Seductive beaches and tempting water sports, magnificent landscapes featuring lazy lagoons, fertile wetlands, ecologically-wondrous types of forest, imposing mountains, bounteous rivers and waterfalls, an abundance of wildlife - much of it endemic - unique ecosystems, inspiring heritage sites from ancient cities to colonial forts, a vibrant culture including fine arts and crafts and grand festivals, and a people of diverse ethnicity and religious persuasion, charming and hospitable.
Contemporary tourist attractions such as luxurious Ayurveda spas and broad-based shopping opportunities have evolved, and Sri Lanka has become one of the world’s most popular destinations to get married and enjoy a honeymoon. There’s a variety of Sri Lanka honeymoon ideas tourist find interesting on doing.
Where beaches are concerned you will be spoilt for choice in a luxury holidays to Sri Lanka. Beaches totaling 1,340km fringe the island, from the long-established tourist destinations of the southern coast, to the vast beaches of the deep south, and the less-visited expanses of the north and east. No matter what time of the year, you can find a beach that is in season and just waiting to welcome you to its warm sands.
The island, with a population of just 20 million, feels like one big tropical zoo: elephants roam freely, water buffaloes idle in paddy fields and monkeys swing from trees. And then there's the pristine coastline. The miles of sugary white sand flanked by bamboo groves that were off-limits to most visitors until recently are a happy, if unintended byproduct of the war. Among the most scenic, if difficult stretches to reach, is Nilaveli Beach in the Tamil north. While a few military checkpoints remain, vacationers can lounge on poolside hammocks under palm trees or snorkel in its crystal-clear waters. Or they can order cocktails at the Nilaveli Beach Hotel , a collection of recently renovated Sri Lanka Hotels with private terraces.
An international airport in Matara, on the island's southern shore, is under construction, which will make the gorgeous beaches near the seaside village of Galle easier to get to. Decimated by the tsunami in 2004, the surrounding coastline is now teeming with stylish guesthouses and Boutique Sri Lankan Hotels. Unawatuna, a crescent-shaped beach a few miles south of Galle, may be furthest along. Higher-end hotels there include Thambapanni Retreat, which features four-poster beds, yoga and an ayurvedic spa. The Sun House , in Galle, looks like a place where the Queen of England might stay, with its mango courtyard and colonial décor. One stylish place tucked within Galle's city walls is the Galle Fort Hotel, a refurbished gem merchant's house run by a couple of Aussies.
As the fanfare of the festive season has died down, it is easy to feel the need to get away from the cold British winter and experience some sun. For a luxury holiday offering the requisite sunrays as well as excellent cuisine, views and different festivals throughout the year, visit us not and look no further than a tailor made holidays in Sri Lanka.
If you are looking to arrange a cricket tour in Sri Lanka for your school, sports club, or organisation, you will want to consider several key elements before you arrange fixtures.
The following is a guide to planning your tour and cricket fixtures in Sri Lanka, however it is always recommended to speak to a specialist, such as Barefoot Traveller Sports, who will be able to offer you expert advice free of charge, and can assist in your planning as you require.
With cricket being the number one sport in Sri Lanka, there is no shortage of clubs and top cricket grounds and facilities for you to select from.
Once you have decided to sports tours to Sri Lanka for your cricket tour, your next step should be to decide how many fixtures to include in your itinerary. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, and the number of fixtures that you choose to play is entirely dependent on the needs and priorities of your particular team.
Before you confirm your fixtures, check to ensure that the clubs you choose can offer you fixtures against teams at the right level of play for your club or team. Umpires and officials can typically be organized through the host school, club or team that you select, but it is another important aspect to consider.
Similarly, if you want to include training or practice sessions in addition to your cricket fixtures, you will want to ensure that the venue/s you select can offer you these facilities.
You will also want to consider the travel times between locations. Sri Lanka offers an amazing diversity from mountainous regions to beach retreats however it is important to note that whilst the distances appear short, the time taken to travel to each location can be deceptively long so it is worth considering this at the planning stage.
Once you have decided on the number and locations of the fixtures, it is now time to look at planning the other aspects of your tour, such as accommodation, transfers and transport throughout the tour, sightseeing or excursion options and associated costs.
Contact us now on 0208 741 4319 to help plan your Sports Tour.