When you think of lavish escapes, your mind usually pictures Italy’s alluring Amalfi Coast, the magical waters of the Maldives or Dubai’s impressive all-inclusive resorts. But rising in the ranks is Sri Lanka, a new contender in the realm of luxury hospitality.
The petite nation is well-equipped for those seeking to enjoy its beauty, and as such has no shortage of places to unwind in style. There is an opportunity to escape the heat in the high country’s emerald forests and mesmerising tea fields. Visitors can also discover endless religious sanctuaries, adventure through a safari, or rejuvenate down south beside beaches so inspiring, their scenes will linger in the mind long after a visit. From heritage beauties to modern getaways, we explore the best luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.