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This new luxury villa collection is another reason to visit Sri Lanka right now

One of the most up-and-coming luxury holiday destinations just got a whole lot more tempting. Luxury villa rental service Inspiring Villas has added some of the most exclusive beachfront properties in Sri Lanka to their portfolio. Already known for their exclusive luxury villas in Thailand, Inspiring Villas is now offering the same five-star standard in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka: the 2019 travel trend With its flawless white sand beaches, tropical climate and friendly people, Sri Lanka is increasingly on many luxury travellers’ minds. Thousand-year-old temples, exotic wildlife and a growing surf scene is luring holidaymakers from far and wide. Visitor numbers rose from 450,000 in 2009 to over to 2 million last year, and the tourism board hopes to double this again by 2020. The South Asian paradise is a top travel trend for 2019, and a holiday secret best discovered now. A more exclusive experience For those seeking something more exclusive than a hotel, something more personal and more authentic, Inspiring Villas offers the best beachfront villas in the land. From intimate hideaways for honeymooners, to magnificent six-bedroom estates, their properties offer privacy, convenience and charm, with all the trappings of a five-star hotel. Every villa comes with full time staff including a Villa Manager and housekeeping, while a personal concierge helps clients choose which property is most suited to their lifestyle requirements. Whether it’s about disconnecting from humdrum office life through yoga to the sound of the ocean waves, or feasting on local delicacies prepared by a personal chef, all experiences are tailored to offer the very best in terms of personal comfort. A dedicated concierge service gets to work before guests arrive. The team take care of groceries according to guests’ dietary requirements, set up personalised programmes, such as yoga, massage and other spa treatments, and also arrange any exclusive experiences, such a private yacht to sail around the azure waves of their backyard. Luxury villa comforts All villas are selected for their highest levels of comfort in terms of interiors, style and facilities. Lush tropical gardens, beach side meditation salas, alfresco dining areas with state-of-the- art barbecue grills – this is luxury second to none. The Inspiring Villas Sri Lanka portfolio includes Talalla House, great for large groups and families. With seven bedrooms accommodating up to 14 guests, the villa is located near the picturesque shore of Talalla Beach, near Matara. Perfect for entertaining, a vast open plan dining area overlooks the timber decked pool complete with sun loungers and bean bags. A yoga pavilion with ocean views, a rooftop garden and a shaded bar complete the luxury experience. Meanwhile Claughton House is an elegant retreat in the exclusive resort town of Tangalle. With staff including a chef, steward and gardener, Claughton offers a wonderful escape from the stresses of everyday life. The airy, light filled estate features an open-plan dining area, with views out over the eight-acre garden, and towards the sparkling sea. A stunning cliffside pool with sun loungers and yoga sala completes this luxury tropical oasis. What are you waiting for? Whether it’s for a private family celebration, the wedding party of the decade, a confidential corporate gathering, or an authentic wellness retreat, Inspiring Villas caters to the most discerning travellers. Sri Lanka is on many luxury travellers’ minds right now and the only question remaining is: what are you waiting for? Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Inspiring Villas.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. I’ve always wanted to get to Sri Lanka as it looks such a magical land. Also these luxurious villas look spot on for a family holiday. The real problem is that we are still restricted by school holidays and people keep telling me that the island has quite complicated monsoon patterns. Someone nearly persuaded me that there was a dryish window at the end of July and beginning of August, perfect for the school holidays, then somebody else told me that you couldn’t rely on that. Any advice on making the most of the Sri Lankan weather?

    1. Sri Lanka is indeed a magical land. Once you have gone there, you will want to go back again and again and again… There are two monsoon seasons – southwest from May to August and northeast from October to January. Don’t be put off by the thought of wet weather – the beautiful forests, birds and wildlife are sustained by these monsoons. I always loved visiting Sri Lanka at Christmas; although primarily Buddhist, the country celebrates Christmas with a passion and Colombo is the place to be for New Year’s Eve festivities. I would recommend stays in the hill country, particularly Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Ella. Also take a train ride from Kandy to Ella to enjoy some of the best scenery in the world. The south coast has some of the best beaches. And, the food is exceptional. Make sure you engage a travel agent who knows Sri Lanka well and you are served by a reputable tour operator.

