Luxury Hotels in the Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka

If you want to stay right in the heart of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle, then the cool eco villas (all with plunge pools) at Ulagalla or the scenic and stilted suites at the Wild Grass Nature Resort are our top recommendations. Further afield, we have some great hotels located along Sri Lanka's well off-the-beaten-track east coast. Perfect for sun worshippers and water sport lovers alike, the beauitful Jungle Beach resort sits on 10 acres of natural beauty along the warm shores of the Indian Ocean and offers the ideal balance of mornings spent jet skiing, diving and snorkelling and afternoons lounging on the white sandy beaches in total relaxation. 

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Gal Oya Lodge

Location: Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Gal Oya Lodge is a high-end safari lodge in Gal Oya National Park, with stylish accommodation and premium wildlife-spotting opportunities. Everything is built from local materials such as teak and mara, expertly manipulated by master local craftsmen. The lodge’s location, set in 20 acres of private jungle, is unrivalled for exploring the beautiful natural landscapes and wildlife of the park.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Off the Beaten Track, Setting & Views, Cultural Immersion

Heritance Kandalama

Location: Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

The Heritance Kandalama is an impressive eco-luxury hotel. At 1km long and 7 floors wide, it’s designed as a seamless extension of the imposing mountainside. The beauty of the natural surroundings can be enjoyed from land, water or the skies. The culinary delights are impressive to those with the most imaginative of palates, adding to a cultural and natural experience like no other.

Best for: History & Heritage, Setting & Views, Romantic, Eco-tourism

Jetwing Vil Uyana

Location: Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Jetwing Vil Uyana immediately envelops you in the wonder and tranquillity of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, with views of the Sigiriya rock fortress rising through the mist, and spacious stilted bungalows that lie amidst undulating rice paddies and wetlands. 

Best for: Couples, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, History & Heritage

Jungle Beach

Location: Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

This tropical resort sits on 10 acres of natural beauty on the shores of the Indian Ocean. White sandy beaches and crystal waters play host to sports seekers and sun worshippers alike. Lazy days are almost compulsory amidst the seclusion as you kick off your shoes and lounge on the palm-fringed beach admiring Jungle Beach's rustic charm.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Beach

Kalundawa Retreat

Location: Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

The ultimate destination for peace and comfort, the Kalundawa Retreat offers a serene private villa amongst 90 acres of sustainable countryside. The contemporary hideaway is reached with a short walkway through the lush foliage or via private raft, navigating the serene waters avoiding the overhanging Kumbuk trees. Wandering among the rice paddies by day and unwinding with an alfresco dinner by night, the seclusion will leave you utterly relaxed.

Best for: Honeymoon, Chic Design, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet

Uga Bay

Location: Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Lining a stretch of long white sandy beach, Uga Bay is the ultimate beach retreat. A mixture of Mediterranean and Sri Lankan architecture has been skilfully crafted to create a beautiful centre piece in this protected bay. With every spot being a vantage point, while away your days gazing over the infinity pool to admire the flawless tropical shoreline.

Best for: Family-friendly, Off the Beaten Track, Beach, Wildlife & Nature


Location: Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

At the opulent and eco-friendly Ulagalla you’ll be treated like the nobility who used to live here. A magnificent 150-year-old mansion house sits as the centrepiece for the signature villas, which are dotted around its 58 acres of lush greenery. Here, white flowering trees match the elegant wooden sun loungers that surround the oversized swimming pool.

Best for: Setting & Views, Hideaway, Eco-tourism, Peace & Quiet

Water Garden Sigiriya

Location: Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

The beautiful Water Garden Sigiriya is a serene, secluded haven, surrounded by lakes and streams, just 6km from Sigiriya (Lion Rock) and also near many of the other gems of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cultural Triangle. You are literally immersed in the setting here, with some villas partly submerged in water, overlooking Sigiriya and the surrounding countryside.  

Best for: Setting & Views, Chic Design, Landscapes & Scenery, Peace & Quiet

Wild Grass Nature Resort

Location: Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Set amidst 30 acres of unfenced wilderness frequented by elephants, deer, wild boar and over 40 species of bird, the stilted villas at the Wild Grass Nature Resort are a nature lover’s paradise.

Best for: History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, Wildlife & Nature, Food & Wine


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