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Bringing you the best of Sri Lanka, in style, unlike any other

SriLankaInStyle is a collective of innovative and passionate  travel designers and guides who love planning incredible journeys around  Sri Lanka. Whether you are looking for a stimulating family trip, a  romantic getaway, an island adventure or a wellness retreat, we will  advise you and create a unique, customised itinerary for you.

Our immense knowledge of the island and commitment to excellence is reflected in our industry awards. Sri Lanka in Style co-founder, Miguel Cunat, is 2022’s Top Travel Specialist for Sri Lanka according to Conde Nast Traveler. He is also a trusted advisor to Wendy Perrin with regular features on the WOW List.

We have already put in place new health & safety measures to safeguard our clients against Covid-19 during their journey around Sri Lanka, and our ground operator was one of the first to receive the ‘Safe and Secure’ certificate from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

A collection of sample itineraries

Family holidays

Your kids will love Sri Lanka for its endless sunshine, golden-sandy beaches, amazing seafood, rugged outdoor activities and wonderful wildlife.

Healing & Wellness

Experience traditional Ayurveda healing while immersing yourself in the local culture and traditions on your next wellness holiday in Sri Lanka.

Off the beaten path

Experience the mind-blowing natural beauty of this island. These multi-day journeys will take you through Sri Lanka’s lesser-known scenic routes.

Romantic Getaway

Looking for a romantic destination for your honeymoon? Discover tailor-made itineraries for couples’ holidays on the island's most stunning locations.

Classic Trips

Enjoy stunning scenery, lush green mountains, turquoise beaches and indulgent food experiences as you journey through Sri Lanka.

Specialist Tours

This range of Specialist Tour itinerary ideas have been handcrafted by SriLankaInStyle travel specialists, to take you on a trip of a lifetime.

Ideas and inspiration from Sri Lanka’s most insightful travel planners

Artisans of Travel to Sri Lanka

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The Journey Starts Here

August 09, 2022 | What's on in Sri Lanka

How to experience Sri Lanka’s tea heritage

Discover our top tea experiences in Sri Lanka, from a historic train journey to authentic accommodation.

August 03, 2022 | Travel & Leisure

A Guide to the Best Hikes in Ella

Ella is one of the best-loved parts of Sri Lanka’s central hills – and it is easy to see why.

June 29, 2022 | Travel & Leisure

5 Reasons to Choose Sri Lanka for a Multi-Gen Family Trip

The island's diverse landscapes and attractions make it an ideal base for a multi-generational getaway.

June 16, 2022 | Food & Cultural Nourishment

Sensory Sri Lanka: Tantalize Your Tastebuds

Sri Lankan cuisine is as diverse as the island itself. Find out how you can experience these culinary gems first hand during your trip.

May 30, 2022 | Wildlife & Adventure

Top Sri Lanka wildlife hotels for families 2022

Guide to the best Sri Lanka wildlife hotels for families.

May 04, 2022 | Wildlife & Adventure

4 reasons to choose Sri Lanka for a family wildlife trip

Find inspiration with our top 4 reasons to choose Sri Lanka for a family wildlife trip.

May 04, 2022 | Wildlife & Adventure

Best Sri Lanka wildlife experiences for younger kids

Discover the best Sri Lanka wildlife experience for younger kids.

March 30, 2022 | Travel & Leisure

Spiritual journeys in Sri Lanka

Discover how to soothe your soul and delve deep within your self with our guide to spiritual journeys in the teardrop isle.

March 29, 2022 | Travel & Leisure

How rustic living became the new luxury travel trend

Rustic living is the new luxury travel trend for 2022, says Sri Lanka in Style.

February 23, 2022 | Travel & Leisure

Romantic Journeys in Sri Lanka: Part 3 - Best Experiences

Sri Lanka has many aspects which make it a wonderful travel destination for a romantic holiday.

February 22, 2022 | Travel & Leisure

Romantic Journeys in Sri Lanka: Part 2 - Best Accommodation

Sri Lanka has enchanted visitors for years, and it is unbeatable as a romantic holiday destination.

