Stay in a luxury hotel in Sri Lanka with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to sip freshly picked tea on a terrace overlooking Galle Fort. You’ll experience a holiday of sublime beaches and Buddhist temples.
Luxury Sri Lanka beaches
Watch the skilled local stilt fishermen making their daily catch at Koggala Beach. Kudapaduwa, a 40-year-old shipwreck swarming with colourful corals and groupers, is a delightful dive spot off restaurant-lined Negombo Beach. Wander through a coconut grove to sink into a teak lounger on the golden sands of Wadduwa Beach. Your personal butler will bring you a refreshing ginger beer and vodka cocktail.
Luxury things to do in Sri Lanka
Rows of Sri Lankan blue sapphires sparkle in the boutique jewellers of Galle Fort. Climb Lion’s Rock, a rocky fortress topped by the ruins of a 5th-century palace full of ancient fresco paintings and surrounded by lush gardens and reservoirs. Elephants bathe in the river at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. See them in their natural habitat at Yala National Park where leopards also roam freely in the grasslands. Tension evaporates as warm oil is poured onto your forehead during Shirodhara, a soothing Ayurvedic spa treatment.
Gourmet Sri Lanka
Seafood lovers will delight in the waterfront restaurants of Negombo, where delicious aromas of spicy barbecued tamarind fish and coconut shrimp curry fill the air. Inland around the island’s Cultural Triangle, sip tom yang soup infused with lemon grass and kaffir leaves and savour the delicate flavour of saffron risotto.
Select a luxury hotel in Sri Lanka with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to dive down to coral crusted wrecks, shop for gems at island boutiques and relax in a world-class spa. Holiday in a private villa overlooking Wadduwa Beach or practise yoga on the private balcony of your boutique hotel.