Category: Destinations

The route through the clouds to Pasekudah

For our journey to Pasekudah, which is fast winning a worldwide reputation as one of the jewels of Sri Lanka’s east coast, we took the route from Kandy through the Knuckles range and the challenge of the 18 hairpin bends. The route has been reopened recently after it was closed for road construction and despite… Read More »

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 »

Sri Lanka, best place to visit in 2013 – Lonely Planet

Like it or not, you have to admit that we all love to go with what’s in vogue. Be it the latest in mobile phone technology, the latest fashion trends and even the TV series or movie that everyone’s going on about. Well, the same rule applies to holiday destinations and if you don’t know… Read More »

Sri Lanka remains ‘Best Value Destination for Long Haul Holidaymakers’ – UK Post Office Report

Sri Lanka has been named as the best value for money for the third consecutive year by the UK’s 2012 Post Office ‘Long Haul’ Report. The report published annually in the United Kingdom compares the cost of common holiday purchases, including meals and drinks between 32 of the country’s popular holiday destinations. Despite Sri Lanka… Read More »

The cashew stop

When you think of nuts, the most common conception is a dry fruit or casing that contains one or two seeds in it, but even though all nuts have their own unique characteristic, one nut stands out from the rest. Growing on the outside of a fleshy fruit known as the cashew apple, the cashew… Read More »

Travel times to shorten significantly with construction of Batticaloa domestic airport

Despite being once described by Sir Arthur. C Clarke as “a small universe [that] contains many variations of culture, scenery, and climate as some countries a dozen its size”, Sri Lanka can sometimes be quite tricky to navigate, despite its relatively small size. More often than not it requires an overnight stopover in order to… 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 »

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 »

Sri Lanka to open shipwreck dive spots to tourists

The Sri Lanka government has granted permission to open up shipwreck dives off its Southern coastline to tourists in a move to further promote tourism. According to the minister of tourism for the Southern Provincial Council, P.D Ariyathilaka, permission has been granted to conduct the dives in Galle harbor, an area which was earlier closed… Read More »