Late November weather in Sri Lanka makes it a wonderful time

The second half of November is my favourite time in Sri Lanka.
The monsoon has largely burned itself out in the south-west and when it does rain, predominantly in the evening, it freshens the air and provides an enchanting backdrop to the sounds of the tropics.
For those most interested in Sri Lanka’s beach culture there are bargains to be had.
Rain may linger in the hills but on the west and south coast many days dawn blue with lower humidity than is traditionally found in, say, March at the end of the peak season.
As well as the blue skies, the prices are considerably lower.…

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Feast your eyes from Sielen Diva

Last week, the Red Dot Team headed towards Galle to have a look at some properties along the coast. We were thrilled with the selection of hotels and villas, but one property struck a chord with almost everyone!

 Sielen Diva, named after how our island was referred to by the Greeks, sits on a stretch of beautiful coastline in Unawatuna, just fifteen minutes from the Galle Fort. Although the entrance to…

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Buckingham Place leads Sri Lanka anti plastic campaign

It’s a well-known fact now that the world as we know it, is struggling with the problem of plastic, so when one hotel decided to take a step back to look at its plastic usage and subsequent waste, they were shocked and decided that enough is enough! And now, Buckingham Place in Tangalle, is keeping a close eye on their plastic use in an effort to minimize it as much as possible. In August, this chic minimalist hotel, located a short walk from the Tangalle beach, embarked on a journey to…

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The foodie side of Sri Lanka’s commercial hub

Food. No matter which part of the world you travel to, food is without a doubt one of the core ingredients of a memorable holiday. So when Pepper recently invited me to join them for a street food walk, I happily agreed!

Our group was met at sundown outside a bar in the bustling heart of Colombo, by Arshad – Pepper’s peppy Colombo expert and host. Taking a seat inside, we were treated to a shot of local alcoholic firepower mixed into an authentic concoction; coupled with the ambience and the yummy local bites, this certainly…

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