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Louisa revisits her favourite country: Sri Lanka

By Louisa Buchanan, Ampersand's adventure and luxury-loving Office Manager, reporting back on her tour of Sri LankaI thought Sri Lanka couldn’t get any better, but I was wrong. This year I mostly stayed in places that I didn’t stay at last year: Ulagalla, Aditya, Amangalla and Cinnamon Wild at Yala National Park. First stop was Ulagalla, which was magical. There are 20 private ecologically-built chalets across 58 beautiful acres of land so you feel as though you are a million miles from anyone.…

New Year’s Eve at the Amangalla in Galle, Sri Lanka

The New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Amangalla are a million dollars – chic, relaxed and gloriously tropical – particularly when followed by the informality of the insiders’ hangout, Wijaya Beach, afterwards. We think the Amangalla is the most stylish colonial hotel in the world, set right in the heart of the 17th Century Dutch fortified town of Galle. The property oozes sophisticated luxury and old-world charm with its antique furniture, polished teak floors and high ceilings. The history of…
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