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 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

Sri Lanka’s position just above the equator guarantees sunshine to all corners of the country at various periods, making it a year-round sailing destination. Our sailing partners’ fleet of yachts provide an exclusive vantage point to stunning landscapes and pristine beaches.

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The Colombo dining scene is not as yet bursting with variety so some thought needs to go in to picking a suitable spot for dinner.

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Tri is Sri Lanka’s first truly contemporary sustainable luxury hotel. The yoga shala is an elegant, elevated retreat space that captures spectacular 360° views to stimulate body, mind and soul for creative expression.

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Galle Fort with its centuries old melting pot of cultures, Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, cobblestone streets and crumbling mansions makes for some great exploring.

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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.

Security Status Update


You will have seen, read and heard a lot about recent events in Sri Lanka and no doubt share our shock at the inhumanity of what happened. We’ve all been deeply saddened and that feeling is clear, collectively, amongst all of us at The Ceylon Guide and our partner properties.


That said, Sri Lankans have the capacity for a remarkable stoicism; they’ve lived through very tough times and know how to get on with life. That’s what’s happening now.


There was, of course, real uncertainty in the days after Easter Sunday but normality – or what feels like it – is returning. From our office in Colombo,  and our partner properties, we can attest to that.


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