Say Hello! to a dream destination: ‘Sri Lanka is an island so beautiful you won’t want to leave…’


The UK’s glossy celebrity and lifestyle magazine Hello! is giving Sri Lanka the full glossy celebrity treatment alongside various British Royals and Hollywood stars in its latest edition.

Writes Laura Weatherburn: “Sri Lanka’s serene South Coast boasts palm dotted bays, world-renowned safari parks and top-notch food. We can almost guarantee you won’t want to leave…”

She begins with two hotels that illustrate the contrasts between übe-luxury and ‘eco-glamping’ simplicity to be found on our paradise tropical island.


“Perched on a spectacular cliff-top, just thirty minutes from Galle Fort on Sri Lanka’s south coast, sits the luxurious Cape Weligama, an undeniably romantic setting with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.

“The bays and beaches that sit beside Cape Weligama are a surfer’s paradise. Make the most of the on-site sports centre and book yourself a lesson—or three.”

Meanwhile, “for the Jungle Janes among us, a stay Chena Huts in Yala National Park is a must. With its stylish mod-safari décor, eco palm-thatched cabins, private plunge pools and daily game drives, this is the idyllic spot to unwind with the wildlife.”


During a previous visit, Laura stayed at the spectacular Tri Lanka resort, a favourite ‘digital detox’ (leave your phone at home!) sustainable sanctuary.

She writes: “Sri Lanka has rapidly become one of 2018’s it-destinations. With miles of pristine beaches, impossibly scenic tea fields, supreme cuisine and elephant-filled national parks – it’s not hard to see why.

“Tri offers a real sense of tranquillity in what could possibly be the most beautiful rural jungle setting, and I’ll definitely be paying them a visit again soon…”

Read more here.

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