Category: Accommodation

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 »

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… Read More »

Sri Lanka’s TukTuk race not as dangerous as it sounds!

The world is a constantly changing place, more so today than ever before. With ease of connectivity and a hunger to constantly try new things and showcase it to the world, little-known location. The TukTuk Tournament is one such creative way to explore the nooks and crannies of this beautiful paradise island. If you’ve been… Read More »

Colombo’s booming café scene

An evening in Colombo is not quite the same as it used to be a couple of years ago. With swanky cafés that have opened up throughout most of the commercial capital and its suburbs, some good coffee and cake is never too difficult to hunt down. Here’s a quick lowdown on a few of my… Read More »

In search of Sri Lanka’s lesser known places

    When you’re looking to holiday in Sri Lanka, now acclaimed as one of the hottest travel destinations in the world, you may think that escaping the tourist trail can be hard, whether you are headed to the sunny beaches, national parks or lush hills of the tea country. But, if you are seeking… Read More »

Sri Lanka’s top 5 honeymoon beaches

  by Aadil Fawme   When you search the globe for an exotic romantic getaway, look no further than Sri Lanka, a mystic island gem trapped in the majestic Indian Ocean that is undoubtedly one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. Sri Lanka is a popular destination for a romantic holiday because there’s… Read More »

Scuba Diving in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka has several fantastic scuba diving spots along its west and south coasts, as well as some in Trincomalee in the north-east. From mysterious shipwrecks and distinctive rock formations to a variety of marine life, including numerous species of brightly-coloured tropical fish, eels, marine turtles and sting rays, exploring the island’s underwater… Read More »