A verdant, teardrop-shaped island with nothing below it but the cobalt expanse of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is as relaxed as it is exciting. Boasting eye-widening colors, palate-tingling flavors and locals that never fail to make us smile, it’s no surprise that our eyes are firmly set on the emerald isle of Sri Lanka. On this exotic journey, you will visit fifth-century fortresses, learn how tea is made in the furrowing highlands and explore gorgeous beachfront villages, all while bedding down in some of our favorite hotels. We know Sri Lanka like the back of our passports, so we can say with confidence that on this 10-night trip you’ll fall hopelessly in love with this incredible island nation.
STUNNING SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
Chauffeured by your own driver throughout, the adventure begins with three nights at the stunning Kahanda Kanda, a faultless boutique hotel that nestles within the rolling hills of southern Sri Lanka. Take a load off at the massage pavilion, luxuriate in the stunning infinity pool or simply bask in the colonial charm of your private pavilion room. If you feel like exploring beyond the hotel, take a stroll down to neighboring Lake Koggala or call upon your private driver to whisk you off to the beaches of Unawatuna and Dallawella, where relaxation becomes second nature.Read more
Spend your next three nights at the incredible Fort Bazaar in the magical fortress town of Galle, an amazing fortified town filled with red-tiled rooftops over the eclectic mix of art galleries, cafes and boutique hotels. During your stay, you will be introduced to the stunning Sri Lankan cuisine. Visit the markets with a local chef before taking to the kitchen and creating a range of mouth-watering traditional dishes. Amongst your days of unwinding in one of Sri Lanka’s most incredible spas, you will also be whisked off to the rolling tea country to learn about how this miracle brew is processed before sipping on the best brew you’ll ever sample.
A CLIFFTOP PARADISE
Your next stop on this incredible itinerary is three nights at Cape Weligama, a refreshing coastal retreat that offers a true taste of Sri Lanka, from hearty home-cooked curries to some of the most Instagram-worthy views around. Hole up in this idyllic bolthole and feel the stresses of modern life instantly wash away. Spend your time here however you see fit; unwind by the incredible infinity pool, get your adventurous fix amongst the lapping Indian Ocean, or even experience your new home-from-home with a bird’s eye view during an incredible seaplane journey across the coast. After your stay at Cape Weligama, you’ll be transferred further up the coast to The Wallawwa, a unique colonial bolthole, where you’ll spend your final night before being jetted back home.