The Essential Grain 

    The skies awaken as darkness turns to light. The morning rays of sun touch the tops and peek through the coconut trees, creating shadows of play. Across the paddy fields, the atmosphere shines golden and bright.  The day has begun.  Rice is an important crop of Sri Lanka and occupies a large percentage of land.

    Five Things the Wilderness Has Taught Us

    We strive to imitate the magnificent tranquility that exists in the wilderness every day. As each day goes by, we begin to understand how dependent we are on the environment and space that surrounds us.  The wilderness as we see it serves as our foundation and resolve. Here are five wonderful life lessons it has

    Crafting Hands of the South

    Deeply connected to Sri Lanka’s ancient history and folklore tales, the art of wooden mask making is a craft that has been passed down generation by generation. Masks are also a distinct element in traditional processions and festivals. Elaborate stories are typically related by dancers wearing masks and are often used during healing rites as

    Five Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka in 2022

    Sri Lanka is experiencing a sea change. It is at times like this we believe our strengths and a sense of renewal comes to the fore. Here are five reasons why a traveller should visit our island home now: The Resplendent Ceylon resorts Ceylon Tea Trails, Wild Coast Tented Lodge and Cape Weligama, continue to

    Revitalising Our Oceans

    The ocean and our livelihoods are inextricably linked; more so in our beautiful island home of Sri Lanka. While the impacts of climate change and unsustainable seafood harvesting threaten the livelihoods of local fisherman, Dilmah Conservation, our conservation partner, is changing this.   Seaweed is an often overlooked product of our oceans, especially in Sri

    Celebrating the 68th Anniversary of Relais & Châteaux

    Their story began 68 years ago. Today, Relais & Châteaux is a name synonymous with impeccable standards of luxury, service and commitment towards creating authentic, enriching and novel experiences.  Present across five continents and 64 countries, member hotels, resorts and restaurants promote a unique kind of hospitality and cuisine, creating enriching and nourishing journeys for


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