Best Time To Visit: The sailing season in Sri Lanka is from October to March.
Key Cruising Areas: The northeast and south of the country are fringed with pristine beaches and anchorages to explore. Further afield this is a good location to begin a south-east Asia cruise.
Don’t Miss: The ancient ruins at Sigiriya may be Sri Lanka’s most dramatic landmark. Sat atop the incredible, vertical-sided “lion rock”, the remains of the Kingdom of Kassapa baffle architects to this day. Covered with ancient inscriptions and paintings and surrounded by the oldest landscaped gardens in the world, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: The culinary scene in Sri Lanka is exploding, and the biggest city, Colombo, is filled with choices for local fare or fine dining options. Renowned among wine lovers, the rooftop restaurant of the Galadari Hotel serves excellent seafood accompanied by piano music with stunning views across the sea.