Why TLC Sri Lanka - What Makes Us Different?

TLC Sri Lanka is a different kind of travel company, we’ve had a long-standing love affair with Sri Lanka and have been fortunate enough to live, work and play there, which is why TLC Sri Lanka began.

TLC Sri Lanka Founder, Ailsa Medikwe, lived in Sri Lanka for eight fantastic years, travelling lots around the country with her husband and two small children, whilst also running a very successful guest house and freelance marketing company from home.

By marrying into a well-known Sinhalese family, she got a special insight into how a Sinhalese family lives and was quickly welcomed into the extended family. They sampled a taste of the rich culture, language, wildlife, history and of course the delicious Sri Lanka rice and curry! Not forgetting the incredible Sri Lankans who welcomed them generously into their homes. They ate rice & curry every day (with their hands), proudly spoke basic Sinhalese and generally immersed themselves in the inspiring culture.

Now back in the UK, Ailsa wanted to spread the word about Sri Lanka, to encourage anyone and everyone to visit and to share her knowledge of some of the island’s hidden secrets and stunning boutique properties that are dotted around the island. She also wanted to combine her passion in sustainability and responsible tourism, promoting experiences and properties which aim to leave a positive impact on Sri Lanka’s culture, people, wildlife and environment. TLC – Sri Lanka was born.

She created a team of like-minded individuals with first-hand experience of Sri Lanka to become TLC travel designers, who work with TLC guests to help build a holiday tailored to their specific needs. The website is designed for like-minded boutique hotel lovers, that features a handpicked selection of boutique hotels and villas from across Sri Lanka and aims to make choosing a boutique hotel or private villa an easier process.

A note from Ailsa:

“Each property has been tried and tested and has to exceed our expectation as well as offering something really cool and unique for our guests. We are now proud to work with some of the loveliest hotels and villas in Sri Lanka and champion those as best we can.

We know that most people visiting Sri Lanka will stay in more than just one place, so we work to match up properties that sit really well together as well as arranging additional excursions and travel arrangements. We pride ourselves in creating amazing, bespoke, holidays to Sri Lanka for all types of travellers; whether you’re visiting for a romantic Sri Lankan honeymoon, a safari adventure, a bit of culture, some beach time or a bit of everything… we can help create a trip of a lifetime!”