Sri Lanka is so much more than just a gorgeous beach getaway. Here, ancient forts and lavish temples meet lush forests, while the capital Colombo offers a rush and a buzz in vast comparison to the laidback vibes that infuse much of the island. At its rim, sandy beaches meet the beautiful blues of the Indian Ocean - boasting 27 degree year-round temperatures - and at its centre, tea plantations stretch on seemingly forever. You’ll also discover an abundance of wildlife, 300 waterfalls and a total of eight World-Heritage-listed historical and cultural sights. Plus, the locals are friendly, the markets come laden with clever, colourful handicrafts, and the food is insatiable with aromatic curries, fresh seafood and juicy tropical fruits. As you can see, Sri Lanka poses many layers to peel back and discover.