Red Dot’s Top 25 Places to Stay in Sri Lanka

Today, we are revealing another five out our favourite and most loved places to stay this year. This week’s appearances include idyllic coastal villas, luxurious resorts set amidst lush greenery and opulent tented accommodation. With upcoming winter holidays, you can pick one of these great properties to enjoy a pampered stay in the tropics.

14. Frangipani Tree

Frangipani Tree is a stylish, nine-bedroom boutique hotel by a secluded beach in Thalpe on Sri Lanka’s South Coast. Designed by Channa Daswatte, a protégé of Geoffrey Bawa, it is a tranquil and luxurious setting. Windows and verandahs that open onto the Indian Ocean, high-clay tiled roofs, cooling cement floors, courtyards with frangipani trees, white washed walls and interiors with contemporary timber and steel furniture make this a luxurious getaway.…

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Red Dot’s Top 25 Places to Stay in Sri Lanka

Continuing our countdown of the Red Dot Top 25 for 2019, today we bring you the next five on our list. From luxury colonial hotels to stunning beach villas and striking properties in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle, this week’s appearances  are sure to be some of the best in the island. If you are planning to visit the island, get in touch with us and let us know which ones you’d like to include in your itinerary.

19. Sri Sharavi Beach Villas

Sri Sharavi Beach Villas is a spick-and-span holiday retreat with a fabulous beachside setting in Mirissa on the South Coast.…

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Red Dot’s Top 25 Places to Stay in Sri Lanka

When we look back on our travels, there’s undoubtedly some hotels we would hardly ever wish to go back to, but of course there are those that we wish were our permanent abodes. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be counting down our list of Top 25 Hotels as voted by you. From a colonial bungalow in the midst of the island’s tea hills to the beach retreats lulled by the constant roar of the ocean, these 25 picks have it all: excellent service, striking architecture, delectable cuisine, and more. So read on and check whether your favourite is on the list.…

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Sri Lanka at forefront of kitesurfing craze

By Dilsiri Welikala

Kitesurfing can claim to be one of the coolest sports you can do on water – and Sri Lanka is bidding to be one of the most exciting venues in the world

For the first time in this part of the world, Sri Lanka’s kitesurfing scene will take a new twist, offering 100km-plus downwind trips along the north-west coast.

For those not in the know, kitesurfing is a wind-powered surface watersport using a kite and a board to skim across the water.

Kitesurfing, a new sport that has seen tremendous growth, harnesses the power of the wind through a large parachute-type kite to propel a rider across the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard.…

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