Sri Lanka

We've hand-picked the very best boutique and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka to bring you our collection of stylish romantic retreats. Find your perfect hotel and get the low-down on holidays in Sri Lanka – just choose your destination from the list below…

Destinations in Sri Lanka

  • Balapitiya

    Balapitiya

    In Sri Lanka's Southern Province, two hours' drive from capital Colombo, Balapitiya is a river-crossed, jungle-strewn, ocean-side escape.
  • Bentota

    Bentota

    Just a few hours' drive south of Colombo, Sri Lanka's west-coast town of Bentota is home to blissed-out beaches and lush tropical gardens.
  • Colombo

    Colombo

    Home to more than two million people, Sri Lanka’s capital is a riot of colour, colonial grandeur and a cosmopolitan dining scene.
  • Galle

    Galle

    A jaw-dropping fortress crammed with colonial flashbacks is at the heart of cosmopolitan Galle, a fishing town of 100,000 people on Sri Lanka’s sultry south-west coast.
  • Hill Country

    Hill Country

    Sri Lanka's lush inland Hill Country is home to luxuriant, emerald peaks dotted with colourful sari-clad tea-pluckers and white louvered tea factories submerged in the greenery like Mississippi riverboats bobbing in a very high tide.
  • Kandy

    Kandy

    A former royal capital and home of famous festival the Perahera, inland Kandy is the beating heart of the Hill Country, set around a serene lake surrounded by some of Sri Lanka's most evocative temples.
  • Tangalle

    Tangalle

    Secluded on Sri Lanka’s southernmost shores overlooking the Indian Ocean, beach-blessed Tangalle is the go-to place for laid-back, forget-about-everything lounging.
  • The Cultural Triangle

    The Cultural Triangle

    Dubbed the ‘Cultural Triangle’, this ancient region of Sri Lanka takes its name from the seven UNESCO World Heritage sites peppered throughout the region.
  • Trincomalee

    Trincomalee

    Trincomalee is the trouble-triumphing capital of Sri Lanka’s wild Eastern Province. The gateway to Uppuveli and Nilaveli beaches, it’s home to sacred trees, gilded temples and a historic natural harbour (praised by Nelson, Ptolemy and Marco Polo).
  • Wadduwa

    Wadduwa

    A coconut-plantation-patchwork and Ayurveda-espousing holiday spot on the southwest coast, little-known Wadduwa is a serious contender for best Sinhalese beach hub.

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The jungle Jane

The jungle Jane

Watch elephants galumph and monkeys play in the Cultural Triangle retreat that is Sri Lanka’s Ulagalla Resort. Manly chest-thumping optional. 

BEACH BLISS

BEACH BLISS

Roll-out-of-bed-and-on-to-the-beach types: these are for you… On Gaya Island in Borneo, rainforest-edged Bunga Raya opens out onto a private-paradise stretch of powdery white sand and an eyeful of the South China Sea. For exotic-foliage-fringed beach luxury, Sri Lanka's simply titled Jungle Beach Resort is a romantic hideaway with curvaceous lagoon pools and its own strip of secluded Indian Ocean shoreline. If you'd rather remain in reach of civilisation, Fusion Maia Resort has Vietnamese heritage town Hoi An on its sandy doorstep – if you can tear yourself away from its all-inclusive spa treatments, seaside infinity pool and by-the-waves breakfasting… 

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