Sri Lanka has been listed as one of the 50 best islands in the world for travel for 2023 by Big 7 Travel. The island nation was ranked 13 in the annual round up of the world’s best islands. “Sri Lanka has been off the tourism radar for a few years now due to protests, economic crises and the pandemic, but its doors are now wide open. “There are a thousand reasons to visit the beguiling island, not least its friendly people, flavourful food, endless beaches and timeless ruins. Loop around the island and you’ll tick off tea plantations, elephantfilled wildlife parks, thousand-year-old ruins and endless strips of golden sand,” said Big 7 in its description of Sri Lanka.
The top 50 island by Big 7 features a diverse list. While Sri Lanka is placed between La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, and São Jorge, the Azores Islands, Portugal, topping the list is The Bahamas.
To compile the list, Big 7 has used aggregated scores from our social audience and editorial contributions. It has also considered major 2023 events, hot new hotel and restaurant openings and special initiatives that are bound to make a trip to each destination even more special in 2023.