Discover Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an incredibly beautiful country, where you can marvel at the majestic nature, explore fascinating history, and get lost in bustling towns and cities too. While many people like to travel Sri Lanka on a shoestring budget, not everyone wants the backpacking experience. If you like to think of yourself as a higher class of traveller, you might prefer to take a boutique approach to your visit to Sri Lanka. Anyone looking for a little luxury when they travel should try our advice for a trip to remember.
Seek Out Hidden Gems
Anyone can visit the most-recommended tourist spots. They’re easy to find and often simple to get to, with plenty of services catering to tourists to help you out. But there are some experiences you won’t get out of a guide book. If you want a special trip, you need to look for the hidden gems that only seasoned travellers know about. Sri Lanka is still growing as a travel destination, so you could say that many parts of the country are hidden gems. Our top tips include:
- Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
- Negombo Lagoon in Muthurajawela Marsh Natural Reserve
- Exploring tea plantations from Nuwara Eliya
Choose Boutique Accommodation
If you’re looking for a boutique holiday, choosing the right accommodation is essential. Fortunately, finding a boutique hotel in Sri Lanka is easy. You can find lovely hotels, guesthouses, resorts, plus villas and apartments for a comfortable and special stay. When you’re looking for accommodation, choose somewhere private, whether it’s a small hotel with few rooms or a villa of your own. If you select a smaller, boutique hotel, you can be sure that you’ll be looked after and you’ll have everything that you need.
Select Small and Private Tours
Once you’ve chosen your Sri Lankan boutique hotel, you’ll need some things to do. Taking a tour is the ideal way to get a real look at Sri Lanka and make the most of your experience. The best tour companies have local guides who really know the area, the culture and the history of the places they show you. Try small and private tours that will give you more attention and look after you. We can organise experiences for you to make exploring easier.
Look for Responsible Companies
Whether you’re choosing your boutique hotel in Sri Lanka or a tour company, look for responsible companies that care about their community and the environment. Businesses like Villa Araliya make an effort to protect the planet and to contribute to tackling social issues. They work with local people and try to minimise their impact on the environment.
Try a Little Luxury
For some people, seeing how little they can spend on a trip is part of the fun. But if you prefer to be as comfortable as possible, you probably want a little luxury during your trip. Why have a single bunk in a dorm when you can have a luxurious hotel room, suite or apartment? You can have comforts like a swimming pool at your accommodation and air-conditioned vehicles when you travel.
Look for the boutique options for your time in Sri Lanka and you’ll be sure to have memorable time.