15 Luxury Resorts in Sri Lanka
A secret gateway to experience extreme luxury with some irresistible beauty and leisure time is to visit one of the luxury resorts in Sri Lanka. The comfort has not been compromised in any of the luxury resorts. The rooms are opulent which manages to draw many tourists with distinctive design and relaxed atmosphere which makes it just appropriate to spend some time all by yourself. The beautiful ambience that resort provide, makes it an appealing stay for anybody.

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The resorts have been providing flawless services that will keep you at peace during your stay in the resort. The luxury resorts are close to Bandaranayke International airport making it accessible for all the tourists.

12 Luxury Resorts in Sri Lanka that you should visit:


Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Cinnamon Grand is one of the perfect holiday destinations in Colombo. Oozing with luxury and grandeur all around, this resort is the largest in Colombo. 

Highlights: The resort has a whopping 501 rooms. Apart from accommodation, this resort also hosts celebrity high-profile weddings, conferences and other corporate events. 

Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Location: Right in the heart of Colombo. 

Price: Tariffs start at LKR19500 per night here. 

Activities & Amenities: There is a bamboo walkway which leads into the excellent spa here. At this spa, guests are treated to relaxing and rejuvenating Ayurvedic and herbal massages. The resort also houses gyms, fitness centres and other outdoor recreational facilities. 

Distance from main city: 1km from Galle Face Green & Slave Island station and 2km away from Gangaramaya Temple. 

Food: Food, desserts, drinks and other alcoholic beverages are excellent at this resort. Guests are treated to different styles of cuisine on different days of the week.

Taj Samudra

Taj Samudra
When it comes to a list of luxury hotels in Colombo, Taj Samudra easily occupies the first rank, because this resort/hotel is luxury, grandeur and brilliance personified.

Highlights: True to the reputation that all Taj Group of Hotels enjoy, Taj Samudra too enjoys a lot of reputation among its guests for its international quality of services rendered. Ensure that you don’t miss out on the absurdly awesome aromatherapy sessions from Ayurveda professionals at the spas here.

Location: Galle Face, Colombo.

Price: Around LKR33000; however it is worth every penny as you will get to witness luxury like never before here.

Activities & Amenities: Spas with relaxing wellness treatments, swimming pool, gym, pool tables and other recreational activities.

Distance from main city: 2km from Gangaramaya Temple and 5km from Colombo Fort.

Food: The international quality of food and wine at Taj Samudra is definitely ranked as one of the best in the world.

Amaya Resort, Kandy

Amaya Resort, Kandy
Settled in the pictorial scenic backdrop of Kandy overlooking Heerassagala forest and lush mountain of Hanthana, Amaya Hills is a fascinating resort that portrays a perfect amalgamation of exotic Kandyan culture and modern sumptuousness. 

Based at a distance of 7kms from the heart of Kandy, this elegant resort has hundred guest rooms including suites which all are examples of luxurious sophistication with beautifully crafted Kandyan architecture, heritage wood carvings and breathtaking views of verdant greenery. 

Experience the mouthwatering fusion of international and local cuisines and revitalize the senses with the excellent therapies and treatments available at Panch karma, the spa at the hotel. The hotel has special services to help in jungle trekking to Hanthana Mountain. 

Amaya Resort, Kandy.

Location: 1.8 km from Ceylon Tea Museum 

Activities and Amenities: Table tennis Swimming Pool,Outdoor dining,Board games,Fitness center,Palm Reading 

Price: Rs 12000 to Rs 22000 approx


Hunas Falls by Amaya

Hunas Falls by Amaya
The Hunas Falls Luxury Resort offers a perfect getaway from the hubbub of city life to experience the peace amidst the splendid nature. Overlooking the magnificent Hunas Falls, this luxury resort is a perfect blend of tranquility and opulence.

The 28 luxury rooms and 2 themed suits of this resort face towards the dazzling view of Matale mountain range. You can enjoy the spa by the magnificent waterfall or you can go for on-site golf. Or rejuvenate yourself with the outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy the mouthwatering cuisine with eight dine-in options including restaurant, pub, destination dining and in room service.

Location: About 26 Km away from Kandy this resort is a 3 hours drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Prices: The Deluxe Room price with bread & breakfast excluding taxes is approximately LKR 37,000. The rate for Themed Suits including bread & breakfast and excluding taxes is approximately LKR 60,000.

Taprobana Wadduwa

Taprobana Wadduwa
Taprobana Wadduwa is a perfect luxury beach resort for those who love the sultry tropical atmosphere, golden beaches, palm tree shades and the delicious cuisine. With its spacious rooms with opulent amenities and its sea side location, this beach resort is a perfect location to spend time with your family and friends.

