Sri Lanka may be a small island nation, but it has a lot of things going on for it! One of those things going on for Sri Lanka are the long weekends in Sri Lanka in 2022. This year, seven public holidays have fallen on Fridays, Sundays or Mondays. Full moon Poya holidays of January, April, May, and November have fallen either on Fridays or Mondays while, Thai Pongal, Independence Day and Deepavali have also fallen on Fridays or Mondays. There is a five-day-long weekend in the Month of April as Sinhala New Year, Poya and Good Friday have fallen in one after the other. The Poya holidays of September and October, May Day, Haj, and Christmas day have fallen on Sundays. There will be more long weekends if the usual practice of declaring a holiday on following Mondays if the public holiday falls on a Sunday is carried out.
If you’re ever left wondering for ‘things to do Sri Lanka during a long weekend?’: we’ve got you covered right here. There’s so much to do in Sri Lanka, and so much to see, we promise all your experiences will be made a tad bit better with Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts! Book your long weekend stay with us now and avoid disappointments. You can plan ahead and we will ensure your stay is just as you had wished, hoped and planned for!
Here are some experiences not to be missed;
1. Elephant and Leopard encounters; the wild side!
A rich and diverse collection of mammals have found their homes in Sri Lanka including the elusive Leopard and the majestic Elephant. Being one of the finest wildlife watching countries in South Asia, a wild life tour in Sri Lanka is guaranteed to give you a heart-warming and jaw-dropping experience of close encounters with Elephants and Leopards. Enjoy it in comfort by staying with us at Cinnamon Wild Yala.
2. Fun under the sun; its beach time!
Want to make your friends and family ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ at the wonders of your travels in Sri Lanka? Make sure you post that Insta-worthy picture of you swinging over the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka on a palm-tree swing. Swing over the ocean and capture that effortlessly picturesque moments on camera! Stay with us at any of our beach locations such as Cinnamon Bey Beruwala, Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon, Trinco Blu by Cinnamon and Cinnamon Bentota Beach.
3. Visiting the Sigiriya Rock Fortress; a Rock-star!
The Rock Fortress in Sigiriya said to be built by King Kashyapa is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. It is also one of the most valuable historic monuments in the Island and the hike is definitely worth the view at its peak. Sigiriya is one of the most visited sites in Sri Lanka and it’s no surprise why! The climb, the view and everything in-between makes for the perfect Sri Lankan experience. Stay with us at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana or Habarana Village by Cinnamon to add that special flavour to your Sigiriya getaway!
4. Treat yourself to some water sports; let the adrenaline flow!
Whilst Sri Lanka provides a perfectly relaxing getaway, it is also the place to be for all the thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies out there! The water sports in the coastal areas of Sri Lanka are a must try and you can do so to your hearts content while you stay at Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon, Cinnamon Bey Beruwala or the Cinnamon Bentota Beach. There is no better place to head out to sea and observe majestic creatures like the Whales in their own habitat than in Mirissa. Journey into the deep seas and experience the vivacity of Sri Lanka’s marine life. Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon offers the best and definitely the most comfortable Marine Mammal Safari’s out there giving you the 5-star treatment you deserve.
5. Experience the Hikkaduwa Nightlife; let’s party!
The vibrant party atmosphere of Hikkaduwa attracts all the thrill-seekers and party animals to Hikkaduwa. With its perfectly relaxing atmosphere, ocean waves in the background and the sandy beach beneath, the party never stops! Dance until your legs are sore and experience the nightlife in Hikkaduwa at its best!
6. Getaway to the city; a sweet escape!
It is no wonder that a cup (or two, or many?) of the famous Ceylon Tea is a must try in Sri Lanka. So treat yourself to some of the best local teas, scrumptious tea-time savouries and some mouth-watering sweets at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo or Cinnamon Grand Colombo. Eat your cares away and wash away your weariness with a comforting cup of tea with us during the long weekend. Here in Sri Lanka, there’s nothing a cup of tea cannot fix!