So you want to indulge in some serious beach downtime but want something a bit more special? This experience combines an idyllic island lagoon with the unique culture, colonial history, and jaw dropping beaches of Sri Lanka. Trust us, this is once in a lifetime trip.
How else to start your journey but by taking a thirty minute speedboat ride to a private tropical island in the heart of the Maldives? Huvafen Fushi, literally meaning “Dream Island”, is as chic and luxurious as you can get.
This is a truly unique spa resort (it has the world’s first underwater spa) where you can enjoy treatments whilst watching manta rays and tropical fish through the windows. Your individual lagoon villa sits on stilts over the clear waters of the lagoon, with endless views stretching out from the private infinity pool over the Indian Ocean, and of the powder white beaches nearby.
The Emerald Isle
Time to head the the mainland. Famed for it’s natural beauty, colonial history (and of course its tea production) Sri Lanka is a little gem in the Indian Ocean. You’ll be staying at Amanwella, a spectacular hotel on the south coast which sits on the edge of one of the most spectacular bays on the island, nestled amongst the palms by the secluded beach. Amanwella prides itself on being understated: tiled floors, natural woods and high ceilings all come together in a contemporary style that complements the surroundings. You won’t want to leave, but you shouldn’t miss out on the nearby beaches, where palms sway above the pristine waters.
Next head to Historic Galle, one of the oldest European fortified towns in Asia. Persians, Arabs, Chinese, Malays, South Indians, Portuguese, Dutch and English have all had an influence on Galle, making it one of the most fascinating historical mixing pots in the world. You’ll be staying at the Amangalla, based inside the walls of the original Dutch fort, and the perfect place from which to explore this colonial gem. Head down the narrow streets on foot, get lost amongst the old houses of the fort, and take a peek inside St Aloysius Cathedral. Spend some serious relaxation time in Sri Lanka’s finest spa, before watching the sunset over the fort from the top floor lounge. The perfect end to the ultimate beach escape.
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Sri Lanka, Maldives, Huvafen Fushi, Galle.