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Win hotel stays in Sri Lanka worth £1800
It’s fitting that the word “serendipity” was inspired by
Serendib, the old Arab name for
Sri Lanka. Such is the diversity of the island that even the
aimless wanderer will stumble upon crumbling temples, beaches
licked by rolling surf and the odd roaming elephant.
There are few places with as many Unesco-protected sites crammed
into one small area. Between hilltop tea plantations and buzzing
seafront cities, two centuries of history unfold across Buddhist
temples, towering rock fortresses, tropical forest reserves and a
former capital where perpetual mists form a halo of sorts.
To visit Sri Lanka and stay in one place is to miss out on the
myriad facets that make the “teardrop of India” sparkle. That’s why
we’ve teamed up with sustainable travel experts, Regenerative
Travel, to give you the chance to win not one but two hotel
stays worth £1,800 – throwing in some extra cash to help you on the
road. These guys have a global collection of independently owned
eco-luxury hotels and specialise in transformative travel
experience which have positive social and environmental impact, so
you can rest assured your trip will be planet friendly.
Immerse yourself in nature during a three-night stay in the
thatched wooden bungalows of Gal Oya Lodge, where outdoor bathrooms are
backdropped by mountains, ruby-red dragonflies hover over the pool
and phone signal is non-existent. Wake to the call of the jungle
which beckons you to the surrounding national park, a patchwork of
savannahs and calm waters populated by wildlife – the team will
introduce you to the local Vedda tribe.
At base, your taste of
Sri Lanka will be a fragrant one thanks to a complimentary
cooking class with chef Premarathna, who guides a foraging
expedition and teaches guests to prepare traditional dishes such as
river-fish curry and kankun.
Sated, embark on a journey that descends to the southern region
of Koggala where hotel Tri hits that sweet spot between
sustainability and luxury. Hiring a car is the quickest and most
adaptable option here. Curate a road-trip itinerary to take in
Nuwara Eliya’s emerald plantations and the rare flora and fauna of
Sinharaja Forest Reserve.
Don’t fancy driving? Don’t worry. Sri Lanka is threaded by some
of the world’s most epic railway lines. Catch a train that rattles
through the hill country of Badulla to the suburbs of Colombo.
We’ll help you out with the cost of transport, no matter the form
Tri is a digestif of sorts at the end of a
feast-for-the-senses trip. Cosy cabins clad with cinnamon wood rise
from the hilltops; stilted villas jut out across serene waters.
Over a three-night stay, recalibrate mind and body as you flit
between Ayurvedic spa treatments, Quantum Yoga classes and nearby
Cinnamon Island – a trip here is on the house.
Come evening, a lighter take on old-school Sri Lankan fare is
the order of the day at Tri‘s
restaurant, where you’ll be treated to a complimentary dinner for
two. Follow that with an arrack sour and gaze over Lake Koggala as
you raise a toast to that brief minute you took to enter this
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Regenerative Travel is an online travel platform dedicated to
connecting conscious consumer travelers to inspiring content and
values-aligned resorts and itineraries. Through Regenerative
Resorts,our global collection of independently owned eco-luxury
hotels, we create transformative experiences and positive social
and environmental impact. We aim to transform the future of
sustainable and responsible travel by giving sustainability-driven
properties the resources to elevate their businesses through
sharing of best practices, economies of scale, and a financial
platform for liquidity and legacy.