Just a few kilometres from the bustling, historic Galle Fort, The Lighthouse has a great location between a rocky headland and a stretch of golden sand. It is one of famed architect, Geoffrey Bawa's, creations and has an overall sense of space and light. Each bedroom has a generously sized, sea and pool facing balcony. The two swimming pools, the lower being surrounded by gardens, are never overcrowded. The elegant spa is worth a visit to experience a spicy scrub or relaxing massage. Try the excellent a la carte menu at the Cinnamon Room which uses local ingredients including seafood and spices to great effect.
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.Bill Bryson