Sri Lanka travel guide: favourite hotels, cuisine, recommended places to visit

This Sri Lanka travel guide is designed for people who are interested in visiting Sri Lanka for a short period (a week or two), who enjoy savoury spicy cuisine and want something more than a beach holiday. Why visit Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka is an island that lies southwest of India, closest to the state […]

Buckingham Place: secluded beach retreat in Sri Lanka

Buckingham Place┬áSri Lanka is a quiet boutique hotel with swimming pool, close to Tengalle, but tucked away in a secluded area in the southernmost part of Sri Lanka. The beach is just five minutes away on foot and during my stay there in mid-January, was completely deserted. The hotel overlooks the calm still waters of […]

Governor’s Mansion Sri Lanka: luxury in a tea plantation

The Governor’s Mansion in Sri Lanka is one of the most unique places to stay on the island because it is a historic property set on a hill in the middle of a tea plantation, far away from the noise, the crowds and the heat. The Governor’s Mansion was built shortly before the 1800s by […]

Heritance Kandalama Sri Lanka: five-star nature retreat

The Heritance Kandalama Hotel in Dambulla, Sri Lanka is one of those unforgettable places you find hard to put in words simply because there is no other hotel like it in the world. Built into the stone cliff mountain that overlooks the Kandalama lake, the building was designed by Sri Lanka’s most famous architect, the […]