Boulder Gardens

Boulder Gardens is situated close to the Sinharaja Rain Forest and is set against a lofty mountain in an unspoilt surrounding. This all suite boutique hotel is cosily nestled amongst exotic tropical surroundings and lowland tea estates on the fringes of the remote of Kalawana in the south-western lowland of the country. A stay here allows you to indulge in luxuries of nature and activities such as trekking, bird watching, cave tours, kayaking, abseiling, cycling and most importantly visiting the Singharaja Biosphere. Open-air restaurant tucked beneath a huge lowering boulder, the delightful Cave bar and spring-water swimming pool nestled beneath the trees, are some of the quaint features of this wondrously charming hotel located in quiet and luxurious surroundings.

Accommodation

10 suites arranged in 4 rising tiers, linked by winding stone steps and deep corridors give a medieval ambience of rock walls, massive timber beams and mirror-polished cement floors. The 10 suites, consisting 2 natural caves and a 1 split level Family room and other 7 suites with twin bedded and double bedded suites have private balconies and terraces. A seven-days-a-week laundray service and transport services for guest are available at the hotel.

Resort Activities

You can visit the Sinharaja Virgin Forest, which is close by to the resort. Sinharaja is one of the most beautiful virgin tropical rain forests remaining in Sri Lanka, where you can see more than 50% of endemic flora and fauna. Due to its high biodiversity and ecological importance, it has been declared a National Heritage Wilderness Area by UNESCO. Boulder Gardens is surrounded by enormous rocks and boulders creating amazing caves where their guide will follow you to go through. Boulder Garden Hotel is surrounded by spectacular rocky scenery and natural caves an ideal setting for Rappelling/Abseil. Mountain biking gear and shuttle transport is also available at the resort for cycling expeditions.

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Bar Reef

In the north-western Sri Lanka is the beautiful peninsula of Kalpitiya, where dolphins and whales roam in its waters and a stunning reef provides the best snorkeling experience. The eco-friendly Bar Reef sits on one of the most scenic locations in Kalpitiya, with the sounds and scenery of the Indian Ocean lapping alongside. The resort offers a true beach experience with villas and cabanas designed in authentic Sri Lankan style. The Wilpattu National Park is just 2hrs away from the resort.

Accommodation

Cabanas

The 7 cabanas set in natural surroundings provide a serene and comfortable stay with their very own private garden. They are individually landscaped for each property, with an open air bathroom and toilet to make you one with nature. The decor is mostly crafted out of the coconut palm and Cabana Coco’s bathroom attaches the bedroom directly and leads into a second walled garden where a torrent of water flowing from a giant coconut palm seed pod high above floods you in a gushing cascade.

Villas

The 2 luxurious villas have expansive private surroundings and are ideal for families. Villa Samara has two bedrooms and numerous sofas that can be converted into beds, and Thala Villa has two charming bedrooms, each with tropical garden showers and bags of room for sleeping a heap of friends. In its bathroom you can shower under the sparkle of a million stars as refreshingly cool water cascades from the height of a tree. You will also find moulded cubbyholes for storing your goodies.

Resort Activities

November to March is the season for dolphin watching because of the calm seas. During this period, hundreds of dolphins can be observed in large pods off the coast and excursions are available for guests. You can also try a hand in Kite surfing and snorkeling. The waters near Bar Reef are swarming with exotic marine life amidst the corals and make the perfect spot in Kalpitiya for snorkeling.

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Amaya Lake

The award-wining Amaya Lake is set on the tranquil banks of the magnificent Kandalama Lake in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, close to the ancient heritage cities of the island. Designed to capture the essence of Sri Lankan culture and tradition, it is designed as an eco-friendly hotel, surrounded by lush tropical gardens against a dramatic backdrop. The resort is perfectly located for an abundance of nature indulgence such as bird-watching, boating, jungle trekking and hiking, and not to mention visiting the heritage sites of ancient Sri Lanka.

Accommodation

Amaya Lake has elegant 120 Guest rooms and suites that resonates home-away-from-home impression, with soft, earthy tones. Find comfortable living spaces, accentuated by soft lighting, charming wooden accents and artisanal Sri Lankan touches.

Superior Villas

Each of the 6 villas offers spectacular verandah views of well-manicured gardens and private outdoor terrace. These have a King-sized bed and can accommodate a crib or one full-sized single bed on request. A spacious bathroom with shower area and luxurious bath-tub is included.

Club Lodge

The 4 club lodges are connected to a vast verandah, and a spacious garden area separated with a halfway stone wall. These have a King-sized bed and can accommodate a crib or one full-sized single bed on request. Also has a spacious bathroom with shower area.

Deluxe Villa

Generously spaced and comfortably furnished, each villa presents you with unhindered views of magnificent landscaped gardens. Accommodates a comfy king-sized bed and one crib and one full-sized single bed is available on request.

Luxury Villa

Open up your villa to a private and spacious outdoor balcony with unhindered views of the magnificent landscaped gardens. A state of the art Video on Demand system right at your fingertips, full length mirror, seating area, a walk in wardrobe, rain showers and mood lit Jacuzzi bath tubs complements the stature of this Villa. Contains lush king bed and can accommodate one crib and one full-sized single bed on request.

Amaya Superior Suite

Each suite offers an outdoor plunge pool along with a jacuzzi, a sun-dappled pool deck and sunbeds. The Suite is furnished with a state of the art pantry, kitchenette and a plush living room overlooking the sun basked plunge pool and sun deck. Has a king-sized panel bed and can accommodate one crib and one full-sized single bed on request.

Hotel Facilities

  • A large pool
  • A children’s pool
  • Baby-sitting service
  • A holistic spa
  • DVD library
  • Boat ride along a tranquil lake

Hotel Activities

  • Table Tennis
  • Board games
  • Carom
  • Chess
  • Snooker
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Cricket
  • Entertainment with traditional Sri Lankan music
  • Camping
  • Nature Trekking
  • Bird-Watching
  • Palm Reading
  • Tennis
  • Excursions
  • Bullock Carting
  • Cycling
  • Tractor Rides and more

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Aliya Resort and Spa

Against the backdrop of the Sigiriya Rick Fortress, Aliya Resort is nestled among the lush greenery of rolling fields of the dry zone of the Central Province. Themed on the beloved Sri Lankan elephant or ‘Aliya’ as known in the Sinhala language, the resort has a distinct feel of living in a quintessential Sri Lankan village, but with all the modern facilities required for a comfortable and idyllic stay, away from the bustle of the city. The resort is ideally located for exploring Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle that includes the ancient cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya.

Accommodation

Deluxe Rooms

Each of the four deluxe bedroom contains a Queen sized bed (two double beds, or extra bed if required), a desk and chair, two comfortable sofa chairs and two large hope chests for storage, which form a cushioned divan at the foot of the bed.

Deluxe Rooms with Attic

Aliya Resort & Spa offers 10 family-friendly Deluxe Attic Rooms fitted with a queen size bed as well as two single beds in the attic loft-area. The attic-rooms have complete privacy and are accessible via a spiral staircase.

Luxury Tents

These 18 luxury deluxe tents are set out on wooden platforms that form an annexure to the tents back-exit. The tents have comfortable custom made queen size beds as well as a veranda area that has a couple of lounge chairs. The annexure forms a well appointed wood cabin type attached luxury bathroom inclusive of bathtub, shower stall, washbasin as well as toilet. This area is completely private and for your exclusive use.

Suites

Each suite has two bedrooms and two large bathrooms. The Master Bedroom has a King Size bed and comes with an en-suite bathroom. The Second Bedroom has a Queen Size Bed. There are also a range of modern amenities such as a pantry, Jacuzzi, private pool, private sauna as well as Home Theatre System.

Room Amenities

  • LCD TV with international channels
  • A/C & fan
  • Mini BarTea & coffee making facility
  • Electronic Safe
  • Bathtub and Shower

Resort Facilities

Revitalise your mind and body at the Ayurveda Spa under the guidance of an Ayurvedic doctor. Free meditation and yoga sessions are available. The gym at Aliya includes state of the art equipment and a trusted gym instructor to help you operate the machines. The resort also has the only Badminton Court in the area. There is also a nightclub and a karaoke lounge.

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98 Acres

98 Acres is set in a scenic tea estate on ninety-eight acres of land in fascinating Ella, Bandarawela. Surrounded by a stunning landscape, this uniquely designed resort blends well with nature, and consists of charming chalets. Its splendorous countryside has breathtaking views and exciting nature trails for hiking and trekking. The area is a sanctuary for 63 species of resident birds in Sri Lanka, making it a perfect hideaway for bird-watching.

Accommodation

Deluxe Chalets

Each of the spacious deluxe rooms has its own private living area and balcony offering breathtaking views of the Ella Gap and the Small Adam’s Peak Mountain. The bathrooms are finished in rubble stone and include a separate traditional stone shower and oversized bathtub with hot and cold water. A TV lounge area is also included.

Standard Chalets

The standard rooms offer excellent views of the Ella Gap and Small Adam’s Peak Mountain and is designed with modern amenities. The bathrooms are finished in rubble stone and include a separate traditional stone shower with hot and cold water. A furnished balcony offers extensive views.

