From fresh tea to cinnamon, the world ‘Lanka’ in the Ramayana epic to the word “serendipity”, the uniqueness of Sri Lanka will always entice visitors to her palm-lined shores. The Pearl of the Indian Ocean, as it is also sometimes called, is an island with as many reasons to visit as her many monikers.
Sri Lanka has one of the longest documented histories in the world, and it still has the ruins and ancient traditions to show for it. The capital, Colombo, is the best place to start, with bustling bazaars, heritage hotels, and a not-yet-sophisticated tourism infrastructure ensuring exciting travel tales from the road become ones for the blog. Inland, the ravishing green interior is blanketed with national parks and draped with verdant tea plantations. Some of the world’s most scenic rail journeys in the world can be enjoyed to take it all in.
Galle, with its historic Dutch fort, might be the island’s most famous coastal town, but further along the coast, a smattering of beaches – including Dickwella and Tangalle – have quickly popped up in savvy travelers’ bucket lists. “Undoubtedly the finest island of its size in all the world,” said Marco Polo of this modest country in the Indian Ocean, and he might just have been right.
Two years since the inaugural publication, we’re back with a bigger and better 2nd edition of
Launched in April 2019, the second edition of 100 Best coffee table book highlights LuxuryHunt’s latest travel experiences in 26 countries across the globe, including in new destinations from Cuba to Kenya. The expanded 744-page publication now comes in two sizes and features the same gorgeous photography which has captured the essence of the journey since 2014. For the first time, the 2019/2020 edition of 100 BEST also features people, experiences and brands.
A series of launch events during 2019 brings the 2019/2020 100 BEST to Phuket, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bali, Zürich, London, Chengdu, New York and Bangkok.