Luxtripper Travel Editor
Sri Lanka has so much to offer, and a stay in one of these beautiful hotels will really complete your experience!
A visit to Sri Lanka is incomplete without hopping in a jeep and embarking an unforgettable safari through at least one of its beautiful national parks. If you only have time to visit one, you need to make it Yala. The gorgeous villas that make up Chena Huts sit perfectly positioned between Yala’s vast tropical jungle on one side, and a saline lake drawing ibis, storks and even flamingos on the other.
It’s impossible not to fall in love with Chena Hut’s absolutely gorgeous all-inclusive cabins. All 14 of them are designed so you feel like your living in the great outdoors, but with the comfort and luxury of a 5-star hotel; our favourite features are the thatched roofs, floor-to-ceiling windows and having the luxury of your own private pool and a freestanding bathtub! If you can somehow tear yourself away from your cabin, you’ll discover not only does the hotel feature a blissfully secluded spa and a spectacular al fresco restaurant, but they also invite you to discover the astounding wildlife that Yala calls home; get your camera ready to capture elephants, leopards, birdlife and so much more on absolutely enchanting daily safari drives – unforgettable!
Sri Lanka’s rich heritage and history are present all over its tiny teardrop-shaped island; Ulagalla by Uga Escapes champions this treasured past and blends it seamlessly with modern eco-luxury. Each of Ulagalla by Uga Escapes’s 20 beautiful pool villas all surround an enchanting 150-year old mansion, and the whole complex sits within Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle; a beautiful destination pulsing with wildlife and dotted with amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
If you love adventure, you’ll be drawn instantly to the treasure trove of sights that Ulagalla by Uga Escapes sits on. Sigiriya Rock’s ancient fortress, Minneriya’s elephant Park and Dambulla’s mystical caves are all within your reach; but don’t be mistaken, Ulagalla by Uga Escapes is perfect for peace and relaxation too. All 20 of the private, ecologically-built pool villas are spread across 58 acres of gorgeous greenery, and the boutique hotel even generates half of its energy from their own solar farm. If you manage to tear yourself away from your private pool, you’ll also find Ulagalla by Uga Escapes is hiding a beautiful and blissful spa within its gardens, and a superb restaurant that serves incredible and authentic Sri Lankan dishes.
What is Jungle Beach like? Picture the scene; a perfect, untouched stretch of powdery golden sands lapped by bright blue waters, and a beautiful forest of emerald green trees dotted with gorgeous thatch-roofed villas; paradise! Out of Jungle Beaches 48 beautiful villas, the one you want to stay in is the Beach Cabin, imagine waking up to the soothing sounds of the ocean, and walking just a few steps along the warm sands of your private beachfront to discover the rolling waves waiting for you.
This rugged yet luxurious destination is perfect for honeymooners who want indulgence, but also love experiencing natural beauty; these cabins almost feel like romantic tree houses. Trincomalee is also home to an enchanting natural hot spring and the Cultural Triangle’s UNESCO sights are just a drive away – perfect for adventurous couples. Jungle Beach is our top pick if you want your Sri Lanka holiday to be immersive, authentic and achingly beautiful.
This all-rounder is hard to top. Not only does the stunning and luxurious Uga Bay embody the elegant design and beautiful beach setting of a romantic honeymoon hideaway, but adventurous couples won’t be able resist hopping in a jeep bound for Minneriya Park’s elephant mecca, or diving into the turquoise ocean brimming with coral that lies just beyond Pasikuda’s coastline.
What makes Uga Bay so special is its undeniable opulence and tropical-paradise charm – you’ll feel as though you’re on a Sri Lanka holiday, but the chic ambience will definitely make you reconsider whether you’re actually in the Mediterranean. You won’t be able to resist taking a dip in your own private pool if you stay in the Bay Suite (which you should) or escaping to your poolside cabana for an indulgent massage. Between all the tanning sessions along the golden beachfront and swimming amongst Pasikuda’s colourful marine life, be sure to visit Uga Bay’s fantastic restaurant for some of the finest and freshest seafood in Sri Lanka and the perfect ocean sunset!
Colombo’s up and coming port city is a wonderland for explorers; ancient temples share space with curry stands sending mouth-watering steam into the sky, and colourful tuk tuks zip through the streets passing between the old quarter and futuristic skyscrapers within minutes. Offering a peaceful and calming escape from the bustle, the Residence by Uga Escapes sits proudly within the city and epitomises it’s rich and luxurious history.
This regal and elegant boutique hotel is housed inside a mesmerising grand Victorian townhouse, and you’re bound to feel like royalty when you stay in one of their 11 unique suites; all exclusive and lavishly decorated. One of the best aspects of the Residence by Uga Escapes is its stunning haute cuisine and impressive wine collection, perfect for couples on their Sri Lanka honeymoon who seek something special in the evening. Don’t forget to cool off with a refreshing dip in the hotel’s huge swimming pool after a day of exploring Sri Lanka’s beautiful capital city!
We’re here to create your perfect Sri Lanka holiday, and we can easily add in a stay at any or all of these beautiful boutique hotels.