It comes as no surprise that the readers of Condé Nast Traveler have voted Sri Lanka as the 2nd and Maldives as the 3rd best islands to visit in Asia. Sri Lanka has been endowed with endless stretches of sandy beaches, luscious greenery and wildlife, a rich culture and history, breathtaking beauty, and lavish hospitality, just to name a few. Much like Sri Lanka, the Maldives too is world-renowned for its mesmerizing beaches, marine life and hospitality. Sri Lanka and the Maldives are indeed some of the best islands to visit in Asia and there’s so much to see, so much to experience and so much to do!
Here are just a few reasons why these are some of the best islands you’ll ever visit;
1. Breathtaking and picturesque views of nature in Sri Lanka and the Maldives
We guarantee that wherever you go in Sri Lanka, there will always be mesmerizing views, and a breathtaking ambience touched with nature. As you know, Sri Lanka and the Maldives are known for the beautiful and golden beaches that surround the islands; soak up all the sun while you enjoy the azure waters that these islands have been blessed with. Don’t forget to wind down and relax with the picturesque views of the sun bidding adieu to the world!
That’s not it; witness the rolling mountains and the endless stretches of luscious greenery while you travel up to the central highlands of Sri Lanka. Don’t miss out on the world-famous Ceylon tea while you’re in Sri Lanka too.
Location – 18 bends road, Sri Lanka
Photo Credits : @from.miles.away
Location – Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives
Photo Credits : @barefootislander
2. Abundant wild and marine life
Sri Lanka and the Maldives are famous for their relaxing and laid-back holidays, however, if you prefer, you can get your adventure on and traverse into the deep oceans to witness marine life such as whales and dolphins. Maybe you can even dive in to catch a glimpse of the vibrantly coloured shoals of fish and turtles. There are a plenty of water sports in these islands to give you that adrenaline rush you’ve been waiting for! Sail, dive, jet ski, and surf to your hearts content!
You can also let your hair down, get your sunglasses on and drive into the thick jungle and witness the wildlife of Sri Lanka. Witness the elusive leopards, magnificent elephants, and many more of Sri Lanka’s abundant wildlife and be mesmerized with all that we have been endowed with.
3. Rich history and admirable cultural sites in Lanka
Sri Lanka is possessed with a rich culture and history and is therefore home to a number of wonderful cultural heritage sites. Eight of the innumerous places of cultural and historical sites have been inscribed as UNESCO world heritage sites Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is probably the most famous of them and is also called the ‘Eighth wonder of the world’. Among the other sites you must visit are; the city of Galle and its fortifications, the ancient cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, the Central Highlands and of course the Sinharaja Rain Forest.
Location – Sigiriya Rock, Sri Lanka
Photo Credits – @from.miles.away
4. They’re all-year-round destinations!
These island have so many things going on in its favour and the golden sun which shines all-year-round is only but one of them! You can visit these paradise islands whenever your schedule permits! Every city in Sri Lanka and every island in the Maldives, have something different and unique to offer and we can assure you that there will always be something to do and see. The best places to visit are scattered over many beautiful cities and islands, so make sure you’re always on the go, exploring the beautiful little towns and cities of Sri Lanka and islands of the Maldives.
Location – Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Photo Credits : @bizzyexploring
We at Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts are dedicated to providing you with the best experience of these islands; the gracious hospitality, tantalizing food, plush and comfortable living spaces and the perfect ambience, just to name a few. Take your pick from the eleven Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts locations in Sri Lanka and the four locations in the Maldives and ensure you have the time of your life! Book your stay with us and we will ensure that your visits to these islands are memorable ones!
Location – Arugambay, Sri Lanka
Photo Credits : @from.miles.away
Author : Shenella Fonseka