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  • Sri Lanka Coast and Country Combinations

    Paradise Road The Villa Bentota

    The Fortress

    Taylors Hill

    Cape Weligama

    Jetwing Vil Uyana

    Kandy House

    Coast and Country of Sri Lanka holiday

    Sri Lanka, with its contrasts of scenery between inland and the coast is perfectly suited for a luxury twin-centre holiday which combines a stay on the coast with a few days in the countryside.
    Forty minutes south of the capital Colombo, Wadduwa is the start of a string of fabulous beaches running all the way down and around Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. As inviting as Sri Lanka’s coastline is, however, the island’s interior is also definitely worth exploring, particularly the Cultural Triangle, located between the three ancient capitals of Kandy, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa and home to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as the strikingly beautiful Tea Country, whose tea and forest-clad hills stretch from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya and beyond.
    Below are three suggestions for a luxury holiday which combines Sri Lanka’s coast with countryside – these can be amended and extended according to your requirements.

    Twin-centre holiday in Sri Lanka
    We recommend that on arrival in Colombo you travel by private transfer to a luxurious hotel in the Cultural Triangle or in Hill Country where you stay for three or four nights. This allows you time to fully explore the area with the use of a private chauffer-guide, visiting fascinating sites such as Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Rock Temples, Polonnaruwa (the medieval capital of Sri Lanka), the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and Kandy’s sacred Temple of the Tooth.
    After your exploration of the Cultural Triangle, continue to an outstanding hotel on the coast of Sri Lanka for some thoroughly deserved relaxation time by the beach – the south west coast and the area surrounding Galle are both within reach.

    Included in your luxury two-centre holiday
    We include four nights in the country and four nights on the coast, use of car with driver-guide for the time in the country until you reach your coastal hotel, and then a transfer from the coastal hotel back to Colombo airport, and return scheduled flights with Sri Lankan airways from London to Colombo. Additional nights in any of the places, or stops in between can be added. Prices from £2,120 per person.

    Suggested twin-centre combinations
    Jetwing Vil Uyana & The Fortress

    Begin your holiday at Jetwing Vil Uyana, a luxurious eco-friendly base from which to explore the Cultural Triangle. This is a very special property in an unusual setting near Sigiriya Rock Fortress, with spacious bungalows sitting atop stilted foundations which hover above paddy fields.
    From Jetwing Vil Uyana travel approximately four hours south-west to The Fortress near historic Galle. This highly recommended holiday destination boasts an innovative mix of luxury and tradition, offering exquisite authentic and international cuisine and beautifully landscaped surroundings. The elegant hotel is well-located for watching stilt fishermen and taking excursions to Galle, venturing inland to rainforest reserves or exploring the south coast. Price from £2,120 per person.

    The Kandy House & Villa Bentota
    Begin your holiday at The Kandy House, a tranquil mansion set within lush gardens just a few miles away from Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, Kandy. The hotel blends traditional architecture with colonial furniture and modern design, promising an elegant and sophisticated stay in Hill Country. The Kandy House is well situated for excursions to temples, tea estates and nature reserves, as well as for activities such as walking and golf.
    From The Kandy House travel around three hours south-west to Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, a fascinating and relaxing hotel just yards from the stunning South Bentota beach. The 19th century Dutch home was converted into Sri Lanka’s first boutique hotel by Geoffrey Bawa, and has recently been refurbished in a modern style which is sensitive to its original design. Guests can relax within the elegant courtyards and acres of grounds, or swim in the 75ft-long pool. Price from £2,140 per person.

    Taylor's Hill and Cape Weligama
    Taylor's Hill is situated near one of the very first tea estates in Sri Lanka, Loolecondera, in the verdant hills south of Kandy and north of Nuwara Eliya. This boutique hotel reflects the style of a traditional tea-planter's bungalow and with just five rooms, you are assured a personal welcome and service. Cosy and quaint, with lovely gardens and views, this is a welcoming spot to explore both Kandy and Tea Country. From here you travel south to the coast east of Galle and Cape Weligama, a luxury resort perched on the coast, with cliffs and  beach, whose accommodation comprises spacious, luxurious villas with butler service. Price from £2,360 per person.

    A number of touring holiday feature stays in hotels in the Cultural Triangle, Hill Country and on Sri Lanka’s extensive coastline – find out more about our suggested touring holidays of Sri Lanka.

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