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

Enjoy the greenery-clad, scenic views of the central hills of Sri Lanka then take in the unique bird’s eye view of the awe-inspiring site of Sigiriya rock fortress, studded with beautiful green gardens, ponds, fountains, promenades and pavilions.

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Ashburnham Estate is set in its own gorgeous 100-acre tea estate, around an hour north-east of Kandy. The estate boasts stunning waterfalls and beautiful views up to and across the Knuckles Mountains, not to mention around 60 acres of lush tea fields, plucked each day.

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Observing the majestic nature of the largest mammal in the world, the Blue Whale, from an aerial point of view leaves passengers with an incomparable experience and understanding of the true magnitude of the beauty and grace of the species.

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For a small city Galle (and the surrounds) does rather well when it comes to dining options and we do have our long standing and reliable favourites.

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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.