Residence by Uga Escapes

Occupying a great location within the residential areas of Colombo, this boutique 11-suite property and former grand Victorian townhouse feels wonderfully secluded with a comfortable contemporary atmosphere. Surrounded by leafy gardens and private courtyards, guests can enjoy the pool and gym, savour delicious meals in the gourmet restaurant or head out sightseeing.

Galle Face Hotel - Colombo

Situated in the heart of Colombo along the seafront facing the Galle Face Green, this timeless colonial-style hotel has welcomed famous guests for generations. Rooms and suites are elegantly refurbished, while dining is also a grand affair with afternoon tea at The Verandah and classic dishes at The 1864. Relax in the spa and pool, play croquet or tour the city.

Paradise Road Tintagel - Colombo

Situated in the heart of the city’s most elite neighbourhood, Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo is a unique and private hotel, attracting discerning travellers, heads of state and royalty. Previously home to political leaders, this striking building boasts 10 individually designed suites each with high ceilings, timber floors and lavish décor incorporating a unique blend of colour, texture and atmosphere. Soak up the ambience while dining by candlelight at the alfresco restaurant The Court Yard and savour international cuisine in The Dining Room. With a pool, gym and steam room, the hotel also treats guests to ample leisurely respite.

The Wallawwa - Negombo

Nestled within tropical gardens, The Wallawwa boutique hotel is only a short drive from the airport and is the ideal retreat to begin or end a tour of Sri Lanka. 17 spacious rooms and suites, many with outdoor gardens, are peaceful and comfortable. Indulge on Asian fusion cuisine, or simply unwind in the gardens, where you can also take a dip in the secluded pool.

Taylors Hill - Kandy

Taking its name from James Taylor, who is believed to have introduced tea production into Ceylon, this century-old mansion has been re-envisioned as a modern, luxurious retreat. Set in several acres and elegantly refurbished, the hotel boasts 5 individually designed rooms. Take a dip in the pool, play badminton or croquet, or explore the unspoilt countryside, working tea plantations and Kandy’s heritage sites.

The Kandy House - Kandy

Boasting a lush garden setting close to Kandy, this intimate hotel provides guests with the experience of staying in a private manor house. Retreat to any of the 9 guestrooms, all sensitively restored to blend modern bathrooms with antique furniture and fresh touches of colour. Wander through the gardens to the infinity pool, dine on delicious cuisine and explore the highlights of Kandy.

Bougainvillea Retreat - Kandy

Overlooking the glistening Victoria Reservoir, the lush fairways of the Victoria Golf and Country Resort and the Knuckles Range, this Tuscan-style retreat is truly picturesque. A home-from-home for couples and families this intimate property houses 8 guestrooms, an infinity pool and open-plan living and dining spaces. Enjoy subtle luxuries, nutritious home-cooked food and highly personalised service. A home cinema and a garden spa with Jacuzzi, steam bath and optional Yoga sessions ensure there are plenty of leisurely ways to spend the day.

Fort Bazaar - Galle

Sister property to The Wallawwa, this intimate and modern hotel boasts 15 rooms surrounding a central courtyard with alfresco seating, plus 3 spacious Upper Suites with balconies and views over Galle Fort’s rooftops. Dine on delicious menus in the restaurant, unwind in the luxurious Z Spa and by the pool, or take a guided bike ride to explore the historic local area.

Aditya Boutique - Galle

Aditya is home to 16 suites with spacious outdoor areas, each individually named to represent Hindu deities and all unique in layout and style. Dine whenever and wherever you wish, relax and rejuvenate with a spa treatment in the privacy of your own suite, practise Yoga and head out on a variety of excursions to coastal towns like Mirissa and historic Galle.

Amangalla - Galle

Historic and peaceful, Amangalla is situated opposite a Dutch church within the ramparts of the 17th century Galle Fort. Stay in grand colonial-style rooms and suites, each with polished teak floors, fourposter beds and free-standing bathtubs. Take a dip in the pool, laze in one of the pavilions or relax with a bespoke spa programme after a day of exploration. Experience high tea in the elegant Zaal Room or enjoy an evening cocktail on the balcony overlooking the terracotta roofs of the fort before heading through to the Dining Room.

Reef Villa & Spa - Wadduwa

Reef Villa & Spa is a truly striking boutique hotel nestled within exotic tropical gardens along a palm-fringed beach. 7 exclusive suites offer an elegant mix of colonial features and seamlessly blend antiques with modern day comforts. Stroll along the beachfront, cool down in the infinity pool, feel pampered with therapies in the Reefresh Spa and enjoy alfresco dining as attentive staff cater to your needs.

Ulagalla - Anuradhapura

Once the ancestral estate of local Anuradhapura nobility, this luxurious boutique hotel features a 150 year old mansion at its centre. Spread across 58 acres are 20 ecologically-built chalets, each boasting four-poster beds, plunge pools and terraces. Dine in the restaurant overlooking wonderful views or on your private deck, unwind by the pool, take a guided nature walk or try kayaking at dawn and dusk.

Hatton Ceylon Tea Trails

Connected by trails leading through beautiful Ceylon tea gardens, here you will find 5 luxurious colonial-era tea planters’ bungalows, each with 4 to 6 uniquely-styled suites featuring open fires and verandas, plus 2 bungalows boast amazing views of Castlereigh Dam. Experience a taste of gracious living as attentive butlers cater to your needs, visit the tea factory or venture out on scenic walks.

