Top 6 Sri Lanka hotels for beautiful views

For its size, Sri Lanka is astonishingly diverse, home to spectacular beaches, lush hills, dramatic mountains, rich rainforest, dry scrubland and tranquil countryside. Whichever setting charms your soul the most, we have selected the best accommodation options for enjoying the view.

A room with a view

Living Heritage

Surrounded by woodland, waterfalls and the rolling fields of Sri Lanka’s south-east hills, guests can take in the views from the dramatic infinity-edge pool and upmarket tree-house rooms.

Amanwella

Set on a hillock above a near-deserted crescent-shaped bay close to Tangalle, Amanwella has sensational views. Follow waterways and winding paths through a coconut grove to the sand.…

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Galle beyond the Fort

Galle is a small city on Sri Lanka’s south-west coast which is best known for its 17th-century Dutch fort, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort’s dramatic sea-facing ramparts, stunning heritage architecture and interlaced streets lined with small shops, art galleries and restaurants have long attracted tourists, and it remains one of the most popular hotspots for travellers visiting Sri Lanka.

However, Galle is so much more than its fort. Activities near Galle abound. The inland countryside is idyllic, and can be explored via boat along quiet rivers or by bike on tranquil trails. Traditional cooking classes are available, in local homes within the fort or a wattle-and-daub hut in a scenic rural setting.…

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10 Best Sri Lanka Beach Hotels

Dreaming of a tropical beach where you can indulge in thrilling water-sports, stroll along the sand and gaze at glorious sunrises and sunsets? Us too. The 10 best Sri Lanka beach hotels offer all this and more. There are options to delight all types of traveller, from honeymooners hankering after a romantic hideout to families seeking a safe and fun-filled stay.

Browse our top 10 Sri Lanka beach escapes to find the beach hotels in Sri Lanka best suited to you.

Top 10 beach hotels in Sri Lanka

Rock Villa

Set on a long, sweeping beach in Bentota just two hours from the airport, Rock Villa is an enchanting boutique hotel ideal for couples seeking peace and romantic sunset strolls.…

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Top 5 Sri Lanka south coast beaches

Discover the diversity of Sri Lanka’s southern coastline, from the beautiful Mirissa Bay which offers wonderful whale watching opportunities and a variety of water-sports, to the picture-perfect tropical beaches of Tangalle, arguably Sri Lanka’s most romantic holiday destination. Here are just a few of our favourites:

Unawatuna

Just 15 minutes from popular Galle Fort, the UNESCO World Heritage Site which also offers travellers great shopping and dining opportunities, Unawatuna is a wide bay fringed by relaxed beach bars and restaurants that offers a variety of water-sports and safe swimming from December to March.

Best for: Those looking for affordable accommodation and a laidback atmosphere.…

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