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Trust TNT when we say that you will be enthralled by Sri Lanka’s sparkling shores. Surfers should head to Hikkaduwa - Sri Lanka’s top surfing spot. Everyone else should make for Unawatuna - aka the country's most popular beach.
Take a hike
Should you - heaven forbid - get bored of the beaches, seek out the UNESCO Heritage Listed Sinharaja rainforest. In parts, it is undeniably a steep scramble but persevere and you’ll have the magnificent forest to yourself.
Regardless of where you travel in the island that Marco Polo hailed as “the finest of its size,” expect a welcome as warm as the weather from the charming and hospitable locals who are happy to share their world with you.
It's much more accessible than India
Sure Sri Lanka can be chaotic and crowded but the noise and bustle is quieter than its big subcontinent sibling, India, and as introductions to the subcontinent go, it’s a gentler one.
The enviable climate
While February in Britain may be dark, damp and, let’s face it, utterly dismal, the scenario in Sri Lanka couldn’t be more different. Expect balmy not blistering temperatures – in short, perfect weather to acquire a tan without suffering sun stroke.
While it might be a bit of a long, expensive schlep to reach Sri Lanka, once there it’s all blissfully affordable and you’ll spend less in a week than you would on a night out in London. Time to pack the t-shirt and sunnies and get going?