Asia + The Middle East
A culturally fascinating tropical island getaway
Sri Lanka is absurdly rich and fertile: its smells are those of fruit, spices, tea and coffee, flowers, perfume, and wonderful cooking. Its colours are the honey-gold of the beaches, the intense, almost luminous green of the plantations, and the purple-blue hills in the distance. Warm, open and relaxed, its culture is a cocktail of Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim influences.
In the last few years, there has been a proliferation of small luxury hotels and gorgeous private villas that we like very much. And while there has been a welcome increase in infrastructure, we can still take you off-the-beaten-track, with specialist nature walks in old tea plantations and wildlife experiences in unspoilt national parks.
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Stories from Sri Lanka
What a fabulous holiday! Thank you for all your recommendations. Sisindu T is a gorgeous house set in an amazing tropical landscape that is rich with the sounds of birdsong, croaking toads, monkeys and peacocks. The staff were all very sweet, helpful and discreet – one being a fabulous cook who introduced us to Sri Lankan vegetarian and fish curries. Everything worked beautifully: our guide, Pria, was so lovely and couldn’t do enough for us and our driver was very punctual and drove safely, navigating the crazy Sri Lankan roads. We saw some whales on our boat trip, which was fantastic, and again the boys crewing our catamaran, Lanka Sail, did a great job. So huge thanks to you all for making our holiday so memorable.
"We had the most amazing time in Sri Lanka. Thank you for organising, it really was the perfect holiday for us. John says it’s his favourite holiday ever which believe me is quite something as he’s not known for being overly enthusiastic!"
"The schedule you put together worked really well for us. We found we had just the right amount of time at each venue. We are so very happy with the holiday overall and will definitely be in touch again to arrange our next adventure."
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