Sri Lanka holidays offer huge variety; pristine beaches, hilltop plantations, ancient cities, cave temples and an extraordinary abundance of wildlife.
Sri Lanka is the 'teardrop' of the Indian Ocean, a country of rich colour, breathtaking beauty and delightful contrasts.
Luxury Sri Lanka holidays are ideal for touring holidays, as within a relatively short time you can travel from sweeping beaches to fascinating ancient cities, or from a tropical safari park to the cooler climes of a tea plantation.
The entire island is full of incredible experiences home to an abundance of exotic birds and wildlife including elephants and leopards. The cuisine is delicious and the locals are friendly with an easy smile, meaning that wherever you are, you're made to feel very welcome.
Best locations for Luxury Holidays in Sri Lanka
A major city in Sri Lanka’s Central Province, Kandy is second only in size to Colombo. Set among tea plantations in the hills, it has rightly earned its spot on the well-trodden touring trail.
An ancient trading port, Galle is on the south-western tip of Sri Lanka and is considered one of the country’s major hubs. A fortified city, built by the Portuguese, the Galle Fort is listed as a world heritage site.
Nuwara Eliya is in the central province of Sri Lanka and is considered the premier location for tea production in the country.
Where to stay in Sri Lanka
Amangalla lies within Galle Fort’s historic ramparts, an ideal base for the exploration of the Fort and town of Galle and to discover the delights of southern Sri Lanka. All rooms are luxurious in a collection of stunning buildings that date back over 400 years and you can truly indulge at The Baths with hydrotherapy and water massage pools.
Alternatively, stay at The Fortress; with its contemporary features including a glass cave housing an array of new and old-world wines, a panoramic bar, an art gallery and a fibre optic lit pool. A peaceful haven to enjoy the cool of the climate sitting at 500m, Kandy is culturally fascinating. It is dominated by its lake and the nearby Temple of the Tooth; one of the most sacred places for worship in Buddhism and situated beside the King’s Palace in the hills - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. En route to the city visit the SpiceGardens of Matale on the Kandy Matale road.
Ask our Travel Specialists about a multi-centre escape that will take in the fascinating history, diverse culture and stunning landscape of this enchanting island nation; a desirable destination for the discerning traveller.
Where to go in Sri Lanka
Newly opened in June 2016, this beachfront resort is a former coconut plantation on the southern coastline of Sri Lanka, surrounded by a scenic landscape of flora and swaying king coconut trees. Shangri-La’s Hambantota provides a quiet retreat for travellers wishing to experience the incredible beauty and warmth of Sri Lanka. With three salt-water swimming pools, guests will have plenty of space t...
Sri Lanka’s coastlines are famous for their long, sweeping beaches, white sands and clear waters, and Heritance Negombo is perfectly positioned to enjoy one such stretch. Whichever room type you chose to stay in at this impressive hotel, you’ll enjoy Indian Ocean views from your balcony or terrace. Take to the waves with a range of watersports or stroll on the sands. If you’d prefer, there’s an ex...
The latest addition to Resplendent Ceylon’s portfolio, Wild Coast Tented Lodge brings luxury to the fascinating wilderness of Yala, on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. This is a safari camp, but not as you know it. Tents are actually Cocoon Suites, offering four-poster beds, tall ceilings and double-glazed windows for gazing out at the lush jungle surrounds. Air-conditioning, hot running water, Wi-Fi a...
Aditya is an all-suite boutique property set on a wonderful stretch of beach. It is located just 12 kilometres away from the historic city of Galle, and close to the small resort town of Hikkaduwa with its restaurants and bars Aditya offers 12 incredibly spacious suites, named after solar deities of Hindu mythology. Each suite is unique in layout and decor and boasts its own private plunge pool a...
Located atop a magnificent hillock overlooking the vast shimmering beauty of the Indian Ocean, Jetwing Lighthouse has built a reputation for being amongst the most iconic hotels found in Galle. One of the cultural and historical capitals of Sri Lanka, the sea has provided Galle with a mesmerizing cultural tapestry populated by fascinating stories from the ancient spice trade all the way through to...
Once a holiday bungalow for international cricket teams as they toured the town, Kings Pavilion offers you off-the-beaten-track luxury near Kandy, the majestic hilltop city. This traditionally styled boutique hotel will give you a taste of the luxury experienced by the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. Sprawling across three acres of unspoilt nature, King’s Pavilion is a stunning oasis of calm with awe-...
As you enter the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, the first thing you’ll notice is how open and bright it feels, as though the Indian Ocean zephyr is moving right through the foyer. Wide hallways decorated in white marble and cooling pastel tones are bordered by lattice walls and floor to ceiling windows allowing light to flood in and drench the spaces in sunlight. Whether you’re walking through the cen...
Perched on the shore of the south coast of Sri Lanka in Tangalle close to Mawella Beach, a blissful stretch of coastline celebrated for its relaxed and underdeveloped atmosphere; The Last House is dedicated to providing an intimate and restful experience, as well as an authentic insight into Sri Lankan culture. Housing just 6 rooms, The Last House feels more like a guesthouse than it does a hotel....
Offering a stylish stay with Galle’s many delights right on its doorstep, this charming boutique hotel is a fantastic option for those looking to explore the best of Sri Lanka. Dating back to 1825, this striking building was once a printing press and later a school, the hotel now houses a selection restored of rooms and two heritage villas with three suites each, so there’s plenty of choice for tr...
Small but perfectly formed, The Fort Bazaar is an elegant boutique hotel situated within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Galle Fort in southern Sri Lanka. Opened in January 2016, The Fort Bazaar effortlessly blends contemporary style with a sense of history. Just 15 classically appointed guestrooms all open out into an airy central courtyard, where guests can relax, socialise and enjoy the ambi...
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