Sri Lanka is one of the world's most exotic vacation destinations. This island paradise, surrounded by the turquoise Indian Ocean, boasts varied landscapes, miles of golden sandy beaches, and a richness of species and culture to discover. It has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 15 national parks with incredible wildlife, and approximately 500,000 acres of luscious tea farms.
Sri Lanka is massive in many ways. Not in terms of size – the Indian Ocean island is rather small – but in terms of the enormity of its beauty: the ancient temples, the breathtaking beaches, the lushness that seems difficult to contain. But the charm of Sri Lanka may also be found in modest, daily moments. Coconuts, coconuts, coconuts. The swooping fruit bats may also be found everywhere. The initial taste of rice and curry was followed by an Arrack sour. And the warm, Sri Lankan friendliness you'll find everywhere you go.