Palagama Beach is about a two and a half hour drive north of Colombo Airport. It has been designed around how villages would use local materials but does have a very contemporary feel. Being on a beautiful deserted beach, it does have a very romantic location with breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean so is perfect for Honeymooners. All the accommodation is in separate little houses of different styles and all have total privacy.
It is situated about one and a quarter hour’s drive north of the Airport set in its own coconut plantation with rice, fruit, spices and hardwood trees also being grown. This grand mansion has been lovingly restored to its former glory and has been converted to a beautiful boutique hotel. It is surrounded by lawns and shady trees such as willow, mangoes and frangipanis. You can relax in the 50ft rimless pool, the jacuzzi or just laze in the garden. All the rooms are very spacious and furnished with ancestral Dutch period furniture. The dark, polished wooden floors contrast with the white walls giving a calm but sophisticated feel. Each room has its own verandah or balcony looking out on the peaceful surroundings. Many of the ingredients are grown on the Estate. You can eat wherever you wish, in the grand dining room, in your room, on your private balcony or under a shady tree in the garden. Should you have time, you can take a trip round the Estate, on a bullock cart. The husband and wife team will go out of their way to make sure your stay in their home is perfect, so much so, you won’t want to leave.
Located just forty five kilometres from the international airport, the Carolina Beach Hotel in Sri Lanka offers comfortable accommodation in an elegant setting.
Situated in the small fishing village of Ambakandawila in the north west of Sri Lanka, the hotel is away from the busy city and sits on an exclusive, tranquil beach.
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This brand new Anantaya hotel at Chilaw (opened December 2013) is built in a very special location with the stunning beach on one side looking right out over the warm Indian Ocean and a lagoon fringed by mangroves to the other. Being more remote, it does create a feeling of total tranquillity. All the rooms are luxuriously furnished.
This small delightful hotel has 12 rooms which are all beautifully and individually decorated and range from double rooms to fully equipped apartments for 2 people. All have their own terrace or balcony which overlooks a beautiful tropical courtyard garden which is very private. It is set in the quiet area of Negombo and whilst it has a fabulous 45ft long pool, you would only be 5 minutes from the glorious beach of Negombo. The pool bar and restaurant overlook the pool which is lit at night by candlelit which makes this a magical place to dine.
The Rani Beach Resort in Negombo offers very comfortable accommodation for the price making it very affordable for those looking to unwind near a golden beach. All the rooms have private balconies with views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel is located next to the fabulous beach in Negombo.