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Resplendent Ceylon—from ethical teas to a culturally-conscious luxury hotel brand in Sri Lanka

When the US business magazine Forbes writes a 3,000-word story about a Sri Lankan hotel chain, it’s more than just a gratuitous pat on the back. Such is the case with Resplendent Ceylon’s three family-owned properties—Ceylon Tea Trails, Cape Weligama and Wild Coast Tented Lodge.

Back-to-nature sustainable eco-living is at the heart of lakeside Saraii Village in Sri Lanka’s deep south

Eco-tourism doesn’t get much more ‘part of the landscape’ sustainable than the lakeside Saraii Village in Sri Lanka’s deep south. The Sunday Times reports that Saraii “is not just about seeing the new, but about feeling and breathing in a rustic experience that touches the soul of the traveller”.

When the owl and the pussycat put to sea they found their dream beach location in Sri Lanka!

When the owl and pussycat put to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat they surely didn’t expect to make a landfall on Sri Lanka’s idyllic south coast. But they would undoubtedly have loved their namesake boutique hotel, which is nestled right on the beach a short tuk-tuk ride from Unawatuna and historic Galle Fort.

Spectacular Sri Lanka eco-tourism luxury camping spotlighted by ‘world’s top architectural website’

An outstanding example of Sri Lanka’s focus on sustainable eco-tourism is featured on Arch Daily, billed as the world’s most visited architecture website.

Seen In The City blogger discovers Amari Galle, ‘Sri Lanka’s heavenly new resort’

Seen In The City blogger Natasha Colyer couldn’t have been more charmed by Amari Galle, “a place of tranquillity in a city of rural charm and unrivalled beauty, lush green landscape and bustling towns and picturesque shores with dusty sands”.

A new height of beachside luxury in the heart of Sri Lanka’s famed Weligama Bay

It could hardly get much better than Sri Lanka’s new luxurious Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa south-coast family resort—and don’t just take our word for it.

The magnificent Premier Ocean Suite at the Shangri-La’s Golf Resort and Spa in Sri Lanka

The LuxuryLaunches website reports that “Shangri-La’s debut in Sri Lanka was definitely worth the wait! The jaw-dropping property is undoubtedly one of the finest properties on the island”.

The Fortress protects and preserve Sri Lanka’s turtles

All over the world, historical nesting beaches are being encroached upon, not least in Sri Lanka—which is why The Fortress Resort and Spa launched its turtle preservation project on the south coast near Galle.

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Whale-watching from the air raises major Sri Lanka tourist attraction to a breathtaking new level
Whale-watching from the air raises major Sri Lanka tourist attraction to a breathtaking new level

Whale-watching from the air raises major Sri Lanka tourist attraction to a breathtaking new level

Breathtaking aerial views of whales off the coast of Sri Lanka are provided by F-Air to promote ‘air tourism’ from the Sri Lanka Airforce base at Koggala Airport, Galle. “What better way to watch the blue whales than from a low-flying, small aircraft off Sri Lanka’s picturesque southern coast?”
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Fight to the death between crocodile and snake captured by Sri Lanka photographer in Yala National Park
Fight to the death between crocodile and snake captured by Sri Lanka photographer in Yala National Park

Fight to the death between crocodile and snake captured by Sri Lanka photographer in Yala National Park

A fight to the death between a crocodile and a huge deadly snake is captured by the UK’s two top tabloid newspapers, the Mail and the Sun. The epic struggle was recorded on camera by amateur photographer Dr Rishani Gunasinghe at a waterhole in Yala National Park, home of our famed leopards and elephants.

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YogaWineTravel blog tells all you need to know about elephant safaris in Udawalawe National Park
YogaWineTravel blog tells all you need to know about elephant safaris in Udawalawe National Park

YogaWineTravel blog tells all you need to know about elephant safaris in Udawalawe National Park

Yoga, wine and travel go together like, er, red, white and sparkling—and this luxury, boutique and beyond-the-ordinary travel experiences blog offers good advice on all three. This post highlights elephant safaris in Udawalawe National Park, which is “quite possibly the best place in Sri Lanka to see elephants throughout the year”.
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Epic landscapes of Sri Lanka, historic Dambulla, and the elephants of Minneriya star in ‘happiness’ blog
Epic landscapes of Sri Lanka, historic Dambulla, and the elephants of Minneriya star in ‘happiness’ blog

Epic landscapes of Sri Lanka, historic Dambulla, and the elephants of Minneriya star in ‘happiness’ blog

The travel blog Travelynn Family chats about the joys of family holidays in Sri Lanka with Kaylie, a regular visitor with her husband and two children. “The landscape is breathtaking. Lush green jungle, impressive rocky spires, lakes and pristine national parks full of wildlife."

Ecotourism

Major beach and coral cleanup in Sri Lanka marks Beat Plastic Pollution drive for World Environment Day

Major beach and coral cleanup in Sri Lanka marks Beat Plastic Pollution drive for World Environment Day

The Sri Lanka Aqua Club has marked World Environment Day with ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, a major cleanup of the beaches and coral reefs around Sri Lanka. The crusade was led by PADI diver Jehan Pieris. He says: “We removed plastic that was stuck in the corals and other pollutants from the seabed."
Urban wetlands of Sri Lanka’s capital city Colombo ‘a potential boost for tourism and residents’ health’

Urban wetlands of Sri Lanka’s capital city Colombo ‘a potential boost for tourism and residents’ health’

The international news agency Reuters is spotlighting Sri Lanka’s capital city Colombo, and the potential for its urban wetlands network as a tourist attraction. The World Bank, meanwhile, reports that “wetlands could easily become one of Colombo’s most attractive tourist draws”.
Thriving eco-tourism in Sri Lanka ‘must nurture, properly manage and sustain our biodiversity and landscapes’

Thriving eco-tourism in Sri Lanka ‘must nurture, properly manage and sustain our biodiversity and landscapes’

Eco-tourism in Sri Lanka is thriving thanks to the island’s abundant biodiversity, amazing natural landscapes—and the growing awareness that all this must be nurtured, properly managed and sustainable. The DailyFT interviewed Sri Lanka Rainforest Ecolodge Chairman Prema Cooray, an expert in sustainable tourism.

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