Our seaplane tilts low over the tea-bush covered hills as we swoop in to land on a long, narrow lake set amid a beguiling palette of lush greens and reddish browns. Old colonial hill stations and tea factories dot the undulating terrain in the near distance, while the sculpted lines separating the rows of bushes add a surreal quality to the landscape as we splash down and come to a surprisingly gentle, and suddenly quiet, stop.
We checked in to Ceylon Tea Trails, a quartet of elegant villas with lovingly tended gardens scattered around a picturesque lake. The attention to detail here – from the manicured lawns and smattering of offbeat antiques, to the candlelit bathrooms and help-yourself drinks cabinets – make it perilously easy to slip back in time. Doors are left unlocked unless requested
otherwise and a butler is always on hand making it feel like a real home away from home. Read More: Singapore – Tatler – Feb-2012 – Love is in the Air