Hotels and Resorts
Top 10 Luxury Resorts in Sri Lanka
Category : Hotels and Resorts
Country : Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka as a destination is affordable, less crowded, and suitable for all types of travellers. This country is the largest island of the Indian Ocean, and Sri Lanka Tourism is proud to offer various travel experiences to the tourists planning a trip to this magical country. There is so much to discover here, from herds of elephants crossing your way to scenic tea plantations, from checking out the Unesco World Heritage Sites to blue water beaches, and try out the delicious local food. A Sri Lanka tour package can be a romantic affair, an adventurous trip, and at the same time a complete leisure and relaxed one. 

Along with many places to visit, the resorts in Sri Lanka offer a completely luxurious feel without any compromise. The rooms are equipped with all the modern amenities, classic and unique architectural designs, and a relaxed atmosphere, making your beach holiday a memorable one. The services provided at these luxurious resorts are flawless with many resorts offering great views from the rooms. 

Let’s check the below top 10 list of the best luxurious resorts in Sri Lanka.

1.Mahaweli Reach Hotel

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About Mahaweli Reach Hotel

Mahaweli Reach Resort is located near the Mahaweli River in Kandy and is a true example of utmost luxury with the touch of old Portuguese and Dutch architecture. The rooms offered by the resort are elegant with periodic furniture, high ceilings, private balconies that offer garden and river views, and huge & clean bathrooms. 

Location of Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy

Kandy is the capital city of Sri Lanka and is located 488 metres above sea level. The Mahaweli Reach Resort is located on the banks of the serene Mahaweli River in Kandy. This 5-star luxury accommodation in Kandy offers spectacular views of the mountain ranges in the backdrop. The hotel is just 5 km away from Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic and 7 km away from Kandy Lake. Mahaweli Reach Resort is one of the luxurious resorts in Kandy. 

Google Map : 35 P B A Weerakoon Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

Special Amenities at Mahaweli Reach Resort, Kandy

Mahaweli Reach Resort in Kandy has so much to offer to its guests. Some of their specialised services are:

  1. An Outdoor Swimming Pool: Go for a swim with your loved ones and get refreshed;
  2. Ayurveda Massage Centre & Fitness Centre: Be active during your vacation and have a relaxing massage at the dedicated Ayurveda centre;
  3. Indoor and outdoor games: Guests can take the ‘golf express’ to the Victoria Golf, or play billiards, tennis courts, table tennis, and badminton;
  4. You can also rent a bicycle and explore the city on your own;
  5. Restaurant: A rooftop restaurant wherein you can enjoy delicious local food with stunning views of the Mahaweli river and live entertainment;
  6. Other specialised services include signature cakes arrangement, floral arrangements for special occasions and honeymoon couples, and laundry services;

Documents to Carry:

Basic documents needed for a smooth stay at Mahaweli Reach Resort are:

  1. An original photo-ID card for all the members’ check-in;
  2. An e-voucher or hard copy of hotel confirmation voucher with the necessary details;

2. Araliya Greens, Nuwara Eliya

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About Araliya Greens, Nuwara Aliya

When we talk about luxurious resorts in Nuwara Eliya, Araliya Greens is one of the finest higher-end resorts here. The hotel provides the option of both individual rooms and apartments to their guests with perfect lush green surroundings. Araliya Greens in Nuwara Eliya has in total 192 rooms and suite rooms, and it is a perfect stay option for families who love spending their vacation in a fully luxurious and serviced apartment. The rooms are freshly furnished with carpeted floors and a well-fitted bathroom with all bathing amenities. With a beautiful location, the guests also love the stunning location of the property. Do consider this hotel while planning a holiday tour package to Sri Lanka

Location of Araliya Greens, Nuwara Aliya

The location of Araliya Greens is very scenic and at the same, the nature-lovers will surely love the surrounding environment. The Nanuoya Railway Station is just 7-8 km from the property, with the Mattala Rajapaksa Airport being 85 km far from the property. If you love playing golf, then you need to check Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, only 950 m far from the property. 