It has 16 Deluxe Allure Rooms, 8 Superior Iconic Rooms and 3 Shimmer Suites to experience experience the ultimate luxuries of life. If needed, you can have your own personal butler throughout your stay. For mouthwatering cuisine, it has 5 dine in options including restaurant, pub and in room dining. It also has a pool, gym and spa.

Taprobana Wadduwa

Location: Located in Wadduwa on the central province of the island, this luxury resort is only 45 minutes away from Colombo.

Prices: The price range is including bed & breakfast and excluding taxes are from LKR 25,000 to LKR 45,000.

The Theva Residency

The Theva Residency
A beautiful, romantic, tranquil and luxury getaway resort, The Theva Residency offers the world class luxury amenities and experience. Located along the undulated hills of Hantana range, it provides the magnificent view of the surrounding misty peaks.

The rooms available are a penthouse, three suites, three Superior Mountain Rooms, four Superior Grand Rooms and four Deluxe Rooms. Experience the unmatched luxury with the classy blend of contemporary and traditional interior.

The resort includes in house spa, swimming pool and a lounge to play games or read. The hotel also offers indulgence for the nature lovers with little excursions like bird watching and trekking. Whether it is in room dining or open air dining, the resort offers best in class gourmet cuisines.

The Theva Residency

Location: Located only 2 Km away from Kandy town.

Prices: The price of the rooms including bed and breakfast and excluding taxes ranges from LKR 18,000 to LKR 45,000.

Tamarind Hill Galle

Tamarind Hill Galle
Tamarind Hill hotel gives an unmatchable experience of luxury in its historical setting and colonial architecture. This luxury hotel is a perfect blend of serenity, opulence, elegance and history, all in the backdrop of splendid natural beauty.

This twelve room hotel has classy colonial features that exude sophistication with a blend of modern ingredients. The rooms are divided in Crayford rooms, the Admiral Suits and Captain Suits, all with sophisticated services. You can also have your own butler if you wish.

Enjoy the delicacies with freshly acquired ingredients and local spices in the restaurant. Rejuvenate yourself in the Spa. You can also go for a River Safari, water sports, whale-watching and fishing around the Tamarind Hill resort.

Tamarind Hill Galle

Location: Located at Dadella the hotel is a 10 minutes tuk tuk drive from Galle Fort and 3.5 hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport.

Prices: The price is starting from LKR21000 - LKR 30,000 approximately.

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy
A river flowing against mountains blanketed in mist is a common sight witnessed in paintings. The painting comes to life if ever you have seen the Cinnamon Citadel Kandy. Almost everything about this place will bring you a step closer to Mother Nature. You will also get a chance to see the Kandyan paintings which will surely take you back to the ancient times. Every room offers a breath-taking view which you simply can’t miss.

 Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

Activities: Apart from just offering the basic amenities this four star hotel comes with spa and recreational activities too. The cuisines range from the authentic Sri Lankan to International, Asian and Continental. It is located in the Hill country, overlooking the Mahaweli river.

Location: It is fifteen minutes away from Kandy town.

Prices: 182 USD.

Food: Although the hotel serves almost every kind of cuisine especially the buffet.

Lavanga Resort & Spa

Lavanga 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.

 Lavanga Resort & Spa

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.

Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa

Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa
A stay which is not only heavenly but is also filled with adventurous activities. Welcome to Coral Sands Hotel which come with a majestic view of sunset.

If you want a little introspection you can just stand silently in balcony and enjoy the music of life. The hotel keeps you preoccupied with cocktails at the bar and other themed entertainment.

Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa

Food: Sea food and Lobsters can be ordered on a private deck with a fine dining experience. The restaurant comes with an amazing look of the ocean by its side.

Activities: One of the best and renowned surfing beach is just a kilometre away. And if you want to just relieve yourself from stress you can enjoy a free foot massage at the Ayurveda centre which will definitely soothe your senses.

Prices: USD$143 for 2 person.

Location: Approximately 2 hours from Colombo

Anilana Pasikuda, Passikudah

Anilana Pasikuda, Passikudah
If you haven’t seen a paradise yet then you might not have seen Anilana Pasikuda. A touch of rare uniqueness and stylishly designed resorts is truly spectacular. The best part of this resort is the seclusion and extreme privacy provided to the customers.

Each and every visitor to the resort is personally taken care of to ensure that he leaves with one of the most amazing experiences. If you are thoroughly tired you can relax your body at one of the spa centres using some of our local products which will recharge you completely

 Anilana Pasikuda, Passikudah

Prices: US$132.

Food: The restaurant offers Sri Lankan and international favourite cuisine starting from some salads to soups and the finest desserts too.

