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Colombo

A coastal city and the heart of Sri Lanka’s commercial district, Colombo is a heady mix of sites, smells, history, heritage and culture. For those arriving late or leaving early, there are a number of brilliant hotels, both in and out of town, for you to break the journey. If time permits, set aside a day or two to explore this port city  and the wonderful array of things to see and do.

Don’t miss

  • Colombo Walking Tour with Mark Forbes. A personalised city tour with the expert on all things Colombo. Choose from a variety of routes which are sure to engage all your senses! We suggest choosing a route which includes Fort area and The Pettah markets
  • Galle Face Green. A coastal parkland and promenade – a popular spot for families to get together at the weekend. Find a shady spot and soak up local life at it's best.
  • The Gallery Café. A restaurant in the former offices of Geoffrey Bawa, one of Sri Lanka's best known architects.
  • The Dutch Hospital & Independence Arcade. Two beautifully renovated colonial buildings now home to a variety of shops, restaurants and bars.
  • Odel, Barefoot, Paradise Road. Our top three favourite shops in Colombo! Hand made artifacts, lovely mementos and colourful Sri Lankan homeware.
  • Mount Lavinia Beach. Being right on the west coast of Sri Lanka, Colombo boasts a number of beaches - the best stretch being Mount Lavinia.
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Island of the week

Le Sauvage Private Island, Hotel Kia Ora - French Polynesia

Genuinely one of the only wifi (and electricity!) free luxury island escapes in the world these days...this paradisal pearl of the ocean allows you to truly switch off and unwind. Seafood is 'caught that day' by you and the island team, enjoy toes in the sand bbq's on the beach by star and candle light...heaven on earth.

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Island of the week

Le Sauvage Private Island, Hotel Kia Ora - French Polynesia

Genuinely one of the only wifi (and electricity!) free luxury island escapes in the world these days...this paradisal pearl of the ocean allows you to truly switch off and unwind. Seafood is 'caught that day' by you and the island team, enjoy toes in the sand bbq's on the beach by star and candle light...heaven on earth.