has the highest […]

  • 5 Best activities to do in Sri Lanka
    by Trip in Sri Lanka on April 13, 2017 at 6:56 am

    A good vacation should rate by the amount of amazement you’ve experienced- not by the pile of cash you’ve spent. To enjoy a good (unforgettable) vacation in Sri Lanka, you need a list of amazing activities to do in the island. Keep reading this to find out 5 amazing activities to do in Sri Lanka […]

  • 5 Best beaches to visit in Sri Lanka
    by Trip in Sri Lanka on April 13, 2017 at 6:42 am

    A perfect beach vacation in Sri Lanka depends on finding the perfect beach of your preference. Whether you are travelling solo or en famille, an adventure or a peace seeker, we put together 5 best beaches in Sri Lanka to help you find the beach of your dream. Hikkaduwa One of the best beach spots […]

  • 6 Top reasons to visit Sri Lanka now
    by Trip in Sri Lanka on April 13, 2017 at 6:27 am

    The tropical climate with the right dose of sunlight, refreshing beaches with crystal clear waters, pristine nature and friendly locals… There is no single word that can sum up Sri Lanka. But here are 6 reasons to visits Sri Lanka now. One of the Best Islands ever Being a tropical island enriched in nature, culture, […]

  • 5 Best places to visit in Sri Lanka throughout the year.
    by Trip in Sri Lanka on April 8, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Finding the best sites to visit in Sri Lanka during your holiday is essential, so you won’t miss the best experiences. Here you’ll find top 5 best places to visit in Sri Lanka that are good to visit regardless the month you’ll be visiting the island. Sigiriya Lion Rock Offering one of the best landscape […]