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Galle Fort is the old part of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best preserved colonial sea fortress in Asia.

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Pointe de Galle Light is an onshore lighthouse in Galle and is Sri Lanka's oldest light station.

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Sri Lanka is home to some of the best wildlife in Asia. Here you will witness enchanting birdlife, elephants, monkeys, peacocks, crocodiles, buffalo, deer, bears and the world's highest density of the elusive leopard

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Wind your way through Sri Lanka's verdant Tea Country by train to reach charming colonial-style hill stations.

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Stay within Bogawantalwa Valley's mist-shrouded tea plantations.

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Overlook the mesmerising Castlereagh lake from up high at Dunkeld Bungalow, the latest addition to the Ceylon Tea Trails.

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Take in the phenomenal views over Sri Lanka's rolling hills from Thotalagala's prime position in Haputale.

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Venture into the wickedly named Knuckles Mountains! These thick forested mountains are perfect for those who love to hike, mountain bike or explore local villages and discover waterfalls. The flora and fauna is impressive and there are many species of mammals found amongst these forests including elephants, giant squirrels and leopards.

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Base yourself at the Amanwella in Tangalle, a super slick, James Bond-esque beach resort located in the fishing village of Tangalle.

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During a stay at Amangalla, explore the historic town of Galle by foot, passing friendly locals as you go.

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Head to Yala National Park to witness enchanting birdlife, elephants, monkeys, peacocks, crocodiles, buffalo, deer, bears and the highest density in the world of the elusive leopard

SRI LANKA - Heritance Kandalama

Join wandering elephants at Heritance Kandalama, an architectural marvel of a hotel enveloped in vegetation and the centrepiece of the Geoffrey Bawa pilgrimage route.

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Go whale watching in Mirissa and Weligama Bay to see these magnificent creatures leaping in and out of the ocean.

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Be treated to great service at luxury hotels like Kahanda Kanda, our favourite boutique hotel in Galle.

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We highly recommend the luxury eco-resort of Ulagalla, which is within easy reach of the attractions of the Cultural Triangle.

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Enter another world at the wildly atmospheric Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka's most extraordinary cave temple complex.

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The extraordinary ancient city of Polonnaruwa was the island's medieval capital between the 11th and 13th century.

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Visit the extraordinary ancient city of Polonnaruwa, which was the island's medieval capital between the 11th and 13th century.

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Bask in the Sri Lankan sun at The Last House in Tangalle, under the shade of frangipani trees.

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Visit during the spectacular Perahera Festival in Kandy, which comprises of ten nights of lively festivities, involving bejewelled elephants, street dancers and drummers.

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Take in the Perahera Festival at the Temple of the Tooth, Sri Lanka's most holy Buddhist temple where it is said that Buddha's tooth is buried 24/37
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Kahanda Kanda near Galle is one of Sri Lanka's chicest addresses and a wonderfully stylish spot for an arak sour at the living room bar

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SRI LANKA - Sigiriya Rock

Take in the exhilarating views from the top of Sigiriya Rock

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Make friends with smiley local school kids playing at Dambulla cave temple

SRI LANKA - Tangalle market

Soak up the sights, smells and smiles at Tangalle food market which takes place once a week

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Castlereagh Lake in Sri Lanka's central Tea Country, a stone's throw from one of her chicest boutique bungalows, Castlereagh, which is part of the Ceylon Tea Trails.

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Enjoy sundowners at the Amangalla roof bar with views over the walled fort town of Galle

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The Amanwella’s ultra sexy 45-metre infinity pool is back by an elegant restaurant and looks out over a gorgeous coconut grove and the sea beyond. 

SRI LANKA - Villa Bentota

Set on a former coconut plantation a stone's throw from a dazzling beach is one of Sri Lanka's most sophisticated boutique hotels: the Villa Bentota

SRI LANKA - Amangalla Zaal

The Amangalla's Zaal is the grandest living room in Sri Lanka and the perfect location for a glamorous party - New Year's Eve celebrations here are incredible!

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Amangalla is steeped in history: once home to a Dutch commander and a billet for British soldiers, it has been revamped by Kerry Hill who has maintained the unique history of the building allowing you step right back to Galle’s colonial heyday.

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Treat yourself with a stay at one of Sri Lanka's most exclusive and beautifully designed villas - 20 Middle Street, Galle - which sleeps 6 people, and is situated next door to the Amangalla.

