Sri Lanka’s luxury and boutique hotel scene is on the up-and-up, with major brands like Shangri-La opening up to cater to the burgeoning tourist arrivals to this little island in the Indian Ocean. Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa opened last June and is the newest luxury venture to open its doors in southern Sri Lanka, and is also the largest resort in country at nearly 60 hectares (or 150 acres). Southern Sri Lanka is becoming an increasingly popular destination for beachgoers as well as wildlife lovers, as it is home to
It’s no secret that the food and nightlife in Hong Kong is outrageously good. As the name of my website suggests, I’m a sucker for Yoga, a healthy serving of wine and plenty of travel, and one of the first things that I do when I visit a new city is to research the best rooftop and outdoor bars to check out, so I can sip on my glass of Sauvignon Blanc while admiring the panoramic views. Hong Kong has no shortage of fantastic rooftop and outdoor bars, whether you
Located in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai has become increasingly popular among tourists traveling to the Land of Smiles. It was even voted as the top city in Asia 2 years in a row by Travel + Leisure readers! As a religious epicentre, it has more than 300 temples scattered around town as well as incredible natural landmarks and sites such as Doi Inthanon National Park. With so many options, it may be hard to figure out how to best spend your time and decide what to do in Chiang Mai.
The Margaret River region in Western Australia is world-renowned for its delectable wine and food. The region produces less than 3 per cent of Australia’s wine, but accounts for more than a fifth of its premium wine according to Tourism Australia. There are more than 120 wineries to explore and most of them will allow you to wander around to admire the beautiful grounds and taste their finest wine. Many also serve lunch and dinner so make sure you brace yourself for a day of gluttony! When there are so many
Since my first Anantara experience in Bali more than a decade ago, I’ve sought out other Anantara properties around the world for their signature service, incredible food and tasteful decor that doesn’t sacrifice comfort for style. When planning my next trip back to Sri Lanka I knew that I had to visit the newest Anantara hotel in Kalutara! Sometimes you discover a place that transports you away to a world that you never want to leave. It’s only happened to me a handful of times, where I check into a hotel and it physically