Luxury Hotels, Camps & Lodges in Sri Lanka

We’re thrilled to introduce the gorgeous boutique hotels that have recently emerged on the scene in Sri Lanka: scattered in totally contrasting locations from the lush Tea Trails to the Dutch Colonial harbour town of Galle, and along the newly emerging and unspoilt shores of the east coast. Families meanwhile will love some of the larger properties on the south coast, where you’ll be welcomed with Sri Lanka’s gracious and friendly service.

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Nine Skies

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

A reformed tea planter's bungalow, Nine Skies offers a slice of quintessential rural Sri Lanka. The hotel is set within several acres of private gardens, with a croquet lawn, a swimming pool and a sundeck. During your stay, you can expect the height of luxury, with stylish, deluxe rooms and suites that open onto intimate garden terraces, personal butler service, scrumptious gourmet food, and views of a historic railway known as the Demodara Loop.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Boutique Hotel, Food & Wine, Setting & Views

Wattura Resort & Spa

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Wattura Resort & Spa is a luxurious boutique hotel in western Sri Lanka, with the Laccadive Sea on one side and the serene Gin Oya River on the other. A range of excursions are on offer, from visits to an elephant orphanage to cruises down the river, while back at the hotel you’ll find extremely comfortable villas and superb South Asian/Arabian fusion cuisine.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Wildlife & Nature, Setting & Views, Water activities

Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo is a luxury hotel in the fashionable Cinnamon Gardens neighbourhood in the heart of Colombo. The hotel fits right in with its rarefied surroundings, housed in a 1930s building which has retained much of its atmospheric colonial style. The food, too, represents Colombo’s cosmopolitan past, with classic Sri Lankan cuisine on offer alongside international dishes.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, City Hotel


Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

If you’re into tea, you’ll love Goatfell, a luxurious boutique hotel in Sri Lankan Tea Country. This former estate manager's bungalow sits 2,000 metres above sea level, and you can enjoy panoramic views of the hill country and the mountains - the perfect backdrop to the gardens and infinity pool. Tours of Finlays Tea Factory will see you tasting some of the world’s finest brews, while the nearby forests and mountains await adventurous souls.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Boutique Hotel, History & Heritage, Setting & Views

Kumu Beach

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Perched on a magnificent stretch of boulder-strewn sand, Kumu Beach sits on the oceanfront close to the Sri Lankan beach town of Balapitiya. The nearby coastal scenery is perfect for exploring on boat trips, while you can view turtles nesting at a nearby beach. Back at the hotel, fantastic fusion cuisine and luxurious spa treatments await.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Beach, Peace & Quiet, Hideaway

Tri Lanka

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Tri Lanka is a luxury eco-friendly wellness resort on the banks of Koggala Lake, surrounded by south Sri Lankan countryside covered in cinnamon plantations, yet within easy reach of the city of Galle.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Setting & Views, 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 Coast Tented Lodge

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

This beautiful Relais & Chateaux camp has an exotic location where the Indian Ocean meets the jungle and is found just next door to Yala National Park, which is home to a rich leopard population. Laid out in the shape of a leopard’s paw print and fringed by a postcard-perfect beach, Wild Coast Tented Lodge has been elegantly constructed with local natural materials like bamboo, making it appear to blend seamlessly into the landscape. 

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Eco-tourism, Peace & Quiet, Lodge

Rosyth Estate House

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

A traditional 1920s estate house, Rosyth Estate House is a rural boutique hotel offering a friendly home-from-home atmosphere. Set among a 62-acre working tea and rubber plantation, it offers spectacular views in its typically Sri Lankan setting. From its hilltop location, you’ll peer over the jungle and out across the rolling hills of the verdant surrounding countryside.

Best for: Family-friendly, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet, Cultural Immersion

Cape Weligama

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Crowning 12 acres of luscious headland, Cape Weligama celebrates its cliff-top position with designs that accentuate its 270-degree panoramas and a series of infinity pools that jut out towards the Indian Ocean. Standing out thanks to its enormous villas, personalised butler service and whale-dotted seascape, this luxury resort has everything expected from a five-star hotel. 

