15 Insanely Gorgeous Places to Stay in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka dishes up an exotic mix of fascinating temples, ancient cities, beguiling beaches, eight epic UNESCO sites, tea plantations and cool forested mountains.

Now that you’ve decided to go, you have the pleasant task of deciding where to stay in Sri Lanka.

Even if a travel agency is helping to book your trip, you’ll be happier with the accommodation selected if you can suggest some Sri Lanka hotels you’d like to stay at.

Shangri-La Colombo

It’s the perfect chill-out spot for shaking off jet-lag after a long international flight and to gently ease you into the exoticism of Sri Lanka.



Residence by Uga Escapes

Uga Residence occupies a former Victorian mansion, where all suites have private outdoor courtyards.



The property itself is like a private nature reserve, with peacocks, tortoises, troupes of cheeky monkeys and monitor lizards.


Sigiriya hotels

Today, climbing the stairs up the rock, past sculpted lions’ paws and colorful frescoes, is a highlight of a trip to Sri Lanka.


Water Garden Sigiriya

At dusk, egrets, spoonbills and hordes of other birds gather in the lagoon right in front of the main swimming pool.

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