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.