    2. Hi Sarah,
      You can definitely visit Sri Lanka in August. If you are looking for a Beach vacation, the East coast during August is wonderful. The ocean is calm. August is the best month to visit Minneriya National park to watch a herd of about 400 elephants. It’s a wonderful experience. You may find rain in the central hills but for the most part after a heavy downpour, the sun will come out again. The ancient pageant with elephants and traditional dancers take place in July/August. That’s something you should consider experiencing.There’s so much more to see and experience in Sri Lanka and you can definitely travel in July/August and have a wonderful experience. Just remember to travel to the East coast beaches during this time.

  2. I’ve visited Sri Lanka a few times now and I’ve been totally impressed by how friendly the people are. They are always keen to give you a big welcome and make you feel at home. I’ve got no doubts that the service in these villas will be smiling and out of this world.

  3. I love Sri Lanka as it is such a place of rich contrasts and there is so much to see and experience. The downside is that getting about can be painfully slow and it’s a destination that can be tiring.

    I think this collection of villas is great news. When you’ve travelled all the way to Sri Lanka to escape a busy life, you need a bubble of classy calm. These villas are going to make Sri Lanka a far more attractive destination for many avid travellers.

  4. I definitely agree that a villa can be a much more personal and intimate experience than a hotel. I gave up hotels, which tend to end up catering for the latest common denominator, many years ago. I much prefer the amount of choice that you get with a villa.

  5. A dedicated concierge is a great idea. Most of us have limited holidays, often a paltry 25 days annual leave. We want our holidays to get off to a great start and having your own concierge already in place would mean that no time was wasted.

  6. My own gut feeling is that you are right about Sri Lanka being one of the world’s hotspots for 2019. From what I’ve read and from reports of friends who’ve visited there is a gap at the very top-end of the market for impeccable service in luxury villas so it looks as if these villas will create considerable interest.

    Sri Lanka is already something of a dream location with its beautiful beaches, fascinating culture, friendly people and tempting cuisine. These villas are the icing on the cake.

  7. Some of these bigger villas are ideal for getting the family back together now that the kids have left the nest. Though as I’ve learnt you need a villa big enough to give everyone some space, you don’t want everyone too close to each other.

  8. I’m thinking Christmas in paradise. I hate all the preparation for Christmas. Thinking about battling through crowded supermarkets in those cold and dark December days brings me out in a sweat. I love the idea of delegating the preparations to a concierge. How good would it be to have a chef cook Christmas dinner? And I can tell you now that it wouldn’t be Turkey and sprouts. When in Sri Lanka do as the Sri Lankans do. I’m thinking lightly spiced fish with a cold local beer. Or maybe even some vegan dishes.

  9. Yes, Sri Lanka is definitely on my radar for a trip this year. This is a pretty persuasive post. Taking the family to somewhere like Sri Lanka you always need a peaceful haven to retreat to like one of these villas.

  10. I wouldn’t have considered Sri Lanka as a destination. As already noted by other travellers, I’ve experienced a very wet holiday in this part of the world, as well as Southeast Asia. Yes, it cools you down, but makes for a very restrictive sightseeing.

  11. This is a pretty persuasive post. As already noted by other travellers, I’ve experienced a very wet holiday in this part of the world, as well as Southeast Asia. They are always keen to give you a big welcome and make you feel at home. I’ve got no doubts that the service in these villas will be smiling and out of this world.

  12. I love the personalised services and how concierge can help with setting up activities on your behalf. And such an idyllic location to have everything at your fingertips and so much gorgeous scenery to enjoy outdoors. It would be a shame to eat any meal indoors when you’ve got all that outside. They’ve done well blending the holistic, health offerings too like with meditation, spa treatments and a yoga pavilion because I think people are increasingly wanting to prioritise their mental and physical health during holidays. This place looks stunning, I wonder how booked up it is during the peak season? Or what the weather’s like in any cheaper off season months?

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