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14 Beach Resorts in Sri Lanka for a Glorious Beach Getaway

 
  • What would be more inviting then a jaw dropping sea view from your room just reach the beach resorts in Sri Lanka. It would be extremely soothing for your eyes and will surely resurrect some positive energy and some good inspiration too. On the contrary, if you feel that life has become dull and boring you can indulge in some water sports such as snorkelling, swimming and surfing amongst others. It is also considered to be surfing capital.

     For hard core gastronomy, the resort serves some Mediterranean, Asian and traditional Sri Lankan food too. The impeccable services that the resort provides along with some popular highlights such as spa, gym and other facilities too.

    14 Beach Resorts in Sri Lanka that you should visit:

  • 01Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo

    Mount Lavinia Hotel was once a palace in 1806. Today, much of the colonial style of the place is kept intact, thanks to the excellent management of the hotel authorities. 

    Highlights: One of the best 5-star heritage hotels in Colombo. 

    Location: Dehiwala, Colombo. 

    Price: Approximately LKR28000. 



    Activities & Amenities: This is a five star luxury beach resort. Hence, the services, food, beverages, recreational facilities, rooms, interiors and overall ambience are absolutely top-class. When you are done with touring around the place, you can get mental and physical rejuvenation from the resort’s spa and beauty parlour. Alternatively, you could also chill around in the resort’s pool. 

    This resort offers unlimited entertainment for guests of all age groups. 

    Distance from main city: 4 minute-walk from railway station of Mount Lavinia and 4km from the National Zoological Gardens. 

    Food: Seafood is the speciality of this resort as all the 3 restaurants here churn up lip-smacking local and international cuisine styles. 

  • 02Ranveli Beach Resort, Colombo

    This resort overlooks the beautiful and expansive Laccadive Sea. The overall ambience is absolutely relaxing and hence this beachfront guesthouse is a great holiday destination for guests of all age groups.

    Highlights: A major highlight of this place is that the beach is just about one km away. The place is also one of the most sought after honeymoon destinations, as couples love to take a cosy stroll along the beach during the evening hours.

    Location: De Seram Road, Colombo.

    Price: Around LKR6500.

    Activities & Amenities: Open air restaurant, free Wi-Fi, courtyard pool, excellent gardens, separate kitchens and many more.

    Distance from main city: 4km from National Zoological Gardens and 12km from the famous Gangaramaya Temple.

    Food: The restaurant at this resort serves all kinds of international cuisine and the bar houses excellent choices of local and international quality of drinks.
  • 03Era Beach by Jetwing

    Presenting breathtaking views of the ocean, Era Beach by Jetwing is an 8-minute walk from the Taple Railway Station and 9 km from Galle Fort. Era Beach is a gracious residence that will offer you a glimpse of colonial comforts is located in the southern coastal area of Galle.

    The hotel features balconies and terraces and the six airy suites provide ocean and garden views. Each of the suites includes free Wi-Fi, DVD player, flat-screen TV, canopy beds, and rainfall showers. Its architecture and the way it is furnished, creates a calming ambience that is enough to make your holiday a memorable one.

    The lush green, tropical meadows will make you rest in the lap of nature and the sunkissed beaches offer a unique kind of serenity and solitude you need for complete relaxation.



    Location: Galle.

    Activities and Amenities: Pool, Gym, Spa, Boat rides, Cycle tours
  • 04Jetwing Lighthouse

    Located outside the central city, set outside the rocky shores of the Indian Ocean, this 5-star hotel is situated just 6 km from the Galle Harbour and 3 km away from the National Maritime Meauseum. Jetwing Lighthouse is a testament to the iconic architecture of Sri Lanka.

    It is the ultimate tropical retreat in the middle of the sea, sun, and sands of the southern coast. Having rooms that are streamlined, have colorful accents with attached balconies and facilities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, electronic cupboards, and mini bars.

    Also, there are whirpool tubs so that you can pamper yourself. Besides, there is a separate living room in each suite. The dining options include an elegant seafood restaurant offering excellent sea cuisine.