February 10, 2022 | Travel & Leisure

Romantic Journeys in Sri Lanka: Part 1 - Best Locations

In this blog, we take you through the best locations for a romantic journey in Sri Lanka.

January 24, 2022 | Travel & Leisure

Slow Down on Sri Lanka’s South Coast

Sri Lanka’s south coast boasts the best the island has to offer.

December 20, 2021 | Wildlife & Adventure

Sri Lanka Travel Ideas for 2022

Plan an extraordinary adventure with our Sri Lanka travel ideas for 2022.

October 27, 2021 | Travel & Leisure

Top 10 Sri Lanka Wellness Retreats

Discover the top 10 Sri Lanka wellness retreats and plan your perfect getaway today.

October 27, 2021 | Travel & Leisure

Why Sri Lanka is the best wellness holiday destination

After spending months in uncertainty and unable to explore abroad, it is no surprise that wellness travel is one of the top trends for trips in 2021 / 2022.

June 10, 2021 | What's on in Sri Lanka

7 reasons to visit Kandy in Sri Lanka

Why Kandy is one of the top Sri Lanka destinations, according to Conde Nast Sri Lanka Specialist, Miguel.

June 03, 2021 | Travel & Leisure

SriLankaInStyle co-founder named CNT Top Travel Specialist

Conde Nast Traveler have named Miguel Cunat as the Top Travel Specialist for Sri Lanka 2021.

May 19, 2021 | Travel & Leisure

Top 10 experiential hotels in Sri Lanka

Discover the best Sri Lanka hotels with a difference, the top 10 experiential hotels which give travelers a unique and in-depth experience of Sri Lanka.

April 08, 2021 | What's on in Sri Lanka

Discover our new Elevated Experiences

Unique multi-day Sri Lanka adventures which take you away from the tourist trail.

January 22, 2021 | Travel & Leisure

Sri Lanka reopens for international tourists

A guide to the new health & safety procedures for tourists visiting Sri Lanka.

December 07, 2020 | What's on in Sri Lanka

Empowerment through Education

Our work with Tea Leaf Trust, an organization bringing high-quality education to tea-picking families.

October 16, 2020 | Travel & Leisure

Why not live and work from Sri Lanka?

Trust us to help you live the dream of working from Sri Lanka in the new age of digital nomads.

August 10, 2020 | Travel & Leisure

Reconnecting with Mother Nature

Spend your holiday in Sri Lanka away from the crowds, and closer to nature. Explore, learn and relax as you take in all that simple island life has to offer.

July 23, 2020 | Travel & Leisure

Sri Lanka trips for post-Covid travel

Find adventure, wellness, nature and relaxation.

July 16, 2020 | Travel & Leisure

Tea, treks and waterfalls

Discover the secrets of Amba Estate.

May 26, 2020 | What's on in Sri Lanka

Keeping You Safe

New special health and safety guidelines to ensure that you can explore Sri Lanka safely in the months ahead without compromising your wellbeing.

May 26, 2020 | What's on in Sri Lanka

5 reasons why Sri Lanka is a safe choice for post-Covid travel

Why Sri Lanka will come out on top as one of the world’s safest travel destinations.

May 25, 2020 | What's on in Sri Lanka

Our top 5 off-the-beaten-track sites in the Cultural Triangle

Explore Sri Lanka’s ancient heritage away from the crowds with our top 5 lesser-known gems in the Cultural Triangle.

May 24, 2020 | What's on in Sri Lanka

Plan with all the flexibility you need right now

We have been working with our trusted partners to put in place a special flexible cancellation policy for all bookings.

April 30, 2020 | What's on in Sri Lanka

Jaffna: an alternative perspective of Sri Lanka

Discover the unique destination of Jaffna.

April 24, 2020 | What's on in Sri Lanka

What to watch during isolation

Bring the best of Sri Lanka to you with SriLankaInStyle’s ‘What to Watch’ list.

April 16, 2020 | Wildlife & Adventure

Top 10 Sri Lanka Wildlife Experiences

Discover the top 10 wildlife experiences in Sri Lanka, widely regarded as one of the best wildlife destinations in the world.

