Far-flung hideouts and exclusive retreats…

Posted - 21 Feb, 2019

Rays of Light…

Between tea centered valleys and picturesque ancient cities, Sri Lanka’s luxury resorts are leading the way in eco-friendly adventure.¬†Hotel groups such as Uga Escapes have been key in positioning Sri Lanka as a pioneer of eco-conscious tourism.

Abandoned ruins, holy relics in Anuradhapura is the ultimate base for those of us seeking cultural intrigue with our escape.

The remarkable Ulagalla by Uga Escapes is a sophisticated 5-star resort and pioneer of sustainable tourism. Its villas are designed to blend seamlessly with the surroundings, each featuring a private pool. At Ulagalla you can take part in cookery lessons and local ceremonies such as the biannual rice harvest, while the Liyawela restaurant keeps the spotlight on Sri Lankan cuisine, blending it with Western favorites to satisfy an international audience.

In the bustling capital city of Colombo, locals will tell you that this modern metropolis is like a whole other country, but there are moments of tranquility nearby if you know where to look.

A night or two at the slick boutique Residence by Uga Escapes , a 19th century building which was once a haven to British Governors and Indian Maharajas is an ideal way to keep that relaxed quality even in the city. With leafy Park Street on the doorstep, there is no shortage of boutique stores and nightlife. Hotel’s onsite restaurant, Rare at Residence serves up elegant international cuisine, it’s well worth heading further into the city for some Colombo’s famous crab dishes.

Tempus , a timeless inspiration ventured into two of Uga Escapes’ landscapes to discover¬† how eco-luxury is being redefined by this magical destination.

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