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Luxury Catamaran experience in Sri Lanka: #YourSriLankanAdventureAwaits

One of the most luxe experiences in Sri Lanka is to enjoy the blue waters of this island nation! How? Set sail from Sri Lanka’s east or south coast on a luxury Catamaran in the manner of a Greek tycoon holidaying in Monaco!

Under the #YourSriLankanAdventureAwaits, The Digital Travellers brings you a perfect guide to know all about having a catamaran and yacht experience in Sri Lanka which is also one of the most luxe ways of exploring this island nation.

Sri Lanka holds an enviable position off the coast of South Asia, in the Indian Ocean. Consistent temperatures, the blend of pristine beaches, tea-covered hills, and tropical lowland jungles are part of the draw for the couple of million tourists that come to visit every year, and yet Sri Lanka remains an undeveloped island ready for exploration.

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Apt geographical location for the yacht experience

Tourists can move from unspoiled white beaches to jungles full of jaguars, then climb hills swathed in tea plantations – all in temperatures of between 26-30 degrees throughout the year (slightly lower in the hills, of course). With more than 15% of the island comprising nature reserves, those looking for wildlife really are spoiled for choice.

The geographical position of the island of Sri Lanka might have been important to the Indian Ocean trade, but for the yacht charter industry, it represents an opportunity to grow and develop the burgeoning tourist industry on some of the most beautiful waters.

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Yacht Appeal

The biodiverse oceans surrounding the island of Sri Lanka touch the pristine and mostly uninhabited beaches and rugged coastline of the east coast, while the west coast is more developed and a magnet for the surfing community.

Most boats and yachts gravitate to the southern coast, which is a nice blend of colonial towns, white beaches, and Buddhist temples – all wonderful places to explore and get to know more about the island.

Sri Lanka is still developing as a mecca for the superyachts and the charters, but there are already places where the industry is welcomed, with ports capable of dealing with the sheer size and volume of the boat-based tourist trade in several different places around the island.

Galle Port, in the south, is the perfect place to dock after cruising around the island. Still surrounded by the natural lifestyle of the Sri Lankan residents, yachts can pull in next to traditional fishermen, using nets and poles while they are standing on stilts in the calm ocean. Colombo on the west coast is the commercial harbour, while the port of Trincomalee in the northwest is more suited to military craft but can accept cruising boats.

Popular Yacht and Catamaran travel circuit

Sri Lanka provides a perfect atmosphere for sailing all year round: sunny weather, good winds and beautiful landscapes. From October until May Mirissa and Beruwela are the places to be. From June until September Trincomalee and Pasikudah are the perfect spots for sailing. And it’s easy to rent or charter luxury Catamaran and even yachts. For instance, a 3-hour luxury Catamaran experience from Trincomalee to Passikudah (distance of 80kms) will include a relaxing swim in the middle of the ocean, stand-up paddle boarding and even snorkelling. However, the same route can also be covered in a 7-night itinerary which includes visits to multiple islands, deep ocean diving, sunset dinners and snorkelling off the pigeon island coral reef.

The Developing Tourist Industry in Sri Lanka

Following recent turbulence in the global tourism trade, travellers are seeking new experiences around the globe, and Sri Lanka is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime destination.

The yacht charter industry is developing on the island. Helping the island grow as a destination and the opportunity to be involved in creating experiences for the tourist through hiring boats is something that really does look promising for the future. And Sri Lankan Airlines is offering the best flight connectivity and fares to further enhance your Sri Lankan experience. The most preferred airline to/from Sri Lanka – Sri Lankan Airlines connects nine Indian cities to Colombo – Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram and Tiruchirappalli at unbeatable prices.