Author Archives: Nishan Atulugamage

Helena Boschi

Thank you organizing a wonderful and memorable trip for us, we had a fantastic time and could not asked for a better guide, Chanaka was professional, courteous, respectful and caring at all times. thank you Nishan and I will write to Harhana how much I appreciate what you have done for us.

Helena Boschi – London

Saffron & Blue by Jetwing

Located in the heart of Kosgoda, a small town on the Southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka best known for its turtle hatchery and turtle conservation project, is Saffron & Blue by Jetwing.

The name “Saffron and Blue” is inspired by the golden beaches and the clear blue skies and seas that surround Kosgoda. The four bed roomed villa designed by reputed architect Channa Daswatte, is the ideal get away for a family vacation, or for individuals seeking their own private space. The 40 ft. long swimming pool, surrounded by a lush and green garden, invites you to unwind, relax and take in the tranquil atmosphere. Elegantly furnished interiors combine with large open spaces to provide the setting for a luxuriously comfortable stay.

Farcry Wasgamuwa

The lush expanses of Wasgamuwa, where dry and wet zone intermingle, derives from the Sinhalese words ‘WalasGomuwa’ which translate to ‘Woods of Bear’, for its once prevalent population of sloth bear. It is in this un-spoiled sanctuary, set against stunning vistas of the Knuckles Mountain Range, at the edge of anature reserve beyond which the great Mahaweli river meanders its way, that Farcry Boutique Resort offers a serene haven for the discerning nature enthusiast.

Located a mere 25km from Wasgamuwa National Park and a convenient juncture to a number of neighboring attractions of both natural and historical value, FarCry invites its’ guests to venture into the gateways of Sri Lanka’s wilderness and history as they enjoy the rustic charm of local farm life and experience the gracious hospitality that is deeply rooted in the country’s heritage.

FarCry sits amidst a 12-acre expanse of fertile land blessed with nature’s finest gifts. Housing 6 suites, a restaurant and pool the resort is designed to sit in perfect unison with its natural surroundings.

FarCry’s location makes for a perfect stay over whilst touring key locations dotted around the resort including the National Park in Wasgamuwa, the Knuckles mountain range, the historical cities of Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa and Kandy or even the pristine beaches of Pasikuda.

Wild Trails Udawalawe Resort

Luxury safari at its best at Wild Elephas Udawalawe with the soothing sounds of the river putting you at ease while the sounds of nature could occupy you all day long. You get your very own safari lodge both spacious and elegant with a cozy interior designed room, a sitting area, an outdoor terrace and attached bathroom with toiletries and a shower, complete with all the comfort, amenities and Air conditioning that blend nature and hotel luxury in one. The open lounge and the deck above it is a comfortable and relaxing space amongst the whisper of the trees and singing birds by the rain water pond. You can take a walk in the lush green gardens and a dip in the refreshing pool or Walaweriver to cool off after a day of exploring and star gaze on the pool deck at night. The Watering Hole provides authentic Sri Lankan and continental meals prepared by our Chef, with fresh fish from the Udawalawe tank a specialty and vegetables grown in the garden, in keeping with our eco principles. Resident guests are allowed to pick their own vegetables. Enjoy your wildlife tours accompanied by an experienced naturalist / ranger, on an open jeep safari at the Udawalawe national park, where it is estimated to have over 500 elephants in herds and is guaranteed to be seen in one game drive.

Facilities

  • Signature dining
  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Volleyball/badminton
  • Doctor on call
  • Reading corner
  • Sat TV/DVD in the lounge

Zylan Luxury Villa

The cool, elegant property is decorated in charmingly understated soft hues of coffee and cream which accentuates the vibrancy and colours of Jennifer’s art which adorns the walls of the public rooms as well as the eight Deluxe bedrooms and the two luxuriously appointed Executive rooms.

For guests who visit or are fortunate enough to stay at this new ‘flower’ which opened its doors to the first guests on December 28nd 2011, you will find an establishment which reflects its name, Zylan means ‘blossoming’ or ‘blooming’ and this genteel hotel certainly does that. The creativity of the décor, the delicious ‘a la carte’ international menus, the dedicated friendly service and above all else, the comfort of the beautiful bedrooms make this the obvious choice of discerning travellers, both local and foreign, for business or leisure.

An open-air roof garden can be found on the 2nd floor where you can eat or just relax while those feeling a bit more energetic can take advantage of the well equipped gymnasium, maybe indulge in a dip in the swimming pool on the top floor. If you are really lucky you may even hear Helen playing soft classical music, at which she excels, on her grand piano in the main sitting room.

 

Hilton Colombo

Awarded the title of Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel and Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards, this Colombo hotel is centrally located in Colombo’s business district. With a range of accommodation, from guest rooms and executive rooms to suites, this hotel in Colombo offers stunning views over the Indian Ocean.

With ten speciality restaurants and bars, from Il Ponte, Sri Lanka’s only Italian trattoria to Curry Leaf, serving its famed Sri Lankan cuisine, the Hilton Colombo hotel is a city favourite for both visitors and locals to dine at.

Forty five minutes away from the Bandaranaike International Airport, this Colombo hotel offers business travellers both comfort and convenience. Directly connected to Colombo World Trade Centre, Hilton Colombo offers 25 onsite venues for business and social functions, including the city’s only pillar-less ballroom.

Galadari Hotel

The finest five star hotel in Sri Lanka with the best of dinning, accommodation and entertainment facilities. This 450 roomed beauty is located facing the foaming ripples of the Indian Ocean and remains to be one of the best five star hotels in Sri Lanka. Step-in to be lost in unearthly cuisines, cosy hideouts, heavenly surrounding and the best of services, which other five star hotels in Sri Lanka could not offer. Galadari Hotel Sri Lanka; one of the finest five star hotels in Sri Lanka is not only the best place to relax, eat and indulge, but is also the finest place to celebrate. Come! Delight & breathe the air of luxury at the heart of Colombo.

 

The Kingsbury

The Kingsbury, as its very name suggests, is an ode to the golden age of grace and elegance, an era when royalty was celebrated the way it deserved to be. Well, in here, that is what you will feel like.

Your holiday at The Kingsbury is not a package. It’s an experience. A personalized, respectful experience with individual attention and the deepest concern for your singular preferences. Our mission, as you celebrate our beautiful island, is to celebrate your uniqueness with our intuition.

Udekki Villa

Like the gentle rhythmic beat of the drum after which it is named, a stay at Udekki will lull your senses into a state of complete relaxation.

Udekki sits on the untouched and secludedAlankuda beach just two and a half hours from the international airport.

Nestled amongst palm trees and with a backdrop of sand dunes Udekki is an escape which offers comfort, tranquility, and natural beauty.

With two private villas, two lofts and a shared villa consisting of five individual suites, Udekki provides complete privacy along with first class accommodation and hospitality.

Aarya Lagoon Resort

Bordering the unsullied Kalpitiya/Puttalam lagoon in Mampuri is ‘Aarya Lagoon Kalpitiya’, a blissful new boutique hotel inspired by contemporary style of architecture where the boundaries between inner and outer living, erased to blend the natural surrounding elements of breathtaking landscapes, gentle lagoon-breeze and the tropical sun, with the property and its unique design.

‘Aarya Lagoon’ an eco-friendly resort boasts of luxurious accommodation, exemplary ambience and a picture perfect scenic view of the lagoon to enhance the holiday experience of any discerning traveller. The resort comprises of spacious rooms, fully equipped with all amenities and an interior that adds character. It also serves a fusion of both eastern and western cuisine…