What’s in vogue in Sri Lanka—best stays and waves spotlight in top fashionista lifestyle magazine
Vogue magazine is spotlighting 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.
Writer Matilde Wergeland is particularly enamoured of a dual venture by Swedish couple Petter and Linn, who changed their lives by quitting their jobs and moving to our paradise island.
Writes Matilde: “Sri Lanka’s spectacular coastline boasts palm-dotted bays and sweeping stretches of warm sand fringed by bathtub-temperature water and rolling waves, not to mention charming boutique hotels and cafés.”
That includes “Sri Lanka’s best-kept secret”, The Kip boutique hotel between Unawatuna and Mirissa, where “impeccable taste is evident in the magnificent interiors, and each room is thoughtfully decorated in a minimalist, yet intimate, style”.
“In addition to the over-the-top service, attention to detail, and heavenly surroundings, this boho-luxe sanctuary also offers delectable food thanks to Seddy’s incredible Italian cooking skills (ask for his pasta!). Checking into this paradise is a must—it’s a true home away from home.
Another favourite and “mandatory stop” is the Tri, and eco-sanctuary by Lake Koggala, where you can “practice yoga in the coolest yoga studio you have ever seen, or just wander around the gorgeous modern buildings and rooms”.
Tri moots itself as “Sri Lanka’s first truly contemporary sustainable luxury design hotel. Not far from Galle Fort, and within easy reach of the best beaches in the south, 11 suites spiral a six-acre hill of outstanding natural beauty. Ecotourism has never been so inspiring.”
Last but not least, “another exquisite hideaway is the remote and stylish Amanwella in the village Tangalle, a match made in heaven for those longing to unplug and wind down”.
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