Sri Lanka is one of those dream destinations. It’s fairly untouched and unknown to the pitfalls of excessive tourism. Tropical, wild and blissfully peaceful, the teardrop shaped island south of India has been bubbling for the past few years.

It’s the ultimate little known haven for yogis and surfers alike who (sneakily) flock to the island for some affordable waves and sun salutations. And if you like curry, then you’re in luck.

Since we like to let you in on all the wellness secrets, we’ve got the low-down on the new place that will bring a whole new meaning to that “wish you were here” post-card.

Introducing Tri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s eco-luxury getaway

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Set on the banks of Lake Koggala, the island’s largest natural lake, Tri Lanka is Sri Lanka’s first and only sustainable resort.

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Owned by British photographer, Rob Drummond and created by renowned eco-architect Raefer Wallis, the resort offers a tree top yoga space with classes led by Lara Baumann (who counts Gerard Butler and Sienna Miller as her private clients). We’ll let the Instagram page speak for itself, but with all these high profiles and beautiful surroundings, your stay is guaranteed to be nothing short of luxurious.

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The ten eco-friendly rooms boast breathtaking views of the lake and exclusive access to the adjacent beach club. They’re tastefully decorated with a combination of modern and traditional colonial decor that features cinnamon sticks. You will notice a lot of cinnamon sticks surrounding the resort, because they’re an integral part of their sustainability initiatives.

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Whether you choose to leisurely catch up on your reading by the 21m pool, or opt for some adventure kayaking on the lake, there’s something to satisfying your wanderlust. Just hail a tuk tuk and go an explore some nearby temples and markets.

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At the end of your day, be sure to saunter over to their exclusive beach club and restaurant on Kabalana Beach, where wholesome meals and Ayurvedic options await. And if you’re still left unconvinced, you’ll just have to go see for yourself.

All we want to know is: when’s the next flight out?

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Andrea is a qualified yoga instructor and writer. With an international background, she grew up on a small island in the Caribbean and speaks both fluent French and English. She now enjoys an active life on the northern beaches of Sydney, as an avid enthusiast of all things surf, yoga, travel and photography. Writing is her favourite way to channel her positive energy and hopes to inspire people towards a healthy and fulfilled lifestyle. Andrea graduated from Paris Business School and Australian Catholic university with a Bachelor of Business, and is currently pursuing her post-grad in Journalism at UTS.