Luxury living for visitors to Sri Lanka doesn’t get much more luxurious than the Tanamera beachfront bungalow at Talpe, just 20 minutes from historic Galle Fort on the south coast.
‘Local not luxury’ is the driver for wealthy Chinese tourists who seek ‘authentic experiences’ in Sri Lanka
Tree-house living, ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping) and authentic ‘out-of-the-box’ experiences are what drive today’s wealthy young millennial Chinese travellers, says a new global tourism report.
Indians love Sri Lanka as a fabulous ‘experiential’ wedding destination for couples and their guests
Sri Lanka is the third most popular destination for ‘experiential’ weddings and honeymoons in the world, reports Indian lifestyle website News18. Notes writer Shifa Khan: “Sri Lanka is a magical combination of pristine beaches, alluring islands, breathtaking gardens and impressive caves.”
Supermodel Doutzen Kroes models swimwear in Sri Lanka during time off from saving the world’s elephants
Supermodel and elephant savior Doutzen Kroes has been in Sri Lanka to shoot glamourous beach bikinis for global swimwear mogul Hunkemoller. But her campaign to save the planet’s pachyderms might be a more lasting legacy, as Vogue magazine reports that she is “calling on fashion to save the elephant population”.
Dream house for rent in southern Sri Lanka featured in UK’s glossy upmarket House and Gardens magazine
A dream house for rent in southern Sri Lanka is featured in the latest edition of the UK’s glossy upmarket House & Garden magazine. Charlie and Tweenie Wrey built the house on the crest of a hill near Galle, with views across acres of tea plantation to the Indian Ocean.
Beauty pageant tourist attraction ‘one of the best international shows Sri Lanka has ever witnessed’
Billed as “one of the best international shows Sri Lanka has ever witnessed”, Miss Premier Ceylon with Miss England 2018 will bring a touch of glamour to the island. Says the Sunday Times: “The event is expected to bring much cheer, sparkle and glitter to illuminate the off season.”
Surfing in Sri Lanka more than hits the spot for US-based Mike Denning on The Inertia lifestyle blog
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.
Famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa’s magical Lunuganga pastoral estate a favourite with tourists
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.