April 08, 2020 | What's on in Sri Lanka

The Sinhalese and Tamil New Year

Learn about the traditions of the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year which is celebrated on April 13 and 14.

March 31, 2020 | What's on in Sri Lanka

Diving in Colombo

Discover Colombo's best scuba diving site, a shipwreck sometimes visited by the elusive whale shark.

March 13, 2020 | Wildlife & Adventure

Trekking Sinharaja

Experience sensational scenery and diverse flora and wildlife when you trek through Sri Lanka's mysterious Sinharaja Rainforest.

December 27, 2019 | Food & Cultural Nourishment

Top 7 Restaurants in Colombo

We take a dive into the melting pot that is Colombo’s culinary landscape and select the capital’s top 7 restaurants.

October 29, 2019 | Wildlife & Adventure

Eco-tourism with Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris

We spoke to the man behind Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris about how important it is to protect the environment and how NRLS plays an active role in promoting ecotourism.

October 29, 2019 | Travel & Leisure

The Planter’s House, Koslanda

Join us as we walk through The Planter’s House, taking you back in time, as we explore this beautiful colonial bungalow hidden away in Koslanda.

September 17, 2019 | Food & Cultural Nourishment

Fabulous Food from The Fabulous Food Factory

Whether you are looking to have some delicious macarons, a piece of English fruitcake, or fluffy pastries, The Fabulous Food Factory in Galle is a place worth checking out.

September 11, 2019 | Travel & Leisure

Detouring overtourism in Sri Lanka

Our travel specialists have some wonderful tips up their sleeve to explore the beauty of the island without having to battle crowds.

September 09, 2019 | People & Lifestyle

Best guides in Sri Lanka Series

We kick off our “Best Guides in Sri Lanka” series, with Ajith Fonseka, who is able to pull off an absolutely incredible holiday experience for his client.

August 26, 2019 | What's on in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - Wreck diving capital of the Indian Ocean

With hundreds of shipwrecks from around the coast, Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations to discover the bizarrely beautiful wreck sites and their thrilling mysteries.

August 08, 2019 | Food & Cultural Nourishment

Future of Ceylon Tea

Tea and Ceylon go hand in hand and at Sri Lanka In Style we love to bring alive the story of Ceylon tea and the intricacies of an industry that bears its name

August 05, 2019 | Travel & Leisure

The Best Rooms in Galle Fort

The Galle Fort is a treasure trove of history and culture, but these walls also hide within it, some amazing guestrooms. Here is our list of favorite rooms in the Fort.

July 30, 2019 | Food & Cultural Nourishment

Nice Cream: Weligama’s Tropical Sensation

This isn’t about your average ice-cream truck that scoops up deliciousness straight from the deep freezer but an offbeat frozen treat to tingle your taste buds.

July 30, 2019 | What's on in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s beautiful spectacle of culture and tradition

You wouldn’t get to witness a cultural extravaganza of this magnitude in many places of the world. The procession exemplifies the majestic ancient culture of the island.

July 18, 2019 | What's on in Sri Lanka

Bawa 100 - The centenary of Bawa’s birth

In commemorating Geoffrey Bawa’s centenary of birth, the Geoffrey Bawa Trust and Lunuganga Trust have organized an exciting line-up of events to reflect on his timeless legend.

July 17, 2019 | What's on in Sri Lanka

Netflix Star Chef Amninder Sandhu at trendy Botanik in Colombo

Embark on delectable culinary journey with Nextflix Star Chef Amninder Sandhu at “Arth Mumbai Takes Over Botanik”.

June 18, 2019 | People & Lifestyle

"Tea Leaves and Sea Breezes", George Cooper's Sri Lanka

George first came to Sri Lanka in 1999 to find out more about where his Great-Grandfather and Grandfather had lived.

June 18, 2019 | Wildlife & Adventure

Sri Lanka’s Monkey Kingdom

Polonnaruwa and its ancient ruins is the ultimate forest playground of one of man’s closest relatives, the Toques monkeys.

June 12, 2019 | Food & Cultural Nourishment

Where to experience the best authentic Sri Lankan food?

