Every year around this time we start to get a major case of wanderlust, an ailment which, unfortunately, does not have an adaptogenic tonic cure. Although we always plan on being a smart and savvy traveler by avoiding the tourist-packed summer months, the truth is that once summer rolls around our wanderlust kicks in hard and we just can’t help ourselves.

Whether you’re in the midst of summer travel now, in full planning mode, or just trolling Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration like crazy, we thought our readers would drool as hard for this Sri Lankan destination as we did.

Just outside world famous Yala National Park, this camp made of 28 cocoon-like tents overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers an intimate, design-rich experience like no other. Rugged, but styled to a T, this lodge experience by Resplendent Ceylon had us at hello.

Guests at the Ski Lankan camp enjoy a luxe five-star experience – check out the copper tubs in some of these rooms! – including the stunningly designed bar and restaurant and the opportunity to schedule safaris to see leopards, monkeys and sloth-toed bears.

This is our kind of roughing it: a mix of authentic, off the grid, wild experiences with stylish, luxe twists that have us checking on flights ASAP.

While we stumbled upon this exciting property somewhere deep into the pages of Pinterest, it turns out the resort is on Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List for 2018 and we can certainly see why. Nearby sister property, Ceylon Tea Trails, offers a whole other remarkable experience and stunning landscape of it’s own, taking travelers through the process of making Ceylon tea which starts out in the jungle and finishes with a cup in room.

What’s on your summer travel short list this season? Here’s another tropical hotspot we can’t wait to return to and where all the wellness girls are traveling to lately.


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