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
In the centre of Sri Lanka, set in the Kandyan Hills, you’ll find the luxury and privacy of the Clingendael; a haven for golfers - who’ll enjoy the neighbouring Victoria Golf Course, rated one of the world’s most scenic courses - but also boasting spectacular views and fine dining. The infinity pool is the perfect spot to relax after a long morning on the greens.
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.