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.
Budget travellers to Sri Lanka now have a charming new place to stay in the centre of the capital Colombo—Tuk Tuk Hostels (TTH), which “embraces the youth hostel concept to its fullest”. Writes the DailyFT: “TTH caters to the expectations of young travellers and all those who value sharing, spontaneity and experience.”
“To truly know and understand the charm that is Sri Lanka is to experience it on every sensory level. Fall in love with this transformational paradise,” says US-based Organic Spa magazine writer Cathy Whitlock after staying at spa resorts Anantara Kalutara and Peace Haven Tangalle.
American travel writer find wisdom and ‘meditative quietude’ at ancient Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka
It’s a long way from Austin, Texas, to Sri Lanka, and for US travel veteran Becca Hensley it was as much a way to wisdom as a journeyman’s travel itinerary. She writes in the Austin American Statesman how her driver prepared her for what was to become a journey of spiritual discovery and “a meditative quietude”.
The New York-based Bloomberg spotlights luxury tourism in Sri Lanka in its latest online profile of the world’s high-achieving businessmen. In this case it’s Malik Fernando, whose portfolio includes the high-end Castlereagh bungalow resort.
Florida-based glam lifestyle magazine Coastal Living has discovered Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka—and they love it! Writes Marisa Spyker: The lodge is ideally located “where the Indian Ocean meets the jungle”, right next to Yala National Park and its leopards.
Elephants, golf resorts, infinity pools: ‘a luxury vacation in Sri Lanka has something for everyone’
Outlook Traveller writer Sumeet Keswani’s recent visit to Sri Lanka as a guest of the Shangri-La hotel chain had many standout moments. He says: “There are some holidays I remember for sheer indulgence, their bounty of natural sights and sounds. And then there is Sri Lanka, a potent mix of both.”
The Telegraph UK spotlights The Ark retreat in rural Sri Lanka in its featured ‘Rooms with a mountain view: 10 holiday homes in the middle of nowhere’. The Ark’s unique and elevated sitting allows a breathtaking view of the estate, the valley below and hills beyond.