The country hasn’t experienced the tourist boom that many of its neighbours have, which is good news. It means Sri Lanka resorts are on the cheaper side, and many of its natural and cultural attractions are well preserved. Although Australians are required to obtain a Sri Lankan visa, the process is easy and relatively cheap.
Sri Lanka’s weather is ideal year-round. The South and North of the island experience their wet seasons at opposite times of the year, meaning there’s always a dry resort somewhere. Pack your board, because the surf is always pumping somewhere too.