The hotel is nestled in an estate in a beautiful forest named ‘God’s Forest’ spread over seven hills from Adam’s Peak to Kataragama, in the Eastern Hills of Sri Lanka. The site, known for its remarkable beauty and sacredness, has a waterfall and south flowing river. The forest is on the route elephants have used for centuries when they leave the plains below to go to the hills during the dry season. By the waterfall you will find the hotel’s Forest Ambalamba, a perfect spot for resting after a swim and for watching the water cascade into the pool below. Tea plantations and paddy fields decorate the splendid vistas beyond. The villas at Living Heritage are perfectly suited to the wonderful climate and combine boutique-style luxury and traditional Sri Lankan design and architecture.
The Luxury Villas
Each villa has a private courtyard, outdoor jacuzzi and hot water garden shower. The spacious rooms with emperor sized bed and en-suite bathroom have magnificent views of the forest and are furnished with antiques sourced throughout Sri Lanka. You also have a long veranda and private courtyard to relax in, and the doors open to your very own private walled garden where you find the outdoor Jacuzzi and the hot water garden shower.
The Gatehouse makes a beautiful hideaway, with its luxury double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and private garden. Your very own Ambalama in the garden is the perfect place to relax.
Hotel Activities and Facilities
Learn how to make traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry, string hoppers, hoppers, rotis, pittu, sambals and all manner of regional specialities with the chefs at the hotel. You can swim or laze by the infinity pool or settle back on the cushions in one of the three open-sided, roofed houses, known as Ambalamas.