Despite almost continuously travelling across Sri Lanka, one of the very few places I hadn’t previously visited was surfer paradise, Arugam Bay.
After the successful launch of the vibrant W15 along the coast of Weligama in a abundance of surf and beach lovers, W15 has now also launched W15 Escape in the quieter village of Ahungama. Both share the same luxe chic aesthetic whilst maintaining a warm homely ambience, welcoming those in need of some TLC from all walks of life-…
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’.
The Kandy Samadhi Centre is a 40 minute tuk tuk (or car depending on your preference!) journey from the heart of Kandy; through a buzzing local village, overlooking paddy fields, alongside a magnificent river and meandering up and down local roads to reach the picture perfect, charmingly surreal cyan blue door at the entrance.