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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

Ayubowan! As you step out of the vehicle and walk towards the reception you are greeted by smiling staff with their palms together in front of the heart. Ayubowan is a Sri Lankan greeting that means “may you live long” – how lovely is that? When my boyfriend got the week off work and asked if I wanted to stay a night at the new Anantara property in Tangalle, I jumped on that opportunity like Pizza Rat on a greasy slice of pepperoni pizza. We had visited the restaurants at Anantara Peace Haven

Located just half an hour away from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport is the bustling seaside town of Negombo. Though Negombo is not typically high up on the list of places to visit in Sri Lanka, it is home to Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, a leading Ayurvedic retreat and hotel in the country. Ayurveda has been practiced in Sri Lanka for thousands of years and to many it is not just a form of medicine, but rather a way of life. The name stems from two Sanskrit words, “Ayuh” (life) and “Veda” (science

Luang Prabang is a magical little town in northern Laos that has been designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site for its unique fusion of European and Lao cultural traditions and architecture. Maison Dalabua is situated a short walk away from the historical center of town and is the perfect place to find serenity in a popular tourism destination. “Maison” means house and “Dalabua” means “Princess of Lotus”: a perfect name for an elegant retreat surrounded by lotus and lily ponds. The boutique hotel has 26 rooms, a spa, swimming pool

“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.” – William Ewart Gladstone Green. Everywhere you look. Green. This is what was waiting for us after waking up at 4:30 am and traveling for nearly seven hours (read more about traveling through tea country by train here!). We traveled from Nuwara Eliya, and it took us two tuk tuks, two trains and one car to get to this haven high