Google Map : No 01 Glenfall Rd, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka

Special Amenities in Araliya Greens

The Araliya Greens has many advanced amenities for their guests, let’s check the same below:

  1. Traditional Massage: Pamper yourself with authentic spa treatments;
  2. Heated Swimming Pool: “Aqua Splash” is located on the top-most floor, and is a heated pool in Nuwara Eliya. The pool is lighted with cute little lights, and you get the feel of having a bath in the natural pools of a rainforest. At night, the pool is converted entertainment zone with music and dance;
  3. Shopping Arcade: Have an amazing shopping experience and shop products such as Garments and Clothing, Handicrafts, Souvenirs, Gems and Jewellery, Leather Products, Ceylon Tea, and Cosmetics;
  4. Minimart: There is a minimart located on the ground floor, and you will find all the varieties of dairy products, fresh products, processed and packaged foods, including fresh flowers and different non-food items;
  5. Fitness Centre: Stay fit during your vacation by exercising well at the highly equipped gym;
  6. Wine and Dine: For the convenience of the guests, there are many fine-dine restaurants located in the Araliya Greens City offering speciality cuisines such as Fresh & Warm restaurant, Lobby Café, City Food Court, The Shisha Lounge, Fox & Hounds Bar, Araliya 555 One, Aqua Splash – Pool Bar;

Documents to Carry:

Basic documents needed for a hassle-free vacation are:

  1. An original photo-ID card for all the members’ check-in;
  2. An e-voucher or hard copy of hotel confirmation voucher with the necessary details;

3. Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo

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About Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo

Cinnamon Lakeside in Colombo is one of the best 5-star hotel options. This hotel is a highly recommended hotel by the guests and in Colombo too. With stylish interiors of the rooms and all modern amenities and facilities, truly the Cinnamon Lakeside is one of the luxurious hotels in the capital city. Plan a trip to Sri Lanka and choose to stay in one of the best resorts in Colombo.

Location of Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo

Cinnamon Lakeside shares a pleasant location on the banks of Beira Lake in Colombo. The hotel is a 1-hour drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport, 2 km from the Odel Department Store, 2 km from Galle Face Green Park, and the Crescat Boulevard shopping mall is just 10 minutes away from the hotel. 

Google Map : 115, Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, 00200, Sri Lanka

Special Amenities at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo

For immense happiness, during your stay, you can also indulge in some of the experiences at the hotel such as:

  1. Swimming Pool: Sip a cocktail and enjoy a dip with your loved ones in one of the largest swimming pools of the city;
  2. Azmaara Spa: Enjoy therapeutic foot spa or couple spa treatment for complete relaxation of your mind and soul;
  3. Tennis and Squash Courts: Book a slot in advance at the air-conditional squash courts or the clay tennis courts at Cinnamon Lakeside;
  4. Powerdrome Gym: Focus on your core strength and overall fitness at the well-equipped gym;
  5. Dining Experiences: Enjoy a pleasant culinary experience at the signature restaurants- Royal Thai, Long Feng, Lobby Lounge, Colombar, Goodies, Pool Bar, and the Library;

Documents to Carry:

Basic documents needed for a smooth stay at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo are:

  1. An original photo-ID card for all the members’ check-in;
  2. An e-voucher or hard copy of hotel confirmation voucher with the necessary details;

4. Grand Kandyan, Kandy

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About Grand Kandyan, Kandy

Grand Kandyan is located in the centre of Kandy city and is a perfect place for the ones who want to enjoy the diversified cultures of Kandyan along with its warm hospitality. As the name says, the Grand Kandyan hotel in Kandy is the true example of luxury with scenic and beautiful surroundings, indeed making the stay for the guests a pleasant and memorable one. 

The rooms are chic with classy furniture and interiors, equipped with all modern amenities. The hotels offer 24/7 room service to its guests, the upgraded rooms have access to their private balconies, with some rooms having a cosy living area too. Your tour to Sri Lanka will surely be an unforgettable one when you choose to stay in Grand Kandyan, Kandy. 

Location of Grand Kandyan, Kandy

Grand Kandyan is located on a lush greenery hilly region, with the Bandaranaike International Airport being only 85 km away and the Mahaiyawa train station located at 10 minutes walking distance. If you like religious places, you can walk to the Dalada Maligawa- a Buddhist Temple with a holy relic that is only 2 km from the hotel, and if you enjoy history then visit the Kandy Museum located 1 km far from the hotel. 

