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Bogawantalawa Valley, Sri Lanka
In central Sri Lanka, just 4 hours from Colombo by car to the Castlereagh Lake, lies the Bogawantalawa Valley, known as the Golden Valley of Tea and home to old Ceylon. Here in solitude, at an elevation of 4000 feet above sea level, lies Ceylon Tea Trails, 4 classic colonial bungalows built for British tea estate managers in the days of the Raj. These historic houses have been restored by Dilmah Tea with the co-operation of Bogawantalawa Tea Estates, to offer guests the unique experience of...
Kandy, Sri Lanka
$95 - $112
Situated on the mountainside, overlooking the Mahaweli River and Valley, the Earl's Regency stands with all the grandeur of an ancient Citadel that is seamlessly adorned with a contemporary 5-star luxury hotel. The Earl's Regency is a landmark of impeccable taste and unique style where one can unwind and relax while experiencing all that Kandy has to offer. Elegantly furnished, the guestrooms are spacious, gracefully appointed and come with all the contemporary amenities to ensure you a...
Galle, Sri Lanka
"Take one ancient walled fort town, a sprawling 17th Century merchant's house and two stylish Aussies with a flair for food and interiors and you have the perfect colonial meets Ceylon chic bolthole. Set on a narrow street where auto rickshaws and cycles vie with the ocassional linen upholstered Ambassador ( from the Aman resort up the road) the Galle Fort Hotel conjures up a lost era, when Somerset Maugham blazed the traveller's trail. Think whirring fans and cocktails on the terrace, served...
Kandalama Lake, Sri Lanka
Watch the hotel emerge from the lush foliage of the mountainside. Enter the fantasy ambience of five star luxury suspended in a natural dreamscape. Relax and let your vision blend the sapphire blue of the infinity pool with the cool grey of the Kandalama Lake, where time has stood still for 2000 years. Wander the corridors amongst the twittering swifts and befriend the monkeys lazing among the branches. Watch green blend into green from floating rooftop lawns to virgin woodlands. Gaze upon the...
Okkampitiya, Sri Lanka
$35 - $50 pp
This one is about one of Sri Lanka's best-kept secrets, tucked away in a warm and green corner of the paradise. Warm up your senses for a discovery that will surely make you head to KumbukRiver – the eco extraordinaire. If you thought you have seen big elephants, wait till you see this behemoth. Welcome to the world's biggest elephant, the eco-lodge extraordinaire in the shape of a giant elephant. Time stands still in this exclusive eco enclave bordering the Kumbukkan Oya, a river that never...
Bentota, Sri Lanka
Saman Villas is perched on a rocky headland dividing two long seemingly endless, surf swept unspoilt beaches of golden sand, backed by dense green coconut plantations, in the quiet-sleepy fishing village of Aturuwella in Bentota. The atmosphere is one of tranquility, disturbed only by the sounds of birds and the waves breaking on the rocks below. The views, from anywhere in the hotel, are magnificent. 26 extravagantly furnished suites plus one two-storey villa. These are built in the form of...
Weligama, Sri Lanka
Taprobane Island is Sri Lanka's only privately owned island. Located on Sri Lanka's exotic south coast, it comprises 2 ½ acres of sheer tropical fantasy with nothing between it and the South Pole. Accommodation is provided for in a sprawling octagonal house, with cool white terrazzo floors and high wooden ceilings with 5 spacious en-suite bedrooms, each with sea views. Light and airy living areas and shaded terraces & verandahs provide many a secluded spot to sunbathe, paint or read. A...
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
The original beachcomber Edmund Banfield would have been delighted to make his home at the Beach House at Seenimodera in Tangalle. With direct access onto one of the finest beaches in the Indian Ocean, a large tropical garden and a stunning infinity pool, this is definitely barefoot luxury at its best. Once the tropical retreat of American artist Douglas Johnson, The Beach House has been upgraded to meet the needs of the most demanding modern beachcomber. Five en-suite bedrooms, many with...
Galle, Sri Lanka
Situated high on a hill yet within minutes of the UN World Heritage listed Fort of Galle, Doornberg or The Dutch House has set the pace in redefining luxury accommodation for the individual traveler in Sri Lanka. Highly exclusive with only 4 suites this country house built in 1712 ensures complete privacy for its guests The Dutch House is a favorite amongst honeymooners and couples because of our policy of only accepting children over 13 years. Spacious living areas, an English tropical garden...
Galle, Sri Lanka
Once the home of a Scottish spice merchant this colonial house built in the 1860's has been converted into a small hotel which excludes a country house atmosphere. With 7 highly individual bedrooms, 3 Standard Rooms, 2 deluxe room and 2 suites, it is well known for its fine dining its privacy, its eclectic collection of artwork, books and furniture. Perched high on the hill yet only a 5 minute stroll away from the centre of the seaside town of Galle, The Sun House offers panoramic views of the...