Sri Lanka

Explore its richness, from coral beaches to Dutch villas

Horace Walpole, his ears tingling with tales of a heavenly island, conjured up “a very expressive word” to describe its wonders: Serendip. The island nation of Serendip—once Ceylon and now Sri Lanka—is inarguably one of the most intensely beautiful, fascinating places on earth. After years of ethnic conflict, it once more extends its traditionally large-hearted welcome.