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Honeymoons and weddings abroad are tailor-made by Expressions Holidays. Contact us for a range of honeymoon and wedding destinations around the world and an amazing choice of honeymoons from island-hopping to visiting cultural sites.

With Authentic Experiences from Expressions Holidays you enter a world of genuine holiday and travel experiences within the framework of one of our tailor-made holidays, be its significance culture, gastronomy, wine appreciation, wildlife, sports or special occasions.

Expressions Spas opens a world of tailor-made spa holidays that allows you to choose according to region, type of treatment desired, product type and recommends for your party type, whether it be for couples, singles or perhaps mothers and daughters travelling together.

Expressions Families affords you an amazing choice of sophisticated resorts ideally suited to families in selected destinations worldwide. You can also choose according to required facilities in resort and we suggest holidays for families with grandparents and single parent families too.

Expressions Holidays offers you tailor-made rail holidays and journeys by train, including luxury trains, scenic journeys and classic rail tours.

Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.
  • Boutique hotel stays

    Serene Pavilions

    The Ark

    Boutique Hotel Stays in Sri Lanka

    A number of delightful luxury boutique hotels have opened in Sri Lanka recent years, either built from scratch or by renovating a dilapidated private mansion or public building.
    These properties offer high standards of facilities and service and although the range of facilities may not be as extensive as in a larger hotel, the boutique hotels are ideal for those who want a peaceful atmosphere, privacy and more intimate and personalised service. You will find that you could happily be marooned there for the entire length of your stay.

    The most luxuriously indulgent boutique hotels in Sri Lanka
    Serene Pavilions, closest to Colombo airport with a transfer of under 2 hours, provides 12 lavish palatial ‘pavilion’ villas with private plunge pools and positively divine personal butler service. The newly refurbished Saman Villas sits on a secluded promontory near Bentota, offering spacious suites and superb ocean views. Amanwella, an Aman resort in the deep south, is set around a white crescent of sand, achingly sensuous and fabulous food.

    Boutique gems on the south-west coast of Sri Lanka
    Slightly lower-key boutique gems on the south-west coast include the 7-suite Reef, a British/Irish designed, owned and managed hotel which features Indian campaign furniture and 150-year old carved beds; and the ethereal Aditya Resort with its rich fabrics, open lounges and enormous balcony suites. The petite and stylish trio of Apa Villas, Frangipani Tree and Era Beach provide intimate barefoot luxury at Thalpe beach, as does the newly re-built Weligama Bay Resort further along the south coast.

    Inland and Cultural Triangle boutique hotels
    Inland a little by Koggala Lake is the tranquil Kahanda Kanda, actually a stunning private villa turned 5-bedroom luxury retreat. Perched high on a mountain just outside Kandy, Theva blends panoramic windows and contemporary design with fine Kandyan art. Ground-breaking creations in the Cultural Triangle include the stilted ‘dwellings’ over water and rice paddies at Vil Uyana, the new Ulagalla Resort, with its villas on stilts and solar power station and the Elephant Corridor where you can observe wildlife from your private plunge pool, inside or outside your suite.

    New Boutique additions to the Expressions Sri Lanka programme
    In Colombo is Zylan Luxury Villa, a light and airy property with a rooftop terrace which offers respite from the hectic city. Located just 11 miles inland from Bentota is The Ark, an isolated jungle hideaway with just 3 guestrooms which sits above the treetops. Further south in Galle is Deco on 44, a 7-room hotel with an outdoor pool located within the walls of Galle Fort. The Last House is a seaside villa in Tangalle, a striking hotel which was designed by Geoffrey Bawa with yellow walls and colourful interiors. Inland in Tea Country is The Governor's Mansion, a grand mansion on a tea estate which is surrounded by fragrant gardens and manicured lawns.

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