Bougainvillea Retreat

Location: Sri Lanka's Hill Country | Sri Lanka

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

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.
Perfect forFamilies and small groups wanting a tranquil getaway with easy access to Kandy.
In the knowOriginally a private house stylishly designed by Danish owners, you can hire the retreat for exclusive use or on a room-by-room basis.

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
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  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Originally a private house stylishly designed by Danish owners, the Bougainvillea Retreat is now a luxurious and tranquil getaway, with just three guestrooms and five bungalows. It is less than an hour from Kandy, located within the 500-acre Victoria Golf and Country Resort.

Rooms at Bougainvillea Retreat

There are three guestrooms in the main house and five bungalows scattered around the landscaped gardens. The rooms are Scandinavian in style, and have plush beds and private terraces with lovely views.

Food & drink

Dive into the delicious cuisine served by head cook, Selvaraj, who uses Sri Lankan spices to create delicious three-course menus inspired by local dishes. Many of the ingredients are grown in the retreat’s own vegetable garden, while the breakfast eggs are collected from the chickens and ducks.


Immersed within an acre of gloriously landscaped, bird-filled gardens, the retreat has a free-form infinity swimming pool, an eclectic library, a billiards table and a home cinema. Embrace the relaxed atmosphere and start your mornings with a yoga session followed by a deep-tissue massage or a full body scrub. There’s also an outdoor spa and Jacuzzi where you can unwind in the open air.

Activities at Bougainvillea Retreat

A natural playground, the surrounding countryside offers a wide list of activities to try your hand at. Practice your golf swing at the Victoria Golf and Country Resort, take one of the retreat’s bicycles or canoes to circumference the lake, go on an excursion to Kandy and the golden-roofed Temple of the Tooth, which houses the relic of Buddha’s tooth, or grab some binoculars and turn towards the trees for a spot of birdwatching.

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Hotel location

The Bougainvillea Retreat is a 45-minute drive from east Kandy and a 4-hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport.

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