Yes, we're happy to announce that after the Easter Sunday attacks this year Sri Lanka is open for business. That means just one thing; you can book your sunny holiday on our beloved isle once again. As we always like to remind folk there's something for everyone and every budget in Sri Lanka. To help you decide where to stay and what to do here are our top three picks for value, mid-range and luxury beach options where you can sip a coconut under a palm tree along the magnificent southern coast.
For a wallet-friendly southern coast experience choose none other than Dot's Bay House, Hiriketiya. With chilled out Bohemian vibes, private garden, yoga sala, restaurant, surf shop and just five rooms you are sure to feel a whole new person after just a few days. Rooms start from around £41 per night for a double room. Hiriketiya is close to Tangalle Lagoon and Matara Bay which are both well worth a visit.
If a mid-price range break is what you're after then we suggest Fisherman's Bay. Exactly as the name suggests this four star hotels sits right in the secluded bay overlooking the sea with undisturbed views. Watch the sunrise as local boats come ashore from a night of fishing or walk down the rocks to the private beach that leads on to the pristine and untouched sand. Sip a pineapple juice on the balcony as you melt your troubles away. Rooms at Fisherman's Bay start from just £70 for a double room.
For the ultimate luxury experience during your Sri Lanka holiday how does seven bedrooms, two private pools and your own team of chefs sound? Music to your ears? Then read on. Meda Gedara is the palatial villa that you need to know about. Architecturally designed to complement its surroundings the villa offers intense privacy for you and your loved ones as you take in the magnificent tropical settings of Meda Gedara. All this and it costs as little as US$850 per night for five bedrooms during low season between May and June. Convinced? See you on the beach!
Bringing us all things Sri Lanka, straight from the elephant's mouth, is travel blogger and all-round island girl Demi Perera. Demi is the creator and editor of her own popular e-zine Girl Travels World. In her spare time she loves to recline on her hammock under a coconut tree. What we have here is a match made in heaven... 👏👏👏