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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The best viewpoints in Sri Lanka’s hill country

Sri Lanka’s central hill country is a dramatic landscape of jagged mountains, undulating hills and rushing waterfalls, covered in carpets of tea and patches of alpine cloud forest. This region invites adventure, and those willing to explore on foot will be rewarded with exhilarating views.

Discover our top seven viewpoints in Sri Lanka’s hill country, from dreamy valley vistas to luminescent lakes:

7. Gombaniya, Knuckles Mountain Range

Trek to the top of Gombaniya, the highest peak in Knuckles Mountain Range, for sensational valley views across the Kandyan foothills. The final part of the hike runs through cloud-shrouded alpine forest, surprising vegetation for a tropical country which highlights this area’s diverse flora.…

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Our wondrous night-time climb of Adam’s Peak

Adam’s Peak is one of the most challenging and rewarding hikes in Sri Lanka and thousands of tourists join pilgrims on the night-time climb every year. Pilgrims journey to Adam’s Peak to see the footprint at the summit, variously believed to be the footprint of Lord Buddha, Lord Shiva, Adam or the Christian apostle St. Thomas, and holidaymaker are only too keen to join them in the hope of witnessing one of the most glorious sunrises in Asia from the top of the mountain.

We set out at 1am, a little earlier than necessary in order to avoid the crowds, bundled up in warm layers I never thought that I would need in Sri Lanka.…

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