The chalets come with these amenities:

  • Verandah / Balcony
  • King-sized or Queen sized bed
  • Wooden flooring
  • Private Ensuite bathroom
  • Traditional stone shower
  • LCD TV
  • Mini Bar
  • In room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Free Wi – Fi
  • In room tea / coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Free of charge daily house-keeping facilities

Resort Facilities

  • Adult pool
  • A kids’ pool
  • A Fully equipped gym
  • A game room with Pool / Snooker table
  • Darts
  • Foosball table and a variety of board games
  • Yoga lessons available on request
  • Resort owned Helipad
  • Bicycles, motor bikes, three wheelers and golf buggies are available at short notice

Other facilities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Assorted board games
  • Archery
  • A movie library with DVD Player
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • High chairs for children
  • Doctor on-call for any emergency

Resort Activities

Cooking classes with the resort’s chef is available for those who are interested in Sri Lankan cuisine. You can also take part in the many religious and social local events in Ella during your stay. 98 Acre will also take you on a tea journey at its tea factory, where you will see what it takes to make the acclaimed pure Ceylon Tea.

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Chaaya Blu

Chaaya Blu Trincomalee, on the East coast of Sri Lanka, was once a 70s resort originally designed to resemble a great sailing vessel. It was re-launched in 2010 to a distinguishable retro-chic design. This 81 room beach resort is furnished in stylish retro deco with bleached wooden decks, cut-cement floors, rattan furniture, and denim trimmings. There are dolphins and whales in the surrounding sea, and chance to discover historical and cultural sites. Trincomalee has splendid diving and snorkelling opportunities, and many surrounding the hotel and the famed Pigeon Island.

Accommodation

Superior Rooms

There are 43 chic superior rooms with breathtaking views and plush bed. It’s the perfect place to rest or simply to place your bags if you so wish.

Beach Chalets

36 Air-conditioned beach chalets are attractively located so that you may walk out of them on to the beach. Relax amidst lavish retro interiors complete with plush bedding, daybeds, DVD player and bathrobes and slippers.

Suites

Luxurious comfort embedded in a spacious room with a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. Pristine interiors and plush living spaces provide secluded serenity. A spacious sitting area, rain shower, bathrobes and bath slippers are included.

These facilities are included in all rooms:

  • Well stocked mini bar
  • Cable TV
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone with IDD
  • Safety deposit box
  • WiFi in public areas

Resort Activities

Join a morning excursion to discover the port city, its culture, history, religious beliefs, its wonders and its charm. The journey begins at the second largest natural harbor in the world. Discover the ancestral tradition of toddy tapping and the making of Jaggery (palm sugar) and enthrall in a local culinary adventure served up by the head chef of Chaaya Blu. Visit the Pigeon Island, home to blue rock pigeons and snorkel in the coral fringe.

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Amaya

Set amidst the beautiful shores of Pasikudah Bay, Amaya Beach Resort and Spa is the ideal hide-away in soothing tranquility. Known to have one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world, the coastal belt of Passikudah is about 35km Northwest of Batticaloa. The magnificent Passikudah bay is protected by a reef that runs across making it one of the safest and calmest stretches of coastline in the east of Sri Lanka. The reef is home to some lovely coral formations and reef fish, and the landscape is dotted with palmyrah trees.

Accommodation

The resort has 125 luxurious rooms and suites, most of which overlook the beach.

Superior Rooms

All 10 Superior rooms offer the choice of a king bed or two double beds and can accommodate up to 3 adults or families of 2 adults and 2 children. These have a furnished balcony.

Deluxe Rooms

The 77 Deluxe Rooms feature a choice of a king bed or two double beds, a furnished balcony and a bathroom with shower. Each room can accommodate families of up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Premium Deluxe

All 30 Premium Deluxe overlook the palm-fringed beach and make for a serene retreat for couples and families of up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Suite

The three suites offer a living space comprising an airy bathroom with a bathtub and a king bedroom complemented by a sofa bed, thus accommodating up to 3 adults and 2 children in comfort.

Deluxe Family Residence

The 2 Deluxe Family Residences deliver absolute comfort in a spacious living area with a furnished terrace offering stunning ocean views. Each Deluxe Family Residence comfortably accommodates up to 3 adults and 3 children with one king bed, a sofa bed, and bunk beds in separate area, ensuring plenty of privacy for all guests.

Executive Suite

Best suited to families of up to 3 adults and 2 children, the two Executive Suites boasts a very spacious private outdoor terrace that looks out to the sea. It has a master bedroom, a guest bathroom, and an executive Suite interconnected to a Deluxe Room.

Premium Deluxe Spa Suite

The Premium Deluxe Spa Suite has an oversized terrace overlooking the beach. The suite sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children with a king bed, twin beds and bunk beds.
All rooms contain individually controlled air-conditioning, flat screen TV with international TV channels, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, in-room safe, IDD telephone line and complimentary wireless internet access.

Resort Facilities

  • Baby cribs and wheelchair accessible rooms
  • Award-winning ayurvedic spa
  • Supervised Kids Club, Camp Safari, Teenage E-zone
  • Children’s pool
  • Baby-sitting services
  • Medical services
  • Laundry services
  • Money exchange service
  • Fitness centre
  • Board Games

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Amanwella

Amanwella is a tranquil hideaway set in a beautiful cove on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, encompassing a peaceful crescent of coastline where nature, wellness and the surrounding community are intimately intertwined. The resort’s architecture is inspired by the work of famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. Amanwella’s Suites rest beneath towering coconut palms overlooking a curved beach and the sapphire sea. Tangalle’s jungled coast is rich in flora and fauna and has many wonderful things to do and see. There are spectacular sunsets framed by rocky headlands, the waters are suitable for surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving, you can go on fishing trips, and spinner-dolphin and whale-watching trips, and you have the chance to see Giant turtles lay eggs in nearby beaches.

Accommodation

All suites of Amanwella are open to the sights and sounds of the shore, and feature 27 contemporary suites with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors on both sides. One side opens to an entrance courtyard with a private plunge pool, the other to an expansive terrace with twin sun loungers, a dining table and chairs, and views of the coconut grove, beach and ocean.

Ocean Suites

Set close to the beach, terraces provide superior views of the ocean. Ocean Suites feature plunge pools in private courtyards and expansive terraces.

Suites

Situated higher up the hill, terraces offer views of the treetops and sea. Suites feature plunge pools in private courtyards and expansive terraces.

Suites Features

  • Terrace with double sun lounger
  • Outdoor banquette for lounging and dining
  • Outdoor dining table with two chairs
  • Twin beds or King-size beds
  • Writing desk, armchair with footstool and daybed
  • Personal bar
  • Separate shower/toilet
  • WiFi, sound system, safe
  • Bathroom with free-standing bathtub, twin vanities, dressing area

Resort Facilities

Spa treatments can be organised in the spa or inside the suites themselves. The all natural products are made with ingredients from a multitude of native herbs, plants and flowers. Abhyanga massage is one of the spa’s specialities, a traditional warm-oil ayurvedic treatment that eliminates impurities from the body. The beach-front yoga platform is the setting for sunrise sessions catering to all abilities.

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Amangalla

Set within the historic Galle Fort, Amangalla is imbued with the period charm of the colonial era. Built in 1860, this is not just a hotel, but a living heritage of architectural beauty of a bygone era. Grounds of Amangalla are spread across nearly 9,000 square metres. The resort’s mature garden dates back to the building’s construction in the 1860s, and for over 150 years this building has welcomed guests as a hotel.

Accommodation

Amangalla’s elegant Rooms and Signature Rooms are very much in-tune with the fascinating colonial style, featuring high-ceilings, large windows and the original polished Burmese teak floorboards. They are decorated with period antiques including four-poster beds, pettagama chests and planter’s chairs. The rooms overlook the Fort’s quaint lanes, ramparts and the hotel’s 200-year-old gardens.

Garden House

A private space set within Amangalla’s mature garden, the one-bedroom Garden House offers a spacious living/dining room, as well as a wrap-around balcony overlooking an immaculate garden.

Amangalla Suite

With views over the garden and yoga pavilion, Amangalla Suite combines one double bedroom and one twin bedroom via an interconnecting door.

Chambers

There are ten Chambers, six in the Church Street Wing overlooking the treetops towards the fort ramparts, and four in the Garden Wing with garden views.

Rooms

Overlooking the gardens or the Groote Kerk (Great Church), the Bedrooms feature jackwood floors and unique colonial-style furnishings..

Suites

The Suites overlook Amangalla’s lush garden or the fort ramparts and the harbour through the leaves of Para rubber trees. Six are located in the Church Street Wing and one in the Middle Street Wing.

Resort Facilities

The 21-metre swimming pool is centred within Amangalla’s mature gardens. The spa’s Ayurvedic doctor is available for diagnosis and to discuss diet choices, therapy options and tailoring programmes for the length of your stay. Hydrotherapy chambers, with sauna, steam room and cold plunge pool are also available.

Resort Activities

Guests can accompany the chef on his daily rounds at various markets in Galle town, before returning to the kitchen for a cooking lesson in Sri Lankan cuisine. At the Garden Pavilion you can have a crash course in roti making before sitting down to enjoy the Sri Lankan feast poolside, illuminated by lanterns, candles and flaming torches.

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