Google Map : 89, 10 Lady Gordon’s Drive, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

Special Amenities at Grand Kandyan, Kandy

To keep you entertaining and engrossing, there are several things you can enjoy at the Grand Kandyan, let’s check the below:

  1. Games Arcade: Being a kid’s friendly hotel, your kids can pass their time at the games arcade. There are a variety of interactive and fun games for all age groups between 5-18 years;
  2. Salon (Adam & Eve): Get a personalised beautician and hair care services at one of the renowned beauty salons in Kandy;
  3. Gymnasium: The fitness centre is well-equipped with all the modern amenities, so try to be fit while making happy memories;
  4. COCOSPA: Book an appointment at the spa centre and have a rejuvenating, memorable, and enjoyable experience;
  5. Swimming Pool: Cool down yourself with a glass of refreshing cocktail at the rooftop swimming pool;
  6. Dining Experience: Try local and international food at the restaurants here. There are buffet and Thai restaurants, an Indian restaurant, 2 bars, a rooftop lounge with amazing views, and a café;

Documents to Carry:

Basic documents needed for a smooth stay at Grand Kandyan, Kandy are:

  1. An original photo-ID card for all the members’ check-in;
  2. An e-voucher or hard copy of hotel confirmation voucher with the necessary details;

5. Heritage Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya

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About Heritage Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya

Heritage Tea Factory offers a colonial-style stay experience surrounded with misty mountains and tea plantations. The rooms are cosy with well-furnished ceilings and floors and each room offers great views of the tea plantations.  This place is a converted tea factory on a plantation and one of the true examples of heritage luxury among the resorts in Nuwara Eliya. 

Location of Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya

The Heritage Tea Factory in Nuwara Eliya is only 2-3 hours away from the hill capital, Kandy. And the hotel has comfortable transport facilities from the resort to Kandy. The hotel is 14km far from Nuwara Eliya Golf Club and 13 km from Victoria Park. 

Google Map : Heritance Tea Factory,Kandapola ,Nuwara Eliya ,Sri Lanka.

Special Amenities of Heritage Tea Factory

There are many things to do in Sri Lanka and even the hotel offers many facilities and experiences to keep you involved. 

  1. Sports and Games: The guests can access the colonial-styled billiards and mini-golf, and for skill levels, there are options of trekking and cycling too;
  2. Fitness centre: Guests can use the fitness centre for being active during their vacation;
  3. Dining Experience: You can enjoy a hot buffet breakfast on daily basis. Also, there are 2 bars and a restaurant converted into a 1930s train carriage. Guests can enjoy Western and Eastern dishes here;
  4. Spa: The hotel offers several spa and beauty therapies options, you can opt for the most suitable one and rejuvenate yourself;
  5. Tea Plucking: Go for an amazing experience of plucking tea leaves by yourself and also choose to go for a mini tea factory tour to know in detail about the whole process of tea;
  6. High Tea at Tea Factory: Enjoy high tea at any one of these venues- Terrace, The Goat Fell bar, or the Topiary Garden;
  7. Tea Tasting: Attend a tea tasting session at the mini tea factory, you have to pre-book the session in advance;

Documents to Carry:

Basic documents needed for a smooth stay at Heritage Tea Factory are:

  1. An original photo-ID card for all the members’ check-in;
  2. An e-voucher or hard copy of hotel confirmation voucher with the necessary details;

6. Jetwing Lagoon, Negombo

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About Jetwing Lagoon, Negombo

Jetwing Lagoon is designed by the famous Sri Lankan Architect- Geoffrey Bawa. This resort is an architectural wonder and is an Ayurveda and Spa resort. One of the highlighting features of the resort is the longest enjoyable pool on the west coast of Sri Lanka.  And the best thing about this hotel is its eco-friendly accommodation with bathtubs, private balconies, and usage of solar energy. The resort is decorated with a brown and white colour combination and is one of the best hotels for your tour to Sri Lanka. 

