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跟随心灵去旅行|斯里兰卡Anantaya无垠悠闲时光 “Me Time” in Sri Lanka

The drive to Anantaya Resort was pleasant. As Nilusha drove us to Chilaw where Anantaya Resort is located, I enjoyed so much of her company and a meaningful conversation along the way. As for our destination, it seemed just like the idyllic escape I had long been planning.

Tucked away in a sleepy village of karukapone, Anantaya is a huge resort with a private beach and some brilliant wallpaper like views. Right from the moment one steps in, the laid back and peaceful rhythm takes upon you. The location, the traditional architecture and the setting of the place is second to none.

Nilusha开车自驾带我前往Chilaw ( Anatanya Resort) 的路途真的好开心,有些人注定会成为一见如故的朋友,就像我和Nilusha,不仅享受旅途中的风景,还有在一起的时光。

Anantaya真可谓度假胜地,私人海滩如同电脑背景的画面。它隐于karukapone的一个恬静的村庄之中。刚踏进这里的时候,我深深的被这柔和恬静的气氛感染了,错落有致的建筑,如诗如画的美景都让我流连忘返。在度假村的一边是迷人的湖景区,另一边则是沙滩。

On one side of the resort is a beautiful lagoon and the other is a private sandy beach. The property runs long and thus you will often find yourself chauffeured around in a buggy. While being introduced to the various facilities, I noticed several guests also cycling as an alternative or even as an activity at the resort.

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Raj, our host and one of the very efficient managers at Anantaya is an example of great service. In the days to come, I will be witnessing some of the finest Sri lankan hospitality. For, it is not just places but also the people that make a huge difference.

复古的气息弥漫在空气中,你时不时会发现周围驶过的高尔夫车,这是用来接送客人的,足以说明度假村的面积有多大。Raj是我们在Anantaya接待我们的经理。接下来几天,我将体验到Anantaya带给我们的服务,不仅仅是视觉上的享受,更是心里那份暖暖的人情味。

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Our room was deluxe suite on the second floor. It showed taste and was beautifully done with a lot of woodwork. The rooms were spacious and at par with modern amenities. The lounge section of the room had bay windows that overlooked the lagoon.While, the bedroom had a spectacular view of the ocean and the balcony opened up to the view of a large swimming pool.

The bed was positioned is such a way that anytime you wake up and open the curtains, you are welcomed by the infinite view of the ocean and the skies. Reminding you that you are with and in the infinity (anantaya). This resonated quite well with me. The bathroom was huge with a large size bathtub. It motivated my baths to be longer than usual.

我的房间是二楼的豪华套间,装修的格调很高雅,空间非常大, 整个房间散发着淡淡的木香,融入了现代化的设施, 但房价并不昂贵,因为这是一家全新的度假酒店。房间的厅里,有一扇凸窗,透过窗就能看到湖景,卧室则正对着宝蓝色的大海,从阳台望出去是巨大的泳池。

最棒的是,早晨醒来,拉开窗帘,面对的是那一望无际的大海和蔚蓝的天空,真想让时间就这么停止了,这样我就可以融入这海天一线的美景之中,享受和大自然的共同韵律。洗浴间还设有豪华浴缸,我决定泡在里面,欣赏海景。

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That evening I made sure I did not miss the sunset and stepped out for a stroll. The landscaped lawns before the beach were tempting enough to do yoga there the next morning. Now, I was barefoot and loving it. Something as small as that made me so happy and almost felt like a therapy.

The beach was as private as it could get and I could have easily spent hours walking by myself and just being in that moment. I stopped for a drink at their bar. The views just don’t stop there. Everything here seemed to have a view. The dinner was a lavish spread with some extraordinary samples of Sri Lankan cuisine. The service was prompt and polite making dinner here a splendid first experience.

As always, I walked back to the room after the dinner soaking in the sights and sounds of this wonderful place. With those natural sounds, I had a sense of being close to nature, as I walked back that night.

