Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea, and flavourful food make Sri Lanka irresistible.

Few places have as many Unesco World Heritage Sites (eight) packed into such a small area. Sri Lanka’s 2000-plus years of culture can be discovered at ancient sites where legendary temples boast beautiful details even as they shelter in caves or perch on prominent peaks. More recent are evocative colonial fortresses, from Galle to Trincomalee.

Across the island, that thing that goes bump in the night might be an elephant heading to a favorite waterhole. Safari tours of Sri Lanka’s pleasantly relaxed national parks encounter leopards, water buffaloes, all manner of birds, and a passel of primates.

our LXRY! hotel selection

We have some criteria before we can call a hotel a LXRY! Selection Hotel. We want to be surprised, we need luxury and hospitality at a high level, we love the quality of food and the rooms, we think the location is super important, and….we want to memorize the hotel for a lifetime! So you will not find basic chain hotels that look similar in all countries but truly found local gems that are different and memorable.

Sri Lanka- hatton

Luxury living in the Hills

Ceylon Tea Trails comprises five restored historic tea planter residences, called bungalows, perched at an altitude of 1250 meters in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region.
The 27 rooms & suites with period furnishings, gracious butler service, and gourmet cuisine create an ambiance that has made Tea Trails the gold standard for luxury in Sri Lanka. Each bungalow is unique and offers guests the non-hotel, private house ambiance that is the hallmark of the award-winning Tea Trails experience. Follow the Tea Trail from one bungalow to the next, staying a night or two at each or just laze in one. This is the ideal setting for trekking and biking against the breathtaking backdrop of mountains, lakes, winding roads, and waterfalls. If you prefer to unwind, observe life on a working tea estate while being pampered by your butler, enjoy a spa treatment, croquet on the lawn or sunbathe alongside the pool. Or explore the lush tea fields & visit a century-old factory for a gentle education in the art of Ceylon Tea.
“We have stayed in the Norwood Bungalow and believe me… this is an experience you will never forget. Such polite luxury. Like you are living there yourself with the full staff for you alone to make your stay as fantastic as possible. The surroundings are stunning, take a bike ride as we did, and visit the tea factory. Unbelievable beauty. Worth every dollar.” – Gert van Loenen Jr.

Sri Lanka- Weligama


Where trade winds carried legendary explorers like Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, and Fa-Hsien past Sri Lanka’s soaring southern cliffs on some of history’s most celebrated nautical journeys, Cape Weligama has become the most celebrated resort along this fabled island’s palm-fringed shores.

Thirty minutes east of Galle, Cape Weligama inhabits 12 manicured acres atop a singular promontory rising 40 meters above the Indian Ocean.

Stunning panoramas await you, naturally complementing the 39 private retreats designed by one of Asia’s most celebrated architects, Lek Bunnag. The hotel’s dining venues capture Weligama’s iconic sunsets, as does the 60-meter crescent-shaped infinity pool that appears to flow seamlessly into the shimmering sea, while those timeless breezes ensure elegant swells unfurl onto the sun-kissed sand.

Nestled into the natural slopes atop Cape Weligama’s striking headland, a collection of 39 Suites and Villas create the welcoming illusion of a traditional Sri Lankan village. Yet beneath local terracotta-tiled rooftops, stylish interiors unfold as generously sized contemporary living quarters, surrounded by tropical gardens, named after a distinguished explorer or writer whose historic Ceylon journey captures the spirit of Cape Weligama.

The Villas are set within eight gardens in the upper part of the headland, comprising two or three Villas in each plus a large shared infinity-edge swimming pool. The Ocean Pool Villa and Duplex Two Bedroom Cape Pool Villa enjoy private 15m pools. The Suites are located at the lower level, around the Cove Pool. They are especially well suited to families or friends traveling together.

All accommodations enjoy a large terrace with dining and in-room spa facilities, spacious walk-in wardrobes, Sonos wireless audio, handmade Ophir toiletries, a steam room & large bathrooms with twin vanities, and a stone tub.

Sri Lanka- Yala

A Wild Coast Tented Lodge, luxury in Yala

Wild Coast Tented Lodge is adjacent to Yala National Park, renowned for its leopard population. This spectacular luxury tented camp is situated on a rugged, empty beach, overlooking the Indian Ocean. The unique design sees the man-made structures blending seamlessly into the surrounding landscape, thanks to the use of carefully selected natural materials. The use of arched fabric structures allows each of the 28 tents to take on the shape and color of the rocks and boulders that lay scattered nearby, whilst a clever layout in the shape of a leopard’s paw print alludes to the area’s most famous resident. The open-air bamboo-clad Ten Tuskers bar and Dining Pavilion – designed to mirror the boulders scattered across the golden beach beyond – wrap around the resort’s enormous free-form swimming pool. Guests can enjoy creative daily-changing menus of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine in the restaurant, as well as sundowner cocktails and picnics al fresco on the sand dunes, watching dusk settle over the Indian Ocean.

Sri Lanka - Kandy


Named for the Sanskrit word meaning “in harmony with,” Santani realizes the sincere belief that sustainable wellness begins by bringing oneself into balance with nature and by allowing ourselves to receive
nurture from ourselves as well as from others.

