Category: Accommodation

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

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… Read More »

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

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance launches #LoveSriLanka

In the wake of the Easter Sunday outrage, several hoteliers and travel companies have come together to form the Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance, launching its #LoveSriLanka initiative. The Alliance’s main focus is the creation of an enabling online platform & community to promote & support Sri Lanka’s return to the norms of island life, specifically… Read More »

Sri Lanka’s cable car is Ella’s best kept secret

Sri Lanka’s hill country offers thrills, excitement and inspiration to all. But in Sri Lanka an exciting cable car ride was the last thing on my mind. Little did I know I was about to hop onto a cable car and soar through the skies. Our destination on a cold morning was Ella Jungle Resort… Read More »

Rock Villa strikes gold at Tourism Awards Ceremony

Rock Villa by Taru Villas, a 170-year-old Sri Lankan wallawwa set on a two-acre coconut grove bordering the Indian Ocean off Bentota, was recently named the Best Boutique Villa at the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards held in December. With an offering of 6 rooms varying from Deluxe to Suites, Rock Villa oozes class and timeless… Read More »

Why House clinches award for Asia’s Best Family Hotel

Why House recently grabbed the top spot for Asia’s Best Family Hotel in the Boutique Hotel Awards held in London last month. We can’t really say we’re surprised because Why House has indeed been a firm favourite of families travelling with us. Hidden away from the popular beaches of Thalpe, in a gorgeously landscaped three-acre… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »