The civil war has ended and all regions of this ‘resplendent land’ are now accessible to visitors. The island offers everything from snorkelling and sandy beaches to golf and hill-country tea plantations; from ancient temples and ruins to shopping opportunities in Colombo’s bustling streets. In this new edition, Royston Ellis, a Sri Lankan resident, explores the diversity Sri Lanka offers in an easy-to-read narrative packed with entertaining comments and sound advice, based on personal experience. Combining experience with enthusiasm he helps visitors get the most from this magical isle - everyone will find something to admire in this enchanting ‘tiny teardrop’.
Royston Ellis has lived in Sri Lanka since 1980 and has travelled extensively throughout the country. He is the author of 65 novels, guidebooks and biographies published in the UK and USA as well as previous editions of Bradt guides to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Mauritius. He is the editorial consultant for a magazine for tourists published in Sri Lanka and the compiler of an emailed weekly newsletter on Sri Lanka with nearly 200,000 readers, the majority in the UK & USA.