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5 Places to Chill in the Tropical Goodness of Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka, this tiny island country is a place full of contrast and surprises. The lush green tea estates, hilly countrysides, wildlife safaris, rich history and blissful beaches sprinkled with unique traditions make it the perfect spot to unwind.

However, relaxation dawns upon when you are truly free of all worries, which is exactly what carrying a Mastercard will let you achieve. Recognized in over 200 countries with 40 million merchants, it is your safest and most convenient travel companion.  

Head to Sri Lanka and let it help you imagine relaxation in an all-new way.  

1. Rediscover luxury and relaxation

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A trip to Sri Lanka to just unwind and chill is ideal when you get to stay at elegantly designed cabanas at Jetwing Surf. Located at Pottuvil Point, this serene hideaway is situated on the celebrated beaches of Arugam Bay. This resort is a blissful harmony of modern designs with natural structures made of wood, woven coconut palm leaves and dried iluk grass.

Imagine all of this and more along with Sri Lankan hospitality. The indulgent rooms are well-equipped and face the ocean and an outdoor deck to witness the beautiful sunrise every morning. Want more?  When you’re staying at Jetwing Surf, your Mastercard will get you a 15% discount! Makes it light on your budget but great on your vacation!

HolidayIQ traveller Snigdha Agarwal says “For those travellers seeking a potpourri of history, culture, spirituality, this island nation is a one-stop destination to satisfy your quest. What struck us was the cleanliness and hygiene standards maintained throughout the count.”



2. Spend a day with turtles

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As a smart traveller, it only makes sense to rely upon Mastercard when it comes to all things moolah. Accepted around the world, your Mastercard is the most reliable way to spend when you travel which means no hassles of carrying cash and you are protected against unauthorized transactions because of a lost or stolen card.

With nothing to worry about, a trip to Sri Lanka is incomplete without visiting the Kosgoda Turtle Hatcheries on the beaches of Bentota. Witness a spectacular sunrise on Kandy lake, offer your respects at the Temple of Tooth Relic and while you are at it, there are numerous things to do in Nuwara Eliya like visiting exotic beaches, scaling hills and sampling exquisite architecture.

When on vacation, your Mastercard will be your best travel buddy. It’s the most accepted card in the world and the safest way to make payments.

HolidayIQ traveller Sumit Nagori says “Never ever had I thought Sri Lanka had so much to offer. Our trip was wonderful and gave us unforgettable moments to pin down in our memory. Pristine beaches, heritage sites, picturesque locations, scenic mountains, adventure & rejuvenation, you'll find everything in Sri Lanka”   


3. Explore the wild side of Sri Lanka

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In Sri Lanka, there’s no limit to adventures. Just like when you own a Mastercard there’s no limiting your opportunities due to inconvenience and security issues.

Embark upon new adventures. Go whale watching at Mirissa Fishery Port, take the scenic train journey from Kandy to Ella, visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and go on a wildlife safari at Yala West National Park.

A day filled with adventures is only fair if it ends on a note of utmost luxury. Well, when you own a Mastercard, you only have the best of everything.  When you enjoy a stay at Amaya Hotels, you also get a whopping 60% off on B&B on double and triple basis at Amaya Beach and Villas, Wadduwa. Now that’s a reason good enough for a holiday.

HolidayIQ traveller Debasree Saha says While the crystal clear sea water will let you see your reflection, the broad and levelled roads of the entire country will never make you tired of driving. The constant stretch of greenery is a soothing sight


4. Thrilling water sports await you!

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If you are a water baby, then Sri Lanka is your muse. There are numerous water sports to try out in the warm currents of the Indian ocean and the experience is extraordinary. Exactly like when you use a Mastercard to travel overseas as it instantly makes everything easier by simplifying transactions and exchange ratios with minimal trips to the currency exchange kiosks.  

Dive into the depths of the ocean at Hikkaduwa and explore the stunning marine life of Sri Lanka, take a plunge into the waters and go white water rafting at Kitulgala- the wettest place in the country or go for an exciting session of kitesurfing in Kalpitiya.

After all the activities, a sound appetite can only be satiated with a meal fit for a king. Head to Aditya Resorts to relish an authentic Sri Lankan meal prepared from the freshest produce and catch. The best part is you get to enjoy a savings of 15% on rooms and 20% on spa treatments with your Mastercard (offer valid till 31 March 2019). So when you are done enjoying a great meal, why not treat yourself to a relaxing session at the spa?

HolidayIQ traveller Kiran Says Sri Lanka had everything we needed to make our holiday one of a kind - the pristine beaches, clear blue waters, stunning mountains and absolutely delicious food. There is little I can say to describe how we felt in the waters - the beautiful marine life, the colourful schools of fish, squids, even a seahorse decorated the stunning coral reefs and wow!


 5. Go shopping at the floating market


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One of the things to do in Sri Lanka is visit the stunning Gangaramaya temple. This Buddhist architectural brilliance exudes a fusion of Indian, Chinese and Thai architecture. Head to the charming floating market of Pettah to pick up souvenirs for your loved ones and once done, go to Colombo to experience the dynamic nightlife.

After a long day of sightseeing and activities, it’s time to retire to your opulent King’s suite at Kingsbury Colombo for a good night's sleep. The luxurious suite has an extensive living area with modern amenities and 24-hours butler service to ensure you stay in regal splendour.   

Enhance your luxurious experience with a 15% discount offered on higher category rooms and a 20% off on the spa treatments with your Mastercard. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a laid-back holiday like royalty?

HolidayIQ traveller Subramania Pallavoor says What a country! The warmth, pristine beaches, clean surroundings and so much more. This place has everything to offer.

HolidayIQ traveller Keith saysSri Lanka is so amazingly beautiful and its people and food are the best. Make sure you travel by the local train that rides along the coast to experience the real beauty of Sri Lanka

With all this to offer, Sri Lanka is a true travellers delight. Experience the best of it with Mastercard! Click here to know more.

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