GALLE, SRI LANKA
Scenic locales and poetry go hand in hand. Who can enjoy the bucolic beauty of Lake District without spouting Wordsworth or soak in the gothic grandeur of Edinburgh uninfluenced by Burns’ rhymes? Closer home, in gorgeous Galle, The Owl and The Pussycat hotel – inspired by the humorous poem of the same name by 19th-century English poet Edward Lear – puts that connection to good use in its quaint little bohemian boutique hotel snuggled away amidst rock pools, wild beaches, banana plantations and plenty of sun. If the spectacular sunsets by isolated beaches don’t make poets of you or your beloved, the hotel’s Valentine’s Day three-night package will. It includes breakfast, a picnic basket to enjoy at the hotel’s secret beach hideaway, a bike ride through Sri Lanka’s green fields, a cooking class to discover local cuisine and dinner by the beach.
☞ Suites from Dh1,760 per night. Call 0094 77724 0077 or email email@example.com.