Golden sands and colourful corals
Holidays to Trincomalee offer an outstanding combination of Sri Lankan culture and breathtaking coastal beauty. Situated on one of the globe’s finest natural harbours, this port city has a rich and interesting history, where colonial and Asian influences combine to create a unique ambiance. Ancient Buddhist temples can be discovered nestled among tropical foliage, while laid back bars and traditional food stalls give the town a gentle yet bustling vibe.
The natural habitat which surrounds Trincomalee attracts both animal lovers and sun worshipers from far and wide. Tropical mangroves stretch out into the horizon and an emerald green lagoon is home to a vast array of wildlife. Holidaymakers can also discover beautiful coral reefs at the Pigeon Island Marine National Park. Blue whales make an appearance along the coastline of Trincomalee between May and October – and whale watching boat tours are a popular way to spot these incredible animals of the deep.
Trincomalee offers a spectacular combination of stunning natural wildlife and fascinating culture. The five star Uga Jungle Beach resort can be found on the east coast of the region and is nestled in the heart of a beautiful 10 acre nature reserve. The resort has 48 luxury cabins located by the ocean, by the lagoon or within the jungle itself, creating the ambiance of a tropical hideaway. For those who want to completely unwind, a luxury spa and swimming pool are on offer, while other activities include cookery classes, nature cycle trails or jet skiing in the Indian Ocean. Plus, outstanding cuisine is the order of the day at the resort’s open air restaurant.
With over 45 years’ experience, Sovereign is dedicated to creating memories which will last a lifetime though our carefully hand picked holiday experiences. From the moment you start planning your luxury holiday, the team at Sovereign will be on hand to ensure the experience is one you will never forget.
Flights from the UK take approximately 10 hours 30 minutes.
It's a fairly long drive from Colombo Airport to Trincomalee (about 4 hours 20 minutes) - we recommend an internal flight (1 hour 15 minutes) to Trincomalee airport, from where it's a 50-minute drive to the hotel.
Sri Lanka has two monsoon seasons – one in the south-west between May and September, and one in the north-east between October and January. Galle and Bentota are in the south-west, and the most popular time to visit is between December and March for hot, sunny weather and an average temperature of 30°C.
UK citizens will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. You can apply for a 30-day tourist visa online before you travel.
Tipping is common in Sri Lanka. You should aim to tip 100 rupees at restaurants, and the same again per day for hotel maids and porters. It’s not necessary to tip taxi drivers, although you could round up the fare to the nearest 50 rupees if paying cash.
The official languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil. English is widely spoken too.