Best for: Setting & Views, History & Heritage, Village Life, Beach

Ceylon Tea Trails

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

The most elegant and evocative place to take in Sri Lanka’s lush Tea Country is undoubtedly the Ceylon Tea Trails. Overlooking Castlereagh Lake in the Bogawantalawa Valley, this exquisite collection of five colonial bungalows invites you to trek the famous tea trails between each of its unique accommodation options - or simply relax at one of them, and be transported to the days of the original tea planters.

Best for: Setting & Views, History & Heritage, Walking & Trekking, Seriously special

Camellia Hills

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Overlooking the unspoilt beauty of the Castlereagh Valley, Camellia Hills combines the appearance of a colonial tea planter’s estate with the laid-back luxury of a modern boutique hotel. Tea lovers will find plenty to divert them here, with no end of opportunities for experiences and tastings in the surrounding tea estates.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Boutique Hotel, Food & Wine, Cultural Immersion


Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Hidden amongst the coconut groves on one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful beaches, Amanwella offers its guests understated luxury with exceptional levels of service and attention to detail you'll not want to leave. With only 30 contemporary suites, Amanwella is for the privileged few and is the perfect ultra-chic haven to relax, take deep breaths and barely lift a finger.

Best for: Honeymoon, Beach, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design


Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

This historic 19th-century tea estate is nestled in a beautiful plantation setting amidst mountains and jungle, with elegant colonial-style suites and pretty views. Set in 20 acres of landscaped, flower-filled gardens in one of the premier tea-growing countries in the world, this is an idyllic and exclusive spot to enjoy drinking and learning about the history of tea amidst the ethereal tropical landscapes, as well as discover the surroundings.  

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Landscapes & Scenery, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion


Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Standing proudly within the ramparts of Galle’s 17th-century fort, Amangalla immerses you in the heritage of its surroundings whilst offering the epitome of discreet luxury. Set out from this elegant hotel and discover both the history and modern-day serenity of Dutch colonial Galle.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, Romantic

Kahanda Kanda

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda is an exquisite couple’s retreat, home to a handful of lavish and individually-designed villas, adorned with a stylish array of owner-curated artwork and antiques from across the world. Wrapped by pond-sprinkled tropical gardens, the hotel’s idyllic setting – a 12-acre working tea estate – is blissfully private, and a paradise for escapists. Excellent fusion cuisine adds further allure.

Best for: Hideaway, Setting & Views, Couples, Peace & Quiet

Kings Pavilion

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Set on a hill amongst the dense greenery of the Kandyan Kingdom yet just 1.5 kilometres to the centre of Kandy, Kings Pavilion takes its name seriously, aiming to provide the same experience as a Kandyan king’s luxury retreat. Admire the panoramic views after a few lengths of the hotel’s infinity pool, and be sure to look up as there are many different birds that can be spotted in the grounds.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Family-friendly, Off the Beaten Track

Bougainvillea Retreat

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Overlooking the natural amphitheatre of Knuckles Mountain Range and Victoria Lake, the Bougainvillea Retreat is a Mediterranean-style villa set in the heart of Sri Lanka.

Best for: Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Spa & Wellness, Cultural Immersion

Living Heritage Koslanda

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Living Heritage Koslanda is a beautiful hotel in a postcard-perfect setting, nestled in the wildlife-filled 80-acre forest of its surrounding estate, with tea plantations beyond. This attractive retreat blends traditional style with contemporary luxury, and makes the most of its sweeping views.

Best for: Hideaway, Setting & Views, Boutique Hotel, Peace & Quiet

Taylors Hill

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Taylors Hill combines historic charm with contemporary flair, and is perfect for discovering the legacy of tea in Sri Lanka: it sits on a working estate that is home to the country’s first and longest-serving tea factory. Built by a British planter over a century ago, the hotel is named after James Taylor, who introduced commercial tea production to Sri Lanka on the neighbouring Loolecondera estate.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Landscapes & Scenery, Off the Beaten Track, Cultural Immersion

The Kandy House

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

For anyone who has ever daydreamed about waking up in an eastern colonial mansion, The Kandy House may be just the ticket. Dating back to the early 1800s, The Kandy House is a former colonial manor house set amongst lush tropical gardens in the scenic Kandy countryside. Transformed into an elegant boutique hotel, the homely atmosphere of this historic manor lends itself to utter relaxation after exploring the vast cultural, natural and historical wealth of Kandy.

