Nature and Wildlife at Yala

Yala National park is situated 260 km south-east of Colombo and gives you the once in a lifetime opportunity of getting up close and personal with raw nature.

Nights at Yala

If you’re the kind to seek a bit of adventure and love nature at the same time, then we’ve got the ideal option for you. Spending a night surrounded by the trees and the wild at Yala is probably an ideal way to explore the animal kingdom and gain an unforgettable experience!

Watching and spotting birds

If you’re into bird watching, then here’s the perfect opportunity to spot rare migrant birds. You’re bound to spot plenty of different species of birds during your stay in a Sri Lanka luxury villa, a visit to this national park also means witnessing numerous water birds.

Safari rides

Yala is well known for the extensive wildlife it houses, and the safari rides around Yala are adventurous and exciting as it gives you an authentic and real experience into the existence of animals in their natural habitat. To ensure you witness the inhabitants of Yala, you may need to carefully choose the best time to visit.

A walk on the beach

An opportunity to enjoy the fresh breeze and relax with the sounds of waves crashing in the background. If you opt to stay in a place such as Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, you can travel to the parts of the coastal stretch in Yala that is open to the public for a peaceful and serene walk!

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Water Sports You Must Try at Least Once in Your Lifetime – Action-Packed Thrills!

Looking for that natural surge of adrenaline while enjoying an action-packed adventure? Here are four water sports that offer just that and are definitely worth trying out!


There’s nothing quite like the thrills of riding the waves of the ocean which can be calm or unforgiving depending on the day. Balance is key and after some practise you are bound to want to try surfing at different destinations, each offering unique challenges.

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Jet skiing

Perfect for those with a need for speed, jet skiing offers an exciting ride on the water. It is popular in tropical countries like Sri Lanka; when it comes to places to visit in Kalutara and other southern cities in the island, make sure you head to the beach or lagoon to try this water sport offered at properties such as Anantara Kalutara Resort.


This water sport looks to harness the power of the wind which can be just as forceful as the waves! Hold on tight as your “kite” propels you and a small wakeboard or surfboard, along the water amidst pure freedom.

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Utilising the power of a speedboat, wakeboarding offers another high-speed ride as you manoeuvre your board across the water. Those wanting to add to the thrills can learn to do some stunts too, but only with the proper guidance and training!

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Rejuvenating the Mind & Body with Ayurvedic Massage – A Path Towards Balanced Health

Brought through the generations, Ayurveda, also called Abhyanga is a technique coming from the traditional Indian treatment techniques. In the present day, many people believe in the healing abilities of Ayurveda and wellness balance it provides.



The practice of Ayurveda began over 2500 years ago in India and thereafter made its way around the entire world. This is the oldest method of healing in the world! This healing technique involves using natural herbs and oils to provide relief to the body.

The effects of Ayurveda

According to research, an ayurvedic massage restores the balance to your body. Perhaps you wish to experience this comfort on a wellness retreat? Sri Lanka is an ideal destination to visit as Ayurveda is practised commonly here. Even resorts such as Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort provide Ayurveda facilities with professional help.

How Ayurveda helps

Ayurvedic treatments will help release a toxin called ama in the body that gives way to weight gain and other complications. The body’s internal organs will be stimulated, therefore, the systems of the body function better.


It is always safer to consult a doctor and finds out which treatments best fit your requirement. Also, those who are diagnosed with conditions like deep-vein thrombosis should not indulge in any massage therapy.

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What Beginners Need to Know about Surfing – Four Fundamental Facts

Surfing is a concept that is found all over the world. Where there’s a stretch of coastline and decent enough waves, surfers won’t be too far off.

It’s a Way of Life

If you speak to a surfer about this you won’t be surprised to discover how experiencing this has changed their entire lives for the better. Some would tell you that through the crucible of surfing, they ended up travelling the world.

It Requires Practice and Perseverance

Although there might be naturals, surfing, for the most part, has a fairly steep learning curve. Many of the best surfers have wiped out countless times before experiencing their first successful surf. There are many places where people can learn surfing. Even luxury resorts such as Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort provide opportunities to learn surfing in Sri Lanka.

