We first visited Sri Lanka 3 years ago, and from our very first trip to the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, we were surprised by the plethora of beautiful properties, colonial mansions and boutique hotels that this region offers.
Global travellers are increasingly looking at Sri Lanka as an exotic island destination, and we are receiving many requests from travelers wanting to use our house for “home exchange”. (Home Exchange is a website we belong to where travelers organize exchanges with different members of the home exchange network and we have done over 50 exchanges all over the world.)
In addition, we are getting feedback that travelers are using Green Global Trek for inspiration and as a travel guide for their trips to Sri Lanka. What a compliment!
Because we do live here, we are constantly discovering more and more about our host country and we do enjoy sharing what we find and writing about it. Our “brand”, if you will, for the hotels we write about and share with you, lies in the intersection of authentic architectural buildings, unique settings, noteworthy cuisine and a commitment to sound environmental practices.
To date, we have written over a dozen posts about carefully chosen properties to share with you. Some have been in Europe (Spain and Turkey, others in India and Indonesia, but predominantly we have featured inspiring properties in Sri Lanka.)
And now, we add two more to our list of recommended destinations.
We received extremely positive feedback and lots of inquiries on our post about Yala Jetwing Hotel and with good reason. Therefore we were excited to stay at two Jetwing hotels which are close to where we live.
Most people who travel to the Southern Coast head for the beach. Yet there is another dimension to the Galle area where we live. There is a hinterland that is rich with forest and paddy fields. A stone’s throw away from the bustling coastal road is a well hidden boutique hotel that redefines the concept of bucolic splendor.
A jungle-like habitat hosts a rich ecosystem where exotic birds abound. The manager of the hotel who welcomes us, is a walking encyclopedia and proudly introduces us to the plants, trees and other vegetation on the hotel’s grounds, much of which yield fruits, herbs and veggies that are expertly handled by the chef to prepare local delicacies.
Era Beach by Jetwing
Era Beach is the other Jetwing property we wanted to experience. Here colonial architectural beauty meets the natural beauty of the Indian ocean coastline.
So… two very different properties ~ would you be more likely to choose a stay inland atop the rice fields, or beachfront with the sounds of the waves crashing?
Thank you to Jetwing for hosting Green Global Trek: