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.
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.
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.