A highlight of a tour in Sri Lanka is the chance to see herds of wild Asian elephants grazing in Kaudulla National Park. PAT LEE PHOTO We’re bouncing along a dusty, rutted path, giddy with excitement at the prospect of seeing wild elephants in Sri Lanka. It’s an opportunity that, while...
Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka Stylish, chic and indulgent sum up this boutique hotel along Bentota’s southern shoreline. Service is first-class and very guest-orientated while facilities include a good pool, sophisticated restaurant and well-maintained beach.
Just in case you were making holiday plans, here are 10 of Asia’s most exciting new hotels to visit this year. Check out hideaways in the forest, beach-facing villas and hotels which take you surfing, diving and even leopard spotting! Amanyangyun, China Lavish comfort at Amanyangyun Antique Villa On the outskirts of...
Jetwing Hotels Jetwing Hotels, the largest resort brand on the island of Sri Lanka, has once again received Certificates of Excellence from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor. Having been the regular recipient of these awards for the past few years running, this time around 18 properties; Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions,...
Ever dreamt of eyeballing elephants and cruising with crocodiles? A luxury African safari is a bucket list mainstay for many travellers, but now there’s a new place where you can go wild – for a fraction of the price. Sri Lanka, the tear-shaped tropical island in the Indian Ocean, has shed its civil...
Sri Lanka offers one of the biggest wildlife spectacles, adored by tourists and environmentalists. The Minneriya Elephant Gathering is the largest coming together of Asian elephants at any one time in the world. What’s more, the gathering takes place annually during the months of August and September, when herds...
Scotland holidays A local's guide The city’s beautiful waterfront is being reinvigorated thanks to a £1bn makeover, with the stunning new V&A museum, the first outside London, as its centrepiece   Designed to thrill … Dundee’s new V&A Museum with the RRS Discovery. Photograph: Iain Masterton/Getty Images On the waterfront Dundee and the River Tay come...
Photo Credits: Santani Wellness Resort & Spa We travel for a wide variety of reasons. Some to explore a new landscape or city with a rich history, others for an occasion or to visit friends and family. Then there’s the other type of travel. One who desires tranquility where we...
Italy holidays Holiday guides ‘Tourist hordes’ is not a phrase you’re likely to hear in Basilicata but given its rich cuisine, stunning national parks, ancient towns and great beaches, it’s hard to fathom why this seductive region remains so quiet   New dawn … ancient Matera is preparing to be European Capital of...
Amsterdam holidays As Eurostar’s direct London-Amsterdam service launches, we pick great-value accommodation in this popular city-break destination   Beds and boats … the Max Brown Canal District hotel has rooms with canal views Max Brown Canal District This three-star hotel is actually a trio of listed buildings and is in a quiet, picturesque spot...
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