Tuesday, 28 June 2016

PARADISE DIARIES: SRI LANKA #3

VIVANTA BY TAJ - BREAKFAST WITH A VIEW

Another morning waking up in paradise...
VIVANTA BY TAJ - BREAKFAST
BREAKFAST - VIVANTA BY TAJ
I've never seen such huge passionfruit in my life. Each post-beach wander I'd load up my plate with watermelon, guava, papaya (all of the fruits) and drench it in passion fruit. In Sri Lanka they also have their very own variety of coconut water called King Coconut. You MUST try it - it's so much sweeter and comes in a bright orange nut. Island life never tasted so good.
They also serve mini donuts, a million varieties of juice (watermelon was my favourite), curries, cakes, pastries and cooked options. 
VIVANTA BY TAJ
VIVANTA BY TAJ - THE SPA
 EXPLORING VIVANTA BY TAJ
EXPLORING VIVANTA BY TAJ
THE SPA VIVANTA BY TAJ
Within the grounds of the hotel is the spa. Tucked away and surrounded by sun-dappled palm trees, it's a haven of zen. I nearly fell asleep during my massage there, which if I'm being 100% honest only ever happens when it's a REALLY good massage. They used essential oils which made my skin feel incredible after the salty dip in the ocean that I had in the morning. After the treatment we crashed out in the outdoor relaxation area and were brought herbal teas. Bliss.
BABY TURTLES (!!)
TURTLE RELEASING
One thing to know about me: I adore animals. Baby animals. Give me a baby animal to hold or play with and I'm all yours. When I found out we would get to release baby turtles into the ocean I genuinely couldn't wait.  When dusk came, we visited the Kosgoda Turtle Sanctuary where we released 3 day old baby turtles. In that moment I felt so close to the people there, releasing the turtles into the ocean was unlike anything I've experienced before. Bucket list - tick. 
DOWN BY THE OCEAN, SRI LANKA 
YOUNG, WILD, FREE
The sunset that evening was something special... 
Hope my baby turtle is doing okay. 


Take a trip to paradise with Thomson, just like I did from 7th Nov here

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