Tourism in Sri Lanka is consistently on the boom and more and more investors are interested in the tourism industry. As a result, several exclusive luxury hotels have opened up in the recent past all across the island and our team at Blue Lanka Tours have partnered with many of them to provide our guests with a truly memorable Sri Lanka luxury holiday. Let’s have a look at some of the exclusive ones on the southern coastline of Sri Lanka. Most of these hotels will boast breathtaking views of the beach but each hotel has its own uniqueness and homely atmosphere.
1. Tamarind Hill – Galle
This colonial style luxury hotel situated just a few kilometers from Galle Fort is an ideal blend of well designed and spacious modern rooms, sophisticated service, and a fine dining restaurant to provide guests with a truly relaxing and luxury holiday experience. Tamarind Hill has 12 luxury suites, each with four poster beds, and some of these rooms come with private butler service and a private balcony from which you can enjoy the unmatchable views of the sunset. The hotel also has a secluded infinity pool and a veranda with a calm atmosphere where you can sit and relax and take in the beautiful antiques and historic works of art.
2. The Fortress Resort and Spa – Galle
Leave the cares of the real world behind you when you enter the doors of this sophisticated luxury boutique hotel situated in the town of Koggala, Galle. Designed in the style of a luxury fortress, this hotel has about 49 rooms in different categories along with spectacular gardens, water features, ayurvedic spa, a freeform swimming pool, a bar, restaurants and of course a breathtaking view of the exotic Indian Ocean.
To make your Sri Lanka luxury holiday a memorable one, you can choose to stay in a fortress room, a beach room, an ocean room, an ocean loft or the fashionable fortress residency. The interior of this hotel resembles Dutch and Portuguese styles along with a touch of Sri Lankan architecture and designer amenities.
3. Shinagawa Beach – Balapitiya
Shinagawa Beach hotel in Balapitiya, close to the town of Bentota in South Sri Lanka, is an ideal cozy beach retreat. This contemporary boutique hotel has a spectacular beach frontage that can be viewed from each of its 26 modern rooms. Set amidst tall palm trees, a golden stretch of sand and bright blue waters, the hotel has its own natural rock pool, spa and a restaurant that serves mouth-watering dishes. The décor throughout this luxury hotel exhibits a simple, yet sleek Japanese element in neutral colors. This soothing atmosphere, along with the friendly staff that is at your service for anything you need encourages you to just relax all you can while on your Sri Lanka luxury tour.
4. Owl and the Pussycat Hotel – Thalpe, Galle
Owl and the Pussycat Hotel in Thalpe, Galle is one of the newest boutique hotels that adds to the collection of resorts in the Southern Coastline. Having opened its doors in December 2015, the hotel has gained amazing popularity and fondness within just one year of opening. Creators of this hotel have done a great job in offering guests a sophisticated living atmosphere with a lively seaside. The name was inspired by poetry and the designers have incorporated lines from the poem “Own and the Pussycat” as titles for each room.
This unique property, designed by a New York architect, is painted in deep pastels and vibrant colors. The hotel includes furniture, artwork and colorful textiles collected from hand-made artists all around the globe. There are seventeen large rooms for guests and each family can choose which one they prefer to stay in because some rooms are suitable for families on a long stay, while some are more ideal for couples on a honeymoon getaway.
The hotel is situated in the town of Thalpe, which is just a small tuk-tuk ride from the Galle Fort. Nicely poised on the edge of the ocean, it is just a hop, skip and a jump from the hotel to the soft sand and cool waters. The hotel’s restaurant boasts global cuisines with a Lankan touch, accompanied with a wide variety of wine collections, juices and salads.
5 Serene Pavilions – Wadduwa
True to its name, this luxurious hotel is based on a philosophy of privacy and tranquility. Serene Pavilions provides 12 luxurious holiday pavilions for guests, each with their own dining and living areas, along with a private plunge pool and personalized butler services. While guests can enjoy a truly secluded and memorable luxury holiday in Sri Lanka at the pavilions in this hotel, they can also make use of the large outdoor swimming pool cum jacuzzi, the gym and the soothing spa facilities. The hotel also boasts a bar and a restaurant where guests can indulge in exclusive meals and top notch beverages.
Situated in the town of Wadduwa along the southern coastline, Serene Pavilions is just an hour’s drive from Colombo. Each of the luxurious Balinese style pavilions has tremendous views of the Indian Ocean and tropical landscapes.