serendipity (NOUN) \ˌser-ən-ˈdi-pə-tē\[mass noun]
:the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
‘a fortunate stroke of serendipity’
An ancient Persian fairy tale, once told the story of three fortuitous Princes from the far-east land of Serendip, who travelled the world together and stumbled upon a great many wonders. Derived from the Persian word Sarândip (پیسرند), it originated from the Sanskrit word, ‘Suvarnadweepa’, which translates to ‘Golden Island’. Sri Lanka, so the story goes, was named Serendip on account of this tale of fortunate happenstance. As for the word ‘serendipity’, it originates from the fictitious adventures of the princes, in which they discover something new and wonderful, without ever meaning to.
Serendipity Retreats, with our eclectic series of unique properties, offer you the chance to test your fortunes as you explore and discover the many hidden jewels of this resplendent isle. From the cool climes of the lush green mountains to the salty freshness of our coastal towns, our secret hideaways give you the best chance to experience Sri Lanka at its most authentic and hospitable.