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FT UK’s ‘How To Spend It’ feature cites five great places to stay in Sri Lanka

FT UK’s ‘How To Spend It’ feature cites five great places to stay in Sri Lanka

Financial Times UK travel editor Maria Shollenbarger shares her island insights in a ‘How To Spend It’ piece extolling five of Sri Lanka’s best-known luxury hotels.

The design hotel

The 10 richly original suites at Tintagel, once a home of the Bandaranaike political dynasty, harness heritage, refined design sensibility and comfort in in a balance I’d call perfect.

The safari camp

Down south in Yala, family-owned Uga Escapes runs Chena Huts, a groovy safari camp with domed, thatched pavilions set in semi-protected wetlands between the famous Yala nature reserve and the Indian Ocean.

The lakeside hotel

Eleven-suite hotel Tri is set on the shore of Koggala Lake in the heart of Sri Lanka’s cinnamon-country interior. British owners Rob Drummond and Lara Baumann spent a decade shaping the site, suites and concept, all of which hew proudly to a 100 per cent sustainable remit.

The wellness retreat

Santani pictured above, a dedicated contemporary wellness retreat, is the brainchild of a group of recently repatriated young Sri Lankans with degrees from the likes of Harvard and MIT and a collective passion for the preservation of local culture and ecology.

The beach resort

George Cooper, the hotelier-retailer behind the much-loved Kahanda Kanda, opened the six-suite KK Beach in December 2016.

Read the full report here.

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