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
- Admire the archaeological treasures of the historic Polonnaruwa
- Meander around the extensive water gardens surrounding the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Learn how to use Sri Lanka's spices during a cooking demonstration in Matale
- Enjoy the refreshing climate of Nuwara Eliya
- Climb the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya Rock Fortress for outstanding views
- Admire the Buddha images inside the Dambulla Cave Temples
- Wander around the scenic Kandy Lake and observe the local life
- Enjoy the beautiful Orchid House in Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
The lovely Amanwella is situated near Wella Wathuara village amidst a mature coconut grove fronting a beautiful crescent-shaped beach flanked by two rocky headlands. An early morning or evening stroll along village paths that wind through the jungle provides interesting insights into daily village life, and you may be lucky enough to spot monkeys, monitor lizards or even a mongoose. 30 contempora...
At 2km above sea level, the views of lush green organic plantations as the sun mingles with the mist are truly unforgettable. Enjoy them as you tuck into high tea on the terrace or a delicious tea-themed menu in the restaurant. Heritance Tea Factory Hotel is situated in the heart of the mountain range that gave the world pure Ceylon tea and was built in the days of the British Raj. Its conversion...
The small and stylish designer resort of Avani Bentota is located 96 kms from Colombo airport, approximately 2 hours drive, on the south-west coast of the island. Originally designed by renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. This tropical paradise has been significantly refurbished and upgraded to become an Avani resort, offering a peaceful stay in contemporary surroundings with delightful...
Located by the border of the Yala National Park, Cinnamon Wild is a superb game lodge home to 66 chalets. Yala National Park stretches over 979 square kilometres of land and has one of the highest leopard densities in the whole world and is also inhabited by many mammals including big game. Cinnamon Wild has 6 beach chalets and 60 jungle chalets decorated with vintage pieces and offering a rustic-...
- Learn the rich history and culture of Colombo on a personalized city walk
- Visit the Temple of The Tooth Relic in Kandy, an important shrine of Buddhism
- Explore the beautiful grounds of Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
- Admire the tea plantation views from your accommodation in Hatton
In an ideal location, just 30 minutes from Colombo airport, on a lovely stretch of beach, Jetwing Beach is the perfect hotel for a few nights pre or post tour of Sri Lanka or for a longer stay. The hotel is just three kilometres from the fishing village of Negombo and from the beach you can watch the fishermen head out in the early morning for the daily catch. The 75 Deluxe Rooms are extremel...
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is a tranquil, superior property set in 27 acres of natural foliage and lush vegetation, complete with animal inhabitants – expect to see monkeys, squirrels and mongoose from your breakfast table! Located in Habarana, this property is an ideal base from which to explore some of Sri Lanka’s highlights: Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Polonnaruwa and Minneriya National Park are all w...
Set away from the village of Thirappane approximately 20 kilometres from Anuradhapura is the boutique Ulagalla, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Once the ancient home of the local chieftains, the Ulagalla now has 20 chalets spread throughout the rural grounds. Built with the environment in mind, no trees were cut down during the construction of this eco-friendly hotel. Each spacio...
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