Sri Lanka has an assortment of accommodation options. Colombo features not only a host of modern five-star hotels but also iconic colonial-era hotels with the charm and romance of a bygone era.
The island is generally blessed with impressive hotels usually situated in stunning settings. The coastal areas, especially the west and south, have innumerable resort hotels, where package tourists mostly stay. Several are designed by Geoffrey Bawa, one of the 20th-century’s foremost Asian architects. Bawa’s vision encompasses a style referred to as ‘tropical modernism’ in which forms of modernism are beautifully softened and enriched by traditional influences and surrounding landscapes. There are also an increasing number of boutique hotels on the west and south coast, mainly centred at Galle.
Hill country towns such as Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bandarawela feature colonial era hotels, and for those who venture farther afield, perhaps to indulge in adventure sports, there are beautifully converted colonial homes, tea and rubber plantation buildings, jungle cabins, tree-houses and eco-lodges as well as camping under canvas.
Anilana Nilaveli is a contemporary beach resort located in Nilaveli, in the East Coast of Sri Lanka. Set in a coconut grove overlooking the Indian Ocean, the resort offers 54 bedrooms, a range of water-sports and several restaurants serving local and international cuisines.
Located 20 minutes before Galle, Aditya is undoubtedly one of the best beach side boutiques in Sri Lanka. This 12-bedroom is designed with indoor gardens, waterways and terraces with fine sea views.
Located in the Northern peninsula, Jetwing Jaffna is a luxury hotel that blends northern aesthetics with the unfailing hospitality, the Jetwing Group is known for Explore this ancient town, rich in culture, history and flavours, unique to this part of the island.
Nestled on a secluded beach stretch in Kuchchiaveli in Eastern coast of the island, Jungle Beach offers a unique beach experience that is immersed in nature. This eco-friendly resort is set amidst a scrub jungle and consists of 48 luxurious cabins thatched with Illuk grass.
Perched on a hillock with views of the Indian Ocean, Turtle Bay is seven-bedroom beachside boutique hotel in Kalametiya.
Offering simple but comfortable accommodation with great views of the calm beaches of Pasikudah, Amethyst Resort is idea for an extended holiday in the East Coast.
Temple Trees Report
Temple Trees Resort & Spa is a luxurious beach boutique hotel in the west coast resort of Induruwa where the sands are broad and peaceful. The journey from Colombo will take about two hours. Bentota is just five minutes away and the historic town of Galle lies less than an hour to the south.
Honeymooners special – free upgrading to the suite room (on availability basis) a sea food dinner with two glasses of wine on the beach (minimum 10 night) a special gift from the hotel
Jetwing Vil Uyana
Set in Sigiriya, surrounded by greenery and bird life, Jetwing Vil Uyana is a perfect destination for honeymooners and who enjoy nature and relaxation.