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FEAST FOR THE SENSES: the courtyard at Amanwella hotel

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FEAST FOR THE SENSES: poolside at Amanwella hotel with the crashing surf of the Indian ocean in the background

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FEAST FOR THE SENSES: the late architect Geoffrey Bawa’s house

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FEAST FOR THE SENSES: breakfast of hoppers with egg, and accompaniments of curries at Amangalla hoteL

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FEAST FOR THE SENSES: view of the pool through the frangipanis at Amanagalla hotel

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WAY TO GO: Tuk-tuks are excellent for short distances in Sri Lanka

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NOOKS AND CRANNIES: A shop front in Fort Galle

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NOOKS AND CRANNIES: Koccoriko is a a popular shop in Fort Galle that sells scarves and locally made souvenirs

A serendipitous escape

Sri Lanka's southern coastline, stretching from the old fort of Galle to the wild beauty of Tangalle and Bentota, remains a much-loved destination.
Apr 11, 2015 5:50 AM

WHEN Lonely Planet anointed Sri Lanka as the world's top travel destination in 2013, the news hardly caused a stir among travel veterans who had long been inducted into the island's mythic charm. The presence of two Aman resorts along its southern coastline was already a dead giveaway that Sri

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