Hottest Destinations of 2018

January 1, 2018
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What are the hottest places in Sri Lanka to travel this 2018? Here are Yoho Bed’s top 15 travel destinations.

1. Colombo

Because why not. While it is also commercial capital of the city, Colombo still has access to some of the best restaurants, nightlife, shopping and infrastructure facilities the country has to offer. Also, travelling from Colombo to any part of the country has never been as easy as it is today.

2. Negombo

The hippie sibling of Colombo city, Negombo is probably the easiest and most convenient getaway for those in the province and in search of some out-of-the-city beaches and nightlife. It’s wide range of hotels and close proximity to the Katunayake airport makes it a likely choice for foreign travellers.

3. Kandy

A place with a historic and religious past, Kandy is a small city with large wonders. From the renowned Temple of the Tooth to the perfectly manicured Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens and the intricate carvings of Embekke, Kandy often acts as an entry point into the Central Province.

4. Nuwara Eliya

Locally known as “Little England”, Nuwara Eliya is a city where locals or those from the tropics retreat to when in need of “cold” weather. Wake up to the cool breeze of the mountain air and enjoy a cup of the finest Ceylon Tea while nibbling on a few freshly handpicked strawberries.

5. Sigiriya

Some call it the eighth World Wonder and the Sigiriya Rock Fortress does not fail to disappoint. Be awed by the ancient technology behind the marvel of a rock and while in the vicinity don’t forget to climb the lesser known Pidurangala Rock to get a view of Sigiriya from afar.

6.Unawatuna

One of the Southern partying capitals of the country, Unawatuna is known for a great beach, friendly locals, good parties and of course chocolate rotis.

7. Galle

A city with history, culture and a lot of past. Galle goes beyond the famed Fort that today has a variety of restaurants, shopping opportunities and a museum. Galle also has a picturesque Cricket stadium and is rumoured to house the world’s most expensive dessert.

8. Mirissa

Pristine beaches, beautiful clear blue skies and that perfect Instagram-worthy capture. Mirissa if not for anything, is beautiful. If you travel during the right time of the year, you will be fortunate enough to see migrant whales in the seas.

9. Hikkaduwa

Also another partying capital of the South, some say that the tradition of chocolate rotis to have actually begun from Hikkaduwa. With coral reefs to dive into, Hikkaduwa has many adventures waiting for you.

10. Bentota

The local family friendly holiday destination. Bentota never fails to disappoint any type of traveller who enjoys some good tropical sun. Travel during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year and perhaps you might even be crowned Avurudu Kumari. If you are in search of a few restaurants while in the city, read the exclusive list we have put together for you. 

11.Yala

A leopard-spotting favourite, the city is best known for Yala National Park, the second largest national park in the country. Travel is best during any time of the year except in September when it is closed.

12. Tangalle

The deep South of Sri Lanka doesn’t get any beautiful than Tangalle. Tall coconut trees, the silent hum of the wind and the turquoise waters. Tangalle is everything and more you would want it to be.

13. Dambulla

Not only is Dambulla a great entry point into the Central and North Central provinces but also has a range of fun activities to do for those visiting the city. Read the entire list of adventures in Dambulla over here.

14. Trincomalee

If waking up to the sunrise is something you want to do, travelling to Trincomalee and the East coast is quite worth the journey.

15. Pasikudah

Also in the East coast, Pasikudah is a beautiful gem of a city that opened up to tourism post-war. With some of the best accommodation options the country has to offer, Pasikudah simply cannot be missed.

What are your top travel destinations for 2018?