When it comes to trying your hand at Sri Lankan cuisine, there are few places in the island that we have not tried and tested. Here are just three places to experience authentic Sri Lankan food

June 12, 2019 | Art, Music & Literarure

Sea Change in Sri Lankan Art - Janaka De Silva

British author Juliet Coombe, who now calls Sri Lanka home, chats to curator of The Galle Fort Gallery to find out more about his latest project, an underwater display which aims to raise awareness on environmental issues the world faces.

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A guide to destinations in Sri Lanka

A guide to destinations around Sri Lanka

Miguel has twice been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as Sri Lanka’s Top Travel Specialist and featured on Wendy Perrin’s prestigious WOW List.

Miguel Cunat visited Sri Lanka in 2002, and it was the beginning of a love affair that has lasted a lifetime. Enthralled by the beauty of the island’s landscapes and its people, Miguel and his family moved to Sri Lanka in 2003, and he became possessed with an uncontrollable desire to tell the world how much there is to experience here. And so began SriLankaInStyle, which Miguel co-founded in 2005.

Today, SriLankaInStyle plans trips to Sri Lanka for people from all over the world. They trust us to help them make the most of the journey, whether they want to connect with interesting people and local culture, experience the most authentic and beautiful hideaways, or create a trip that is fun and engaging for the whole family. Increasingly so, it means making sure they travel in a way that is consistent with their beliefs and values – particularly concerning the environmental and social impact of travel. Trust SriLankaInStyle to make your Sri Lanka journey unforgettable.

Use the map on the left to explore Miguel's Sri Lanka top tips by region...

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay is a picturesque beach town on the south-east edge of the island, internationally renowned for being one of the best surfing spots in the world. Soak up the slow-paced, laidback atmosphere here and explore your rural surroundings – head to Kumana National Park, or climb to Kudumbigala Monastery – or just loll on the beach and indulge in some exciting water-sports.

Why go here?
  • One of the top ten surf spots worldwide
  • Escape the stresses of city life


Bandarawela might not be as rich in tea leaves as its tea country siblings, but it was still the second most important hill station under the Brits who singled out its cool yet dry climate as the perfect place to live and recuperate. Today, travelers are drawn here because of the excellent walking opportunities offered by Bandarawela’s lush hills, which provide sensational views across the rest of the tea country. Perched at an altitude of over 1,200m, Bandarawela’s fresh climate is ideal for outdoor activities: discover the delight of hiking up Poonagala Hill and passing tea estates, paddy fields and wooded jungle glens.

There are a limited number of hotels in Bandarawela, but The Dutch House is a beautiful 18th century villa which provides magnificent views and has the unusual feature of an indoor swimming pool which may be preferable in the town’s cooler temperatures.

Why go here?
  • Gaze out at sensational hill views
  • Wander along Sri Lanka’s best walking trails


Bentota used to be a place to rest on the way to the nearby medieval Galapatha Temple, which legend claims is linked by a maze of subterranean tunnels with all other temples in the area. Today this coastal town is a popular holiday destination for those seeking to do sea sports and other water-based activities: go jet-skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and canoeing on the Bentota Lagoon, or take a boat trip up the river and look out for wildlife hiding in the mangroves on either side. Bentota is a fantastic choice for families travelling with older children.

There are several hotels in Bentota that were designed by the revered Geoffrey Bawa, who has been named as ‘the father of Asian architecture’. The Villa Bentota and Club Villa – once both part of the same property – feature beautiful internal courtyard areas and long gardens which slope down to the sea. Travellers can also visit Lunuganga, Bawa’s country house and landscaped gardens, which lies a little way inland from the beach, and discover the details of Bawa’s past and his influence on Sri Lankan architecture.

Why go here?
  • Indulge in exhilarating water-sports
  • Beautiful beaches close to Colombo


Sri Lanka’s coastal capital is a wonderful confusion of old and new, traditions and modernity, a multicultural hubbub of people and influences from all over the world. International brands and new restaurants line the streets, sitting beside colonial-period buildings and small stalls spilling with exotic vegetables. It is a thriving urban metropolis with much to explore, from historic temples to tranquil parks, and is one of the most clean and compact capital cities in Asia. Wander through the busy streets and absorb Colombo’s delightfully chaotic, juxtaposing sights, sounds and smells.