Best for: History & Heritage, Food & Wine, Hideaway, Cultural Immersion

Elephant Stables

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

The Elephant Stables is a beautiful luxury hotel in the hills above Kandy, Sri Lanka, a colonial mansion with incredible views of the surrounding hills and Knuckles Mountains. The historic attractions of central Kandy lie just 10 minutes away, and delicious Sri Lankan and international cuisine is waiting for you after a day’s sightseeing. The hotel even has a fleet of classic cars which will take you around the local sights and scenery.

Best for: Setting & Views, Village Life, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet

Chena Huts

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Located deep in the south of Sri Lanka, the Chena Huts are the perfect platform for exploring the turtle-laden Indian Ocean and the leopard-hotspot jungle of Yala National Park. Though the lodge’s exteriors say rustic chic, the interiors scream opulent living, making it a luxurious retreat set in a wildlife haven that’s hard to beat.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Beach, Chic Design, Setting & Views


Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Maniumpathy is a historic family home in Colombo that was passed down through five generations of the Hallock family before being lovingly transformed into the elegantly traditional boutique hotel it is today.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet, History & Heritage, Couples

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

The Last House

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

The Last House is a stylish beachside villa set in the Tangelle region of Sri Lanka. The final project of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, it is more like a home than a hotel, with bold colours and unique features. There is just a handful of rooms (either on a room-by-room basis or for exclusive use) with breezy verandas, sea views and an elegant mix of antiques and local artwork.

Best for: Beach, Service & Hospitality, Chic Design, Off the Beaten Track

Dutch House

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

The Dutch House is an intimate luxury hotel on the outskirts of Galle, Sri Lanka, housed in an early 18th-century Dutch merchant’s house. Rooms are beautifully traditional in design and very luxurious, and just next door at The Sun House you’ll find some of the best food anywhere in Sri Lanka. The hotel has a stunning infinity pool which drops dramatically into the jungle below.

Best for: Honeymoon, Boutique Hotel, Romantic, History & Heritage

Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Redefining the original tented safari with a convenient modern-day camping experience, Noel Rodrigo's all-inclusive Leopard Safaris combines the romantic ambiance of a bygone British era with authentic Sri Lankan adventure. During the day, venture deep into Yala or Wilpattu National Park in the company of your guide, and by night, relax by the campfire with some excellent food and a glass of fine wine or a cold beer.

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

The River House

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

The River House is a stylish boutique hotel on the banks of the Madhu Ganga river in Balapitiya, a coastal town near Bentota in south-western Sri Lanka. Created by a fashion designer, it features quirky design elements while remaining tasteful and traditional, and its handful luxurious suites are the perfect base from which to explore the coast, countryside and river scenery on your doorstep.

Best for: Hideaway, Chic Design, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet

Taprobane Island

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Taprobane Island, Sri Lanka’s only private island, is a heavenly hideaway where you can get away from it all in style – Conde Nast described it as ‘impossibly romantic’ and one of its top 50 romantic escapes in the world. Follow in the footsteps of aristocratic guests such as royals and presidents at this characterful mansion, which is set in 2.5 acres of lush tropical gardens, with nothing between the island and the South Pole. 

Best for: Seriously special, Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel, Off the Beaten Track

Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge is a luxury tented hotel in an unbeatable location in the Knuckles Mountains, near Kandy in Sri Lanka’s hilly heartland.

Best for: Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Cultural Immersion, Walking & Trekking

Rangala House

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Rangala House is a luxury hotel in a converted tea planter’s bungalow in the Knuckles Mountains in central Sri Lanka. Surrounded by tea estates and forested hills, yet within easy reach of the unique city of Kandy, Rangala House is a fantastic base from which to explore the diverse treasures of central Sri Lanka.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet

Stafford Bungalow

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Hidden amongst some of the finest tea fields in Sri Lanka, the colonial-style Stafford Bungalow is a family heritage holiday home, originally built in 1834 by a Scottish plantation manager. Though there are still echoes of its original old warm charm, the bungalow has been tailored towards contemporary expectations and alongside the period antique furniture you’ll find modernized interiors and renewed bathrooms.

