NUWARA ELIYA | HILL COUNTRY| SRI LANKA
1 ½ hrs from Kandy. Connected by Railway from Colombo or Kandy.
A hideaway in the hills. Smuggled amidst a majestic grove of pine trees are the Governors' Chalets, eco friendly wooden chalets, built completely out of different kinds of wood with a distinct Scandinavian flavour. The rolling hills, cool climes and the misty mornings of Nuwara Eliya has given this bustling and beautiful town set at 1,868 meters above sea level, the name – "Little England". The colourful blooms, serene scenes, breathtaking views of valleys and green tea plantations and the famed Golf Course epitomizes this tourist destination. The fresh clean air makes you feel revitalized, and ready to bring you to the city of a world class golf course.Read more...
Goldi Sands Hotel
NEGOMBO | WEST COAST | SRI LANKA
15 Mins from International Airport.
Situated in Negombo right on the beach with a large clean beach frontage; 15 kms away from the Colombo International Airport. Negombo was once a trading port for Portuguese and the Dutch. Attractions in the city include the Old Dutch Fort gate built in 1672, the Dutch canal, old churches and the famous Fish Market.Read more...
COLOMBO OUTSKIRTS | WEST COAST | SRI LANKA
30 Mins from Colombo commercial heart.
Villa Talangama has a prized aspect on the rural outskirts of Colombo alongside the Talangama wetlands. The villa setting is best described as a `village in the city' surrounded by paddy fields, lotus filled lakes and birds everywhere - perched on the veranda, flitting onto trees in the small and secluded garden, and even on the buffalo that relax on the lakeside and that provide a daily delivery of curd and treacle from the farmer next door. Villa Talangama is a meticulous Sri Lankan home. The words of one early guest from the UK still resonate today: "Every place we perched, every view we had, every sound we heard and every dish we ate was heavenly! We cannot think of a better place to have started and ended our holiday in Sri Lanka. In fact we found it difficult to find anywhere that matched up to this place during our travels…. there is certainly something special about this villa - the beautiful décor, the welcoming atmosphere, the food, the service and the surroundings.Read more...
Stardust Beach Hotel
ARUGAM BAY | EAST COAST | SRI LANKA
7 Hours to Colombo. Or take the Sea Plane from the International Airport to Arugam Bay.
Situated by the estuary where the Pottuvil lagoon meets the shimmering waters of the Indian Ocean, Stardust is ideally poised to experience the thrilling waves, which is at its best for surfing from July to August, as well as the magnificent nature and wildlife that inhabits the lagoon. Set amidst coconut palms and a riot of colourful bougainvilleas, Stardust Beach Hotel spreads over two acres of sandy beachfront property which consists of a main hotel area with dining and living facilities and a separate `Rainbow Village’ with three cabanas that provide more privacy if booked in its entirety for a larger group of friends or family. What Stardust lacks in five-star facilities, it makes up in comfort, cleanliness, excellent food and a friendly atmosphere.Read more...
Royal River Resort
KITULGALA | RATNAPURA | SRI LANKA
2.30 hrs from Colombo.
Situated amidst a rubber plantation in the riverside village of Kitulgala, a small riverside settlement sandwiched between the western coastal belt and the scenic central highlands. The Resort, in Kitulgala, is an ecological and environmentally friendly, harmonious resort built on the banks of the Ing-Oya River. This is a sustainable developmental project encompassing the objectives of eco-tourism. It is designed around an hydroelectric generating system using the water resources of the Ing-Oya river to generate electricity to power the entire resort complex. The Resort is located at the Watawela mountain Range, which is 6.5 km from the Kitulgala town. This natural setting has visitors remarking that “it is the most beautiful setting of a hotel complex they have seen in Sri Lanka. This area is famous for its hiking trails, nature paths and the vast collection of endemic birds, such as the Grey Hornbill, the Yellow Fronted Barbet and the Scarlet Minivit, no less its virgin flora.Read more...
Paradise Beach Club
MIRISSA | SOUTH COAST | SRI LANKA
35 Minutes south of Galle. 4hrs from Colombo.
Paradise Beach Club is one of Sri Lanka’s most lastingly popular budget hotels. It has a superb beach frontage facing the stunning Mirissa Bay, a crescent-shaped strip of golden sand and shimmering sea which is good for swimming, snorkelling and surfing most of the year.
