Despite almost continuously travelling across Sri Lanka, one of the very few places I hadn’t previously visited was surfer paradise, Arugam Bay.
Nestled along the coast of Hikkaduwa lies Villa Saffron, an architecturally striking building designed by one of Sri Lanka’s most renowned architects, C.Anjalendran. The harmony of interiors with Sri Lanka’s incomparable nature sets the perfect scene of peace, calm and beauty overlooking the Indian ocean.
Over the past few years, Airbnb has risen to a new height of popularity; offering a broad spectrum of accomodation for independent travellers all over the world venturing beyond the realm of the regular hotel/travel agent booking system.
Along the winding roads of Sri Lanka’s hill country through the nearby town of Haputale lies Thotalagala, a stylishly refurbished bungalow owned by the Thomas Lipton Dambatenne tea estate. I was delighted to be invited for a 2 night stay to experience the bungalow and nearby sights, including a visit to Lipton’s Seat, champagne breakfast, high tea and to Dambatenne tea factory itself; one of the…
If you could click your fingers and appear at The Wallawaa -something I wish I could do on a regular basis- you would never imagine you were in what would be described as an ‘airport hotel’.
Ella is an energetic little village, buzzing with the ever-increasing demand for tourism, with visitors enthusiastically streaming in from all over the world. Primarily known as a destination for backpackers and seasoned travellers; families and couples with a culture vulture streak also appear to be frequenting this hill country hotspot.
Helga’s Folly. A unique, otherworldly dreamworld, nestled in the hills of Kandy; the last capital of the ancient era of kings with the spectacular ‘temple of the tooth’ at it’s heart.