那晚,我外出散步,那烧红天的晚霞一路伴着我,我路过沙滩前的草坪,想着明早我一定要来这里做瑜伽。我就这么光着脚,享受与大地的肌肤之亲。这些小事都能让我心情舒畅,这也算是一次心灵的治疗吧。 海滩上人很少,漫步于此,让人忘了时间,只想着融入这海风中,自由舞动。

我停驻在酒吧前,进去浅酌几杯,这里也有着别样的景色。那晚的晚餐让我食欲大开,桌上摆满了斯里兰卡的经典菜肴。服务员的动作也很迅速,高质量的服务让这次的旅行更上一个层次。享用完毕后,我还是和以前一样,慢慢走回酒店。一路上,那树叶随着海风摇动,发出窸窸窣窣的声响,我闭上双眼,举起手,感受海风爱抚着我的肌肤,一切都是那么的美好。

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That evening I made sure I did not miss the sunset and stepped out for a stroll. The landscaped lawns before the beach were tempting enough to do yoga there the next morning. Now, I was barefoot and loving it. Something as small as that made me so happy and almost felt like a therapy. The beach was as private as it could get and I could have easily spent hours walking by myself and just being in that moment. I stopped for a drink at their bar. The views just don't stop there. Everything here seemed to have a view. The dinner was a lavish spread with some extraordinary samples of Sri Lankan cuisine. The service was prompt and polite making dinner here a splendid first experience. As always, I walked back to the room after the dinner soaking in the sights and sounds of this wonderful place. With those natural sounds, I had a sense of being close to nature, as I walked back that night. 那晚,我外出散步,那烧红天的晚霞一路伴着我,我路过沙滩前的草坪,想着明早我一定要来这里做瑜伽。我就这么光着脚,享受与大地的肌肤之亲。这些小事都能让我心情舒畅,这也算是一次心灵的治疗吧。 海滩上人很少,漫步于此,让人忘了时间,只想着融入这海风中,自由舞动。我停驻在酒吧前,进去浅酌几杯,这里也有着别样的景色。那晚的晚餐让我食欲大开,桌上摆满了斯里兰卡的经典菜肴。服务员的动作也很迅速,高质量的服务让这次的旅行更上一个层次。享用完毕后,我还是和以前一样,慢慢走回酒店。一路上,那树叶随着海风摇动,发出窸窸窣窣的声响,我闭上双眼,举起手,感受海风爱抚着我的肌肤,一切都是那么的美好。

Waking up late is one of my guilty pleasures that I indulge in now and then. As planned a nice yoga session followed a hearty breakfast that now turned into a brunch. More Sri Lankan dishes got added to my diary in the list of favourite things to eat. Upon my request, Raj had scheduled me for a spa session this afternoon at their in-house Coco Spa.

一个懒觉似乎打乱了我的计划,导致我的瑜伽计划和美味的早餐压缩成了早午餐。我享受好自助餐后,在我的要求下,Raj帮我安排了下午在Coco 水疗中心的水疗。

斯里兰卡旅游Anantaya coco Spa fly with MaggieCoco Spa happens to be a chain of Spa’s from Bali. All the masseuses were Balinese and experts at their art. I was introduced and oriented to the spa by my very polite and soft spoken masseuse Devi. The spa property was very spacious reminded me of the images I had of Bali.

It is built on the lagoon side of resort and compliments the resort beautifully. The ambience of the rooms and the soft meditation like music that played there had me in the relaxed mode already. With the help of Devi, I finalised on their signature energy spa and facial. It involved an hour long massage with exotic oils and hot stones. I was so relaxed that I almost fell asleep. The facial was a great experience too.

I am no expert, but this had me relaxed and feeling good to the bits. It also set a higher benchmark to my journey of spa experiences. And, I knew that this would become my retreat within a retreat that anantaya already was for me. That evening the sunset felt a notch more beautiful than other days, the beach more serene, the dinner more delightful and me happier than ever.

Coco水疗中心是印尼巴厘岛的连锁水疗中心,所有的按摩师都是巴厘岛人,她们的技术很娴熟。这栋水疗中心依湖而建,与景色相互依衬。周遭的气氛和舒缓的冥想音乐让我的身心早早地进入了放松状态。按摩师Devi有礼貌的轻声引导着我,这里的空间感让我想起了在东南亚的水疗经历。 在Devi的推荐下,我体验了能量水疗和面部按摩,整整一个小时的精油按摩和热石疗法,我舒服的快要睡着了。这次的水疗真是不虚此行,享受完以后,我感觉所有的感官都焕然一新!

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Before, I went to bed I took to a cup of Sri Lankan tea. The newest of my acquired tastes. As I sat there meditating in the balcony, listening to the hymn of the waves and floating in ocean of calm within me. It occurred to me that how when you are having a good time, time does indeed pass a little too soon. I was treasuring that moment.

在睡觉之前,我小啜了一杯斯里兰卡茶,在茶中品出了特别的味道。当我坐在阳台上做冥想时,听着波涛阵阵拍打着岸边,内心十分平静。美好的时光,总是过的那么快,而我能做的,就是好好享受这珍贵的时光!

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