June 20, 2024

Top 10 Best Hotels & Resorts in Sri Lanka


Santani, meaning “in harmony with” is a restorative wellness resort, promotes the belief “sustainable wellness begins by bringing oneself into balance with nature and by allowing ourselves to receive nurture from ourselves as well as from others.”

Santani brings you the calm and peace that helps in creating the escape from a busy everyday lifestyle. Their programmes of yoga, spa, ayurveda and detox make this spiritual retreat the true luxurious experience in this secluded area surrounded by a large forest amidst central hills of the country. All chalets are simple, using natural ventilation, comfortable and offer views to beautiful hill areas.

Ceylon Tea Trails

Ceylon tea is known for its quality and taste, similarly Ceylon  Tea Trails has made a name for itself as for their luxury tea bungalows. There are 5 bungalows with their own curated experiences such as trekking, hiking and walking in the tea plantations. The wide view of the tea plantations full of greenery, fresh air and noise-free environment helps to relax and appreciate nature.

The private space of each restored tea estate bungalow, delicious cuisine, antique furniture and butler service will carry the guests back to the old colonial times. It is a unique experience that makes you satisfied.

Elephas Resort and Spa

A luxurious and reputed hotel within Sri Lanka with 4 stars, Elephas Resort and Spa situated in the historic city of Sigiriya. It consists of an outdoor pool, deluxe rooms, shared lounge and spa.

Further the hotel is known for its flexible and friendly staff, dining experience, calm environment and cleanliness. While lodging at Elephas guests can travel around Sigiriya, visit Minneriya National Park, Pidurangala Rock and archaeological sites such as Dambulla Cave Temple, Lion Rock, Sigiriya Temple & etc.

Dreamcliff Mountain Resort

Dreamcliff Mountain Resort located in Beragala, around Ella and Haputale has a nice climate which is cool and not too hot. When considering beautiful hotels in Sri Lanka, Dreamcliff offers scenic views which oversees surrounding mountain ranges. It is a designer, luxury boutique hotel offering seven standalone ‘Beehives’(the cabanas in circular shape) and best service.

Try exploring the Haputale countryside by taking walks, through tea plantations, ancient temples and if interested in exciting events do not forget to try cycling through the mountains, hiking along the natural trails and zip-line across the treetops


South coast of Sri Lanka, where you will find the beautiful sunrise and sunsets by the beach is what makes Amanwella undeniably attractive. Added to that there is a lush green jungle and coconut tree area around the hotel. 

This could be your holiday retreat that you have been searching for. Guests can enjoy their luxurious suites that include private plunge pools and beautiful views into the sea. You can plan your day according to what you love; whether it is surfing, snorkelling, exploring wildlife in Udawalawe, fishing or just lounging in your rooms. Apart from these activities temple visits and tea plantations are interesting. The organic Sri lankan cuisine and hospitality of Amanwella will prove the worth of your stay.

Jetwing Surf

Jetwing Surf is a luxurious eco-friendly resort, one of the ardent ventures of Jetwings Hotels. It is on the eastern edge of the island, Pottuvil Point, minutes away from Arugam Bay. The property homes 20 cabanas featuring natural ventilation, unique style of architecture and great service. The experiences around the area include surfing in beaches, visiting hidden historical sites, going on fishing, local cuisine cookery demonstrations and safari.


The 17th century Dutch colonial Fort of Sri Lanka is a UNESCO world heritage and within its ramparts we find Amangalla. The care and maintenance of antique furnishings, teak floors, colonial-period interior, beautiful ceilings and overall decorations enriches the experience of the tourists and travellers in Galle making this one of the best hotels in Sri Lanka.

While lounging in Amangalla guests can enjoy walking in the streets, going to beaches, visiting the historical sites and many more activities. The experience can be enhanced with Amanwella.

Wild Coast Tented Lodge

For all the wildlife and nature lovers, this would be one of your unforgettable memories in life because Wild Coast Tented Lodge at Yala will guarantee that experience to you. The hotel neighbours the famous Yala National Park and also greets the beautiful view of the Indian Ocean on the other side.

These Cocoon tents, each blending with nature are luxury tents laid out in a leopard’s paw shape. The experience offers you gourmet Sri Lankan safari cuisine, Ten Tuskers bar and 4 Cocoons come with private pools while others are located around natural water holes. Guests can go on game drives, guided nature walks, cycling, visiting historic places and jungle afternoon tea.

Chandolu Villa

The luxurious villa entails exquisite rooms and an indoor pool. This villa is situated within the fort, 500m away from the Fort Beach and 1.6km from Mahamodara Beach. The villa itself is a wonderful retreat and if guests wish to prepare meals by themselves, it is also provided.

The nearby attractions would be the historic Fort, walking in the mesmerising streets, the beaches and enjoying what Galle has to offer. Villa itself has the perfect ocean view.

Shangri – La Hotel, Colombo

In the heart of Colombo, Shangri – la brings the exquisite and enriching experience of a hotel and its service. The hotel is a short distance from shopping malls, great eateries and beaches. Colombo streets are something that shouldn’t be missed while travelling the city. But of course there is much to enjoy indoors with the restaurants, bars and lounges, CHI(The Spa) and Health Club. This massive hotel houses 500 luxurious rooms and suites and 41 serviced apartments which boasts of amazing modern interior design.

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