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Luxury & Boutique Hotels in Sri Lanka

There are some truly exceptional and boutique luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, which take full advantage of her wonderful scenic diversity. For some of the best hotels in Sri Lanka, hide away in the ultra-tasteful Kahanda Kanda just outside of Galle, cosy down at a luxury lodge in the picturesque Tea Country or stay at the iconic Kandalama Hotel, Geoffrey Bawa’s Cultural Triangle outpost, or at the Last House, his architectural swansong located in Tangalle. Other Sri Lankan luxury hotels include the ultra-sexy Amanwella and the family-friendly Anantara Peace Haven. Browse our portfolio of the best luxury hotels in Sri Lanka including villas, smaller boutique hotels and larger resorts, listed alphabetically by location:

  • All
  • Galle & the South
  • Cultural Triangle
  • Kandy & Hill Country
  • Colombo
  • The West
  • The East
  • National Parks

20 Middle Street ,

20 Middle Street, Galle Sri Lanka

  20 Middle Street is one of our Top Ten Private Villas in Asia. It doesn't get much better than 20 Middle Street boutique...

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25 Rampart Street ,

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Galle Fort, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its delightful blend of European architecture and South-Asian traditions, is...

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42 Lighthouse Street ,

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42 Lighthouse Street is an old Dutch colonial building located in the heart of historic Galle Fort, providing convenient access...

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Amangalla ,

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  Amangalla is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels, Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia and Top 10 Hotel Spas. Without a doubt the Grande...

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Amanwella ,

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  Amanwella is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Beach Hotels and Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia. It also has one of our Top 10...

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Anantara Peace Haven ,

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Anantara Peace Haven, on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, offers the ultimate in luxury and seclusion. Surrounded by a 21-acre coconut...

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ÀNI Sri Lanka ,

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ÀNI Sri Lanka is a Reda Amalou-designed beachfront villa which opened on Sri Lanka's beautiful south coast in autumn 2015....

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Ashburnham Estate ,

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Set among the verdant foothills of the Knuckles Mountain Range, Ashburnham Estate is a boutique hotel with a cosy, communal...

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Bar Reef ,

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Bar Reef is located on a two kilometre stretch of golden sand and offers a relaxed and informal getaway. With...

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Cape Weligama ,

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  Cape Weligama features in Ampersand's Top 10 Swimming Pools Set on the southern coast just 30 minutes east of the...

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Castlereagh Bungalow ,
Bogawantalawa Valley

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  Castlereagh is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels and our Top 10 Venues for a Wedding or Party Castlereagh Bungalow is one of the five...

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Chena Huts ,
Yala National Park

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Deep in the south of Sri Lanka, next to Yala National Park, lies Chena Huts, part of Uga Escape’s portfolio...

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Claughton House ,

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  Claughton House is one of our Top 10 Private Villas in Asia. Located between Dikwella and Tangalle, Claughton House was lovingly built by the late...

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Clingendael ,

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  Clingendael is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Secret Gems. Located on the Victoria Golf and Country Resort, around 40-minutes from...

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Cove House ,

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  Cove House is one of our Top Ten Private Villas in Asia. Perched above a spectacular white sandy bay with views across coconut...

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Dunkeld Bungalow ,
Bogawantalawa Valley

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Dunkeld Bungalow is one of the five restored historic tea planter residences in Sri Lanka's Ceylon Tea Region. This collection...

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Duwa Villas ,

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The Duwa Villas are a well kept secret which occupy the entire Thal Duwa, meaning Palm Island, located a short...

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Fort Bazaar ,

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Fort Bazaar stands proud within the walls of Galle Fort, a 17th century UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once a prosperousmerchant’s...

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Gal Oya Lodge ,
Gal Oya National Park

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  Gal Oya Lodge is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. Just outside the remote and almost forgotten Gal Oya National Park lies...

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Galapita Eco Lodge ,

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  Galapita Eco Lodge is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. If you have a sense of adventure and have...

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Galle Face Hotel ,

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After undergoing a 30-month long refurbishment, more than 150 years after its debut, the iconic colonial Galle Face Hotel has...

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Galle Fort Hotel ,

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A chic and charming property, Gall Fort Hotel is a 13 suite boutique hotel in the heart of Galle Fort...

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Goatfell ,
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Goatfell is a luxurious tea bungalow hotel on the Concordia Estate within the heart of Sri Lanka’s Hill Country. In its recently...

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Habaraduwa House ,

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  Habaraduwa House is one of our Ampersand's Top 10 Secret Gems, Top 10 Private Villas in Asia and Top 10 Venues for a Wedding or Party Originally...

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Heritance Kandalama ,

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This iconic hotel was designed by Sri Lanka's most famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa. It makes for a dramatic and imposing...

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The Hill Club ,
Nuwara Eliya

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A famous landmark in the hill station town of Nuwara Eliya, The Hill Club was built by the British in the...

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Jetwing Kaduruketha ,

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Conveniently located at the foot of the hill country, this Jetwing property is the first to be built with a...

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Jetwing Yala ,
Yala National Park

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Jetwing Yala is a quintessential Sri Lankan luxury hotel, nestled on the immediate outskirts of Yala National Park. It is the...

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Jim’s Farm Villas ,

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A boutique hotel set within 50 acres of organic farmland surrounded by palm trees and landscaped gardens, Jim’s Farm Villas...

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Jungle Beach ,

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Jungle Beach is another heavenly offering from UGA Resorts, the boutique collection that brought us Ulagalla Resort in Anuradhapura and Chena Huts in...

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Kahanda Kanda ,

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  Kahanda Kanda is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels and our Top 10 Venues for a Wedding or Party This stunning modern hotel in...

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Kalundewa Retreat ,

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The Kalundewa Retreat is the hidden gem of the cultural triangle, an intimate and idyllic hide-away nestled in the lush...

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Kandy House ,

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Surrounded by lush vegetation and vibrant paddy fields this colonial mansion is just four miles from the bustle of the...

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KK Beach ,

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KK Beach is a contemporary and stylish beachfront hotel. Just 12 kilometres from historic Galle and perched on the west...

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Kumana Mobile Tented Camp ,
Kumana National Park

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  Kumana Mobile Tented Camp is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Safari Lodges in Asia. This camp is one of our favourite hidden gems...

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Leopard Trails ,
Wilpattu National Park

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After gaining momentum in Yala National Park, Leopard Trails set up a new luxury camp in the lesser-known Wilpattu National...

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Leopard Trails ,
Yala National Park

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  Leopard Trails is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Safari Lodges in Asia. Located in the most renowned nature reserve in Sri Lanka, Yala...

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Living Heritage Koslanda ,

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The villas are perfectly suited to the cooler climate and combine boutique-style luxury and traditional Sri Lankan design and architecture....

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Maniumpathy ,

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Set in a prime position in the leafy Colombo 7 district, Maniumpathy is one of Ampersand's favourite boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. This wonderful...

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Maya Villa ,

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A stylish and soothing property, combining the perfect balance of colonial charm and modern contemporary, Maya will impress the most...

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Nine Skies ,

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Nine Skies is ideally located in Sri Lanka’s emerald tea-clad hills with spectacular views over the iconic nine arches of the...

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Norwood Bungalow ,
Bogawantalawa Valley

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Norwood Bungalow is one of the five restored historic tea planter residences in Sri Lanka's Ceylon Tea Region. This collection...

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The Villa Bentota by KK Collection ,


Set on a former coconut plantation and just a stone’s throw from a dazzling golden-sand beach, is Sri Lanka’s first...

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Pointe Sud ,

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Perched on an idyllic clifftop location, just beyond beautiful Mirissa, Pointe Sud is one of the most exclusive villas on...

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Rainforest Eco Lodge ,

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On the edge of the Singharaja Rainforest, hidden amongst the trees and rolling tea hills, is the the Rainforest Eco...

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Reef Villa ,

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Reef Villa is located in Wadduwa on the Southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Within a close distance of Beruwela and...

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Rock Villa ,

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Rock Villa, of the Taru Villas collection, is a 170 year-old Walauwa, ancestral heritage villa, set within 2.5 acres of...

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Rosyth Estate House ,

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Rosyth Estate House is a 1926 colonial planter’s bungalow set in a 62 acre private tea and rubber estate offering...

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Santani ,

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Perched in the luscious mountains near the city of Kandy in Central Sri Lanka, Santani is a dedicated wellness retreat whose...

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Stone House Kandy ,

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A private house a stones throw from Kandy, Stone House Kandy really does feel like a home away from home....

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Summerville Bungalow ,
Bogawantalawa Valley

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Summerville Bungalow is one of the five restored historic tea planter residences in Sri Lanka's Ceylon Tea Region. This collection...

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Sun House ,

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Set in the hills overlooking the historic town of Galle, this stylish colonial house was built by a Scottish nutmeg...

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Taprobane Island ,

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Taprobane Island is an enticing prospect for clients travelling to the Southern coast of Sri Lanka. The island is a...

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Taylor’s Hill ,

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Situated 29km from the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, Taylor’s Hill is in the heart of the Hewaheta Valley surrounded...

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The Beach ,

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The Beach hotel is located along a mile of palm fringed golden beach. With stylish and spacious surroundings, the hotel...

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The Last House ,

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The Last House is Geoffrey Bawa’s final architectural creation and is located on a private crescent of beach. With five...

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Jetwing Lighthouse ,

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Just three miles west of the bustling, historic Galle Fort, Jetwing Lighthouse has a great location on a rocky headland and a...

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The Wallawwa ,

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The Wallawwa, located just a 15 minutes drive from Colombo airport, is a luxurious private hideaway and is a perfect stopover for...

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Thotalagala ,

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There is something to be said about the importance of historical significance at Thotalagala, one of the first and most...

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Tientsin Bungalow ,
Bogawantalawa Valley

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Tientsin Bungalow is one of the five restored historic tea planter residences in Sri Lanka's Ceylon Tea Region. This collection...

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Tintagel ,

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  Tintagel is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Lux City Hotels and our Top 10 Boutique Hotels. This historical house was home to two...

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Tri Lanka ,

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Set to be the most contemporary and sustainable luxury design hotel in Sri Lanka, Tri is a luscious hillside haven....

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Trinco Blu by Cinnamon ,

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Trinco Blu by Cinnamon is a refreshing, retro-chic, hotel situated on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. With wooden decking, cut...

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Uga Bay ,

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Uga Bay is located on the east coast of the island in Pasikuda Bay between Trincomalee in the northeast and Arugam...

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Ulagalla ,

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  Ulagalla is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. Arguably the top property in Anuradhapura, this sophisticated hotel is formed...

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Water Garden Sigiriya ,

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With Sigiriya Rock Fortress looming in the distance, Water Garden, a beautifully landscaped resort brings a majestic touch to its...

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Wild Coast Tented Lodge ,
Yala National Park

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Scattered along an unspoilt beach on the edge of leopard-populated Yala National Park, Wild Cost Tented Lodge sits in a...

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Wild Grass ,

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Wild Grass offers the ultimate secluded luxury experience in the beautiful setting of Sigiriya. The resort limits itself to just...

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Camellia Hills ,
Kandy & Hill Country

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Camellia Hills is a luxurious five-bedroom boutique hotel nestled in Sri Lanka's hill country near Dickoya. Here you can experience...

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Kumu Beach ,

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Kumu Beach is hidden behind the palm-fringed shoreline of Balapitiya. Its 10 bedrooms, all looking out over the pool and...

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Lunuganga ,

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The life’s work of Sri Lanka’s starred architect Geoffery Bawa, Lunuganga is both moving and magical. An ideal place to...

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Owl and the Pussy Cat ,


Owl and the Pussycat Hotel is one of the best independently owned luxury hotels in Galle, Sri Lanka. Perched at...

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Leopard Safari ,
Yala National Park

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One of the best reserves in Yala, Leopard Safari is an eco wilderness camp pitched over 10 acres of private...

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Malabar Hill ,


  The villas at Malabar Hill boast of panoramic views of the Indian Ocean with its white sands of Weligama...

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Hilton Yala ,
Yala National Park


Amid the lush tropical forest, Hilton Yala provides a luxurious holiday experience on the southern edge of Yala National Park....

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Client Testimonials

Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
Ampersand provided a bespoke and flexible holiday, tailored to my every whim. Their highly professional staff had only one goal which was to arrange an exceptional holiday and some unforgettable experiences in India. I have no hesitation in fully recommending them and they will be the first company I approach in the future - 10/10
- Anonymous, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had. Everything – from the individual care and attention in planning the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round!
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India

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