Sri Lanka is exceptional as a holiday destination because every conceivable variety of accommodation, from Luxury Camping to glamorous Five-star Hotels can be found in the island. Sri Lanka also has special theme hotels such as Wellness and Ayurveda properties and contemporary or colonial boutique mansions and villas. The wide range of accommodation caters for every kind of visitor from budget-minded travellers to big spenders keen on enjoying the luxuries of life, from beach lovers to wild life enthusiasts, from extreme sport participants to golfers and cricket fans.
There are popular beach areas with top class hotels near the airport (at Negombo) and along the west coast (Beruwala, Bentota and Hikkaduwa) and further south as well as on the east coast at Trincomalee and Passikudah. The interior has splendid hotels (Kandy, Habarana) while Colombo has hotels equal to the world’s best with top notch restaurants and a sophisticated ambience.