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Planning to escape the mundane routine of daily life? If the answer is yes, look no farther than Sri Lanka’s historic Galle city, home to the famous Dutch Fort, whose alluring old-world charm, tranquillity and awe-inspiring natural beauty make it a perfect romantic destination.

Situated along Sri Lanka’s southern coast, Galle’s famous Fort is a proud reminder of the city’s European heritage and rich history as a once thriving port city. A short drive fromJetwing Kurulubedda and other beachside Luxury Villas Sri Lanka, the 17th century fortress is a unique representation of Sri Lanka’s Colonial heritage which earned it the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage title. Within the sturdy walls of the Galle Fort lies a quaint European-inspired town complete with lodgings, government offices, churches and museums and is also home to a diverse ethnic community. A favourite travel destination, a weekend spent in the midst of Colonial history and Sri Lanka’s own slice of Europe is all that is needed to inspire romanticism.

Strolling through the narrow alleyways of Galle Fort lined with its compact, colourful 17th and 18th century homes, it is easy to forget that one is still in Sri Lanka. Budget accommodation at the historic homes of the Galle Fort can be arranged and in the luxurious setting of the historic Amangalla Hotel, a former Dutch Governor’s residence, the romanticism of a by-gone era is inescapable. Despite being a top tourist attraction, the Fort is surprisingly tranquil and allows you to leisurely stroll hand-in-hand with your partner to admire the surroundings of this one-of-a-kind European establishment.

Delight her with an intimate meal at the quaint restaurants and coffee shops that line the Fort’s alleys and buy her a beautiful art piece at one of the many antique shops found here. Renew your marriage vows at the historic Dutch Reformed Church and walk along the Fort’s southern-most rampart to watch the sunset over the breathtaking Indian Ocean and cuddle up for a picture at the foot of the picturesque lighthouse and the majestic clock tower. Yes, in Galle, the romanticism of old Europe still lives!

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.


While many often dream only of staying at the best resort in Maldives, enjoying the warm golden rays of the tropical sun and relaxing back the azure waters of the beautiful ocean, the Republic of Maldives is peppered with attractions and places to see. Granted, the resorts are of a high quality and hotels such as Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi are exquisite because of the immediate access its water chalets provide to the sea and there is nothing much that can stop you from waking up early, climbing down a wooden staircase and taking a dip in the Indian Ocean. While the panoramic natural beauty of the islands is undeniable, the people and the culture of Maldives are also of some interest.

The Capital city of Maldives, Male, is home to a number of such sites such as the National Museum where guests can obtain an insight into the history and culture of this beautiful cluster of islands. Male is also home to the Hukuru Miskiiy, also known as the Old Friday Mosque, and the Mulee Aage Palace (the Office of the President) is worth a visit as well.

Subsequent to visiting the National Museum of Maldives, a wonderful way to ponder upon the information one has just learnt is to take a stroll around Sultan’s Park. The Museum is located within the Park and, as the name itself suggests, the Park was once part of the grounds of the Sultan’s Palace. It is best not to visit the Park on Fridays, especially if you wish to take a leisurely stroll around its grounds, as it is only open for a few hours in the evening. The Park is generally open from 8am-6pm from Sunday to Thursday. Many sing high praise about the Park because of the colourful flowers and well maintained lawns which contribute to a sense of serenity that complements the general mood of Maldives and makes it a wonderful place to visit.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.


Legian is a beautiful beachfront town in SouthBali, located north of Kuta and South of Seminyaki. Legian has a very high profile with visitors due to the lovely beach frontage. The most popular stretch of Legian Beach is at the bottom of Jalaa Padma and is sometimes called the Padma Beach. Stretching north from Kuta, Legian offers easy access to a variety of bars, restaurants and cafes. The northern area of Legian, boarderingSeminyak offers a bit of an escape from the crowds and is also a popular surf beach. It is said that tourism in Indonesia began at Bali, and Kuta and Legian. OSSOTEL is a popular luxury Legain HotelBali.This luxury and modern hotel is situated right in the center of the iconic Padma Legianneighborhood, it is located just minutes away from the island’s best bars, restaurants and vibrant club scene. Guests can enjoy the 88 meter pool at the hotel, the rooms, and the suites at the hotel are elegant, modern and offers the most modern comforts.

