The Ceylon Guide is an innovative travel company showcasing the finest boutique hotels, luxury villas and unique experiences in and around Sri Lanka.

We work here, live here and see no reason to look elsewhere. We’d love to help you experience the very best of the island.

Best rates guaranteed

We’re confident our prices are as low as anyone’s. If you find the same deal cheaper we’ll match it and make it up to you with a complimentary bottle of champagne.

We’re here

Living and working in Sri Lanka, with offices in Colombo, we know the island as well as anyone. We know the best new spots to try and which best to avoid.

We’re Fussy

We only showcase properties we know and love. If you book a property through The Ceylon Guide you can be certain it comes with our full and honest endorsement.

Some Inspiration

Browse our trip ideas, hotels, villas and experiences

Cape Weligama

Set on12 manicured acres of terraced clifftop real estate a hundred feet above the Indian Ocean, Cape Weligama is the crowning glory amongst luxury beach hotels of Sri Lanka. Beautiful…

Camellia Hills

Live the life of a modern-day tea planter at Camellia Hills, a luxurious five-bedroom bou-tique bungalow hotel near Dickoya, in Sri Lanka’s crisp hill country. From its verdant valley-side porch,…

Maya

Maya is an exquisitely renovated old manor house that maintains the charms of its Dutch and British colonial architectural features. Surrounded by two acres of stunning gardens and lush green…

Dutch House

Royally seated high on a hill overlooking Galle, but within walking distance of the Fort, the The Dutch House, has set the pace in redefining luxury accommodation. Highly exclusive with…

Ashburnham Estate

Ashburnham (or Ash) breaks the mould a little from other tea estate hotels. It’s more of a boutique guesthouse and quietly proud of it. It’s set in its own gorgeous…

Travel Guides

Yala National Park is a natural reserve of 96,000 hectares renowned for the highest density of leopards in the world. We suggest incorporating a stay at Leopard Trails for the best safari experience.

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The Veddas are the forest-dwelling, indigenous people of central Sri Lanka. Neighbours of Gal Oya Lodge are one of the last remaining communities of the Vedda people and here, the village chief can be invited to take you on a walk through the jungles of his ancestors.

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Gal Oya Lodge offers the the only opportunity in Sri Lanka to spot elephants from the water. With a little luck you could spot them swimming between islands or bathing at the lake’s edge- a thrilling wildlife experience.

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Kandy is the hill country capital and gateway to the tea region of Sri Lanka. Once an ancient kingdom, nowadays it is an often traffic-jammed tangle of markets, temples, spice gardens and a picturesque lake.

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Need help joining the dots?

Our showcased properties work together ideally if you’re moving around the island. We’re very happy to advise on what’s practical and which properties work best together. We can help too, of course, in helping you get from one to the next.