Springtime is a wonderful time to visit Sri Lanka as hotels are quieter and there are some fascinating local festivals which offer a true insight into Sri Lankan culture. April kicks off the ‘Nuwara Eliya Season’ in Tea Country (lasting until June) with horse trotting races, golf tournaments and other special events. The most important Buddhist festival of the year takes place in May (Veska Poya Day) and the second most important in June (Poson Poya) bringing colourful decorations, celebrations and roadside food stalls. In Sri Lanka you will find a fascinating mix of colourful culture, unique wildlife and stunning beaches. We have hand-picked some of the best hotels to visit including boutique hotels and eco-lodges, so make the most of this spring and head to Sri Lanka.Private island indulgence at Taprobane Island in Weligama BayTaprobane Island in Weligama Bay is a fantasy tropical island hideaway, ideal for honeymooners or a party of up to 10 people. It is luxurious and indulgent in terms of setting, uniqueness and space, as you have a splendid 1920s villa and 2 acre island all to yourself. All five en-suite bedrooms are filled with antique furniture and bright furnishings, with stunning views out to sea. Balconies and terraces look out onto the tropical gardens which surround the villa, with winding pathways leading to a secluded infinity pool by the water's edge.A staff of 5 service the villa and prepare delicious Sri Lankan and international cuisine according to your desires.7 nights from £1585 per person including return flights, private car transfers and bed and breakfast accommodation based on ten people sharing the whole villa.More information about Taprobane Island, Weligama BayAll Galle & South Coast HotelsLuxury boutique stay at Ceylon Tea Trails in Tea CountryThe award-winning Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka's only Relais & Chateaux property, is perched at an altitude of 4000 feet in the heart of Sri Lanka’s panoramic Tea Country which is an excellent destination in springtime as temperatures hover around 24 degrees Celsius. Four restored colonial tea planters’ bungalows comprise 20 luxurious rooms and suites offering gracious living with gourmet cuisine and period furnishings. Trek or bike from one bungalow to the other amidst breathtaking scenery or simply choose one bungalow to relax in comfort amongst the beautiful surroundings.7 nights from £1725 per person including return flights, private car transfers and full board accommodation based on sharing a double or twin room.More information about Ceylon Tea Trails, Tea CountryAll Tea & Hill Country HotelsEco-luxury at Jetwing Vil Uyana in the Cultural TriangleJetwing Vil Uyana has been designed to enable guests to experience nature alongside the modern amenities of a luxury hotel, in an atmosphere of total peace and calm. 25 individual ‘dwellings’ have been placed in and around reed beds, rice fields and lakes, making it a haven for wildlife and a place of tranquillity for guests. Most have their own plunge pool and outdoor wooden deck. There are two restaurants to choose from as well as a spa and yoga pavilion. This delightful boutique hotel is ideally placed for exploring the Cultural Triangle and close to Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which can be seen in the distance from the hotel.7 nights from £1540 per person including return flights, private car transfers and bed and breakfast accommodation based on two people sharing a double or twin room.More information about Jetwing Vil Uyana, Cultural TriangleAll Cultural Triangle HotelsTranquility and indulgence at Saman Villas in BentotaSaman Villas in Bentota is an intimate and romantic resort of the highest standard, occupying a striking position on a headland overlooking a magnificent beach. The 27 spacious suites offer high standards of comfort with luxurious furnishings, private balconies or verandas and stunning sea views. The terraced gardens, large pool and sandy beach offer peaceful locations to relax, whilst a variety of treatments are available at the luxurious Sahana Spa. Bentota is a well-established tourist resort in south-west Sri Lanka with a range of activities available including water sports and boat trips.7 nights from £1665 per person including return flights, private car transfers and bed and breakfast accommodation based on two people sharing a double or twin room.More information about Saman Villas, BentotaAll Wadduwa, Bentota and South West Coast hotelsRelaxation and seclusion at Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa in Passikudah BayMaalu Maalu Resort & Spa in eastern Sri Lanka is a relaxing place to stay in a beautiful and secluded part of the island. Built in the style of a traditional Sri Lankan fishing village, this eco-friendly and family oriented beach resort blends seamlessly with the surrounding environment. The suites feature modern interiors alongside authentic Sri Lankan furnishings, all with magnificent views of the beach and ocean. Activities available include diving and windsurfing, or guests can relax by the pool or in the spa.7 nights from £1575 per person including return flights, private car transfers and bed and breakfast accommodation based on two people sharing a double or twin room.More information about Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa, Passikudah BayAll North & North-East Sri Lanka hotelsAs well as these stand alone hotel suggestions, we can also put together chauffeur-driven tailor-made touring itineraries for you to explore the country in more depth. Please see our suggested touring holidays of Sri Lanka for more ideas or call to speak to one of our experienced travel specialists on 01392 441245.
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