Travelling to the Maldives? Add Sri Lanka to your travel plans
Sri Lanka is the closest neighbour to the Maldives, with a flight time of around an hour. This diverse island destination, a short hop across the Indian Ocean, packs more between its shores than perhaps any other country on the planet. It makes for a fabulous add-on before or after a visit to the Maldives.
Experience incredible wildlife, see the largest land and marine mammals in the world, witness rich culture and heritage and trek through the emerald tea carpeted estates in the Central Highlands. Diverse landscapes sweep from mountainous jungle terrain to roaring waterfalls to the plains dotted with symbols of the 2000-year-old Buddhist civilisation. Eight remarkable UNESCO World Heritage sites dot this small island which was voted the second most popular country to visit in the 2020 Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice awards.
Sri Lanka offers a variety of upscale boutique lodges including Resplendent Ceylon’s trio of Relais & Chateaux resorts.