Sri Lanka – Home to the best most breathtaking coastal retreats in the world. Brimming with rich landscapes, prehistoric treasures, Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife and the most hospitable people ever! With luxury hotels and resorts opening up in every corner, Sri Lanka is becoming a popular tourist destination day by day.
In this article, we’ll talk about the best beach-side getaways where you could go with your friends, family, or your partner. Along with hotel deals, package deals, and Sri Lanka travel deals, which suit you best.
And for travel deals, the Sri Lankan Airlines offer the best fares to and from Sri Lanka, with special offers for students and baggage deals that you would not want to miss.
The Sandhya Hotel
Located at the center of the Kabalana Beach lies a chic nine-bedroom adults-only boutique hotel – with all the rooms facing the awe-inspiring ocean. The design of the hotel is modern but minimalistic. And the atmosphere is inviting, intimate and engaging.
It is known that most of the guests at the hotel leave as friends. Because the owner Alan Tan is on residence most of the times and goes out of his way to help his guests inside and outside the hotel. So the hotel rates stand at $150 per night with prices even lower in the offseason.
To get the best deals, book your stay through the hotel’s site at thesandhya.com.
Tangalle, Hambantota District
The 30-suite family resort is located on the crescent-shaped bay that is shared with the fishermen of the area. Because it is surrounded with tall palm trees in the west and great boulders that seal the shoreline in the east – the Amanwella has one of the most beautiful scenic views in all of Sri Lanka.
The resort offers many services and facilities, including a restaurant, spa, pools, a bar, free Wi-Fi, room service, laundry, etc. Furthermore the rooms of the resort are spectacular! The spacious and uncluttered rooms – each facing the ocean and with their own private terraces – combined with the dark-colored theme of the rooms give an inviting and calming feeling. To add, the resort costs $625 (double room) in the offseason and goes up till $1050 in the high season.
Family holiday deals are available at booking.com that offer Sri Lanka package deals.
Tangalle, Hambantota District
This nature lover’s paradise lies between the Rekawa Lagoon (home to five of Sri Lanka’s marine turtle species), and the stretch of wild beach. So this super relaxing and the extremely serene hotel is home to much exotic wildlife that roams around freely on the property. The rooms of the hotel are simple but spacious with minimalistic backdrops. Facing the lagoon, the rooms offer the best view of the area. Room 8 – the honeymoon suite is the biggest room available that caters to everything a couple could want.
The hotel is equipped with two swimming pools, a double height restaurant facing the ocean, spa, beach, an open bar, and many more services. And the hotel also caters to the needs of guests with disabilities – unlike many resorts and hotels in the place. So the rooms start from $120 but rates can go up.
Kumu Beach Hotel
The private family hotel is located at the west end of the island. The hotel captures the essence of Sri Lankan style of living. The elegant and chic ocean view rooms are beautifully designed by the well-known Sri Lankan designer Annika Fernando. And all rooms have an ocean view but some rooms, like the honeymoon suite has better views than the rest.
The services and facilities offered by the hotel include a spa, restaurant, beaches, pools, etc. Guests feel extremely comfortable with the most humble and hospitable staff at their service 24/7. So the ocean-view hotel deals range from $230 to $400 whereas the double (for families) can range from $180 to $300 (cost depends on the season).
Sri Lanka is home to many beaches – some private some public but the best and most beautiful beaches are hidden, such as:
The Hiriketiya beach
Located at the south coast. The secluded beach is also known as the ‘Blue Beach’. And the beautiful clear blue water is ideal for surfers and great for anyone looking for a refreshing dip.
Polhena- the sandy cove that is never crowded
An offshore reef barrier stands between the rough waves of the ocean and the Polhena beach, where the waves are calmer and the water is shallow. Dotted with pieces of corals that occasionally come to shore, it is a must-see coastal destination.
So just a few kilometers away from the town of Unawatuna, this beach is hidden in the rich greenery of the Rumassala forestry. This is very peaceful and sensational stretch of the Sri Lankan coast that is ideal for swimming or just enjoying a quiet, intimate picnic by the beach.
Because the weather of Sri Lanka makes it an all-year-round destination, everyone should it definitely explore. And the breathtaking beauty that lies in this land is like no other. You can spend days exploring and discovering new astonishing things and still not be bored by the captivating and enchanting scenery.