Sri Lanka

The island of serendipity, with its colourful contrasts and wild, wild landscapes, cast its spell on me so beautifully that I ended up making it my home! Even after a year here, there's still so much to discover, so I hope you'll join me on my adventures as I continue to explore the best places for vegan yogis like me to eat, play and stay; from the surf coast to the jungle heart. Let's call it an insider's guide!

 
 

KURUNDU HOUSE, NITHULEMADA

Nestled into the scenic hillside on the southern shores of Kandy's Victoria Lake lies Kurundu House, a tranquil oasis for travellers seeking a place to unwind and rejuvenate in blissful privacy.

Jetwing Ayurveda Pavillions, negombo

Imagined as a place for holistic healing for the mind, body and soul, Ayurveda Pavillions is a haven of comfort and serenity. It offers ancient healing treatments, yoga & plant-based cuisine... 

ashburnham estate, elkaduwa

Join me in the jungle heart of Sri Lanka at the gorgeous Ashburnham Estate – a home-away-from-home set amidst luscious rainforest, tea fields, misty mountains and waterfalls... my new favourite hideaway.

Leopard trails, yala

I'm lucky to say I've had some pretty surreal experiences in Sri Lanka... but by far the most magical were in Yala National Park at Leopard Trails. Read more on how I locked eyes with a leopard...

café kumbuk, colombo

As soon as I walked into the courtyard of Café Kumbuk, I felt instantly relaxed. It's a calming space away from the hustle and bustle of Colombo, with an indescribable vibe that made me feel at home...

owl & the pussycat, talpe

Be swept away by the romance & opulence of The Owl and the Pussycat on Sri Lanka's stunning coast, watching the waves roll in as you sip a fruity mocktail & dance by the light of the moon... 

the theva residency, kandy

Just when I needed it the most, my prayers were answered! Check out my latest edition of 'Shakti Stays' where I head high up into the clouds above the ancient city of Kandy to bliss out for a night at The Theva Residency...

ceylon sliders, weligama

The brainchild of Swedish couple and fellow travel bloggers, Linn & Petter, Ceylon Sliders exudes a sense of effortless chill in it's palm-fringed tropical courtyard that catches the sea breeze...

top 5 breakfast spots, colombo

So, I'm settling into Colombo life and starting to LOVE this city! And so, I thought I'd write up a little "insiders guide" for anyone who doesn't have the luxury of time (and patience) to track down that which you crave...

Poonie's kitchen, galle

Come with me as I step inside the eclectic and quirky courtyard cafe of Poonie's Kitchen, Galle Fort. Cue the tropical colour palette and quirky decor, the Araliya branches and dangling charms swaying in the breeze...

black cat bed & breakfast

if there's one place that has always made me feel at home, whilst still having JUST enough of that exotic flavour about that keeps my nomad spirit happy, it's Black Cat Bed & Breakfast....

life food, colombo

Take a little stroll along the lakeside to Life Food café where I discover ionised water, awesome soy milk lattes and cheeky cauliflower 'rice' in chaotic Colombo's latest pocket-sized healthy hotspot...

café secret alley, kandy

Not far from Kandy’s famous Temple of the Tooth, you’ll find the quirky little Café Secret Alley doing it’s very best to bring that cool, conscious, healthy vibe I've been longing for to Sri Lanka’s ancient city.