Most of Legian can be covered on foot, taxis are plentiful as there are motorbikes rental outlets. Legian beach is one of the best in Bali, to view the sunset. There are many things to do and see in Legian, such as the Kuta Night Market which is an enclave of stalls and plastic chairs that bustles with locals and tourism workers. The Waterbom Park covers 3.5 hectares of landscaped tropical gardens, and it has assorted water slides, a swimming pool and a supervised pool. The Double Six Club is a legendary club and continues reinventing itself. The Swimming Pool is still available for use. KutaCarnival is also a big beach party on the big beach in Kuta, consisting of games, art, competitions, surfing and much more. It usually also includes a food festival.Legian Beach is the most popular, as it is relatively peaceful and quiet. When the tide runs out, the beach seems to stretch forever and guests can take a leisurely stroll along the beach. There are also nightly games of football that happens on the Blue Ocean Beach.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.


Today’s lifestyle is quite the hustle. Be it getting to work, meeting deadlines, attending meetings, maintaining your social profile, or taking care of family matters, people are always forced to be engaged in something or the other. More often than not this will create both mental and physical stress, and it is always better to find a healthy outlet to relieve yourself of this stress once in a while. This is why you deserve to have a spa day; so that you can relax and bask in tranquility.
Modern day spas offer numerous spa treatments and facilities which are ideal for soothing and revitalizing the body and mind. Incorporating ancient techniques and an array of traditional and exotic herbs and spices, which are complemented by a professional staff and masseuses, you can be assured that you will experience relaxation and tranquility, which will energize you to carry on with your day-to-day tasks. Many luxury hotels and wellness resorts, such as the COMO Hotels and Resorts, offer heavenly spa packages suited for all budgets and needs.

Stress kills productivity and ages your body and mind. It further can be a cause for several chronic ailments, which will stifle your ability to carry out your duties. Having a spa day on a regular basis can drastically reduce your stress levels and enhance your body and mind. Modern spas practice many traditional techniques such as Thai massages and Balinese massage rituals which have been used for centuries to channel and control the blood flow to ensure heightening of the senses and enhanced physical wellbeing. Spas also infuse Ayurvedic herbs and oils to their treatments, which have proven medicinal qualities, such as increasing mental focus, curing bodily ailments and reducing inflation and the collection of unhealthy bodily fluids. Hence, by incorporating a spa day to your monthly schedule, you can be assured of benefiting from all the wonders that spa treatment offers, and ensure that you are functioning at your peak, both physically and mentally.

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One of the most beautiful and tranquil tourist destinations in the world is the Maldives. Known for its natural beauty and thriving hospitality industry, Maldives is an excellent place to wind down and relax. The islands are known for their pristine white sandy beaches, marvellous coral reefs, exciting aqua sports, and many other fascinating tourist attractions making it a more than perfect tourist destination. A luxury Maldives resort that offer tranquil accommodation and great service is the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.

Given that the Maldives is one of the most tranquil and beautiful locations in the world, it has also become a popular wedding destination. With glorious tropical scenery and warm & relaxing ambience, these islands are excellent for creating romantic and everlasting memories. Thus a wedding in the Maldives is sure to add a bit of tropical and exotic magic to your special day, making sure that it will always stay etched in your heart.

The Maldives faces its annual monsoons from the months of May to October, and even though the island is still beautiful during this season, it might wash out your special day. Hence the best time for celebrating weddings in the tranquil islands of the Maldives in the months of December through April. The Maldives offers a variety of types of weddings so that you can choose a style that suites you and your partner best. You can opt for a minimalistic beach wedding, keeping things simple yet elegant on the beautiful beaches of the Maldives. The beaches are romantically enchanting at night, with the waters sparkling of the moonlight. You could even plan the wedding of your dreams at one of the many beautiful resorts in Maldives which offer beach wedding packages to suit a range of tastes and budgets. Another great factor about having your wedding in the Maldives is that it is a great place to spend your honeymoon, as the natural exotic beauty of the island is sure to complement the romance between you and your partner.

