Tangerine Beach Hotel and the Secrets of Sri Lanka

March 2, 2015Tom

Sri Lanka is probably on your bucket list. It’s certainly on mine, and there’s no end of reasons why. Sri Lanka is a place of unspoiled wildlife, ancient history, and quintessential palm-fringed beaches. It’s a destination that allows you to move effortlessly between seafront relaxation and bold exploration, however the fancy takes you.

With so much to choose from it’s good to have a little savvy regarding what to do and where to go. Our intuition has brought Tangerine Beach Hotel to the forefront of our attention, so we thought we’d break down all the reasons it makes for an epic Sri Lankan basecamp.

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Why Sri Lanka?

First and foremost, let’s get to grips with everything Sri Lanka has to offer. The diversity of Sri Lanka cannot be understated. It’s a country of emerald green hills punctuated with sacred Buddhist shrines, architectural remains, wildlife safaris and scenic hiking trails. It needs to be seen, walked, and soaked up, be that from a calm beach break or a full-on off-road trek.

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From such a collection of curiosities it’s difficult to pick even a single stand-out attraction, but there are a few places deserving of special attention. Both the ruined city of Polonnaruwa and the Golden Temple of Dambulla are UNESCO heritage sites, offering unique glimpses into the fascinating history of the island. Their insight into the Buddhist legacy of  Sri Lanka is unmatched and unmissable in equal measure.

The crowing jewel of Sri Lanka is the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Traditionally, Sri Lankan Culture has held elephants in the utmost sacred regard, and the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage honours that tradition. From its foundation in 1975 the orphanage has cared for injured, abandoned and orphaned elephants. If you pay the orphanage a visit you can watch the elephants bathe, play and socialise. It’s an experience you certainly won’t find anywhere else, and it beautifully encapsulates the exotic richness of Sri Lankan culture.

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Why Tangerine Beach Hotel?

Now that you’ve got a good eye for the lay of the land, you need to choose your Sri Lankan getaway. Enter Tangerine Beach Hotel. Much like the country it calls home, Tangerine Beach Hotel fuses ancient and modern design to form a wonderful beachfront retreat.

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Located in the western province of Kalutara, Tangerine Beach Hotel is ideally located for any excursions you might have your eye on. But the elegance and hospitality of Tangerine Beach Hotel also make it perfect for a well-earned laze under palm trees, or maybe a rejuvenating massage or a dip in the freshwater pool. In fact, there are a number of reasons that Tangerine Beach Hotel is perfect for your Sri Lankan adventure:

•   Luxury spa with wide range of massages
•   All rooms have a private balcony or terrace
•   Freshwater swimming pool with swim up bar, gymnasium, kids’ pool and kids’ play area
•   Western and eastern cuisine in the main restaurant on the mezzanine floor
•   Beach Pavilion Bar for cocktails
•   Supper Club with panoramic views of the beach, garden and swimming pool
•   For a limited time Tangerine Beach Hotel is only £589pp

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Top Tip: An upgrade to all inclusive is well worth considering. You’ll get buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks and afternoon tea, unlimited soft and hot drinks, locally produced alcoholic drinks, a selection of cocktails, and a suite of sports facilities including tennis, squash, badminton, table tennis and beach volleyball. Good stuff all round.

If Sri Lanka has captured your imagination, or if Tangerine Beach Hotel seems right up your alley, just drop us a call on 08444 999 350.

If you’d like to know more about all things Sri Lankan, let us know in the comments below. Happy travelling!

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