There are Rules

Surfing is dangerous, so all surfers adhere to some very strict rules when tackling the waves. Surfers never steal another’s wave, and have adopted a strong sense of etiquette and mutual respect.

Knowledge Is Power and Ignorance is Dangerous

A good surfer will never overestimate oneself since that could easily result in a fatal accident. Beginners are always encouraged to find teachers and to never learn the sport without a seasoned guide.

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Things Guests Should Expect from a Luxury Hotel – Don’t Settle for Lesser than Luxury

If a hotel or resort claims to be luxury, then there are certain requirements they must meet before one can actually agree that they are, indeed, luxurious.


The word has frankly bee overused in the current markets. From soaps to footwear and cars, the term “luxury” is used often, and loosely too. The actual definition of luxury is a state of elegance or great comfort, especially expensive comforts.

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What makes a hotel luxury?

There are many luxury hotels in Sri Lanka the likes of Blue Water Club Suites and more, that actually live up to the term. But, what makes them different from the other hotels that claim the same? First of all, booking a room at a luxury hotel should be a flawless, smooth process that can be done within minutes.

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Check in & Checkout

There shouldn’t be queues at the reception; check-in and checkout must be fast, simple, and inconspicuous.

The Room

The room you looked at on the website and booked should be the room you actually get. Anything less than what you expected or paid for is a huge no for a luxury hotel. Also, a luxury hotel bathroom must be a spa in itself. With elaborately decorated tubs, spick and span countertops, and unlimited water access, the place should be a joy to look at.

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Interesting facts about Colombo probably you didn’t know – Get to Know Sri Lanka’s Iconic City

Colombo is a unique metropolis, especially among those found on beautiful tropical islands with a history that spans back millennia. Here are some things about Colombo you probably didn’t know.

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Colombo is Only the Commercial Capital

Many believe that Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka because it’s the largest city on the island, but the legislative capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte. Colombo is in fact the epicentre of the nation’s trade, especially with foreign nations.

It Consists of 15 Zones

These zones are named Colombo 1 through to 15, and can be remarkably contrasting to one another. Colombo 1 to 3 are the most metropolitan areas, and feature many of the high-end apartments in Colombo, Sri Lanka, located at the heart of the city, such as Capitol Twin Peaks.

It’s Great for Shopping

Sri Lanka does have a selection of malls and emporiums, such as Majestic City and Crescat Boulevard. If you want the champion of shopping experiences Sri Lanka has to offer, then there’s no better place than Pettah, which is the biggest open market on the island, specialising in everything from spices to high-end electronics.

The Food is Uniquely Spectacular

Early settlers to Sri Lanka arrived from all over the world, such as Portugal, India, the Middle East and England. All these groups of people influenced the cuisine of the island, resulting in some spectacular dishes such as kotthu roti, and lamprais.




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The Difference Between Hotel Rooms and Suites – It’s Time to Splurge on Comfort

Hotels often offer two types of room types, guest rooms and suites. Both of these vary in terms of size, features and amenities offered.

What is a room?

A room basically consists of a bed; either a single, twin, king or queen size, a desk and chair, bathroom, and other basic amenities such as a TV, sofa, etc.

What is a suite?

A suite is much larger and will usually have one or more connecting bedrooms and bathrooms; ideal for families or large groups of friends. A suite is basically a fully furnished apartment and can often be found at any of the luxury resorts in Sri Lanka.

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Suite types

Some of the standard suites types are the Executive Suite, Garden Suite or Presidential Suite to name a few. If you’re staying at Blue Water Club Suites, you’ll have a variety to choose from.

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Extra features

In order to encourage more people to stay in a suite, hotels offer a variety of features and add-ons, such as a private pool, spa treatments, access to lounges, etc. so as to promote the “experience” rather than simply a one-night stay.

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Travel by Renting a Luxury Car in Sri Lanka – Take the Island for all its Worth!

