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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

srilankan tourism


The famous explorer Marco Polo of the 12th Century wrote that Sri Lanka is the finest island in the whole world. For centuries it had been a great tourism destination particularly for European Travellers. However the 30 year long internal conflict and terrorism had a negative impact of Tourism and the growth of the industry got stagnated. However after the end of the conflict in 2009 the country’s tourism prospects look promising. In 2010 immediately after the end of the war Sri Lanka had a growth of 46% in Tourism arrivals. From 2009 to 2011 the Tourism arrivals got doubled with the number of arrivals reaching 855,975 as at end 2011.

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Being an island Sri Lanka is surrounded by sea and a perfect destination for a beach holiday. When the seas are rough on one side of the island it is calm waters on the other side. So it is a year round beach destination.

West Coast 

sri lanka beaches Negombo   (35 km north of Colombo)

sri lanka beaches Mount Lavinia  (12 km south of Colombo)

 sri lanka beachesKalutara (42 km south of Colombo)

    South Coast
    • Bentota (62 km south of Colombo)

    • Ambalangoda (Approx 85 km south of Colombo)

    • Hikkaduwa (98 km south of Colombo)

    • Unawatuna (140 km south-east of Colombo)

    • Weligama (143 km south-east of Colombo)

    • Mirissa (151 km South east from Colombo)

    • Matara (160km south of Colombo)

    • Tangalle (195 km south-east of Colombo)

      East Coast
      • Arugam Bay (315 km east of Colombo)

        North Coast
        • Nilaveli & Uppuveli (280 km north-east of Colombo)

        • Trincomalee (257 km north-east of Colombo)

          Heritage Sites

          With a recorded history of more than 2500 years Sri Lanka has a rich heritage. There are 8 world heritage sites within the country which include; the hill capital kandy, the sacred city of Anuradapura, The Dutch fort of Galle, The ancient city of Polonnaruwa, The rock fortress of Sigiriya, The golden rock temple of Dambulla, the beautiful Horton plains and the Singharaja rain forest. Apart from these famous sites there are hundreds of heritage sites in the island which are frequented by tourists.

          • sri lanka anuradhapura- Ancient Kingdom

          • Sigiriya - Ancient Kingdom & fortress

          • Polonnaruwa - Ancient Kingdom

          • Kandy - Ancient Kingdom with temple of tooth relic

          • Galle - Fortress

          • Dambulla - Rock cave temple

          • Maligawila - Ancient Monastery with largest statue of Lord Buddha in Sri Lanka

          • Yapahuwa - Fortress

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            Sri Lanka Honeymoons   
            All of our Sri Lanka hotels are romantic settings for an unforgettable honeymoon. To find out more about our favourite, most intimate retreats for your first holiday as man and wife, visit our Sri Lanka honeymoon page. Please note that due to local laws and customs, same sex honeymoons are not recommended in Sri Lanka.

            Important Travel Information
            When travelling to Sri Lanka you must apply for an ETA visa which allows entry into the country.  Names on the ETA must exactly match those appearing on your passport.  Therefore when booking  a honeymoon in Sri Lanka, brides need to ensure that they book under their maiden name as they will not be able to apply for an ETA under their new married name.

            Kuoni Exclusive Sri Lanka Hotels
            We have specially selected some of our favourite Sri Lanka resorts and made them exclusive to Kuoni customers in the UK. These resorts also rate amongst the most consistently recommended hotels on Trip Advisor.

            Our exclusive Sri Lanka Hotels include:
            Club Bentota
            Jetwing SEA

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            Jetwing Lighthouse 
            Unwind on the beach at this luxurious hotel
            Rooms - 63 
            Airport transfer time - 4½ 
            hoursRecommended for - Honeymoon, Spa


            •   5 restaurants and bars
            •   2 swimming pools and 1 children’s pool
            •   Fitness centre
            •   Steamroom
            •   Spa
            •   Squash
            •   Tennis
            •   Table tennis
            •   Pool table
            •   Boutique
            •   Business centre with internet facilities

            Swimming Pools

            Two freshwater pools.

            Spa and beauty

            Therapies at the spa:
            •  Massages
            •  Facials
            •  Body scrubs
            •  Wraps
            •  Manicure and pedicure
            •  Wet areas
            •  Signature treatments
            •  Spa packages


            Located in the beautiful colonial town of Galle, approx. 3½ hours drive from the airport in Colombo.

            Public transport

            1.2m (Bus Station)

            Beach description

            Golden sand.
            Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana 
            Explore the Cultural Triangle from this lakeside lodge 

            Rooms - 25
            Airport transfer time  - 4 
            hoursRecommended for- Spa, Kuoni Collection


            •   2 restaurants
            •   1 bar
            •   Wine cellar
            •   Open-air library lounge
            •   Swimming pool
            •   Spa
            •   Yoga
            •   Fitness centre
            •   Boutique
            •   DVD library
            •   Bicycles

            Swimming Pools

            One swimming pool.

            Spa and beauty

            Island Spa:
            A secluded haven where you can unwind in peace and luxury.

            Therapies at the spa:
            •   Massages
            •   Facials
            •   Body scrubs
            •   Wraps
            •   Manicures and pedicures
            •   Steamroom
            •   Plunge pools
            •   Spa programmes
            •   Ayurveda treatments and programs