Its laid-back beach atmosphere made it a great favourite, but it was badly affected by the Tsunami in 2004 and its recovery was slow. It is now back in full operation, caringly restored by its Sri Lankan owner and now including a new wing of 20 a/c double rooms. Its idyllic location, good food and homely feel, has won the hearts of many repeat guests including families with children. It is a sister property to the mid-market Palace Hotel, which lies on the top of the hill about 10 minutes walk away.
Nilaveli Beach Hotel
NILAVELI | EAST COAST | SRI LANKA
2.5hrs from the Cultural Triangle. 6.5hrs from Colombo or take the Sea Plane from the International Airport to Nilaveli Beach.
Nilaveli Beach Hotel is situated on the perfect, pure and private East Coast of Sri Lanka. Not far from the town of Trincomalee, with brilliant views across white sandy beaches to Pigeon Island. Nilaveli Beach with its miles of translucent and shallow water is certainly on of the best that Sri Lanka has to offer. At Nilaveli Beach you can swim around the colorful reef protecting the island – turquoise, ochre, salmon pink, Smokey grey, sandstone and cobalt blue – and revel in an underwater world of colourful translucence that includes jewel hued fish and vibrant coral. The ideal season on the East Coast is from April to October. The hotel has 45 Rooms which includes Standard Air Conditioned and Deluxe rooms. Facilities include a swimming pool, beach bar and restaurant. The hotel overlooks Pigeon Island, a breeding ground for migratory birds. The island was originally used by the British during the second world war for target practice. Pigeon island is also an excellent location for game snorkeling with its wide array of multi-coloured, tropical fish. Other places of interest are a popular Hindu temple perched high a top Swami Rock which divides Trincomalee emeralds bays. Fort Fredrick, remnant of Trinco’s colonial history. Trincomalee is also a well known spot for exploring World War II shipwrecks.Read more...
TANGALLE | SOUTH COAST | SRI LANKA
2 hrs from Galle Fort. 5 hrs to International Airport (via Southern Highway).
A Simple Guest house with Swimming pool, occupying a scenic location near Tangalle, where the Rekuwa lagoon meets the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. One who will arrive at this magnificent resort would definitely think that this location may be a nature‘s gift to the area. The resort is sparred in 5 acres of land contrast with landscape including all facilities. The complex consists of 2 bungalows and 13 rooms, with a combination of a magnificent Lagoon Sea view. The crystal clear aqua sea water and the wide and golden sea beach are unpolluted with the reminisce of seasonal monsoon. The construction is being done in accordance with the landscape of the location. The area is covered with green shady plants with creepers rolling round the trees. Plants such as mangroves, coconut, bananaS and other indigenous trees were always habituated by endemic birds and also in several months of the year full by seasonal birds arriving from many overseas destinations. The turtles encroached the shore to lay down eggs in the area where the resort is located. The resort encourages the occupant to participate in many leisure activities, specially in water sports, such as floating on kayaks, catamarans and in boats.Read more...
UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK | EMBILIPITIYA | SRI LANKA
15 Minutes from the gates of the National Park.
A World Cup Stars Guest House type hotel near Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka. Located just 15 minutes away from the gates of the Udawalawe National Park, this is a tastefully designed eco-friendly Guest House. Kalu’s Hideaway is a comfortable resting point between Colombo and the South Coast or Arugam Bay; as well as from the Southern Highlands to the South Coast. Kalul’s is a welcoming and relaxed small hotel (rather a small Guest House in our view) in the heart of Uda Walawe's wilderness offering airy and well simple rooms, comfortable beds and crisp white linen, good Sri Lankan rice and curries and welcoming smiles. Go on an adventurous wildlife safari to the Uda Walawe Park and return to Kalu’s for a chilled fresh fruit juice and relaxing swim amidst overlooking the five acre gardens. Children are sure to enjoy the play area and spotting birds from the tree house.Read more...
NEGOMBO | WEST COAST | SRI LANKA
20 minutes to International Airport.
A luxurious contemporary style hotel with an extensive beach frontage in Negombo. After the refurbishment the hotel now has a bright and airy, contemporary look. Relax on Negombo’s sun-kissed beaches, take a ride on a traditional catamaran as it sails into the sunset, and by night fall enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach with the Indian Ocean lapping at your feet. Jetwing Sea is owned by the well-regarded Jetwing Hotels who also owns several other hotels in Negombo, Cultural Triangle, Galle and the hill country. Jetwing Sea offers a convenient place to recover after a long flight, being just 20 minutes drive from the international airport.Read more...