     

     

    Location: Dadalla, Sri LankaEra Beach by Jetwing

    Activities and Amenities: Ayurvedic Spa, Tennis, Outdoor swimming pool, Event space, Fitness center, Wildlife safari
  • 05Paradise Road The Villa Bentota

    A beach side boutique hotel that features individually designed suites and rooms is the Paradise Road- The Villa Bentota. Covered with colorful tropical gardens, it offers access to free Wi-Fi and 2 outdoor pools. The rooms of the villa have a unique and lavish layout, décor, and style.

    The amenities of the suites include tea making and coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV. Some rooms also have attached terrace or balcony to provide an alluring garden or ocean view. It is a 1.5 hour drive away from Colombo and it is 55 km from Galle and 6 km from Mahainduruwa Railway Station.

    The a la carte menu of The Villa Café offers the visitors to relish a fusion of delicious dishes. Meals can be enjoyed in the privacy of the guests’ rooms provided.



    Location: Bentota

    Activities and Amenities: Fishing, Diving, Free private parking facility

    Average price of rooms: 11,619-23,035
  • 06Saman Villas

    Situated on a cliff opposite to the Laccadive Sea, Saman Villa is an all-suite tropical resort only 2 km away from the Sabaidee Beach whereas 4 km away from the Ventura Beach. A combination of bliss and complete relaxation, this resort features balconies that offer awesome beach and sea views.

    The chic suites are affixed with open-air bathrooms, flat screen LEDs, soaking tubs, along with free iPod docks and Wi-Fi facility. The suites are well-furnished accompanied by private pools and room service for the ease of the customers.

    Freebies include a welcome drink, breakfast as well as a fruit basket. The property describes itself, offering you plush comforts and lets you bask in optimal seclusion.



    Location: Aturuwella

    Activities and Amenities: Poolside bar, Garden, Hot tub, Sauna, Outdoor pool, Spa , Steam room, Massage

    Best time to visit: In the month of June
  • 07Apa Villa Thalpe

    Apa Villa Thalpe is an elegant retreat by some of the most beautiful and gorgeous beaches of the world. Apa Villa evokes within a person a gentle and exquisite feeling so that one can relish the tropical time of sun or splendid sunsets or monsoon rains.

    This hotel has free Wi-Fi, bar, as well as an outdoor swimming pool. Mosquito net, private bathroom, and shower facility is available in every room. The menu consists of local seafood and the bar serves refreshing drinks and snacks. Also, sightseeing bookings and car rental bookings can be made at the on-site desk.

    It is just 10 km away from the Galle’s city centre and 5-minute walking from the Thalpe Bus Station.



    Location: Thalpe

    Activities and Amenities: Outdoor Pool, Spa, Boutique, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Rafting, Shopping,

    Best time to visit: October to April
  • 08Lavanga Resort & Spa

    Make your leisure time even more delightful and your romantic excursions even lovely with Lavanga Resort. The best holiday escapes which will leave you truly relaxed and rejuvenated. The perfect amalgamation of luxurious hotel with warm hospitality makes it an ideal pick for a perfect stay in Sri Lanka.

    The Spa services which the hotel provides will leave you stress free allowing you to leave all your worries at bay.

     



    Prices: The prices can range from a minimum of Rs. 3978

    Highlights: You can indulge in diving and fishing which can keep you occupied for a whole day.

    Food: You can try Sri Lankan, European and Chinese cuisine.

    Location: It is an 2 hour drive from Bandaranaike.

    Activities: You can go for beach bike riding or can even go for river Kayaking.
  • 09Citrus Resort

    Have you ever found yourself being surrounded with beaches, countryside and the hippy nightlife of the place. Just sit back plug into some good music and get into the mood of celebrating.

    If you are looking for some fun filled water sports such as snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing.

    You can also enjoy a wonderful calm and serene boat rides which will be just perfect for all the water lovers. You can simply soak yourself in a sea view bar in some good drinks.



    Activities: Whale and Dolphin watching, Stilt Fishing in Ahangamaand Kanneliya rainforest is something which will make your stay even more exciting.

    Location: Galle Road, Sri Lanka.

    Food: The restaurant Lemon Fish displays an authentic menu of ‘Hikkup’ and ‘Rotis’ which will be a real treat to your taste buds.

