Sri Lanka Holidays

  • Cinnamon Bey
  • Avani Kalutara
  • Sri-Lanka-Caves
  • Sri-Lanka-Elephants

Home to eight world heritage sites, and the beating heart of the Buddhist religion, this beautiful island represents the epitome of serenity. Laden with tropical forests, 800 miles of glistening white sands, and tons of ancient cities and mystical architecture to explore, you will never be at a loss for something to do on your holiday in Sri Lanka. Nicknamed the ‘Resplendent Isle’, Sri Lanka will be sure to calm the senses, whilst its wealth of historical sites will entertain even the most inquisitive of travellers.

Luxury Holidays in Sri Lanka

If it’s luxury you’re after, let Sri Lanka holidays provide you with the most exclusive and stylish resorts on offer. Kenwood Travel's unrivalled service and over 30 years of experience will ensure you have the ultimate luxury holiday in idyllic Sri Lanka.

With the calming lull of the Indian Ocean at your feet, silky-soft sands stretching as far as the eye can see, and a wealth of sites to explore, what more could you want from a tropical beachside retreat?

5 Great Reasons to Holiday in Sri Lanka

  • Over 2,500 years’ worth of history dotted around the island in ancient remains;
  • Awe-inspiring wildlife and conservation reserves;
  • Sri Lanka's Tea Museum will open your eyes to the history of this “quintessentially English” pastime;
  • Religious and cultural sites of interest including Sri Lanka's exquisite Buddhist temples;
  • The seemingly endless sandy beaches will provide the ultimate paradisiacal setting.

Things To Do in Sri Lanka

With such an abundance of cultural relics at your fingertips it would be a sin not to visit one of Sri Lanka’s many ancient sites. Let your imagination run wild in a visit to the Sigiriya Rock (meaning Lion’s Rock in Sinhalese) – a rock-palace ruin that was allegedly built in around 480 AD, and was used as a Buddhist monastery for over 10 centuries. A visit to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa will see you walking the same well-worn ground as the ancient Kings of the 8th century, whilst a wander through the Dambulla Caves will delight you with paintings and statues of both Buddhist and Hindu origin.

The urban hub of Columbo city harmonises the country’s cultural heritage with the excitement of modern living. This vibrant city is alive with museums, art exhibitions, performing arts events and of course restaurants and bars. For a more intimate city experience visit the island’s smaller city, Galle, which boasts the World Heritage Site, Galle Fort, and a picturesque harbour.

A trip to the beach is a must in Sri Lanka and there are so many to choose from, catering for everyone’s taste.  Bentota beach is the place to go for all your water sports, whilst Hikkadua beach pulls in a younger crowd of surfers and late-night party goers. If you are searching for something a little more tranquil, however, head west to Kalapitya where you can watch dolphins and whales swim by whilst wandering along the picturesque coastlines.

The island’s natural beauty must also not be missed. Gasp in awe at the beautiful Bambarakanda waterfall, take a safari trip through the tropical terrain, or do your bit for the wildlife in a visit to the renowned Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala.

Whale watching in Mirissa, a quiet and peaceful coastal town, is a must for animal lovers. There are around 26 different species of whales, including sperm whales and blue whales, that migrate through this region during the annual breeding season (December to April.)

From ancient history to stunning natural beauty, Sri Lanka is the perfect place for an unforgettable holiday in the sunshine.

Weather

Sri Lanka has a tropical climate with distinctive dry and wet seasons. The southwest part of the island has a dry season from December to March whilst the monsoon rain tends to fall from May to August.

The north and east areas of the island tend to get less rainfall even in the monsoon season. This runs from October to January and the dry season is from May to September.  

Interesting Facts About Sri Lanka

  • Population – 21.1 million
  • Area – 65.6 sq. miles
  • Currency – Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
  • Gained independence from the United Kingdom in February 1948

Is it Safe to Travel to Sri Lanka?

Despite more than two decades of devastating civil war, Sri Lanka is a remarkably safe place to visit and crime against tourists is practically unheard of. Infrastructure on the island has also significantly improved after the war, and driving times have being massively reduced due to the opening of new motorways. The East Coast boasts impressive unspoilt beaches and excellent spots for snorkelling and scuba diving, as well as new luxury hotels. 

Sri Lanka Holidays 2014

To avoid disappointment book early for 2013 and 2014 holidays to Sri Lanka. With Kenwood Travel you’ll find bespoke luxury all inclusive holidays, weddings and honeymoons. We have over 35 years worth of experience and we’re here to help, so give us a call and let us take you to this pearl of an island in the Indian Ocean.

Sort by

Hotel star rating ( to )

Showing 17 matches

Avani Kalutara Highly Recommended

Avani Kalutara

The Avani Kalutara resort showcases contemporary luxury whilst retaining traditional Sri Lankan charm. Enjoy water activities such as kayaking, canoeing and sailing.

Key features

  • Family Friendly
  • Beach Location
  • Sports Friendly
  • 4 Restaurants & Bars
View Hotel
Vivanta by Taj Highly Recommended

Vivanta by Taj

This world class 5-star resort is a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. For a complete Sri Lankan holiday experience, the Vivanta by Taj offers boat rides through mangroves and customised daily trips.

Key features

  • Family Friendly
  • Spa Facilities
  • Breathtaking Views
  • Sports Friendly
View Hotel
Club Hotel Dolphin

Club Hotel Dolphin

This beachfront hotel, just off the stunning Indian Ocean, provides traditional spa treatments, exhilarating water sports and mountain bike rentals to discover the exciting terrain.

