Visit Colombo’s Ministry of Crabs
Opened by two former national cricket players in an old Dutch hospital, Colombo’s Ministry of Crab serves knockout sweet, succulent and spicy Sri Lankan crab in what is one of the capital’s most beautiful buildings. The restaurant itself was also voted as one of Asia’s 50 best restaurants in 2016.
Early morning hike in the lush green tea plantations
Sri Lanka is famous for its Ceylon tea. Walk past lush green tea plantations on a four-hour trek up to Ella Rock for amazing views.
Get Lost in the Caves
The Dambulla Buddha caves are filled with Buddha statues, cave paintings and are amazingly atmospheric.
Enjoy Surfing and Partying
In the south-east of the island, Arugam Bay is a crescent of golden sand that offers barrelling breaks during summer days and beach parties galore on balmy nights. In winter, drag your board to Weligama.
Go for a Walk on Peaceful Beaches
Uppuveli and Nilaveli, both close to Trincomalee on the northeast, are secluded and stunning stretches of sand. The few accommodation options are spread out, making these beaches perfect for lonely wanderings