Hatton The Governor’s Mansion

Experience the colonial luxuries of a bygone age while surrounded by natural beauty. The Governor’s Mansion is set 4,000 feet above sea level in the cool climes of the famous tea valley of Hatton-Dickoya. Stay in tastefully elegant rooms and suites, each showcasing traditional and modern features. Savour authentic Sri Lankan and Western cuisine, as well as classic teas and personalised food services. Make the most of the location with cycling, scenic walks, white-water rafting or explore Adam’s Peak and Horton Plains.

Clingendael - Kandy

Perched high up in the Kandyan hills adjacent to the Victoria Golf Course, Clingendael is distinguished by its beautiful surroundings, regional charm and privacy. This boutique hotel is home to 5 individually designed suites with shared living areas and spacious, breezy verandas. Dine à la carte anywhere you choose, play croquet in the well manicured gardens or simply relax by the pool.

Yala Noel rodrig O ’ S Leopard Safaris

Experience a unique blend of boutique luxury and wilderness camping in the heart of Yala National Park. Famed for its personalized service, knowledgeable guides and modern comforts within its 10 tents, this all-inclusive camp is popular with both couples and families. Wine and dine alfresco, or climb aboard customized 4x4s for exciting game drives into the wild.

Cape Weligama

Perched on a cliff top rising up to 36 metres above sea level, this luxury resort lies east of Galle on the island’s South coast. Endless panoramic views of the Indian Ocean can be seen throughout the property’s 12 acres of landscaped gardens. Cape Weligama is home to a collection of 39 free-standing villas and suites that create the illusion of a Sri Lankan village, yet hidden beneath the traditional terracottatiled roofs are stylish interiors. In addition to innovative dining venues, there is also a spectacular crescent-shaped infinity pool and plenty of activities to keep guests entertained.

Tri - Koggala

Built entirely from local materials, Tri is Sri Lanka’s first contemporary sustainable design hotel. Located on Koggala Lake only a short distance from Galle Fort, Tri features 8 luxurious lake-view villas, including 4 with private pools plus 3 rooms in the Water Tower boasting 360 degree views. Experience Tri’s gourmet restaurant, taking you on an exotic journey of imaginatively reinvented Sri Lankan cuisine. Enjoy Yoga in the treetop shala, swim in the pool, rejuvenate in the spa or simply explore by bicycle or kayak.

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Enjoying a striking setting on Sri Lanka’s southern coastline, Anantara offers a naturally exclusive hideaway. Nestled between a coconut plantation and the golden shores, the resort is home to stylish rooms and pool villas that radiate cool contemporary charm. Savour authentic Sri Lankan cuisine in a Spice Spoons cooking class, indulge on Italian fare at the cliff top Il Mare or Teppanyaki beside the beach at Verele. Practise Yoga on the beach, try Ayurvedic treatments in the Anantara Spa or discover the local area by bike or tuk-tuk.

Amanwella - Tangalle

Located close to the quaint fishing town of Tangalle, Amanwella is situated within a mature coconut grove beside a crescent-shaped beach. This luxurious coastal resort features 27 contemporary suites, interspersed along the hillside and linked by pathways, each with private plunge pool, terrace and beach or ocean views. Take in the local way of life while strolling around the village, relax on the large sun terrace by the pool or at the Beach Club, an open pavilion ideal for lounging and light casual dining, while fresh seafood and Asian fare are also served in The Restaurant.

Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa

Located along the ancient Spice Route in Hambantota, the area is known for its natural beauty and wildlife and is an idyllic setting for this luxurious resort. Home to an impressive collection of rooms and suites, guests are treated to light airy spaces with picturesque views. Immerse yourself in all that the resort has to offer, including diverse dining venues, an 18-hole golf course, expansive spa and an artisan village that celebrates local arts and crafts plus the Cool Zone Kids Club is perfect for young ones.

Rosyth Estate House - Kegalle

Dating back to 1926, this planter’s bungalow is set in a 62 acre private tea and rubber estate. Totally refurbished and extended it is the combination of colonial, homely and modern that defines the style. Step inside and it’s a celebration of antique and reproduction furniture with local art and colourful furnishings. The 2 new Plantation suites are located in the tea fields with stunning views. Taste an extensive range of local food, experience a cookery lesson, take a tour of the estate’s working tea factory and explore the area’s walking trails and biking routes.

Chena Huts - Thissamaharama

Flanked by jungle on one side and ocean waters on the other, Chena Huts is a luxurious safari lodge providing guests with access to the unforgettable Yala National Park. Intimate and exclusive, the property’s ‘huts’ are in fact detached, private cabins offering lavish comforts and wonderful views. Sample delicious fare at the Basses restaurant, sip cocktails at the bar and enjoy leisurely hours in the spa and by the pool. Visiting Yala is a must-do as the park is brimming with amazing wildlife, including all kinds of native animals and birds.

Uga Bay

Fusing tropical and Mediterranean architecture on the East coast, Uga Bay has its own distinct style, making it unique among Sri Lankan beach hotels. The resort’s semi-circular design ensures that the 46 spacious rooms and the wonderfully private Bay Suite and Beach Villa all benefit from views of the ocean across the lush palm fringed garden. Dine on fresh seafood in the restaurant or experience private dining anywhere you wish. By day submerge in the infinity pool or take to the ocean waters with invigorating watersports. Retreat to the underground spa or venture out to discover nearby villages, markets and temples.