Key features

  • Family Friendly
  • Spa Facilities
  • Horseback Riding
View Hotel
Jetwing Beach Resort

Jetwing Beach Resort

Lose yourself in a stunning landscape surrounded by swaying palm trees and graced by a sunny climate when staying at Jetwing Beach luxury hotel.

Key features

  • Family Friendly
  • 4 Restaurants & Bars
View Hotel
The Bluewater

The Bluewater

From stylish jacuzzis to your own terraces, the Blue Water hotel offers a serene atompsphere coupled with pampering massages and spa treatments.

Key features

  • Spa Facilities
  • Kids Pool
  • Private Beach
  • Tennis Courts
View Hotel
Aditya Villa Resort

Aditya Villa Resort

A five star hotel boasting premium facilities and a spectacular beachfront location, the Aditya Villa Resort in Sri Lanka is ideal for those seeking a peaceful holiday

Key features

  • Family Friendly
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Plasma TV
View Hotel
Amanwella

Amanwella

This 5-star resort which is graced by the beauty of the turquoise waters offers lavish suites which all include private swimming pools and terraces is the ideal holiday for couples and families.

Key features

  • Family Friendly
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Spa Facilities
View Hotel
Avani Bentota Resort & Spa

Avani Bentota Resort & Spa

Avani Bentota Resort & Spa offers affordable luxury in a beachfront paradise that offers as much to its business travellers as it does to the secluded leisure seeker.

Key features

  • Great Location
  • Executive Level Rooms
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Ayurvedic Spa
View Hotel
Cinnamon Bey Beruwala

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala

The city hotel by the beach, Cinnamon Bey Beruwala feels secluded and spacious, yet remains a bustling, modern hub of activity.

Key features

  • Spa Facilities
  • West Coast
  • Beach Location
  • A La Carte Dining
View Hotel
Heritance Ahungalla Hotel

Heritance Ahungalla Hotel

This 5-star resort offers a 15-acre beach, sports such as beach volleyball and tennis as well as a spectacular safari for guests looking to explore the Madu Ganga river.

Key features

  • Beachfront Hotel
  • Kids Activities
  • Watersports
View Hotel
Heritance Tea Factory

Heritance Tea Factory

Enjoy the unique experience of staying in a converted tea factory in Nuwara Eliya, with all the premium facilities of a luxury hotel.

Key features

  • Spa Facilities
  • Weddings
  • Mountain Views
View Hotel
Jetwing Lighthouse

Jetwing Lighthouse

Experience the best of history and luxury when you stay at the Jetwing Lighthouse which offers activities such as diving, squash and tennis.

Key features

  • Family Friendly
  • Spa Facilities
  • Kids Pool
View Hotel
Saman Villas

Saman Villas

Featuring untouched, secluded beaches and placed near the quaint fishing village near Bentota, Saman Villas offers lavish accomodation coupled with excellent fitness facilities and dining.

Key features

  • Spa Facilities
  • Beachfront Hotel
  • Poolside Bar
  • Driving Range
View Hotel
Serene Pavilions

Serene Pavilions

With picturesque lotus ponds and and an Ayurvedic spa offering several wellness treatments, the Serene Pavillions is the ultimate escape for those looking to relax on holiday.

Key features

  • Family Friendly
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Spa Facilities
  • Breathtaking Views
View Hotel
The Fortress

The Fortress

With spectacular surroundings and lavish accomodation, couples will take delught in staying at the Fortress Resort and Spa which caters for an excellent Asian and international cuisine.

Key features

  • Family Friendly
  • Spa Facilities
  • Breathtaking Views
  • Sports Friendly
View Hotel
The Kingsbury

The Kingsbury

A palatial 5-star resort as grand outside as it is inside, The Kingsbury offers you incredible service and plush surrounds in Colombo, fit for a king.

Key features

  • Spa Facilities
  • Luxury Hotel
  • City Hotel
  • Rooftop Pool
View Hotel
The Sands by Aitken Spence Hotels

The Sands by Aitken Spence Hotels

A newly revamped hotel on the Kalutara beachfront in Sri Lanka, The Sands by Aitken Spence is a stylish 5-star hotel offering new concepts in hospitality.

Key features

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Spacious Rooms
  • A La Carte Dining
  • Spa Treatments Inc
View Hotel

Sri Lanka Tours

Renowned for the variety of its wildlife, rich cultural heritage, exuberant landscapes and aromatic spices, Sri Lanka has all the ingredients that make a holiday truly exotic and unforgettable.

From paradise beaches to lush rainforest, majestic mountain resorts and verdant tea plantations, the tear-shaped island boasts sights and experiences that will surprise even the most seasoned traveller.

Whether you want to visit the main highlights in a short but thorough trip of four days or immerse yourself in an epic 15-day trip, we have the holiday package that better suits your needs.

Check our selection of private Sri Lanka holiday tours below for more information.

Please note: Tours are on a Private Tour and Bed & Breakfast (unless otherwise stated) basis, itineraries can be as flexible as you wish. These are package prices inclusive of flights. Call for more options.


Sri Lanka Highlights
4 Days

A 4-day tour that includes from the World Heritage Site of Sigiriya to an elephant orphanage in Pinnawala or the vibrant bazaars of Kandy


Tour prices from £1,049 per person
Classic Tour
6 Days

On this six-day tour you will comfortably take in culture, history and wildlife at its best. You'll visit Habarana, Polonnaruwa, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.


Tour prices from £1,249 per person
Ceylon Tour
9 Days

Discover green highlands with tea plantations, ancient temples, heritage sites and endless, unspoilt beaches.


Tour prices from £1,489 per person
Cultural Tour
15 Days

Climb to the citadel of Sigiriya, meet elephants in an orphanage or chill out by the coast. This grand tour takes you everywhere.


Tour prices from £1,689 per person
Holiday Search