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Say ‘I Do’ on a magical island of pure romance by celebrating your wedding in the Maldives. Shimmering oceans and sun bleached beaches are your background as you enjoy the most important day of your life. Many of Maldives luxury resorts offer the full wedding package, however if you wish to fall in love all over again in a setting equal to paradise do consider the outlandishly gorgeous Huvafen Fushi Maldives.

This hotel has pulled out all stops in terms of luxury and natural beauty. Plan your wedding here and enjoy a magical setting amidst the gorgeous setting sun and turquoise blue oceans. This luxurious resort stretches across the sun-kissed sands of the Maldives, indulge at the Lime Spa and taste the exotic cuisine. Look forward to ultimate comfort and luxury in any one of the hotels accommodation. Opt to stay in a beautiful beachfront or lagoon front bungalow, amazing over the water villas and a private Slumber-Dhoni where the waves will rock you to sleep. The choices are wide at this resort placing emphasis on glamour and romance. The elegant interiors are spacious and luxurious as are the stunning restaurants and beach-front canopies for enjoying loads of golden sunshine amidst the tropical settings.

Maldives is a firm favourite amongst many couples looking for the ideal spot to ‘tie the knot’. Nothing beats the swaying palms and sandy beaches of this archipelago, promising an unforgettable honeymoon. Enjoy night-fishing, private barbeques on deserted islands and snorkelling over the colourful coral reefs of this island paradise or simply relax and enjoy each-others company, relish the fresh seafood, work on your tan and do-nothing all day.

Plan your wedding here for unbelievable memories and pictures of your big day, it’s the closest venue to paradise and promises you an unforgettable experience of romance and beauty.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.


The beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka offers many attractions for the visitor from abroad. It has also acquired a strong reputation as an appealing wedding location offering an array of outstanding wedding venues such as those to be found in the charming town of Bentota. To make the most of a stay in this attractive town a Bentota resort such as the Avani Bentota Resort & Spa would be ideal. This fine hotel is reputed for its quality accommodations and picturesque setting.

Bentota’s beautiful natural scenery, beachfront location and balmy climate have made it a popular wedding location for both couples from overseas as well as locals. This attractive typically Sri Lankan town offers many different settings for an unforgettable dream wedding, with wedding specialists offering an array of special packages which include all the necessary elements for a memorable nuptial ceremony.

Many remarkable wedding locations may be found in the environs of Bentota. A beachside wedding is a popular choice, with the spotless soft sands of the shimmering local beachfront underfoot and palm trees as well as the glistening Indian Ocean as a backdrop.

You may choose to have an authentic Sri Lankan wedding ceremony complete with elaborate costumes, dynamic Kandyan dancers and the traditional customs and rituals. Even an elephant will be provided to create a genuine local flavour for the event.

Another attractive option would be a more intimate garden wedding in one of the local resorts. Often all the various aspects and details of the event will be handled by the wedding specialists, freeing you of the stress of coordinating this very special event.

As the environs of Bentota are so picturesque you will find many other delightful nuptial venues here, including a riverside ceremony or alternatively a cliff top wedding on the local hills. With so many captivating options couples will be spoilt for choice by the array of wedding locations to be found in Bentota.

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Travellers in search of a luxury Kandy hotel for their holiday in the hill capital will find no finer rest than The Secret Kandy. Located in a strategic position in the city this elegant hotel provides easy access to the Kandyan Kingdom’s most popular attractions.