Location of Jetwing Lagoon, Negombo

The Jetwing Lagoon in Negombo is only 7 km from the main city centre point. It enjoys a spectacular location between the Negombo lagoon and the Indian Ocean, in the arms of nature. The Colombo International Airport is only 16 km far from the property. This hotel is one of the best beach hotels in Negombo. 

Google Map : JETWING LAGOON,PAMUNUGAMA ROAD, THALAHENA,NEGOMBO,SRI LANKA

Special Amenities at Jetwing Lagoon, Negombo

Let’s check out some of the extraordinary amenities offered by the Jetwing Lagoon in Negombo:

  1. Outdoor Swimming Pool: The hotel offers to its guests a 100 m outdoor pool, the one of largest in Sri Lanka;
  2. Dining Experiences: The guests can choose from 5 different dining options which also include the wine cellar. Guests can enjoy fine-dine meals at the 3 restaurants, or an ultimate dining experience at the wine cellar, or enjoy swimming in the pool accompanied with cocktails from the Pool Bar;
  3. Gym: Be active and fit while enjoying guilt-free cuisine on your vacation;
  4. Ayurveda Spa: Rejuvenate and relax at this Ayurveda Resort in Negombo. They have a wide variety of traditional spa to be offered to their guests;

Documents to Carry:

Basic documents needed for a smooth stay at Jetwing Lagoon, Negombo are:

  1. An original photo-ID card for all the members’ check-in;
  2. An e-voucher or hard copy of hotel confirmation voucher with the necessary details;

7. Vivanta by Taj, Bentota

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About Vivanta by Taj, Bentota

Vivanta by Taj is an on beach luxurious property in Sri Lanka. This hotel is famous among leisure and business travellers and offers excellent services to make your stay a memorable and comfortable one in Bentota. Each guestroom is elegant and stylish with all modern amenities such as a complimentary tea/coffee facility, LCD TV, Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, high security, and gift/souvenir shop. A trip to Sri Lanka will be a full-filling one with a stay in Vivanta by Taj Bentota. 

Location of Vivanta by Taj, Bentota

Among all the hotels in Bentota, this property enjoys the best location. This beachfront resort is only a 160 m walk from the beach. The hotel is constructed facing the Laccadive sea and is surrounded by lush greenery. If you are religious, choose to go for a walk at Kande Viharaya Temple, it is only 4 km from here. There are also many sightseeing options near to the hotel such as First Aid Center, Bentota Picnic Ground, Coastal Snorkelling Cruise. 

Special Amenities at Vivanta by Taj, Bentota

The hotel provides excellent facilities for a memorable stay of its guests.

  1. Swimming Pool: Get refreshed with a dip at the outdoor swimming pool;
  2. Ayurveda & Spa: Indulge into a spa therapy while viewing the nearby beach scenes;
  3. Dining Options: There are 5 different dining options offered to the guests. You can enjoy Chinese food at Oriental Pavilion, fresh seafood at the open restaurant SHACK, for international cuisine you can visit The Palms- A 24-hour place, sip cocktails at one of the 2 bars at the hotel, and fine dining experience at Sea View;
  4. Enjoy Romantic Dining Experience on the Beach;
  5. Book a tour for Whale Watching in Galle;

Documents to Carry:

Basic documents needed for a smooth stay at Vivanta by Taj, Bentota are:

  1. An original photo-ID card for all the members’ check-in;
  2. An e-voucher or hard copy of hotel confirmation voucher with the necessary details;

8. Cinnamon Bey, Bentota

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About Cinnamon Bey, Bentota

Cinnamon Bey in Bentota is a higher-end Turkish-themed luxurious hotel with 200 spacious rooms and each room offering private balconies. Every room offers stunning views of the lush green gardens and coconut trees surrounding the hotel. All the rooms are equipped with essential and modern amenities, 24/7 operating reception, currency exchange counter, and child-minding services. A tour to Sri Lanka and a stay in Cinnamon Bey both complement each other. 

Location of Cinnamon Bey, Bentota

The Cinnamon Bey is located in Beruwala, enjoys an excellent location near Bentota Beach, and can be easily reached from Kalutara and Bentota. The hotel is only 3 km from the Kande Viharaya Temple and 2 km from the Hettimulla train stop. The only airport that is 1-hour drive from the resort is the Ratmalana Airport. 

