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Launching Ceylon Luxury!

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

Ceylon Luxury

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest blog: Ceylon Luxury. At Splashpress Media, we have various personal passions about certain countries or cultures and some of our blogs reflect these. For example, in the travel niche we have a blog on England and also one on Japan, while having Travelogger as our main travel-related blog. Ceylon Luxury is a blog about luxury travel in Sri Lanka, a topic with practically no exposure in blogosphere that we feel is very deserving of coverage. As the blog itself writes as an introduction:

Sri Lanka (or Ceylon as it was once known) is considered by many to be the most beautiful country in the world. Stunning beaches, breathtaking mountain views, lush tea plantations, tranquil lakes, tropical forests and the list goes on….

The country lies next to the Maldives, which arguably has the best beaches of any country, and Kerala, the Southern state of India, which is also becoming an increasingly popular travel destination. Sri Lanka has a colorful past and is full of many natural resources, most notably its tea, coffee and spices. It is a predominantly Buddhist country (Theravada– early Buddhism) with an ancient culture that can still be seen today in many of the wonderful temples, monuments and sites. Sri Lanka was colonized by the Portuguese, then the Dutch and finally the British before achieving independence in 1948. This rich and diverse history lends itself to a very unique culture which one can see in the architecture, arts and crafts. Sri Lanka is also a home to ayurvedic medicine, which makes it especially appealing for those Westerners who believe in holistic health techniques.

Couple these facts with the most charming, kind and hospitable people you are ever likely to encounter on your travels and you have a paradise just waiting to be visited.

However, owing to the continuing problems with the civil war in the North of the country, where government troops battle Tamil Tiger rebels, tourism is at an all time low in the country. Despite the reality of it being perfectly safe to travel to Sri Lanka in the central and southern regions, the constant bad news coming out in the media is keeping the mainstream tourists away. The situation wasn’t helped in December, 2004 when the Tsunami hit the West Coast of Sri Lanka very severley and the country has yet to properly recover from this terrible disaster.

Ironically, this situation of negative publicity has opened up a different area of travel in Sri Lanka- one of luxury. This niche is filled by the discerning traveler who can afford to spend that little bit extra and doesn’t pay attention to the worries of the mass tourism industry. Furthermore, this type of luxury traveler is rather attracted by the exclusivity and personal touch that one gets by being one of the special few. It’s like a “private club” growing in the middle of Asia and the “who’s who” are being catered for by those who know how to provide service in style.

Out of this rapidly growing luxury travel market in Sri Lanka are being born the most luxurious and exclusive boutique hotels, villas, private islands, spas, restaurants, shops, specialty tours and many other aspects of luxe travel.

It is this area of luxury travel in Sri Lanka that this blog is about. We want to share first-hand with readers our knowledge of traveling the country in style and hope that we can convert a few to visit this unique island paradise. We will be reviewing and featuring every aspect of luxe travel in Sri Lanka, whether that be the hotels, private villas, restaurants or tour companies. And we won’t be just regurgitating what you can find elsewhere on the web, as we actually know Sri Lanka intimately and regularly visit the place ourselves!

You can see some of the initial posts featuring places to stay and visit:

* Amangalla: Luxury in Galle Fort

* Special Tour: Galle Literary Festival

* Park Street: Elegance in Colombo

* The Gallery Cafe: Stylish Dining and Shopping

* The Fortress: Grandeur Personified

* South Point Villas: A Perfect Family Holiday

* Enjoy a Five Star Experience at Elephant Corridor

* Geoffrey Bawa’s Gardens at Lunuganga: A Rarified Country House Hotel

* Barefoot: Uniquely Handmade and Eco-friendly Shopping

* Relax in Style at The River House

* Helga’s Folly: Eccentricity in Kandy

And many more insightful reviews and recommendations will follow in the coming times. Sri Lanka is a country that the writer, Antonella, knows intimately and you can expect some very personal tips that you won’t find elsewhere. The unique WordPress theme being used is designed by Lorraine Nepomuceno, one of our rising stars at Devlounge.

So if you are looking for a holiday off the beaten path with that “boutique”, luxury experience– do check out Ceylon Luxury. You won’t regret it!

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