Luxury holidays in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one of those places where history seems to fade into the mist of legend. For a small island, Sri Lanka has many nicknames: Serendib, Ceylon, Teardrop of India, Resplendent Isle and Island of Dharma. This colourful collection reveals its richness and beauty and the intensity of the affection it evokes in its visitors.

Seductive beaches and tempting water sports, magnificent landscapes featuring lazy lagoons, fertile wetlands, ecologically-wondrous types of forest, impoSIGN 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.

The landscape is of beautiful tropical sights of rice paddies and coconut islands as far as the eye can see. Time seems to slow and stand still. Buddhism permeates every aspect of Sri Lanka, and temples abound at every corner. There are many to choose from and they are generally accessible and welcoming.

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 even to get married and enjoy a honeymoon