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Month: June 2015

Amaloh by Jetwing

Amaloh by Jetwing

By Juliet Coombe

Amaloh by Jetwing is situated in the heart of the old fort city of Matara, where during the colonial period the Sri Lankan aristocracy would gamble everything they had on the throw of the dice. Here you can meet living legends and enjoy island hospit...

Experiencing Jetwing Vil Uyana

Experiencing Jetwing Vil Uyana

By Juliet Coombe

Go and see the Jetwing Vil Uyana organic garden I’m told so off I trot with Chaminda, the hotel’s naturalist, famed for his discovery and enhancement of the Slender Loris monkeys in the extensive grounds of the hotel. He takes me, with the hint o...

Wangedi Pekoe – Long live the village cuppa or Juliet goes Wangedi

Wangedi Pekoe – Long live the village cuppa or Juliet goes Wangedi

By Juliet Coombe

You have heard of white tea, green and BOP and OP, but if you really want the true Sri Lankan village experience then head to Jetwing Warwick Gardens where Wangedi Pekoe is the best way to start your day at the bungalow. Wangedi always brings a spark...

Trail Blazing Frog Tour – Jetwing’s Frog Prince

Trail Blazing Frog Tour – Jetwing’s Frog Prince

By Juliet Coombe

Jetwing St. Andrew’s has tons of character reflecting its colonial past and spirit for adventure. One guest says of the nightly frog tour “We spent around 90 minutes with Ishanda, the resident naturalist and with torches spotting all the 10 d...

Vil Uyana’s Red Light District – Slender Loris Watching

Vil Uyana’s Red Light District – Slender Loris Watching

By Juliet Coombe

The moon vanished behind the clouds and a thin whistle like call indicated the male Slender Loris is around, a rare clown like monkey that probably got its name from The Dutch that saw the species as the jungle jester. An adorable monkey with a clown...