For a long time, the beach destination of Sri Lanka has been synonymous with affordable vacation in Asia, so now in the minds of both tourists and agents, Sri Lanka and luxury are often seen as poles apart. Historically, Sri Lanka’s hotel infrastructure was developed with a focus on European tourists and an emphasis on the excursion component. Therefore, luxury hotels in Sri Lanka were primarily built not on the coast but in areas interesting from an excursion point of view.
Sri Lanka is witnessing the opening of many new hotels that aspire to the deluxe level. However, it will take time and effort for the luxury segment in Sri Lanka to become popular in the market, especially in the face of high competition with other Asian destinations where the luxury segment is more developed like Thailand.
5 Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka:
The hotel features several high-class restaurants and bars, a trampoline center, helicopter pads, a craft village with master classes, the island’s only professional-level golf course, numerous pools, and even water slides (a significant rarity in Sri Lanka). There is a kids’ club, and nanny hiring is an option.
A luxurious, very beautiful property, overall quite spacious for a boutique hotel. Local authentic motifs are used in the design. The hotel is located on a high cliff, providing access to two beaches—one suitable for swimming (mostly calm ocean) and the other more suitable for walks and beautiful photos.
A cozy boutique hotel with a small territory that excels in excellent food, beautiful views, high-level service, and an individual approach to guests. The atmosphere is secluded and intimate. The hotel is essentially for adults only, not accommodating children under 12, and there is no children’s infrastructure.
The resort features a pool with seawater, a rarity for Sri Lanka. The entertainment options are quite active, including shows and performances by invited celebrities. There is a kids’ club.
The hotel is situated on a sandy spit between the lagoon and the ocean beach. The beach is comfortable for swimming, thanks to quality breakwaters built by the hotel, resulting in a relatively calm sea.
Sri Lanka remains an attractive destination throughout the year, although its climate is influenced by two contrasting monsoons that impact weather patterns, ocean currents, and the ideal times to visit specific regions. In broad terms, the southwest coast is most favorable from November to April, while the east is recommended for visits between May and September.