Coastal Basecamp

Taprobane Private Island

Weligama, Sri Lanka

Prices From: $1000

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 staff of 5 cater for your every need; in fact after arrival, guests frequently never leave the island until their departure.

The house is surrounded by 2 acres of exquisite tropical garden with cascading terraces filled with frangipanis, palms, flame trees, fuchsias, hibiscus, bougainvillea, heliconia, bromeliads, monkey tail, orchids and white sandy paths that create many a secluded spot to wander aimlessly around the island. And a stunning infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean provides the perfect place to cool off under the shade of swaying palms or simply to relax and sunbathe watching the world go by.

Taprobane Island was originally built in the 1920's by the romantically names but self styled Count de Mauny-Talyande. The island with its neo-Palladian mansion has played host to kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, writers and eccentrics, giving it a very colorful history, which guests can now share.


Region: Asia - South

Nearest Airport: CMB

Sri Lanka


Family Friendly Family Friendly

General Information

- All meals are NOT included, except your first meal on arrival.
- It is best to buy spirits on arrival from The Duty Free Shop at Colombo airport. Wine and Champagne can be ordered in advance and delivered to the island. Beer and locally produced spirits (local gin, vodka and arack) can be purchased in the local village of Weligama.
- Our team can arrange airport pick-ups and transfers. We can also arrange transport for the duration of your stay.
- There is no land telephone on Taprobane however there is a cell phone for local emergency calls and for receiving emergency international calls. We recommend that you bring your cell phone. If your phone has international roaming facilities you will have no problem making or receiving calls.
- Guest are welcome at Taprobane Island, all year round.
- Children are welcome.
- We employ professional security guards who maintain a 24 hour watch at the main gate. There is a safe in the house where we recommend guests deposit passports, money and valuables.
- All rates are inclusive of a 10% service charge & 16% government tax.
- If you cancel a booking within 10 days of arrival you will be charged 100%.

Cancellation Policies

- If you cancel a booking within 10 days of arrival you will be charged 100%.