Down South

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USD 169.00

WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK

Banyan Camp is an off the grid, eco-retreat in deep rural Sri Lanka boasting a secluded lake front location.

Living true to the philosophy ‘less is more’, it offers an experience that is fun, fascinating and inspiring.

Highlights

  • Off the grid eco-retreat in rural Sri Lanka
  • Lakefront location
  • Inspired by the delicate art of simplicity

Things to do

  • Elephant safari at Udawalawe National Park
  • Day trips to secluded waterfalls
  • Canoeing in Hambegamuwa lake
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USD 199.00

Absolute beachfront on the stunning Habaraduwa beach

The stretch of coastline between Galle and Mirissa have no shortage of accommodation options but KK Beach fills the void when it comes to the ‘chic but affordable’ category.

Located on the stunning Habaraduwa beach, this is as absolute beachfront as things get. Swaying coconut trees and a white sandy beach stretching out for miles in each direction is the stuff of classic holiday dreams.

Highlights

  • ‘Chic but affordable’ beach side accommodation
  • Just six rooms with four more soon to be completed
  • Sandy beach for miles in either direction

Things to do

  • Surfing in Kabalana and Midigama
  • Whale watching in Mirissa
  • Bike rides through villages and rice fields
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On an elevated strip of land overlooking Balapitiya Beach

Kumu Beach puts most other beachfront properties to shame with it’s postcard perfect good looks.

The entire property boasts fabulous Indian Ocean panoramas fringed by rows of swaying coconut trees.

Highlights

  • Sister property to The fort Bazaar and The Wallawwa
  • Just 10 rooms, all ocean facing and all with fantastic views
  • Direct beach access

Things to do

  • Beach or pool side relaxation
  • Catch some waves at Hikkaduwa
  • Head to Bentota to tour Geoffrey Bawa’s house
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USD 775.00

IN TWO LOCATIONS -YALA AND WILPATTU

Leopard Trails camps hark back to a bygone era of Ceylonese safari; one of elegant adventure and wild refinement.

Beds are large, bathrooms are spacious and bars are well-stocked. This is camping in the loosest sense.

Highlights

  • 2 locations- Yala and Wilpattu National Parks
  • Camps hark back to a bygone era of Ceylonese safari
  • Responsible and passionate guiding team

Things to do

  • All inclusive package to maximise time in the park
  • Swap safari tales by the camp fire
  • Learn about the island’s wildlife from the guiding team
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USD 240.00

8km inland from the fishing town of Tangalle

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 paddy fields, Maya shines in harmony blending modern luxe with traditional Sri Lankan charm.

Highlights

  • Just five bedrooms boasting a fusion of antique style and modern sleek design
  • Located in a peaceful Buddhist village away from the tourist strip
  • Supremely peaceful setting

Things to do

  • Mawella beach and Hiriketiya Bay
  • Ancient Mulkirigala Temple
  • Yoga lessons and cooking classes
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USD 480.00

ON THE SOUTHERN COAST, ABOUT 15 MINUTES SOUTH OF GALLE

Samudra House is a gorgeous, relatively recently built but timelessly styled beach-side villa with direct beach access.

It sits on a great stretch of fairly quiet golden beach, not too far (15 minutes) from the busier strip of Galle. Two large main bedrooms sit side-by-side in front of a decadent pool that runs to well-kept lawns and the beautifully quiet beach of Habaraduwa a few yards beyond.

Highlights

  • ‘Timelessly styled beach-side villa
  • Direct beach access and a decadent pool
  • Perfect for the family- just two large bedrooms and plenty of great living space

Things to do

  • Explore Galle Fort
  • Whale watching in Mirissa
  • Private yoga classes
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USD 290.00

On the banks of Lake Koggala, near Galle

On absolute lakefront, nestled amongst tree-tops and fringed by lush paddy fields you will find Tri, Sri Lanka’s first truly contemporary and sustainable eco-luxury hotel.

Here local culture and natural beauty are showcased in an awe-inspiring design with sustainability at its core.

Highlights

  • Sustainable eco-luxury wellness retreat
  • Eight villas and three Water Tower rooms
  • Breathtaking views of the lake and jungle

Things to do

  • Yoga and Ayurveda treatments
  • Kayaking and still fishing
  • Read, swim, relax
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USD 195.00

SURROUNDED BY PADDY FIELDS, FEW MINUTES INLAND FROM TALPE BEACH

Why House is a colonial villa-cum-boutique hotel and has been the pick of the bunch amongst a growing crowd of imitators for many years.

The house sits slightly inland from some of the south’s finest beaches – those with beautiful golden sand and great swimming.

Highlights

  • ‘A family-oriented stunner on the southern coast
  • Minutes inland from the beach and surrounded by three acres of beautiful gardens
  • Luxury with informality

Things to do

  • Complimentary tuk tuk shuttles to Talpe beach
  • Explore Galle Fort
  • Cooking classes