5 Tips to beat the heat in Sri Lanka

by | Apr 27, 2017

If you are visiting Sri Lanka in the months of April – August, you will experience a gushing heat wave, in most parts of the island. Global warming is a hard fact and there is no escaping the heat. The best you can do is to beat it.

  1. Opt for air conditioned accommodation

Blue Lanka Tours have partnered with hotels that provide high quality air conditioned accommodation at every location in Sri Lanka. This ensures that you have a stress-free holiday and that you enjoy your stay in the country.

  1. Swimming Pools

Almost every luxury hotel in Sri Lanka is facilitated with a swimming pool. During your holiday, make time for a swim to cool down your body and get a break from the scorching heat. Before 10.00 a.m. or after 4.00 p.m. are the best times for a swim if you are looking to avoid the dangerous rays from the sun. For residents of Colombo, there are several hotels and clubs that let you pay and use the swimming pool for a few hours.

  1. Air conditioned bars/restaurants

If you are on a city tour or are far away from your hotel and you really need to chill for awhile, look out for a neighboring restaurant or bar that is air conditioned and grab a drink/bite and sit there for awhile. Let the AC cool down your body and dry out all the sweat while you sip on a cool drink or a chilled ice cream. Opting for a hot soup, tea or coffee in the middle of the day is a bad idea as that will only make you feel warmer.

  1. Escape to the hill country

This is possibly the best way to beat the heat in Sri Lanka. When planning your itinerary for a holiday in Sri Lanka, try to schedule more days in towns like Nuwara Eliya, Ella and Hatton. These are the coolest spots in the island and spending more time enjoying the weather and splendid natural beauty in these areas will make your holiday a peaceful one.

  1. Stay hydrated

The most important way to avoid the heat affecting your health is to keep yourself hydrated. Drink water at very regular intervals. Mineral water bottles are available at all roadside groceries and restaurants around the island. Table water is also given free at all restaurants.