US-based The Inertia lifestyle blog loves us. Its guide to surf trips says that “Sri Lanka is a gorgeous place, with white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs, palm trees galore—and waves. Everywhere you look, there are waves. Lefts, rights, A-frames—it truly is a paradise for surfers and non-surfers alike.”
The Telegraph UK’s travel and destinations supplement focuses on 23 terrific reasons to visit our Sri Lanka paradise island, including diving with blue whales, 5,800 wild elephants ambling about and the biggest concentration of leopards in the world. See them in Yala national park, along with sloth bears and buffalo.
The Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, famed as the ‘father of tropical modernism’, still inspires worldwide acclaim 15 years after his death. The focus of this reverence is the magnificent Lunuganga pastoral estate near Bentota on the south-western littoral, which Bawa lovingly created over 50 years.
Ayurveda wellness treatments, yoga and Buddhist mindfulness in Sri Lanka are proving attractive holiday benefits for young Japanese professionals. DeNA, a top Tokyo e-commerce video development company linked to Nintendo, is actively promoting Sri Lanka as a destination because of our mind-and-body health treatments.
Brits are in love with Sri Lanka, and a piece in the UK Sunday Times spotlights how many have invested their lives—and life savings—in rental villas and boutique hotels on the ‘Tangalle Riviera’, rapidly emerging as a paradise hot-spot for tourists and beach lovers from around the world.
Vogue magazine spotlights the south coast of Sri Lanka this month in a piece covering some the best places to stay and catch a wave on our peerless surfing beaches. Matilde Wergeland is particularly enamoured of a dual venture by a couple who changed their lives by quitting their jobs and moving to our paradise island.