Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Top end luxury - serene zen spaces on the edge of a coconut grove overlooking a wonderful beach. Sparing contemporary-chic design and fantastic facilities in this natural location combine to provide absolute beach seclusion and relaxation.
Galle, Sri Lanka
Elegant 18th century historic mansion overlooking Galle. Peaceful on its hilltop, and decorated in rich ochres, antiques, and contemporary art, it is the perfect place to stay for a romantic hideaway or honeymoon.
Nera Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Newly built and cleverly designed in spacious grounds. Views over the lagoon and close to the beach - a great spot for nature lovers and couples. Minimalist guest lodges, excellent food, friendly service.
Basil Fawlty meets Kubla Khan in Helga Blow’s decadent chic home. A red 1930s building surrounded by jungle. Dark muralled rooms full of historical paintings, photographs and antiques. A truly eccentric choice.
Aranwella Beliatta, Sri Lanka
Restored villa with a central courtyard in its own elegant estate filled with flora and fauna. A retreat for nature lovers, families, or romantics. Contemporary rooms with colonial influences, beautiful verandahs, and surrounding paddy fields. A lovely retreat.
Luxury thatched cabanas set on stilts over a lake filled with nature. Huge rooms, large windows and decks overlooking the decks - perfect for birdwatching. Peaceful library, large infinity pool, and spa. A unique retreat in natural surroundings.
Galle, Sri Lanka
This charmingly restored merchant's house has great hillside views. Exquisite bedrooms and suites in all-white-ethereality are the piece de resistance for any romantic. An intimate atmosphere with communal dining and lovely gardens.
Well placed lakeside hotel near the sites of Polonnaruwa. Wonderful views from the terrace and swimming pool. Luxuriant gardens and ayurvedic centre. A secluded eco-spot to relax in and explore the wildlife in the area.
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
B&B well placed for for sightseeing in the Cultural Triangle, overlooking a pretty lake. Simple airy rooms with large balconies and panoramic views of the hills. Swimming pool and sit out terrace. A great spot for birdwatching.
Colonial bungalow set in a colonial time warp with views over the lake. Good restaurant and large, clean bedrooms. An excellent spot to explore the area from.
Teaplanters’ houses spectacularly sited on a 2,500ft bluff above the plains. A great choice for families or groups. Fantastic views from the tea terraces over the plains and blue hills.
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Unpretentious but delightful guesthouse with a lovely garden. Fantastic home cooking, simple rooms with balconies for birdwatching, and a lovely spice and fruit garden. A charming spot for nature lovers.