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Highlights Sri Lanka
- Wonderful sandy beaches
- Impressive temples
- Whale watching
- Tropical Landscapes
- Singhalese dishes
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Vacation rentals in Sri Lanka
The island of Sri Lanka is a popular tourist destination due to its rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty. No matter in which region your chosen vacation rental in Sri Lanka is located, it is mostly surrounded by richly planted gardens, which represent a special recreational value. Such an apartment also allows you to easily reach the Buddhist temples and the nearest cities.Vacation rentals with ocean view
When it comes to holiday homes, the island of Sri Lanka impresses with a high level of comfort and exquisite furnishings. It is not uncommon for you to receive an entire villa with pool and sea view with a vacation rental in Sri Lanka. Take advantage of the good location of the accommodation to reach the beautiful beaches lined with palm trees in just a few minutes.
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Location and orientation
The island state of Sri Lanka is located east of India, with the shortest distance between the island and Kodiyakkarai in India being about 55 kilometres. On Sri Lanka there are some worth seeing cities with interesting sights, like the centrally located city Kandy with tooth temple and Jaffna in the north with Tamil stronghold. The capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo, where the international airport is located.Explore different landscapes
For the search for an apartment in Sri Lanka, the island offers several regions with different landscapes. The central highlands are characterised by mountains and tea-growing areas up to 2,500 metres high. In addition, Sri Lanka is divided into the lowland plain and the coastal region, which has numerous palm beaches.
A popular form of transport in Sri Lanka are three-wheeled vehicles, also called tuk-tuks. The three-wheeled mopeds, which are protected by a canopy, offer an economical way to get from one place to another within a city area.
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Absolutely worth seeing is the cave temple of Dambulla, a rock temple equipped with 53 cave Buddhas. The temple was built in 104 BC as a refuge for King Valagama Bahu. Besides a 30 meter high golden Buddha at the Golden Temple you can also visit a museum here.2. Observe whales passing in the south
On Sri Lanka you have in the south with Mirissa the possibility of driving with an excursion boat for whale observation on the sea. It is not uncommon for a blue whale to suddenly appear right next to the boat, allowing you to admire the animals at close range. Refreshments such as snacks and drinks are offered on the boats.3. Try delicious dishes from Singhalese cuisines
The dishes on Sri Lanka are among the hottest in the world. The dishes consist mainly of rice and curry and are varied with vegetables as well as fish or chicken. In addition, string hoppers, pasta noodles in strips, are a popular ingredient in the cuisines of Sri Lanka.
Things to know
Sri Lanka has a warm, tropical climate. Temperatures vary according to region and season. In the highlands it can cool down to 16 degrees Celsius. In the coastal areas it is mostly around 32 degrees. The southwest of the country is almost always humid, with most rainfall occurring from May to October. On the north and east coasts, the monsoon brings less heavy rainfall, which is why this area is also suitable as a destination during the monsoon season. However, strong winds are expected in October and November.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Sri Lanka
With an average cost of $131.37 per night, Sri Lanka lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in Asia.
According to our data from the previous year, the months with the most reduced prices in Sri Lanka are May, October and September, with average prices of $109.77, $113.18, and $122.48, respectively.
At the time of booking a vacation rental in Sri Lanka, the highest prices are found in the month of July (with an average of $160.3 per night), followed by August ($155.01), and December ($138.51).
Considering the figures observed in 2020, it is an excellent country for an impromptu getaway, since it has an average annual availablity of 79%, which is relatively high.
The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, May (with an availability of 82.6%), September (81.5%), and April (81.5%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Sri Lanka are, in order, February (with 71.8% of available rentals), January (74%), and March (77.25%).
We have grouped together the offers from 10 different providers in Sri Lanka, so we can provide you with around 6600 properties. You're going to have a hard time deciding which one to go with!
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