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Sri lanka’s premier resort brand and a leading name among Sri Lanka hotels with 25 distinctive properties spread around the country from Negombo, Yala, Galle and Nuwara Eliya.

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The national carrier’s international on-board cuisine, enjoyed by passengers at 30,000ft, is now served in the heart of its bustling capital, Colombo.

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Galle Face Hotel

South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel is testimony to both Sri Lanka’s colonial past and its independent present.

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Air Taxi

The SriLankan Airlines Air Taxi Service offers you a quick and breathtaking journey across the island to most of the popular destinations in Sri Lanka.

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Cinnamon Air

Saffron Aviation (Pvt) Ltd. which manages Cinnamon Air is a joint venture between John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), MMBL Leisure Holdings (Pvt) Ltd., and Phoenix Ventures Limited.

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Cinnamon Resorts

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, is a chain of 14 distinct hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, with a passion for style and a penchant for fun.

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Dilmah is unique; a brand that is founded on a passionate commitment to quality and authenticity in tea, it is also a part of a philosophy that goes beyond commerce in seeing business as a matter of human service.

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SriLankan Holidays

SriLankan Holidays is the leisure arm of the national carrier, which promotes travel to and from Sri Lanka, and also within all points throughout the airline’s network.

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Sail Lanka Charter

Sail Lanka Charter is the first chartering company in Sri Lanka with more than 10 boats in operation around the island.

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Sri Lanka Tourist Board

In 1966, the Government decided to develop tourism in a planned and a systematic manner, after identifying the need to set up an institutional framework...

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The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia and probably the world and is enriched with a tradition and an ambiance, which is hard to equal.

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Queen's Hotel

One of Sri Lanka’s iconic historic hotels, Queen’s Hotel, situated in the heart of Kandy, faces the beautiful splendid surroundings alongside....

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Hotel Suisse

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Air Taxi Ride

We were very excited about our trip to Passikudah on the east coast but what we didn’t expect was that we would be flown there by air taxi. It was a wonderful experience, faster and definitely more scenic. The view from the sky was breathtaking and we got to take in so much of this island’s beauty from cloud level.

We flew over forests, mountains, rice paddies, fruit orchards, rivers, lakes and waterfalls and even some of Sri Lanka’s cultural attractions which my girlfriend loved.

The air taxi service is available to all parts of the country which is great if you don’t want to spend hours travelling by road or train.

Jetwing Lighthouse Galle

To our delight, on the southern leg of our excursion, we stayed at the magnificent Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel, Galle, which redefined luxury in every sense. Complete with an amazing beach front, this stunning five-star resort spoiled us thoroughly, much to dad’s delight. The massive, beautifully laid out rooms were truly luxurious and the food, simply exquisite.

As the hotel is built on the beach itself, we caught a sunset or two as we strolled through the soft, golden sand, letting the waves gently swirled around our ankles.

Galle Face Hotel

My journey began with a tour of some of the sights in the city. I was surprised to discover that one of Asia’s oldest hotels was located in Colombo. Built in 1864 by the British, the Galle Face Hotel is almost a sort of an historic monument with its grand architecture and elegant interiors.

. The suites were huge and almost Victorian in design which wasn’t surprising since it was built in Victorian times.

It reminded me of the stately homes and manor houses in England. I promised myself a stay here when I next return.

Jetwing Properties

Sri Lanka has some of the best beach-front hotels and I had the privilege of staying at two of them – the Jetwing Sea and the Jetwing Lagoon. They’re both situated in the seaside town of Negombo. The Jetwing Sea had the most amazing expanse of beach while the Jetwing Lagoon overlooked the enormous Negombo lagoon which is famous for its prawns and crabs.

The interiors of the hotels were beautifully designed and as always, the hospitality and service were truly remarkable.

It was an experience of paradise in every sense from the food (the seafood was out of this world) to the very nice location and the comfy accommodation.

Warwick Gardens Nuwara Eliya

We were also hosted for high tea at the Warwick Gardens Hotel, an old Scottish style bungalow that had been converted into one of the most beautiful and cozy hotels I have ever seen. Dad who studied music, made a bee line for the piano in the living room while I took in the breathtaking interiors.

I was amazed at how luxurious yet homely the hotel was. We were treated to colonial style hospitality and delicious, fresh food.

While this country is synonymous with beaches and sunshine, I think the mountains and forests play an important role offering diversity and choice to discerning travelers.

Dilmah and ODEL

Colombo has so much to offer visitors and I’m not talking about souvenirs and stuff. We strolled through some really impressive shopping malls and modern department stores. I was pleasantly surprised at the amazing range of clothes, shoes and other products bearing international labels. But what really took my breath away were the fabulous bargains on locally produced items such as handcrafted gifts, masks, Sri Lanka’s famous tea, batiks and even exotic gems such as blue sapphires which the island is famous for.

There were superb restaurants and tea houses serving a cross section of everything. The choice was very impressive.

Specialty tea, fast food, seafood, Japanese, Indian, Chinese and of course authentic Sri Lankan, which by now I had come to love. At the end of our shopping tour, we were treated to tea at the famous Dilmah Tea House which offered us an amazing choice of teas and teatime snacks.