Location: Approximately 6 hours from Colombo

Activities: You can enjoy deep sea fishing or can get on to the thrilling experience of a Cataraman ride with Topas which is a 48ft Cataraman.

Cinnamon Wild Yala, Yala

Cinnamon Wild Yala, Yala
Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a resort just next to a wildlife sanctuary. It is like living close to nature. You will find grey lemurs and the sound of the elephants in the background which will make you stay even more exciting.

The wilderness of the hotel will make your heart skip a beat. Our superb interiors will not let you leave the place.

Cinnamon Wild Yala, Yala

Activities: You can hop onto a safari which will be even more thrilling and adventurous, the naturalist from the nature trails will make you a totally different side of wildlife. Bird Watching is another beautiful activity which can keep you busy all the time.

Location: Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha.

Prices: Rooms start from 197 USD.

Food: At Cinnamon Wild you can try A-LA-CARTE meal.

The Kingsbury

The Kingsbury
Kingsbury is one of the remarkable five-star accommodations in the city. It gives an absolute view of the Indian Ocean and almost all its rooms have balconies that open to let in the cool sea breeze in.

Highlights: During 2015, this hotel was named as the “Best Luxury Business Hotel”. Within a short span of time, Kingsbury has managed to build a loyal customer base, thanks to its excellent service and hospitality.

Location: Heart of Colombo city.

The Kingsbury

Price: Approximately LKR24000.

Activities & Amenities: Free Wi-Fi connectivity, swimming pool, gyms, kids play zone, baby sitters, sky lounges to view sunsets in their full glory, fitness centres and other recreational amenities.

Distance from main city: 2km away from the famous Galle Face Green and Beira Lake.

Food: Resort employs international chefs who cook authentic global dishes fresh throughout the day here.

Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya

Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya
Wouldn’t it be nice to pluck your own tea leaves and make your own tea, this is what the Heritance Tea Factory offers you. The experience of an original true factory being converted into a hotel is truly magical. The Kenmare Restaurant is worth a watch, it is a place which was formerly used to shift and grade tea.

Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya

Highlights: The Flowerdew suite was constructed and was named after the planter who had once founded the Hethersett estate and is located in one of the highest elevated area, thereby giving you a spectacular view.

Location: It is 163 km from Colombo.

Activities: You can go for natural trek and tea tasting.Food: You can try your hands on some good Dutch cuisine Breudher which is a Dutch Christmas Cake, you can’t miss their steamed dessert watalappam and several rice dishes.

Prices: USD 228

Paradise Road The Villa Bentota

Paradise 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.

Paradise Road The Villa Bentota

Location: Bentota

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

Average price of rooms: 11,619-23,035
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  1. What are the best luxury resorts in Sri Lanka for couples?

    1. Heritance Kandalama: Surrounded by the ethereal picturesque beauty of nature, Heritance Kandalama is a paradise for lovers. The resort overlooks the Sigiriya rock fortress and is close to the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. 

    2. Taj Bentota Resort & Spa: Integrating the cultural spirit of Sri Lanka, Taj Bentota Resort & Spa offers private dining spaces to create romantic moments for lovers. It also overlooks the Indian Ocean and is completed with an outdoor pool and spa. 

    3. Taprobana Wadduwa: Tranquility coupled with the best luxurious amenities defines this beach resort overlooking Sri Lanka’s southern beaches. The giant palm trees and the relaxed atmosphere gives way for some intimate moments. 

    4. Saman Villas: One of the first boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, Saman Villas is located on a protruding rock top that overlooks the serene Indian Ocean. With the sound of waves embracing the golden beaches, romance is truly in the air.
  2. What are the top luxury resorts in Sri Lanka with pool?

    1. Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort: Surrounded by rich ancient culture and modern amenities including a pool and spa, this resort is a tranquil getaway from stress.

    2. The Blue Water Hotel and Spa: Manifestation of one of Geoffrey Bawa’s architectural imaginations, this resort promises an escape from reality for a breather. The pool and spa are major highlights of this breathtaking resort. 

    3. Amaya Resort: With the perfect mesh of Kandyan culture and luxury, Amaya Resort easily stands out as it remains perched on the Hanthana Mountain and oversees the forest of Heerassagala. Its pool is designed to invoke intrigue. 

    4. Anilana Pasikuda: Privacy with personalized services defines Anilana Pasikuda. The resort has a stylishly designed pool along with a spa to make your stay worthwhile.  

    5. The Theva Residency: Sitting along on the Hantana hills range, The Theva Residency offers a luxurious experience completed with an ingeniously designed pool, spa, and a lounge.

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