Google Map : Cinnamon Bey, Beruwala, Sri Lanka

Special Amenities at Cinnamon Bey, Bentota

Some of the facilities and experiences provided by the hotel are listed below.

  1. Swimming Pool: Calm yourself at one of the three swimming pools;
  2. Dining Options: The hotel has 6 different food and beverage options to offer to their guests namely Mezz2 for tasting Lebanese flavours, I.C.E to treat your sweet buds, 800 Degrees, the Pool Bar restaurant to sip the cocktails while enjoying a swim, and other three serving Asian cuisine, local and international buffet;
  3. Azmaara Spa: Experience the Balinese spa at the Azmaara Spa to rejuvenate your mind and soul;
  4. Fitness Studio: Enjoy working out at the well-equipped fitness centre;
  5. Other Experiences: You can select to visit one of the activities such as Ambalangoda Mask Factory & Museum, A visit to Bawa Garden, water skiing, and Disco Donut Rides;

Documents to Carry:

Basic documents needed for a smooth stay at Cinnamon Bey, Bentota are:

  1. An original photo-ID card for all the members’ check-in;
  2. An e-voucher or hard copy of hotel confirmation voucher with the necessary details;

9. Oak Ray Serene Garden, Kandy

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About Oak Ray Serene Garden, Kandy

If you are looking for a budgeted stay option in Kandy, then without any doubt Oak Ray Serene Garden should be your first preference. The rooms are cosy, comfortable, and nicely decorated with offering some great eye-pleasing views of the surrounding nature from the private balcony. This hotel in Kandy is a true example of hospitality with a touch of the local traditions. The ambience gives a pleasing effect to your mind and soul. The rooms are well equipped and offer free Wi-Fi, with few rooms offering sitting areas and family rooms offer dining tables and kitchen facilities. 

Location of Oak Ray Serene Garden, Kandy

The Oak Ray Serene Garden in Kandy is located near Kandy Lake on a hillside and is surrounded by tropical vegetation. You can easily visit the markets in the city centre from the hotel. The airport is located at a distance of 103 km and the Temple of Tooth- a sacred tooth relic temple is located only at a distance of 3-5km. 

Google Map : 189 Rajapihilla Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

Special Amenities at Oak Ray Serene Garden, Kandy

  1. Plunge Pool: Refresh yourself by going for a swim;
  2. Dining Experience: There are two restaurant options- cosy bar and an open-air restaurant serving local cuisine;

Documents to Carry:

Basic documents needed for a smooth stay at Oak Ray Serene Garden, Kandy are:

  1. An original photo-ID card for all the members’ check-in;An e-voucher or hard copy of hotel confirmation voucher with the necessary details;

10. Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze, Nuwara Eliya

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About Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze

Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze was built in 2012 and one of the most considered hotels in Nuwara Eliya. The services are simply amazing, with easy check-in and check-out procedures, hence providing an unforgettable stay experience. The hotel has only 20 well-furnished rooms with all comforts such as Wi-Fi service, LCD, 24-hour room service, and much more. Do consider this hotel when you sit to plan a tour package to Sri Lanka

Location of Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze, Nuwara Eliya

The Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze is located in the western part of Nuwara Eliya. Nestled in between the foggy mountains, the hotel offers views of the highest mountain range- Pidurutalagala and the racecourse near Gregory Lake. The city centre and airport are just a few minutes away from here. The guests can also enjoy visiting the nearby attractions such as Victoria Park, Sunhill Hotel Club, Post Office.  

Google Map : No 49/1, Unique view road, Nuwara Eliya., Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka

Special Amenities at Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze, Nuwara Eliya

Some of the amenities to keep you entertained are as below:

  1. Dining Experience: You can enjoy local and international cuisines at the buffet restaurant and sip amazing cocktails at the bar;
  2. You can enjoy the recreational activities located within 3 km such as the garden and the golf course;

Documents to Carry:

Basic documents needed for a smooth stay at Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze, Nuwara Eliya are:

  1. An original photo-ID card for all the members’ check-in;
  2. An e-voucher or hard copy of hotel confirmation voucher with the necessary details;Pictures of Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze, Nuwara Eliya

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