One of the best ways to truly complement an international adventure is by procuring a vehicle which will allow you to discover a wondrous place at your own pace and volition.

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Driving in Sri Lanka

Be warned that driving in Sri Lanka is not for the faint of heart. Although it may not be the worst place to drive in the world, traffic can become congested during certain times, and you’re bound to encounter many unruly bus and tuk-tuk drivers.


Sri Lanka has recently developed a series of highways that provide easy access to some of the most popular areas of the country. This makes travel very convenient and definitely much less daunting.

Driving License

Obtaining an international driver’s license is not that difficult nowadays, and one can be obtained from various institutions nearby to you. Be sure to check with any auto-clubs in your neighbourhood.

Procuring a Car and Driver

There’s a host of places that offer cars for hire in Sri Lanka, where you can choose from a range of automobiles. Some places such as Malkey Rent a Car even have a range of classic cars. Most places also have the option of hiring a driver if you choose to avoid the hassle of driving on Sri Lankan roads.

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Best time to travel to Europe -Europe is always a good idea!

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Europe is full of exciting destinations. However, they cannot be all covered in one go. Therefore pick places on the ‘must visit’ list and plan the rest of the vacation around them. The main three travel seasons in Europe are high season, low season and shoulder season. It all depends on where you’re headed to as the continent of Europe is a rather large place that spans many different weather zones and longitudes. The high season, commonly known as the peak season in Europe or more often the summer travel season is the most popular time to travel. High season travel months are from June to September, and during this season, longs days (it doesn’t usually get dark until about 9.30 or 10.00pm), sunny weather and ebullient nightlife turn Europe into a powerful magnet.

Low season or the winter season is from November to March and days can be short and the weather can be cold. Except for ski resorts, hotels close down or drop their prices during this period and if you enjoy the lack of fellow tourists, the crisp air, then this is the ideal season to visit Europe. From April to May and from September to October are Europe’s shoulder seasons – that beautiful time of the year when the windows are flung open, when the weather is mild and fewer crowds.

Consider booking day tours in destinations as it can be tedious standing in line especially when travelling in the summer. The longer tours have meals thrown in and they all have experienced tour guides to explain everything. Visit forums, travel sites and watch vlogs to discover hidden gems and get tips on planning. Aitken Spence Holidays is one of a premier travel agency in Sri Lanka that offer well coordinated and extensive tour packages to multiple European destinations.

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Natural remedies to boost your immunity – Going back to nature for a healthy lifestyle

Today, the focus on healthy living is stronger than ever. More and more people are opting to adapt to a healthy lifestyle. They are stepping out to get regular exercise and choosing wholesome food over processed and chemically enhanced varieties. People are seeking out wellness with natural remedies and traditional medicines. One ancient science of healing that is being revived is, Ayurveda. Today, thetraditional techniques and remedies are being accepted and studied as a part of medical science. As is the case in many other Asian countries,it is being widely practised in spas and salons throughout Sri Lanka. Ayurveda hotel properties are also growing in number.
To fully learn the art of healthy living, visit South Asia. In Sri Lanka natural remedies and wholesome food are an intrinsic part of the local culture. Many hotels are now promoting this lifestyle choice to its guests. A few exclusive properties like Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions promote wellness as a holistic experience. The hotel offers dedicated Ayurveda; packages that include seminars, retreats and programmes with expert doctors and therapists.
Sri Lankan cuisine incorporates a number of what have casually been dubbed ‘Super foods’. Ingredients like ginger, garlic, sweet potato, curd and honey are consumed in generous quantities on a daily basis and act as natural immunity boosters. The abundance of tropical fruit like papaya, soursop and guava provide nutritious vitamins and minerals, and boost immunity-enhancing action. Practitioners of ancient medicine have also invented and produced herbal remedies over many generations to deal with colds, coughs, aches and pains. Tonics and ointments have all been created with completely natural ingredients. There is an additional belief in cooling foods and warming foods; which change according to the weather, individual body type and health condition.

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