Why go here?
  • See the historic Galle Face Hotel
  • Eat at two of the top 50 restaurants in Asia
  • Experience Sri Lanka’s modern-day multiculturalism
  • Discover the island’s colonial history


One of the island’s most historic and entrancing destinations, Galle is a famous town on Sri Lanka’s south coast which boasts: a fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; old colonial buildings with beautiful architecture; a selection of unique shops, art galleries, restaurants and boutique hotels, and a vibrant multicultural society. Many hours can be spent wandering Galle’s narrow streets, or visiting the beaches of Unawatuna and Thalpe nearby.

Why go here?
  • Explore Sri Lanka’s colonial history
  • Shop for gifts and souvenirs


Hatton is one of the most picturesque parts of Sri Lanka’s hill country. Endless rolling tea fields cover the undulating hills, and majestic mountains stand proudly on the horizon. Go walking around this beautiful landscape, visiting nearby tea factories and Castlereagh Lake, or relax in the garden of your planter’s bungalow and indulge in a traditional English high tea whilst taking in the beautiful views.

Why go here?
  • Beautiful walking trails
  • Stay in an old planter’s bungalow
  • Explore Sri Lanka’s tea country
  • Escape the stresses of urban life


One of the newest holiday destinations in Sri Lanka, Jaffna is not yet part of the main tourist trails and offers travelers an insight into authentic local life in the island. Its proximity to South India means that Jaffna shares many of its cultural aspects, including language, religion, traditions and cuisine, and therefore is a cultural microcosm within Sri Lanka. Explore the brightly-colored Hindu temples; cycle through the busy streets; learn how to make Jaffna crab curry, and visit the lively market.

Why go here?
  • Experience Jaffna’s unique culture
  • Learn to make mouth-watering curries
Top 3 places to stay

Kandy Victoria Golf

The Kandyan foothills are some of the most scenic parts of Sri Lanka: rolling lush green hills covered with glimmering tea plants; paths lined with colorful flowers, waterfalls and rivers; small rural villages with brightly-painted houses mountain peaks – all framed by towering mountain peaks covered in cloud forest. Head an hour out of Kandy and you will reach Victoria Golf and Country Resort, which not only boasts one of the most beautiful golf courses in Asia, but also has spectacular views and an alluringly tranquil atmosphere.

Why go here?
  • Explore Sri Lanka’s colonial history
  • Take the train into the hills
  • Witness the annual Perahera procession
  • Connect with the island’s traditional arts
Top 3 experiences


The last royal kingdom of Sri Lanka and the official capital of the hill country, Kandy is a town with a rich cultural heritage which can be explored in a variety of ways, from walking round the 19th century Royal Botanical Gardens (which were created by the British) to visiting the iconic Temple of the Tooth. As one of the main cities in the island, life here is fast-paced and engaging, but the spectacular Knuckles Mountain Range is right on the doorstep if you are seeking peace and privacy. Listen to the evening chanting at the Temple of the Tooth; go on a guided walk through the bustling markets, or watch a dramatic display of traditional Kandyan dancing, which ends in a hair-raising ‘fire-walk’.

Why go here?
  • Explore Sri Lanka’s colonial history
  • Take the train into the hills
  • Witness the annual Perahera procession
  • Connect with the island’s traditional arts


Negombo is a youthful town on the north-west coast just an hour from Colombo. Its proximity to the island’s capital and closeness to the international airport means that it has long-been a popular location for a beach holiday, although its beaches are not as beautiful as those of the south. Here, however, you can observe the local life and watch fishermen dragging their painted catamarans ashore, or fishing on the lagoon. You can also head to the nearby wetlands for birdwatching, or simply relax by the pool and recuperate after a long flight.

Why go here?
  • Convenient for the airport
  • Water-sports including kite-surfing

Nuwara Eliya

This historic town lies at one of the highest points in Sri Lanka, within the island’s dramatic hill country. A base for the British during the 19th and 20th centuries, Nuwara Eliya is home to many tea plantations and planter’s bungalows, as well as other iconic colonial features including the racecourse and golf club. Horton Plains National Park is nearby, a striking landscape of wide plains, waterfalls and patches of forest, or you can explore the surrounding tea plantations and visit a local tea factory. Staying in Nuwara Eliya is like stepping back in time.