Best for: Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Peace & Quiet

Galle Face Hotel

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

With 150 years of history, Galle Face is the grande dame of Colombo’s hotels. Esteemed former guests include Mahatma Gandhi, John D. Rockefeller and Mark Twain, among innumerable others. The hotel’s rich history is evident in its luxurious colonial rooms and suites and range of top-end restaurants and bars; there’s even a museum documenting its illustrious past.

Best for: History & Heritage, Service & Hospitality, City Hotel, Luxury Hotel

The Wallawwa

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

The Wallawwa may be the perfect pre or post-flight stopover, but it is the peaceful setting, lovingly restored colonial manor and well-tended five-acre tropical gardens that make it much more than just an ideally located airport hotel.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness, Cultural Immersion

Horathapola Estate

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Horathapola Estate is a luxury hotel in rural Sri Lanka, in the countryside near Colombo. The hotel is housed in a colonial mansion dating from the 1920s and surrounded by lush landscapes studded with plantations. The bountiful estate surrounding the hotel helps support the local community, with its rich crop of coconut, rice, fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices.

Best for: Family-friendly, Village Life, Peace & Quiet, Food & Wine

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

The Fort Bazaar

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

The Fort Bazaar is a luxury hotel in the heart of Galle Fort, the old town of Galle in Sri Lanka. It is housed in a 17th-century townhouse which has been renovated to modern standards of luxury while retaining many of its historical features. The historical sights of Galle are right on your doorstep, with golden beaches on the other side, ensuring The Fort Bazaar offers something for everyone.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage, Food & Wine

The Mudhouse

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Wonderfully secluded within Sri Lanka’s undiscovered north coastal region, the Mudhouse eco lodge offers a rustic stay in its unique, off-the-beaten-track location. Interspersed among thick forest, glistening lakes and abundant wildlife, it holds the key to the romantic, mystical secrets of Sri Lanka’s newly opened northern territory.

Best for: Rustic, Eco-tourism, Cultural Immersion, 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

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

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

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

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

Bar Reef

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Situated on the Kalpitiya Peninsula of Sri Lanka’s little-known northern coastline, Bar Reef is a collection of Crusoe-style beach cabanas lining the shore. With their rustic thatched roofs blending seamlessly into the coconut palm backdrop, you’ll experience the ‘wild’ charm that Bar Reef offers as you look out to sea from the comfort of your own private beachfront terrace.

Best for: Family-friendly, Beach, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

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

Theva Residency

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

The views are magnificent at Theva Residency: a peaceful, contemporary hotel which lies just outside Kandy at the foot of the Hantana Mountain Range. Here you’ll be made to feel more like you’re staying in a private home thanks to the friendly and attentive staff.

Best for: History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, Honeymoon, Boutique Hotel


Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Clingendael is a unique colonial style hotel steeped in the calm and tranquility of the Kandyan Hills. Flanked by the world-class Victoria Golf Course, this cosy boutique stands within its own tropical gardens, offering sweeping valley views from its hilltop location.

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

Ellerton Bungalow

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Seeped in history, Ellerton Bungalow retains the character and charm that it featured during its colonial past. Built for the manager of an old tea estate, it provides a homely and laid back atmosphere to relax after a day’s exploration of Kandy, the Tea Country and the Cultural Triangle.

Best for: History & Heritage, Food & Wine, Cultural Immersion, Walking & Trekking

98 Acres Resort & Spa

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

98 Acres is a warm and rustic eco-friendly retreat overlooking the stunning scenery of Little Adam’s Peak and the tea plantation. The sustainable retreat has been expertly crafted to create a haven to enjoy the magnificent views through the greenery of Ella’s Gap, and to sample a taste of Sri Lanka’s renowned tea industry.

