Posts Tagged ‘sri’

Fly to the sea and back

Fly to the sea and back

Previously off-limits, Sri Lanka’s north-east coast has rapidly transformed in recent years, with cool new hotels attracting intrepid travellers.

Intrepid because, until now, it was an arduous six-hour slog (on a good day) from the island’s only airport, near Colombo on the south-west coast, up to the quiet beaches of Trincomalee (pictured). (more…)

Cool waters in Sri Lanka

Cool waters in Sri Lanka

A new beach scene in Sri Lanka is breaking for surfers and sunseekers. Nell McShane Wulfhart tracks down the best places to stay, eat and drink in the beachy haven of Kalpitiya.

A finger of land extending out into the Indian Ocean from halfway up Sri Lanka’s west coast, Kalpitiya is mostly home to fishermen, but its sparsely beautiful beaches are drawing a growing crowd in search of some of the world’s best kite-surfing between May and September. (more…)

Sri Lanka celebrates Tamil New Year

Sri Lanka celebrates Tamil New Year

Fireworks, street parties and lavish feasts lit up the island of Sri Lanka yesterday as the Tamil and Sinhalese communities welcomed in the Hindu New Year with a string of colourful celebrations. (more…)

The coast is clear

The coast is clear

Travellers can finally return to Sri Lanka’s north-east, with its little-explored villages and beautiful beaches.

Two years ago, Sri Lanka’s devastating civil war finally ended. (more…)

See Sri Lanka on a flying safari

See Sri Lanka on a flying safari

Asian travel specialist Cazenove + Loyd – which came second in the Specialist Tour Operator category in the Readers’ Travel Awards 2010 – has launched a new five-day flying safari, taking guests on a breathtaking journey across Sri Lanka, the pearl of the Indian Ocean. (more…)

East Sri Lankas first five-star hotel

East Sri Lankas first five-star hotel

Exciting Sri Lanka news! We’ve been waiting for somewhere really great to stay to open in the east of the country – former Tamil territory, now Tiger-free – for some time, and now things are looking up. (more…)

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