Why go here?
  • Learn about Sri Lanka’s British colonial history
  • Explore the island’s iconic tea industry


Passikudah sits on Sri Lanka’s gorgeous east coast, and is renowned for its beautiful bay which is one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world. You can walk impossibly far out into the ocean until the water reaches your waist, surrounded by nothing but warm waves with the sun beaming down above you. Passikudah is a hotspot for tourists between May and September and is a great location for families – parents can laze on the sand whilst children try a range of exhilarating water-sports, including jet-skiing and snorkeling.

Why go here?
  • Perfect for a family beach holiday
  • Exhilarating water-sport
  • Stunning and tranquil bay


Home to one of Sri Lanka’s most awe-inspiring historical sites, Sigiriya is a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. The majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress, built in 5th century AD by King Kasyapa, sits atop a towering rock which rises straight out of plains below, accessed by stairways which criss-cross to the summit. The remnants of barracks and stunning water gardens lie at the foot of the rock, whilst ancient cave paintings can be seen during the climb, but the highlight is undoubtedly the breath-taking panoramas at the top. Sigiriya is a protected UNESCO site, an incredible example of ingenious ancient engineering with a wonderfully dramatic design which astonishes all who visit.

Why go here?
  • See the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Explore Sri Lanka’s ancient cultural heritage
  • See the Elephant Gathering at Minneriya


One of the best romantic getaway destinations in Sri Lanka, Tangalle is a town on the south coast which boasts some of the most peaceful and enchanting beaches in the island. Long stretches of golden sand, fringed by towering palm trees, are gently lapped by the ocean, are interspersed with small coves and private bays, whilst the town itself has a small market and harbour which can be explored. Enjoy long days in the sun with nothing but the sea and sand around you.

Why go here?
  • Honeymoon hotspot
  • Secluded beaches
  • Visit Mulgirigala Rock Temple


Poised on Sri Lanka’s north-east coast, Trincomalee is a beautiful town with much to explore, including a historic Hindu temple, old colonial fort and spectacular harbour. Trincomalee is a great place for exploring the effects the European colonial powers had on Sri Lanka, and also has many spectacular beaches which rival those of the Maldives.

Why go here?
  • Relax on beautiful beaches
  • Explore Sri Lanka’s colonial history
  • Go snorkeling at Pigeon Island
Top 3 places to stay

Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu is the oldest and largest wildlife park in Sri Lanka, and also one of the most beautiful. Its varied landscapes include coastal cliffs, jungle, grass plains and lakes and it is home to a wide variety of animals, including big game such as elephants, sloth bears and leopards, and many different types of bird, both migratory and endemic. There are also small ancient ruins within the park which date back over 1,500 years. Go on a jeep drive through the park in search of some of Sri Lanka’s most iconic wildlife and enjoy the spectacular scenery around you.

Why go here?
  • See a wide range of Sri Lankan wildlife
  • Enjoy the spectacular scenery
  • Quieter than the busy southern parks
How long should you stay?
  • 2 Days

Yala National Park

Yala National Park is Sri Lanka’s most popular wildlife park due to its large size and it boasting the highest density of leopards anywhere in the world. The park’s environments are diverse, although scrub jungle is the most common landscape. Go on a jeep drive in search of leopards, elephants, sloth bear and other Sri Lankan animals such as mugger crocodiles, mongoose and a variety of rare and beautiful birds.

Why go here?
  • Spot Sri Lanka’s big game
  • Highest chances of seeing a leopard

What our travelers think

We have traveled widely and can honestly say that Sri Lanka will be one we would recommend. People are lovely and we had a fabulous trip!
CM United Kingdom
The Entire time in Sri Lanka, we felt safe and welcome. The people were so friendly and the children absolutely adorable.
Entire holiday was well designed. Choice of hotels and activities was good. The whole process of booking our holiday was prompt and smooth.
CG Singapore

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