Regarded as the island’s foremost botanical garden the Royal Botanical Garden of Peradeniya is a horticultural attraction of monumental scope and significance in Sri Lanka. Established as early as 1371 by King Kirti Sri Rajasinhe the venue was later transformed in to a botanical garden by Sir Edward Barnes.
Spread out across 147 acres the Peradeniya Botanical Garden occupies pride of place in the heart of hill capital Kandy where it is located. Towering above the surrounding landscapes at an awe-inspiring altitude of 460m the venue also holds the honour of being the largest botanical garden space of its kind in all of Sri Lanka. With cool weather conditions prevailing throughout most of the calendar year the scenic setting of this royally commissioned horticultural expanse could not be more appropriate.
Showcasing more than 4000 floral species within its confines the garden is lined with ferns, palm trees and screw pines that tower above the rolling lawns of the meticulously manicured grounds of the venue. Must-see points of interest within the garden include its Orchid House where rare species of the flower are housed while The Great Circle with plants planted by foreign rulers including Russian Tzars and British royalty is equally intriguing. The Spice Garden and the park’s own Arboretum and Herbarium are other highlights while the Ebony Collection, Cactus House, Medicinal Garden and the Octagon Conservatory are stunning corners of a garden that is a popular haunt for picnics and weekend getaways.
The Cycad Collection, Fiscus Collection and the Plant House with thorny plant genera are other intriguing quarters of Peradeniya which is also home to a large number of Sal Trees. Ideal for long walks and quiet evenings the flower beds that litter the park contain chrysanthemums, bougainvilleas and roses in full bloom.
A tranquil lake also occupies the centre of the garden and is laden with papyrus reeds and vibrant water lilies for all to see. A tributary monument to George Gardener is also located near the lake in the shape of a domed rotunda.

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The city of Bali is one of those destinations that echo’s the ambience of love. Painted with nature’s finest attractions, Bali for decades has been a favorite location for sealing the feeling of Love. As the gentle breeze magically flows into your dream wedding setting and the waves roar at a distance, the matrimonial vow that you will exchange with the love of your life would feel genuinely blessed from the heaven above. So run away from the busy city that encapsulates your life and bring your lover to Bali; for there is no better place to unite in matrimony and spend the first few days as man and wife.

The whole of Bali is blessed with a scenic tranquility that makes it look almost magical. A resort in Bali that perfectly blends all the elements of Balinese beauty is the Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort & Spa. To top it all, this exquisite 5 star hotel is by far the finest choice of venue if you are looking to tie the knot in this sacred city of Bali. Inspired by love; weddings at this resort captures beauty beyond romance. The scenic backdrop, the unparalleled services and the exquisite large most romantic honeymoon suites make this location a dream come true for any couple who wishes to be wed here.

There are several wedding packages readily available for couples in Bali. Ceremonies include handling all the legal details that are demanded of a wedding. Merging a bit of the deep rooted culture and the scenery of pure bliss, there is a unique sacredness to the vows undertaken in Bali. Most hotels offer you an array of choices when it comes to choosing the perfect venue. So take your time and look around because Bali is a city that offers love nothing but perfection.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.


Located on the western end of the Lesser Sunda Islands is the Indonesian island of Bali. Known for its rich culture & heritage and natural beauty, Bali is one of Southeast Asia’s hottest tourist destinations. With its multi-ethnic and multi-religious society and lifestyle, Bali is a great place to spend an exotic vacation as it is also known to have many cultural & recreational attractions, fascinating visual arts and performances, and breath-taking scenery.

The tropical atmosphere of Bali is also one of its highlights as the gentle breeze and the warm, yet mild, temperature of the island ensures hours of outdoor activity. At nighttime, the island becomes blissfully quiet and relaxing, and thus is a great place to embark on a romantic sunset dinner cruise around the island. Considered to be a truly romantic and blissful experience, a sunset dinner cruise in Bali is sure to create lasting memories with your loved ones.

A typical Bali sunset cruise departs the shore at about 5.45pm, just as the sun begins its slow descent to the horizon. As the cruise begins, one can sip on some wine or cocktails and watch the beautiful sunset with light music being played by live bands aboard the ship, giving you a great opportunity to share some intimate and romantic moments with your loved ones. As the sky is engulfed in darkness and as the stars begin to dot the sky, you will be served a delicious spread of international and local dishes and meals, accompanied by an assortment of sides and desserts, which are sure to be a treat for your senses. While you dine, the ship will have various light entertainment items such as live music and performances which add a tinge of liveliness to the blissful and relaxing ambience of the cruise. You can even get your dance moves on after your dinner, as some dinner cruises have disco and dance floors too! Therefore, for a truly blissful sunset cruise in a tropical haven, visit Bali with your family and loved ones!

A luxury hotel group offering traditional oriental hospitality infused with modern amenities and luxuries is the COMO Hotels and Resorts. With unique accommodation, excellent service, and luxury facilities, a stay in an award winning hotel of this group is highly recommended for a memorable experience.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.