St. Andrews Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

Seeing and experiencing Sri Lanka’s diversity is actually believing it. NuwaraEliya is a picturesque town resembling an English village, high in the mountains, thousands of feet above sea level. How pristine, cool and refreshing it was!

We were fortunate to stay at St. Andrews Hotel, a charming, cozy place with an architecture and design reminiscent of a bygone era.

The hotel is surrounded by tall pines and green lawns, and the service was warm, personalized and truly special. Watching my dad, he seemed content and quite at home in this beautiful place.


Another place that truly fascinated me was the Dutch Hospital in Colombo. Once an actual hospital during the Dutch colonization of Sri Lanka, the building is supposedly the oldest in thearea. I was surprised at how nicely it had been restored to serve as a heritage site with exclusive shops and a variety of restaurants.

After my tour, I was hosted to a nice dinner at Semondu, a restaurant owned and run by SriLankan Airlines Catering. It was great to just relax and unwind.

Semondu serves up really super fusion cuisine which meant it took me a while to decide what to eat, but my choice was perfect!

Sail Lanka Charter

Passikudah was one of the most beautiful places we had ever been to. What made it even more special was the romantic dinner we had while sailing on a yacht.

The sea was gorgeous and calm and it was our first time on a real yacht. The food, the sea, the sunset, it was like a dream come true for both of us.

The Queens Hotel Kandy

We visited the majestic Queens Hotel in the middle of the city centre. You could tell by its architecture, it was built by the British in colonial times.

The Queens hotel was originally built to serve as the residence of the British Governor of Ceylon.

Today it is an 80 room, colonial-style hotel with rich interiors, a grand atmosphere and lots of charm from it days of past glory.

Jetwing Yala

A combination of awe-inspiring wildlife, a wellness center, unparalleled beach access and a commitment to sustainability makes Jetwing Yala a beacon of light in the deep South. Soak up your cares in the spa, or lying in sun-kissed sands and enjoy the sounds of the wild on your doorstep.

Jetwing Yala is a hotel which seeks to heal both the environment and the individual. Not only is the hotel situated next to one of the best wildlife destinations in Asia, the Yala National Park, it also hosts one of the largest privately owned solar park in Sri Lanka and features recently developed beach access complete with a mini-bar, lounge area and manned by internationally trained lifeguards. Our spa rejuvenates your mind, body and soul while the natural habitat will help you reconnect with nature. The food is superbly delicious and caters to diverse palettes. Come, see and conquer.

Jetwing Sunrise

Clear azure skies to brighten the days, shallow aquamarine waters to lounge in till dusk, and stretches of soft alabaster sand to leave footprints behind; Sunrise by Jetwing is a tropical holiday property designed to seamlessly blend with its gorgeous surroundings.

Set in the beautifully arched bay of Passikudah, the Hotel offers a languorous beachside vacation and a much sought after luxurious respite away from the humdrum of city life. With easy access to launch on any East Coast adventure, Sunrise by Jetwing houses rooms with their own private balconies overlooking the ephemeral scenes of the Ocean, a bar that makes a sport out of star gazing, a relaxing spa feature, swimming pool to dip in when the sea becomes too warm, and a host of other indulgent facilities fit to make the Hotel an exotic getaway.

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau was established under the Tourism Act. No. 38 of 2005 of the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The bureau is currently functioning under the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs governs by Honorable Minister John Amarathunga. The bureau plays the key role in promoting and marketing Sri Lanka as a tourist and travel destination both in local & global.

The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia and probably the world and is enriched with a tradition and an ambiance, which is hard to equal.

The 18-hole course has a length of 6075 yards. The course is a testing par 71 consists of fairways, which are long and narrow, bordered by tall trees and dense shrubbery. Good positional play is required, and the terrain enfolds the golfer in a constant uphill and downhill trek with many water hazards. The grass on the greens is local, mixed with bluegrass. We welcome golfers of all ages and abilities.

We are known as ‘the friendliest club’ and aim to provide an experience that exceeds expectations on the golf course and in the clubhouse. We work very hard at providing a course that can be enjoyed by everyone. Our members play socially and competitively and our resident golf professional provides lessons on all days of the week. But you don’t have to be a member to enjoy the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club. Casual golfers are welcome to book a tee off time and play either 10 or 18 holes.

Jetwing Era Beach

We stayed at a lovely hotel called Jetwing Era Beach. The architecture was beautiful and very unusual. We received a warm welcome which seems to be a common trait among Sri Lanka’s people.

Our luxurious room opened out to the swimming pool and just beyond it was the Indian Ocean which was quite spectacular!It rained while we were there which added to the ‘tropical’ charm of the place.

We enjoyed every minute of this tropical paradise.

Jetwing Vil Uyana

After all the thrills and excitement of the climb and the elephants, it was pure pleasure to go back to our hotel, the JetwingVilUyana.

This unusual hotel is made up of little chalets in the middle of natural ponds. The rooms were very luxurious and comfortable. Everything was amazing. The place.The setting.The adventure.

The Hotel Suisse, Kandy

We dined at another beautiful hotel which is right by the Kandy lake. The Hotel Suisse is one of the oldest buildings in the city. The interior of the hotel was decorated in traditional, Kandyan style which showed off Kandy’s old world charm and heritage.

The food was really delicious and the service was warm and welcoming.