The unforgettable teardrop

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Sri Lanka is the perfect island getaway for those who seek attractions or distractions
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the perfect island getaway for those who seek attractions or distractions

Kathie Baker

Ayubowan, says the concierge, welcoming the guests to the island. “The minute they arrive here, they are our responsibility and we take this very seriously,” says the concierge. “With the knowledge we’ve harnessed over the years we guarantee you experience one of the most self-indulgent and relaxing vacations the island has to offer,” he boasts.

Lying in the emerald-green waters of the Indian Ocean, this island, now known as the country of Sri Lanka was first populated by the Sinhalese peoples from northern India in 543 BC. It is often referred to as the “teardrop” of India.

The small island offers a myriad of things to see and do and is a place where you can experience lifestyle very different to that here in Australia.

The kindness of the locals will open your heart and soul and the climate will calm your mood. Relax on the popular beaches of Negombo, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Galle and Arugam Bay. Whether you choose to laze around or get into something a little more active like a game of beach volleyball, scuba diving or setting off for a jet ski, taking a dip in the water or get on board a boat or catamaran is up to you. It’s affordable, fun and let’s face it, something we don’t do back home.

The island’s climate is as interesting as its geography.

Winding roads traverse across the mountain ranges, tracks cut through, lush green forests, paddy fields, parks and sleepy villages, open up to travellers who want to experience something a little different. It’s been a very popular choice over the years with both sides of the coin—those who like adventure, those who love being pampered and those who love experiencing the culture and food of places they haven’t yet explored. Sri Lanka is one of the few places you can trail-blaze through the tracks and paths on horse or elephant.

For enquiries on a Sri Lanka tour, contact Jahan on 0421 668 113

 

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