Our programme of luxury holidays to Sri Lanka has continued to develop and the range of holidays and hotels on offer in Sri Lanka reflects the amazing quality and character of accommodation that has opened in Sri Lanka over the last few years.Our holidays to Sri Lanka are completely tailor-made and can be single centre holidays to any destination throughout the country, as is more popular, a mixture of touring holiday often with a beach stay tagged on at the end. You can choose from characterful, boutique hotels, tea planters’ bungalows, colonial style grand hotels, the architectural gems of Geoffrey Bawa and modern beach resorts. In addition, explore the varied landscape, appreciate the wildlife and the culture of the country.Below, we are pleased to introduce you to just a few of our latest additions. Read on to find out more, view full details of all our holidays to Sri Lanka or view the updated Expressions Sri Lanka brochure online. NEW HOTEL HOLIDAYS IN SRI LANKANEGOMBO & WEST COASTAn area which is within easy reach of the international airport, where the fishing industry dominates coastal life whilst the Dutch legacy still remains. Although beaches are wide, currents are strong so it is better to swim in the hotel pool. Jetwing Sea, NegomboA four-star hotel overlooking Negombo Beach, with simple and contemporary architecture to match the city’s easy seaside lifestyle. Facilities include two restaurants, two bars and a spa which ensures guests feel relaxed and indulged. Spacious guestrooms are bright and airy, some boasting private balconies which enjoy wonderful sea views.Prices from £1090 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationJetwing Lagoon, NegomboA luxurious eco-friendly property between Negombo Lagoon and the Indian Ocean which was the first hotel to be built by Geoffrey Bawa. The elegant yet simple architecture houses guestrooms which combine local flavour and high-end luxury. Facilities include two restaurants which feature open-air dining, a spa and the longest outdoor swimming pool on Sri Lanka's west coast.Prices from £1520 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationCOLOMBOSitting on the coast between Negombo and Wadduwa, Sri Lanka’s largest city and commercial capital is a hectic mix of old and new with colonial architecture sitting alongside modern glass buildings. Cinnamon Lakeside, ColomboA haven of tranquillity set within acres of grounds beside Beira Lake in the heart of Colombo. Guests can explore the city as well as making the most of the hotel facilities which include a large pool, various dining options, an indulgent spa and tennis courts. Guestrooms boast views of the city skyline or the lake itself.Prices from £1375 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationCasa Colombo, ColomboA suite-only boutique hotel set within gated grounds in a quiet street just off the busy Galle Road, occupying a 200 year old mansion which typifies colonial excess. Many original features have been preserved alongside modern and quirky interior design. Facilities include three bars and restaurants, a unique pink swimming pool, an indulgent spa and a personalised butler service. Prices from £1375 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationWADDUWA, BENTOTA & SOUTH-WEST COASTA popular holiday destination stretching from Wadduwa to Bentota, with a variety of hotels and guest houses, wonderful beaches, interesting to do and see nearby and magical sunset views. Cinnamon Bey, BeruwelaA five-star hotel set at the end of a sweeping golden sand beach to the south of Beruwela. The property resembles a contemporary pavilion with open-sided living spaces which make the most of the sea views, while rooms and suites incorporate Turkish influences. Facilities include 8 restaurants, 2 bars, a sports complex and spa facility. Prices from £1175 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationThe Ark, near MatugamaAn exclusive jungle hideaway which occupies a magnificent, contemporary construction above the treetops of a 40 acre estate just 11 miles inland from Bentota. The unique property is available on an exclusive basis, and promises outstanding views over the rainforest, rubber plantations, terraced farmland and distant hills. Prices from £1490 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationGALLE & SOUTH COASTSouthern Sri Lanka is a world of historic Dutch forts, beautiful beaches and stilt fishermen. Inland are arid national parks, rainforest reserves and low-lying tea estates. Between December and April, Weligama Bay is a popular spot for whale and dolphin watching. Deco on 44, GalleA luxury boutique hotel within the walls of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle’s Dutch Fort. There is an Art Deco theme throughout the glamorous 1940s property, whose seven rooms are individually styled. Guests can relax by the pool, dine in the restaurant, lounge in the rooftop shisha bar or the historic city. Prices from £1340 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationCape Weligama Resort, WeligamaA cliff-top resort just 30 minutes’ drive from Galle Bay which is reminiscent of a traditional Sri Lankan village spread over 12 acres of landscaped gardens. Swimming pools are dotted between the spacious villas, while guests also have direct access to two beaches with opportunities for snorkelling and diving. Prices from £2350 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationNORTH-EAST COASTStrewn with Hindu temples and colonial gems, the far north and north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka was previously denied to tourists due to years of unrest. With peace restored and numerous hotels reopening, the region now welcomes visitors to discover its pretty towns and palm-fringed beaches.Amaya Beach Resort & Spa, PassikudahA stylish yet laid back retreat with low-lying structures stretching along the shoreline of Passikudah Beach. The five-star hotel blends traditional Sri Lankan style with contemporary minimalism and offers facilities which cater for adults and children. Prices from £1175 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationUga Bay Resort, Passikudah A five-star resort set on the golden beaches of Sri Lanka’s east coast, with modern architecture housing spacious rooms with sea views. An array of water sports are available on the beach, or guests can partake in yoga sessions or indulge in the underground spa.Prices from £1500 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationTHE CULTURAL TRIANGLEA melting pot of heritage, culture and wildlife which is home to a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and beautiful landscapes including Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Cave Temples of Dambulla and the mediaeval capital of Polonnaruwa. Amaya Lake Resort, near Dambulla A four-star property set back from the northern shores of Kandalama Lake near Dambulla, with pristine gardens which enhance the aura of tranquillity. Oversized pavilion structures allow indoor and outdoor spaces to merge, while each of the elegant guestrooms and suites enjoy a private terrace. Prices from £1325 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationCinnamon Lodge, Habarana A five-star hotel occupying a tranquil lakeside spot at the heart of the Cultural Triangle, with luxurious chalets spread over acres of forested land. Facilities include tennis and badminton courts, a modern spa facility and three restaurants, while there are numerous cultural attractions nearby. Prices from £1175 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationTEA & HILL COUNTRYPopularly known as High Tea Country, the temperate highlands of southern central Sri Lanka are wonderfully scenic with stunning mountain and valley vistas everywhere you go. Grand Hotel, Nuwara EliyaA colonial-style retreat in the hill country which was built as a residence of a former governor of Sri Lanka, with welcoming and homely interiors. The four-star hotel boasts the only Indian Restaurant in Nuwara Eliya as well as facilities including a health centre, while a range of sports are available nearby. Prices from £1325 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationHeritance Tea Factory, near Nuwara Eliya A four-star boutique hotel which is nestled amongst terraced hillsides and tea plantations 2km above sea level. The property boasts panoramic views and offers a unique cultural experience, inviting guests to find out more about the tea production process.Prices from £1450 per person for 7 nightsClick to view more informationAll of the above prices include scheduled flights with British Airways or Sri Lankan Airlines, private transfers and bed and breakfast accommodation. Click on the links to find out more information.
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