The Times – 25 spectacular Indian Ocean getaways

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Sri Lanka is gaining ground on India as a destination, and one of its leading lights is Sam Kankanamge. He splits his time between London, where he is one of Harley Street’s most in-demand osteopaths, and Sen Wellness Sanctuary outside Tangalle.

This place is the very definition of slow travel: days segue from sunrise yoga to a paddle in the Indian Ocean, to soothing Ayurvedic treatments (guests have up to three a day). Afternoons are for walks in nearby Rekawa Nature Reserve.

The pace hits full-on snail by early evening with meditation sessions, often led by a Buddhist monk. Most guests are in their thatched cabanas, zonked out, by 8pm.


This article is By Susan d’Arcy. 

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