Exploring Sri Lanka’s more luxurious side
The Maldives might be the Indian Ocean luxury destination of choice, but neighbouring Sri Lanka ticks just as many boxes
You probably know Sri Lanka best as a backpacker’s paradise, a cheap and cheerful gem less than five hours from Dubai. There’s no doubt this vibrant destination is packed with natural riches, which makes it easy to see a lot for very little – but in recent times, more luxurious options have started washing up on the island’s pristine shores. Perhaps you’re looking to plan a romantic getaway from the UAE this summer, or are simply craving a relaxing break where the most difficult decision you face each day is whether to chill out on the beach or by your private pool. Here’s how to make the most of your trip to Sri Lanka when your vibe is more “splurge” than “shoestring”.