Über-luxury glossy magazine Vogue luxuriates in the heady attractions of Sri Lanka’s stimulation of the senses: “Ringed in palm-fringed beaches prime for surfing, swimming, and snorkeling” we boast “a lush, emerald-green interior with mountains worth trekking, waterfalls worth chasing, and tea plantations worth strolling”.

“Sri Lanka is a destination that stimulates all the senses. This island of 20 million is where blue whales and humpbacks play offshore, and its national parks are some of the world’s best places to spot leopards, not to mention, elephants and Technicolor birds (more than 400 species).

“Expect Ayurvedic therapies and yoga, mind-bogglingly spicy rice and curry, as well as ubiquitous—and refreshing—orange king coconuts, and breathtaking feasts for the eyes in the form of sculptural Buddhist stupas, ornate Hindu temples, sleek Muslim mosques, and what has been called the world’s oldest tree.”

And it asks: “So why is this exotic paradise just now seeping into the jet set’s collective conscious?” Because in the last half-dozen years “Sri Lanka has gone into overdrive re-establishing itself as a mecca for luxury-minded travellers whose interests are far from run of the mill”.

We couldn’t put it better ourselves!

Read the full report here.


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