Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka

It's difficult to keep up with the burgeoning boutique luxury hotel scene in Sri Lanka, but we've selflessly taken it upon ourselves to visit and revisit the country to inspect the best beach properties, tea plantation cottages and luxury hotels in the Cultural Triangle. Here are our favourites:

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The Fortress

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

The Fortress is a boutique resort on one of the south coast's most expansive sandy beaches, Koggala Beach. Only 10 miles from the historic city of Galle the building design and interior furnishings successfully blend traditional Dutch, Portuguese and Sri Lankan architecture with contemporary... Read more

Living Heritage Koslanda

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Set in the Eastern Hills of Sri Lanka, Living Heritage Koslanda is a divine four suite getaway for those seeking serenity. Read more

Fort Bazaar

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Fort Bazaar is set within a sensitively restored 17th century town house right in the heart of Galle Fort, once the home of spice, tea and gem traders, and offers plenty of charm and an ideal location.  Read more

Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Wild Coast Tented Lodge is an all new canvas lodge situated on a deserted beach at the edge of Yala National Park. The lodge is set to open in mid-2017 and to say we’re pretty excited would be a slight understatement. Read more

Claughton House

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Claughton House sits atop a hill amidst acres of walled-in gardens on the South Sri Lankan coast. Designed by architect Geoffrey Bawa the villa is a fine example of intelligent architecture enhancing beautiful surroundings. Read more

Suriyawatta

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Suriyawatta is a charming family home perched above a coastal lagoon only 40 minutes from the historic town of Galle. With minimalist interiors, and a charming cottage-like exterior, you’ll be in no hurry to leave. Read more

Skye House

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Skye House is a private beach front villa that sits close to the historic town of Galle. The south facing property is just steps from the beach and provides a welcome escape for families and friends alike. Read more

Ivory House

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Ivory House is a spacious villa in southern Sri Lanka that combines a simple aesthetic with a decor inspired by Dutch colonialism. The property sits at an elevation and boasts large windows to maximise the views of the picture-perfect surrounding rice paddies. Read more

Kumara

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Villa Kumara sits close to the surf breaks of Weligama on the South Sri Lankan coast and offers a peaceful escape for families (children must be 5 years of age) and friends alike. Read more

Red Cliffs

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Red Cliff is a pavilion style villa on the south coast of Sri Lanka with breath-taking views of Weligama Bay. Designed by renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa the minimalist villa is reached via a narrow track that opens up to a grove of swaying coconut palms. Read more

Water Garden Sigiriya

Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations > Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Right in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle and surrounded by verdant grasslands and lakes, Water Garden Sigiriya offers guests a tranquil base from which to explore. Read more

Pointe Sud

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Pointe Sud is a beautiful private villa perched on the edge of the south facing coast. Exceptionally spacious and with unbeatable views across the ocean, this is the perfect exclusive Sri Lankan retreat. Read more

Camellia Hills

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Like its sister Teardrop resorts in Sri Lanka (The Wallawwa and Fort Bazaar), the new Camellia Hills bungalow is effortlessly stylish and easily luxurious, and this time set amongst the lush green hill country. Read more

KK Beach

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

A small boutique hotel on the Sri Lankan coast, just seven miles south of Galle, KK Beach is a stylish escape with a stunning location. Owned by the same team as the award winning Kahanda Kanda, luxury and attention to detail are offered as a given. Read more

Rosyth Estate House

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Rosyth Estate House is a colonial private house situated on 62 acres of land in Sri Lanka’s lower tea hills. With picturesque views and fresh mountain air aplenty, this is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Colombo. Read more

The Owl and the Pussycat

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

The Owl and the Pussycat is a boutique beachside hotel which oozes charm and playful character. From the bold colour palette to the assorted textures, this stylish contemporary hotel is a fresh and stylish option on Sri Lanka’s south coast. Read more

The Wallawwa

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Sitting pretty within five acres of landscaped tropical gardens, the Wallawwa is a charming, colonial style boutique hotel located conveniently close to the international airport - never before has an airport hotel looked so good. However, The Wallawwa is deserving of much more than an overnight... Read more

Uga Residence

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Sitting in the heart of bustling Colombo, the Uga Residence is an oasis of calm nestled between leafy Park Street and the Buddhist shrine of Gangarama. The Residence was built in the 19th century by Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, a wealthy barrister, and throughout the years, the Residence has seen... Read more

Casa Heliconia

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Jungle clad Casa Heliconia is an intimate hideaway, set on a three-acre fruit and vegetable estate in the rural village of Kaleliya in Pasyala, Western Sri Lanka. Tucked away within easy reach of the international airport, and the main Colombo – Kandy highway, the hotel makes an ideal first stop... Read more

Jungle Beach

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Located on the east coast of Sri Lanka, Jungle Beach is true to its name, surrounded by two of the country’s major draw cards - beaches and jungle. The hotel design incorporates the trees growing around the site, to give a Romantic treehouse style to guestrooms. Read more

Uga Bay

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Overlooking the sands of what is arguably one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches, Uga Bay is a luxurious resort set in the centre of the bay of Passekudah. Read more

Amanwella

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Situated in a mature coconut grove above a tropical beach on the southern tip of the country's Indian Ocean coastline, this is coastal luxury at its most chic. Read more

Amangalla

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Step back in time to the site of the famous 19th century New Oriental Hotel and allow yourself to be pampered by exquisite Aman hospitality and style. Read more

Kahanda Kanda

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

On the cultured south coast of Sri Lanka, the exclusive Kahanda Kanda retreat features private villas scattered across a working tea estate. Read more

The Last House

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Last House is an elegant villa situated on the beautiful southern coastline near Tangalle with a lagoon on one side and a beach on the other. Read more

Apa Villa Thalpe

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Just five miles from the UNESCO fortress port of Galle, Apa Thalpe is located right on the beach. Read more

Frangipani Tree

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Frangipani Tree is an oasis of calm on Sri Lanka’s south coast, with the emphasis firmly on R&R. Read more

Why House

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Why Why House? Because this is one of the most relaxing places to stay in all of Sri Lanka, under a mile from renowned Thalpe beach and just a few minutes’ rickshaw ride from the lovely UNESCO city of Galle. Read more

Cape Weligama

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Cape Weligama is the newest member of Sri Lanka’s southern coast’s portfolio of luxury resorts. The property sits in 12 –acres of finely manicured grounds peering over a cliff top into the Indian Ocean. Read more

Tri

Indian Subcontinent > Sri Lanka

Perched on the shores of tranquil Koggala Lake, just a short drive from historic Galle, Tri is a new hotel opening in Sri Lanka that we’re really quite excited about. It’s a unique offering in Sri Lanka – a contemporary sustainable design hotel, if you will. The resort is built entirely from... Read more

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