Spend your winter in a fabulous destination with promising blue skies, warm tropical weather and longer days.

Are you someone looking for a holiday getaway with a December sun? Then, here you will find why Sri Lanka is the perfect winter escape for you.

From white sandy beaches to mind-blowing wildlife to tropical jungles with cool breeze, Sri Lanka is a destination with year-round sun. Below are 6 reasons why you should select Sri Lanka as your next winter escape.

Weather

Get ready to spend your next winter in your bathing suits and flipflops. In Sri Lanka, you’ll experience a nice and warm weather in many parts of the country including southern and western coasts during December.

With average 30 Celsius of temperature Sri Lanka promises you a plenty of sunshine and dry days to be active and in outdoors. Enjoy the warmth of the sun while getting a perfect tanning and feeling the nice breeze blowing. Make sure to pack a lot of sun cream with a good SPF to avoid sunburns.

Beaches

If you are a beach lover you’ll find a heaven on earth in Sri Lanka. Blessed with oodles of beaches with crystal clear waters, golden brown beaches and swaying palm trees, Sri Lanka will blow your mind regardless of the beach you visit. Because in Sri Lanka no beach second to another. Whether you are looking for a hideaway away from the crowd or party places for raving beach parties and nightlife Sri Lanka has a beach for you with the best weather.

Go sunbathing, enjoy the waves in a hammock and witness the sunset listening to the rolling waves…

Galle, Bentota, Negombo, Weligama, Mirissa, Tangalle and Colombo are some of the best beaches to soak up the sunshine and sea breeze in December.

Seafood

No island getaway is completed without savouring some seafood. Crabs, lobsters, prawns, shellfishes… You won’t believe the size and the taste of Sri Lankan seafood.

Tingle your taste buds in next winter with a fine seafood dish prepared from the fresh produce soaking your feet in the sand in a beachfront restaurant. From local authentic seafood dishes flavoured with local spices, sushi to diverse of seafood dishes from a range of international cuisines, Sri Lanka will feed your seafood dreams to the fullest. Crab ministry located in Mt Lavinia is the number one place you should head to try a delicious seafood meal.

Apart from that, you will find a range of restaurants with different price tags in every beach town. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a cheap seafood dish for dinner or a world-class seafood dining experience with wine, you’ll find the perfect spot within few kilometres around the beach.

Adams peak

If you are planning a winter escape to a sun-kissed destination, you are more likely to not enjoy the winter hibernation doing nothing. So why not lace up your hiking boots and hike the Adams peak as the special pilgrim season starts from December every year.

It’s a conical mountaintop with 2,243 m in height located in central Sri Lanka.

The route to the top is nowhere near easy yet will offer you a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape with golden rays of the dawn at distant that will reward your sweat and leg pain.

Known as the Butterfly Mountain or the Sri Pada, the mountain attracts hundreds and hundreds of devotees and visitors throughout the season.

The Buddhist temple at the top of the mountain has a stone with an embedded footprint that believes to be the footprint of Lord Buddha, according to the Buddhist’s folklore. While there are other believes that the print belongs to Adams, Lord Shiva and St Thomas.

Wildlife

Have you ever thought that it is even possible to take a ride into the wilderness on an open roof safari jeep in winter?

In this winter go spotting majestic elephants, exotic leopards, parading peacocks, herds of deer and more in their natural habitats for a change. You’ll find several national parks in Sri Lanka with clear blue skies during the month of December. Some of them are Yala, Udawalawe and Bundala. Make sure you grab your sun protection cream and hat. Because it’s going to be sunny.

Watersports

If you are a watersport lover, you’ll not disappoint in Sri Lanka.

With a lot of beaches, waterfalls and rivers that make perfect playgrounds for water sports, Sri Lanka charms adventure spirits from all around the world. Surfing, diving, kayaking, jet skiing, kite surfing, canoeing, white water rafting are not the only exhilarating adventure water sports in Sri Lanka.

Christmas

In Sri Lanka, you will find Christians and non-Christians alike celebrate Christmas which make the whole island festive during December. Nuwara Eliya is the city known best for celebrating Christmas on the island as you can experience a whimsical of traditional Christmas celebrations from decorations, shopping festivals to carnivals.

Plan your winter escape to Sri Lanka, we’ll help you with everything from itinerary planning to hotel booking for a smooth winter getaway.