Sri Lanka beach

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is shaped like a giant teardrop falling from the southern tip of the vast Indian subcontinent. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, it is a great place for beach lovers.

This year the island of Sri Lanka launched a goal to attract 2.5 million visitors between now and 2016. Its tourism department has even declared 2011 "Visit Sri Lanka Year."

If you like adventure, take an elephant safari or book a tour with an English-speaking tour guide.

Hotels are beautiful and very inexpensive, with most rates lower than $100 per night. Restaurants are running all sorts of promotions this summer, including 50 percent off wine. Couples can also find sundown cocktails and tables for two in exotic surroundings on the beach or in the jungle.

To find beautiful accommodations with budget prices, visit HotelTravel.com.

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