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Set in the Eastern Hills of Sri Lanka, Living Heritage Koslanda is a divine four suite getaway for those seeking serenity.
Surrounded by tropical gardens and ancient forest, the timber and stone guest suites all offer views of 'God's Forest', and boast sumptuous 'Emperor' sized beds for a heavenly nights slumber. The traditional architecture of this boutique hotel and the suites, brimming with antiques, are influenced by Sri Lankan heritage. Each room has a central courtyard, bringing the outside into the home environment. Guest Suites also boast outdoor plunge pools and hot water showers.
The hilltop swimming pool is a spectacular place to unwind, while active guests should explore the surrounding forest, home to giant squirrels and monkeys. A hike through this woodland reveals a stunning waterfall cascading over the rockface - the perfect spot for a cooling dip.
Living Heritage Koslanda offers a range of experiences for guests, from exploring scenic tea plantations, to visiting Diyaluma falls - the highest waterfall on the island - and exploring Buddhist temples such as Kataragama and Buduruwagala. Guests can also learn new skills, with the opportunity to make Sri Lankan dishes during a private cookery class. There are games and DVD players in each suite to keep children entertained, and plenty of space for little ones to run around in.
In the nearby sacred woodland lies an ancient elephant corridor and these gentle creatures can be spotted wandering by between June and August.
Frances, Original Traveller