Where to stay near Sri Lanka?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,065 holiday rentals near Sri Lanka. From 431 Villas to 231 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sri Lanka for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sri Lanka?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sri Lanka. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Colombo: 181 holiday rentals
  • Negombo: 71 holiday rentals
  • Galle: 399 holiday rentals
  • Colombo 06: 52 holiday rentals
  • Sri Lanka Airforce Museum: 208 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Sri Lanka! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sri Lanka?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Sri Lanka with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Colombo: 181 holiday homes
  • Galle: 399 holiday homes
  • Mirissa: 112 holiday homes
  • Kandy: 67 holiday homes
  • Hikkaduwa: 414 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Sri Lanka?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Sri Lanka are:

  • Bentota Airport (BJT): 109 holiday houses
  • Koggala Airport (KCT): 474 holiday houses
  • Kelani River-Peliyagoda Waterdrome Airport (KEZ): 238 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Sri Lanka?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Sri Lanka. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sri Lanka Airforce Museum: 208 holiday rentals
  • Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara: 229 holiday rentals
  • Dickwella Beach: 88 holiday rentals
  • Unawatuna Beach: 482 holiday rentals
  • Bentota Beach: 109 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sri Lanka listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Finding the Perfect Holiday Rental in Sri Lanka

If you’re looking for variety of experiences, diverse culture and spectacular locales, then a holiday to Sri Lanka would surely not disappoint. Summarizing a description of this fantastic country in a couple of words is not only difficult but also virtually impossible. And surely after getting a taste of this eclectic country it is best that you learn more about it from a Sri Lanka travel guide that will help you plan your trip better. It is difficult to pinpoint whether it is the warmth of its people, the picturesque locations, amazing activities to choose from or best value for money that makes a holiday to Sri Lanka truly worthwhile. All in all, it is a combination of all these fascinating opportunities that make Sri Lanka truly the Pearl of the Orient. What’s more, you will get to select from a range of holiday homes in Sri Lanka to suit your holiday needs and budget.

Discovering Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a paradise for any connoisseur of culture and heritage. You would get to see some of the most unique historical and religious monuments in Sri Lanka. No tour of the ancient monuments would be complete without a visit to majestic 5th Century Sigiriya Fortress which is located in a dense tropical forest or the ancient capitals of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura. From the cave temples of Dambulla to the Kandy’s religious centre, you will truly fulfill your dream of unraveling the mysteries of another era. The journey through the myriad roads of Sri Lanka would only get better as you discover the countless sights along your way.

Nothing beats a relaxing beach holiday! The vast expanse of almost uninterrupted golden beaches along the coast is one of major draws of Sri Lanka. If you’re looking for isolation and tranquility coupled with an occasional swim in the sea, then the beach would be ideal. Indulge in snorkeling, sailing or even scuba diving that comes highly recommended here.

The dense tropical forest cover in the mountainous interior of Sri Lanka offers countless opportunities to experience the thrill of adventure! You can experience nature’s fantastic camouflage at work through its wildlife that blends effortlessly in the vast tropical forest landscape. The forest provides refuge to about 2,000 elephants, four species of wild cats (including leopard), sloth bears and over 400 species of tropical birds. What’s more, you can explore the marvels of the forest through the four main national parks in Sri Lanka.

A festival that is definitely worth attending would have to be the ten day festival of Kandy Esala Perahera in July. It’s the perfect time to get a taste of Sri Lankan culture and enjoy the festivities that come along. Do bear in mind that it will not be easy to find accommodation during this period.

Exploring the Coasts of Sri Lanka

The south coast is perfect to experience idyllic village life and get a taste of colonial culture at the port of Galle. The secluded beaches in this region offer a perfect romantic getaway to holidaying couples. If you’re travelling with family then you can head to the beaches of the west coast that are more apt for family holidays. In addition to the beaches you can explore the many natural lagoons and inlets that can be found on the West Coast. If you’re who are looking for adventure, then the central mountains in Sri Lanka are particularly captivating. The central region is not only rich in nature but also culture with many ancient sites to visit. Kandy and Nuwara Eliya are interesting places of culture to visit.

Choosing the Perfect Climate to visit Sri Lanka

The main tourism season of Sri Lanka is between the months of December and March. To beat the cold British winter and also to make the most of the deals of the season, it is best to visit the country in this period. The temperature remains steady between 30 degrees Celsius and 24 degrees Celsius, all year long.

Getting to Sri Lanka

Your first stop in your Sri Lankan holiday would be Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). If you’re flying from London then you can opt to fly with Sri Lankan Airways which offers some good deals. From the airport you could choose from a host of domestic travel options to reach you holiday destination in Sri Lanka.