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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Top 6 Sri Lanka jaunts for lovers

Sri Lanka honeymoon ideas for adventurous couples

Sri Lanka is a gem for just about any type of holiday, and if you are looking for a honeymoon destination, look no further. This island is secluded, peaceful and beautiful, ticking all the boxes for a perfect romantic getaway. Keep checking this blog to see the rest of our series, Holidaying on the Island of Love.

We’re kicking things off with some of our favourite Sri Lanka activities for couples seeking to do more than lounge in their room and order room service – although we recommend that too! These off-the-beaten-track experiences guarantee that you’ll be away from the crowds and will reveal the island’s rich history, diverse wildlife, and sensational viewpoints that will take your breath away.…

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Sri Lanka considers August holidays go-ahead

Government to rule on Covid-19 proposals

Sri Lanka is drawing up plans to resume tourism

Sri Lanka is considering plans to begin a controlled relaunch of the country’s tourism sector in August.

Sri Lanka is considering detailed proposals about whether to open the country up to small groups, staying in approved accommodation that meets strict Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.

Tourists would also be required to hold a booking with a Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority-registered agency such as TFG, the owners of Red Dot Tours, and to possess a return air ticket.

The 80-page document has been put forward to president Gotabaya Rajapaksa for consideration ahead of a proposed managed resumption of holiday travel on August 1.…

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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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