Category: Accommodation

Tuk-tuk Polo – Not for the fainthearted

What do a bunch of Tuk-tuks and two goal posts have in common? Well, nothing that I can really think of, which is why the world’s first ever Tuk-tuk Polo tournament will definitely be a spectacle you wouldn’t want to miss!

Whitewater rafting the Borderlands way

  I have always been a sucker for adventure, scaling rocks without equipment, checking how fast I can go on a bike without a helmet and I even attempted to ballroom dance, which didn’t turn out too well. Whitewater rafting has always been on the top of my bucket list, keeping company with bungee jumping,… Read More »

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort to Provide Holistic ‘Wild’ Experience

Visiting one of Sri Lanka’s many National Parks and Nature Reserves is usually one of the many highlights for travelers who visit the island, however quite often the experience is limited due to the lack of quality accommodation options. Recent restrictions imposed on tented safaris, have also dealt a major blow to both operators, and… Read More »

Cantaloupe Aqua in the UK Sunday Times top 50 ‘Unbelievable Hotels Under £100’

Cantaloupe Aqua, a boutique hotel situated on a private strip of land on the Southern coast of Thalpe has been featured in the UK newspaper, The Sunday Times , . The hotel, just 2 years since opening, was the only Sri Lankan hotel to be featured in the magazine’s top 50 hotels for under GBP… Read More »

Bentota Beach Hotel Introduces Virtual Tour

‘Seeing is believing’ they say, and quite often, when it comes to tourism, people pay for things they don’t see and are disappointed with what they end up with. To give travelers an idea of what they actually are paying for, the ever-popular Bentota Beach Hotel has for the first time in Sri Lanka introduced… Read More »

British Airways to resume flights to Sri Lanka

British Airways, the flag carrier of the United Kingdon is to resume air travel to Sri Lanka after a nearly 15 year hiatus. The airline suspended operations to the island in 1998 due to the security conditions that were prevailing at the time. The company’s Boeing 777 aircraft with 48 seats and 24 premium economy… Read More »

Jungle Beach Resort, Uga Resorts’ new pride

Everyone is excited about the new hotels and resorts being planned for the east coast, an area famed for its beautiful beaches and calm seas, so everyone in the Red Dot sales team was keen to abandon their laptops, grab their flip-flops and jump in our office van last month to see Trincomalee’s newest opening:… Read More »

De-stressing in the Back of Beyond

I spent a relaxing three days in Kahandamodara recently at Back of Beyond. As the name suggests, this is truly back of beyond with nothing but fresh air, birds and wilderness. To me, an essential stress reliever that I yearn for time and again. Laid out on 14 acres of wilderness that borders an estuary… Read More »

Sri Lanka Is A Perfect Brew Says The Daily Mail

By Mark Palmer, Daily Mail The Daily Mail has become the latest UK newspaper to hail the delights of Sri Lanka after the end of the civil war as the attractions of the country, long recognized by some, become apparent to a wider audience. Mark Palmer begins his travel feature like this: “We began with… Read More »

RedDot dash to Trinco

Red Dot are committed to regular hotel checks and May is a month which offers us opportunities to escape the office from time to time to check out new hotels and also to catch up with those who have become a well-known part of Sri Lanka’s holiday scene. So this time it was obvious where… Read More »