Sri Lanka emerges as the next must-see destination for superyacht owners.
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The superyacht, M.Y. Vava, recently enjoyed a wonderful visit after arriving in all her glory at Port Galle in Sri Lanka, reports Priyantha Perera, heading up Asia Pacific Superyachts Sri Lanka. Sharing the country’s attractions to visiting vessels as a new superyacht destination, the owner-agent explained Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean and filled with beautiful scenic views, boasting of a high biodiversity of ocean mammals and a fascinating culture.
South of the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka is also known as the ‘Teardrop of India’ due to its distinctive shape and many beautiful sites and cultural practices like those found in Southern India. Adding to the mix, Priyantha explained, are unique experiences waiting to be savoured along with a main attraction of pristine uninhabited beaches and wonderful coastlines. “Sri Lanka’s West Coast is the country’s most developed, although only sparsely, the coast is also a popular surfing destination.
The East Coast is more rough and unspoiled and the Southern Coast is known to visiting vessels as generally the best all-round destination. Here you’ll find a mixture of white beaches, Buddhist temples, stilt fishermen (casting in the waves with nets while perched on stilts) and long ago colonial towns, remaining the same as in years past. Also a not-to-be missed experience is the Sri Lankan interior, thrilling with amazing wildlife viewing including elephants and at times even leopards.