    Prices: The prices may vary as per the season but it is ideally around USD$85.
  • 10Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon

    Dance your legs to the trance music of Hika Tranz which is housed in the centre of the beach life. If you love to spend some good time with yourself, you can just sit by the beach side and enjoy the loud roars of the waves crashing against the shore.

    The walls all around are filled with paintings and outrageous illustrations of art which will lighten up your mood and will take you to a different world altogether.

    The charming southern experience will let you sneak into the rainforest and historical sites to have a memorable experience.



    Location: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka.

    Food: If you are a sea food lover, you can stimulate your senses at the restaurant ‘The Crab’

    Activities: Rejuvenate your senses with some relaxing Spa treatments.

    Prices: 245$USD for 2 persons.
  • 11Rani Beach Resort, Negombo

    The resort never fails to catch the traveller’s eye as it is located in the prime location of Negombo beach. It allows you to give an experience of living in luxurious independent suites. All the suites are spacious enough for you to have a king size feeling.

    It also allows you to try some of the thrilling and adventurous water sports which will be an experience in itself. You can also relax by the poolside with absolutely nothing but good music.



    Food: You can put an end to the growling sound of your stomach with an amazing sea food.

    Location: 20 minutes from Bandaranaike.

    Activities: Catamaran ride which will make you feel truly special.

    Prices: Rs.7127
  • 12The Long Beach Resort, Koggala

    The view of the Long Beach Resort will leave you jaw drop. The massive stretch of the clean, blue waters will definitely have a soothing feeling. Take a walk by the beach and we are sure that you will realize that life isn’t that bad, it is really beautiful.

    You will find yourself with just the sand, sun and surf leaving you and your soul with complete solitude. The interesting names of the rooms makes your stay even more delightful such as 172 sea view and 28 non sea view.

    After all sitting by the serene and calm waters will give you some good introspection about your inner soul.

    Location: Matara Road, Koggala.



    Activities: You can check out the Galle Fort which is an important tourist attraction.

    Prices: USD98.

    Food: The restaurant ‘Azure’ offers you a mouth-watering a la carte.
  • 13Thaproban Pavilion Resort and Spa, Unawatuna

    Treat yourself with extreme luxury where you will witness the contemporary Dutch architecture. Sip fresh coconut water and indulge in the harmonious surrounding of blue waters, it will be truly relaxing. The tranquillity of the beach side setting is so absorbing that you will relaxed.

    If you are too stressed out, you can treat yourself with some good Ayurveda therapies. Food: You can try some good seafood which can be paired up with Thambapanni leisure cuisine which is finger licking goo.

     



    Activities: You can try some amazing water sports like snorkelling and diving both of which are truly exciting. You can also wander to the Dutch Fort which too will be an experience in itself.

    Location: Unawatuna Appartments, Galle, Sri Lanka.

    Prices:$218
  • 14Jungle Beach Resort, Kuchchaveli

    Plants and trees are artfully included in the hotel’s design giving a natural and wonderful look to the Jungle Beach Resort. The view of the lagoon which is completely immersed in the jungle. You can also enjoy the song of the bird chirping and giving a whole new perspective to your living. You can watch the beautiful waterfalls which will make your experience totally unforgettable.



    Activities: Snorkeling with reef fish, diving with whales and jet skiing. You can also witness the hot spring of Kannya which has a beautiful legend attached to it. Lover’s Leap is also a place which one should see.

    Location: Trincomalee, Srilanka.

    Food: The food is made up of fresh and organic produce which makes it an ideal delight.

    Prices: Rs 9173 for 2 person.
  • 15Jungle Beach Resort, Kuchchaveli

    Plants and trees are artfully included in the hotel’s design giving a natural and wonderful look to the Jungle Beach Resort. The view of the lagoon which is completely immersed in the jungle. You can also enjoy the song of the bird chirping and giving a whole new perspective to your living. You can watch the beautiful waterfalls which will make your experience totally unforgettable.



    Activities: Snorkeling with reef fish, diving with whales and jet skiing. You can also witness the hot spring of Kannya which has a beautiful legend attached to it. Lover’s Leap is also a place which one should see.

    Location: Trincomalee, Srilanka.

    Food: The food is made up of fresh and organic produce which makes it an ideal delight.

    Prices: Rs 9173 for 2 person.