Saman Villas, Aturuwella, Bentota
A member of the Small Hotels of the World Association
Saman Villas is beautifully perched on an isolated rocky headland
between the golden bays of Bentota and Induruwa The swimming pool,
seemingly suspended in mid-air seems to merge with the ocean. Its 27
magnificent split level suites offer private gardens. All are equipped
with attractive furnishings, CD player, satellite television, remote
control curtains & astonishing open-roofed bathrooms. Absolutely divine.
River House, Bentota
This truly magnificent luxurious hotel is located overlooking River
Madhu. One of Sri Lanka's most entrancing holiday locations, River House
lies a mile inland, midway between the coastal resorts of Bentota and
Taru Villas, Bentota
Taru Villas is a delight. Its nine simple yet stylish rooms, secluded
garden and gorgeous beach front aim to dissipate the stress and tensions
of contemporary living.
Taj Exotica, Bentota
Taj Exotica is set in magnificent isolation on a beautiful rock
headland. The magnificent top-of-the-range hotel with 162 large a/c
rooms by the Bentota beach is one of the most expansive beaches in Asia.
The Taj group is intent upon spreading its reputation for 5-star service
from the city to the coast.
Aditya is a new boutique hotel with 12 suits. It sits on a secluded
stretch of beach in Rathgama, midway between the beach resort of
Hikkaduwa and the historic old town of Galle, and oozes class and style.
Amaya Reef, Hikkaduwa
(formerly The Reef ) An Amaya Resort
The design of the entrance area is striking with a view straight to the
outdoor pool & the sea behind it almost blending with a perfect backdrop
for the stylish hotel.
Eden Resort & Spa, Kaluwamodera, Beruwela
A luxurious five star establishment is one of the finest hotels on the
west coast. Grand entrance, superb large pool, new spa, full
entertainment & sports facilities.
Point Sud, Habaraduwa, Galle
Located on a cliff overlooking the sea, Point Sud is a gem of a villa.
Lighthouse Hotel, Galle
Lighthouse occupies a prime position on the seafront, 2 km from the
town. It beautifully blends Dutch colonial style with modern design.
Check out the staircase sculpture "The Portuguese Arriving in Ceylon
under a Cloud" for some macabre metalwork.
Sun House, Galle
Perched on a hilltop, Sun House, a gracious old villa built in 1860s by
a Scottish spice merchant & renovated with superb taste & great
attention to detail to convert it into a magical small hotel. It offers
wonderful views: towards sea port, across a grove of palm trees on one
side & Dutch Fort on the other side. The small pool is set in an
enchanting, frangipani grown well kept garden. 5 rooms are superbly
furnished with different theme for each one.
Dutch House, Galle
Fine views over Galle. The mansion built in 1712 by a Dutch Admiral is
now beautifully restored, exquisitely decorated in Dutch colonial style.
4 magnificent huge suits are furnished with reproduction of antique
furniture. A large manicured garden leads down to a gorgeous L shaped
pool with fine view over Galle. There are croquet hoops & plenty of
little extras to keep you entertained.
The Beach House, Tangalla
Nominated by Conde Naste Traveller as one of the world's top twenty
villas, this exquisite Dutch colonial residence occupies its own stretch
of beach. The villa is exquisitely designed & furnished throughout, with
a magnificent ocean-facing terrace & a sizeable pool.
Eva Lanka, Goyambokka, Tangalle
Located on a fine beach, Eva Lanka is an upmarket resort close to the
fishing town of Tangalle. Its neat cabanas hideaway on a flower-strewn
hillside above a quiet and picturesque bay. It's an Italian style family
resort with 3 swimming pools, sports facilities, luxurious chalets &
Ayurvedic treatment center.
Kahanda Kanda, Koggala
Kahanda Kanda Hotel is set in a 10-acre tea estate perched high above
Koggala Lake. This rural retreat remains highly convenient for the
Fortress, Koggala (Per Aquum Resorts & Spas)
Located on the broad beach of Koggala, the Fortress is a new boutique
hotel opened in 2006. The hotel is fashioned in the style of a powerful
fortress. Rising next to the beach, the resort's walls enclose verdant
gardens and water features, a spa featuring Ayurvedic treatments, a
freeflow swimming pool, wine cellar, restaurants, boutiques and
exquisitely appointed rooms, lofts and residences. The resort's
architecture forges historic Dutch and Portuguese styles with the motifs
of Sri Lanka.
Triton Hotel, Ahungalla
Nine km north to Ahungalla is located Triton Hotel, a five star resort
amidst palm gardens & pristine beach.
The Heritance stands alone on a prized expanse of sandy beach at
Ahungalla, midway between Bentota and Hikkaduwa. It set new standards in
Sri Lanka by becoming the first five-star hotel outside Colombo.
Royal Beach, Induruwa
Royal beach is located on a clean stretch of beach with great views of
the ocean. It's a gleaming new hotel built in colonial style. Large
bedrooms, airy restaurant and a sunny rooftop area offer convivial
3-star accommodation on a quiet stretch of beach at Induruwa.
Shunyata offers some of the best-value beach accommodation on the
island, whether in one of its four rooms in the main villa or in an
adjacent beach bungalow ideal for small families. It is blessed with a
glorious beach front position on Induruwa beach and offers modern,
stylish accommodation at exceptional prices.
Tallala Retreat, Gandara
Tallala Retreat, a new development consisting of eight two-storey
villas. The 32-bedroom property, themed as a retreat centre offering
yoga, tai chi, spa and ayurveda escapes.
Stylish, Geoffrey Bawa designed resort hotel in an excellent location on
a narrow spit of land between the ocean & the Kalutara lagoon, with
grand views over the town to one side & ocean to the other. Rooms are
elegantly furnished in a kind of minimalist-colonial style & diversions
include a spa, tennis courts & dinner cruises & watersports in the
Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara
A busy & friendly hotel with homely rooms with air-con. Ducks enjoy the
hospitality of the pools in the garden.
Siddhalepa Ayurvedic health Resort, Kalutara
The resort is run by Siddhalepa, the respected chain of Ayurvedic
hospital with main hospital at Mount Lavinia. It offers everything from
stress relief to detoxification.
Royal Palms Hotel, Kalutara
The hotel consists of a stunning garden & even more stunning swimming
pool. Immaculate rooms with air-con, executive suits & royal suits.
The Blue Water, Kalutara
An elegant hotel with air-con chic rooms. Among the facilities are a
health club, tennis & squash.
Rent the island of taprobane. One of Sri Lanka's ultimate romantic
Barberyn Beach, Weligama
A beautiful Ayurveda resort. Extensive beachfront grounds.
Crystal Villa, Weligama
A modern airy place facing the sea.