Sri Lanka is a land that connects with India as far back as the human civilization can know. An island with spectacular beaches, lush mangroves and diverse cultures, Sri Lanka hides within itself an expression awaiting to unfold by its travelers. And when it comes to seeking the exotic places around the globe, Sri Lanka might just slip off your ignorant eyes. Unless, of course, you check out these splendid luxury resorts that change the way you explore this serendipitous island…
Galle Fort Hotel
The Galle Fort is a unique combination of style and luxury and is an epitome of a stupendous transformation from military barracks to a holistic resort. The hotel still retains reminisces of the traditional colonial style while having extended itself into an exquisite modern architecture.
Walk yourself into grandeur and entice your senses with the freshness of the sea breeze and aroma of seasoned seafood flavors and spices.
The crystal clear courtyard pool mirrors the glittering vibrant colors of the surrounding. The cozy interiors are a crisp blend of whites and browns and the chic drapery adds to the flow of the vibrant moods. The hotel serves 14 suites, each one an experience different from the other and makes for a perfect sea-side escape.
Hunas Falls Amaya, Kandy
Nestled in the quiescent and lush greenery of the Sri Lankan Hills, Hunas Falls, Amaya is your adventurous escape into exotic nature. Surround yourself with green valleys, carpets of tropical forests, shimmering waterfalls and picturesque mountain views filtering through the windows.
The hotel allows you to enjoy splendid nature walks, discover vibrant flora & fauna. Walk through the exotic tea gardens, hike up the splendid Knuckles Range, trek to the ancient Temple of tooth through the Udawattakele forest or engage in bird photography. Escape to the Kandy’s traditional villages nearby on a cultural discovery.
Don’t lose your chance to swing your golf club at the mini on-site golf course or take a refreshing dip in the hotel’s stylish pool. Spend your time amid nature at the exquisite butterfly and botanical garden.
Shinagawa Beach, Balapitiya
Embracing the golden beach, the Shinagawa Beach resorts’ flamboyant architecture blends in with the exotic and panoramic ocean views. Shinagawa is a placed in picturesque Zen garden with towering palms, smooth sands, slick pools and refreshing cocktails. This is your ultimate destination to relax, rejuvenate and connect with the quiescent nature. The hotel lets you soak and dip in their private beach, relish the divine fruit cocktails at the bar and loosen up at the spa.
The indoors is a harmonious combination of elegance, simplicity and serenity. For the outdoors, you can visit the Madhuganga river and visit the numerous small pockets of islands here that are rich in birdlife, mangrove forests and beautiful treelines. The one thing that you would not like to miss is that private dinner on the beachside over sunset.
The Fortress Resort & Spa, Galle
The Fortress Resort & Spa has a historic structure and design that makes an exclusive beach retreat. The resort offers several luxurious facilities such as an Ayurvedic Spa, Yoga pavilion, an elegant pool and multitude of restaurants. Each room comes with a private balcony space, sleek fabrics of whites and clues lined with dark brown wardrobes and furnishings. Savour the fresh seafood and exotic spiced dishes of the Sri Lankan delicacies. The resort also organizes excursions and conceirge tours to help you discover the authentic Dutch colonial architecture, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, the wildlife sanctuaries of Yala and Uda and an exotic wildlife. Koggala Beach is a remote escape to pristine sands and breathtaking views- an ideal way to relax and chill out.
A long stretch of seas, sounds of the seagulls, fishermen at a distance; Serene Pavilions will give you a feeling of having escaped to a wanderlust, leading you to an exotic discovery. The resort offers chic and stylish villas, private decks and elegant pool. An ideal resort to bask in the evening sunshine in tranquility!
Explore and connect with the authentic Sri-Lankan Culture or go wind-surfing and sailing to feel the sea-breeze.
What’s your favourite Escape!!!
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