That harmony guides everything we do here. Within one of the world’s lushest environments, the holistic architecture treads as lightly as possible upon the land to let nature’s rhythms lull you back to life. Our wellness programmes in Ayurveda, detox, yoga, and spa combine on-site pampering and rejuvenation with enlightened learning for healthy living long after you leave these naturally rejuvenating surroundings placing us among the best luxury Ayurveda resorts in Sri Lanka.

Santani is the first and only purpose-built wellness resort offering luxury escapes in Sri Lanka, designed according to the highest sustainability and eco-standards. We spent more than two years searching for this pristine location because we understood humans heal and thrive most effectively where nature meets intelligent sustainable design. The resort provides guests with luxury escapes beyond compare in Sri Lanka.

This 48-acre former tea plantation within a pristine forest has allowed us to create a restorative destination spa, which is completely accessible yet blissfully secluded. The rooms are built for natural ventilation and are air-condition free – far healthier for you, and better for the environment because this saves over 70% of energy compared to an air-conditioned hotel.

Stylish and utterly comfortable, their interiors to are deliberately minimal. As in ancient Buddhist meditation caves in the mountains surrounding Santani, this lack of distraction allows you to focus your mind solely on slowing it down.

To further support your efforts to ‘reset,’ the rooms do not have televisions. While digital detox is a key component of the Santani experience, they do offer in-room WiFi on demand.

By blurring the distinction between inside and out, these private retreats invite you to rest, relax or meditate while inhaling the pure fresh air and taking in the pristine, truly inspiring scenery around you.

They have 16 Mountain View Chalets that overlook the surrounding mountain range.

Sri Lanka - Kandy


For Kandy hotels Sri Lanka – The Kandy House is a beautiful example of a luxury Kandy boutique hotel and resorts.

This boutique hotel is an ancestral manor house which was built in 1804 and its rich history and exquisite restoration, with nine rooms to choose from. Enjoy your stay at this Kandy hotel where the aim is to give guests the experience of staying in a more private house which is also ideal for a honeymoon.

The building that houses the uniquely designed bedrooms overlooks the large jungle pool with infinity views of the paddy fields and the sprawling tree in the garden is light up in the evening to make it a perfect boutique hotel for honeymoon.

Amongst Kandy hotels and resorts, The Kandy House is well-placed to spend time to relax as well as explore a broad selection of Sri Lanka’s primary destinations in and around Kandy, the Cultural Triangle, and Tea Country.

“We have stayed in the Kandy house and absolutely loved every second. The incredible food, the colonial-style house and room, and do book an ayurvedic massage. A true memory of a lifetime!” – Gert van Loenen Jr.

Sri Lanka- Galle


A world of luxury and new discoveries await you at The Fortress Resort & Spa. Blending timeless elegance and colonial-style design set against the backdrop of Galle Beach and the surrounding area, we provide the perfect coastal escape for romance and adventure. The world-class service, indulgent comforts, and eco experiences make us truly stand out amongst Galle hotels.

Enjoy an unforgettable beach vacation with your family at this boutique resort.

Escape to paradise and discover luxurious holiday living! Choose from a wide selection of accommodation at The Fortress Resort & Spa, where colonial charm and modern elegance come together to create a one of a kind getaway amongst luxury boutique hotels in Galle.

All 53 of the suites and guest rooms are designed to provide you with nothing but the best of opulence and a host of amenities to make you all the more comfortable. They have four room types ranging from Fortress Rooms to Ocean Rooms, Beach Rooms, and Beach Splash Rooms. Should you require more space and grandeur their two suites categories, Ocean Loft Suites and Fortress Residence Suites will be a perfect choice.

“This hotel is in a great location on the beach. The rooms are very spacious and the service is fantastic. Take a tuk-tuk to the nearest town where you also find the most special little Sri Lankan restaurants. We loved it!” – Gert van Loenen jr.

Sri Lanka- Galle

Relax. Destress. Rejuvenate

An exclusive, private island adjacent to Sri Lankan Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary Eluwila.

Their passion for nature drives a clear focus to minimize the environmental footprint in an eco-lodge designed to rejuvenate your spirit and body.

Kaju Green has been born out of a desire for simple, quality design which maximizes natural light, airflow sanitation, and lush landscapes to provide each bungalow with needed privacy. Leaving cold European winters for a tropical haven, your unwinding, and relaxation flow naturally as your body absorbs the optimal temperatures and humidity.

Kaju is the local Sinhalese name for the ancient cashew tree around which the whole island, canals, and rivers flow. Deeply rooted in the midst of this former coconut plantation, Kaju is the symbol of how important deep connections are in the process of your rejuvenation. Kaju is used in a range of dishes in their kitchen gathering you into its circle of life.

To ensure your total peace and enjoyment of the natural environment Kaju Green is an adult-only destination.

They provide for their guests the next activities:

-Kayaking and canoeing through the lake with mangroves. 

-Yoga sessions with certified yoga teacher on the spacious top yoga deck

-Saltwater swimming pool

-Free tuk-tuk to and from Dalawella beach where you can swim with sea turtles 

-Bicycles riding through paddy fields and Buddhist Temples situated nearby

-SPA treatments on the on-site SPA pavilion. 

-Different kind of excursions: Galle Fort just in 10 minutes drive by tuk-tuk) Japanese Peace Pagoda with amazing sunsets and ocean view, Whale watching tour, Yala National park Safari, Koggala Lake, Tea Factory, and many many others.

Relax. Destress. Rejuvenate. Beneath the Kaju Tree.