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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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


Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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


Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent > Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

Like its sister hotels in Sri Lanka (The Wallawwa and Fort Bazaar) , the new Camellia Hills Tea Bungalow is sure to be effortlessly stylish and luxurious. Set among the lush green hill country, we are sure this will be a hot choice for summer 2017. Read more

The Wallawwa

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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


Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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


Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Frangipani Tree

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Why House

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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


Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

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

Casa Colombo Collection, Mirissa

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

Casa Colombo Collection, Mirissa, is located directly on a peaceful golden sand beach, just two miles from Mirissa Bay. This intimate, six suite boutique hotel offers highly personalised service, including Casa Domos – private butlers – to attend to guests every whim. Read more

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is the brands' first foray into Sri Lanka, and they have literally struck gold with the setting, perched on a golden sandy beach on Sri Lanka’s southernmost coast. This luxurious retreat sits within 42 acres of coconut plantation, hidden on a rocky outcrop and... Read more

Kandy House

Sri Lanka > Indian Subcontinent

The ancestral home of one of Kandy's most influential aristocratic families, built in 1804, retains the atmosphere of a private country house, while its colonial influence, providing seclusion and serenity in its countryside setting only a short distance from Kandy. Read more

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