Colombo, July 14 (BAN/ AD): In a latest list of ‘The 15 Best Islands in the World’ released by Travel + Leisure, a U.S travel magazine Sri Lanka has been ranked Number 1, the list was released on 10 July 2019. Travel + Leisure magazine which has 4.8 million readers worldwide, said one newcomer vaulted directly into the No. 1 spot.
Sri Lanka received the highest score of 92.12 out of 100, with Palawan in the Philippines and Bali in Indonesia being ranked 2nd and 3rd in the list respectively.
Travel + Leisure has said “Located just south of India, this roughly 25,000-square-mile island tempts travelers with a diversity of experiences. Along the stunning coastline, the marine national parks make this destination a surfer’s, snorkeler’s, and diver’s dream. Inland, tea plantations await exploration, as do wildlife parks, which teem with animals, including elephants, monkeys, and one of the world’s largest populations of leopards.”
Magazine also notes “After the terrorist attacks in April, Sri Lanka’s booming tourism industry has taken a hit, but the island country is on the mend – and as glorious as ever to visit. It’s worth clearing your calendar to spend as much time as possible on this 25,000-square-mile jewel, located off the coast of India.”