Best for: Setting & Views, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet, Romantic

Heritance Tea Factory

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Calling all tea lovers! Sample some of Sri Lanka’s finest home grown tea at this working plantation, staying in its elegant former tea factory. Its pristine white exterior standing proudly atop miles of lush verdant tea fields, the panoramas from this location are spectacular; perfect for imbibing from a tea terrace with a fresh brew in hand.

Best for: Family-friendly, Setting & Views, History & Heritage, Food & Wine

Leopard Trails

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Elevating home comforts to chic and contemporary heights in the depths of Yala National Park, Leopard Trails is the perfect launch pad for exploring this beautiful wilderness. Venture deep into the park in the company of your guide by day, and by night, relax by the campfire with some excellent food and a glass of fine wine.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Kulu Safari

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Kulu Safari’s luxurious tents allow you to bed down in three of Sri Lanka’s most incredible national parks – Yala, Uda Walawe and Wilpatt, offering tailor made camping excursions amidst the largest population of leopards in the world.

Best for: Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Honeymoon

Aditya Boutique Resort

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Aditya Boutique Resort is a truly boutique residence, where tropical gardens and trickling fountains adjoin the deserted beaches of Galle’s coastline. Tucked away on the island’s south-west corner, its secluded location invites escapists to unwind in one of its beautifully-appointed suites. If you can bear to leave the opulence of your room, the swaying palms and white sands await.

Best for: Setting & Views, History & Heritage, Beach, Honeymoon

The Fortress Resort & Spa

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Set around a large verdant courtyard, The Fortress Resort & Spa is a seaside oasis overlooking the magnificent Galle coastline. Located at the foot of the historic town of Koggala, this beachside resort invites you to relax in its manicured gardens and hidden hammocks, while marvelling at the Indian Ocean.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Multi-activity, Couples

Reef Villa and Spa

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Recharge your batteries with ocean-side massages, rejuvenating body treatments and lazy days at Reef Villa and Spa. Set in three luxurious acres of tropical gardens, the Reef Villa and Spa offers grandeur and privacy, while the palm fringed shoreline and unspoiled beach provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing stay at this palatial retreat.

Best for: Beach, Hideaway, Eco-tourism, Spa & Wellness

Galle Fort Hotel

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Ask the easygoing locals and chic bohemian expats which hotel in Galle has the most atmosphere, and their answer will almost certainly be the Galle Fort Hotel. A 17th-century merchant’s mansion, this is one of the finest boutique hotels in Galle, promising real character, exceptional cuisine, and a wonderfully sleepy feel within its courtyard pool area.

Best for: History & Heritage, Boutique Hotel, Food & Wine, Cultural Immersion

Uda Kanda Villa

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Remote and homely, Uda Kanda Villa is a small, pristine guesthouse in a stunning hilltop setting. Utterly secluded in its location, it peers over the tree smothered slopes that comprise the southern coastline, and offers a warm, cosy atmosphere for homely and intimate stays.

Best for: Hideaway, Peace & Quiet, Romantic, History & Heritage

Why House

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Families, couples and groups will all feel at home at the country-style boutique hotel Why House, tucked a few minutes inland from Galle’s enticing beaches. Personalised service and excellent food are trademarks of this charming hotel, and the elegantly appointed rooms are sprinkled amidst a glorious three-acre tropical garden with a huge meandering pool.

Best for: Setting & Views, Village Life, Hideaway, Wildlife & Nature

Colombo Court Hotel & Spa

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Colombo Court Hotel & Spa is a boutique design hotel in an upmarket neighbourhood of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. Those with an eye for design will love the aesthetic of this hotel, which combines traditional and modern design elements, and the whole hotel experience is luxurious while being built around firm eco-friendly principles.

Best for: Eco-tourism, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Spa & Wellness


Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Sitting high in the Sri Lankan hills, surrounded by thick forest, tea plantations and rice fields, Santani is a boutique wellness resort designed to help guests rejuvenate both body and mind. Everything is personalised, from healthy meal plans to yoga courses, and there's an extensive programme of spa treatments to choose from.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Landscapes & Scenery, Hideaway, Chic Design


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