Ceylon Tea Trails
Ceylon Tea Trails is the ideal destination for honeymooners in search for relaxing amidst luxury and the beauty of Mother Nature. Five luxurious planter bungalows are scattered amongst the scenic hillsides of Sri Lanka’s Bogawantalawa Tea Estate. The Castlereagh Lake is the highlight of this estate in addition to uninterrupted valley views from the bungalows. The Dunkeld bungalow is the latest addition to the estate and features a stunning infinity pool that seems like its dropping straight into the lake. Biking, hiking and boating are possible activities here to explore the lush greenery surrounding you.
Perched at an altitude of 1250 meters above sea level, these premium luxury bungalows are geographically located in Hatton, Sri Lanka – about 80kms (4 hours) from Colombo. A further 2 hours into the hills will take you to the popular town of Nuwara Eliya where more scenic views await.
Cape Weligama is another one of the Resplendent Ceylon hotels – the same chain that Ceylon Tea Trails comes under. The hotel is perched on an elevated headland offering fine ocean views, amazing food, friendly staff, spacious modern villas and plenty of leisure facilities. The villas are designed in a way that offers maximum privacy for guests, with their own gardens and swimming pools. The resort has a beautiful crescent shaped infinity Moon pool curving about 60m, offering 270-degree sea views of the beautiful bay of Weligama.
Weligama is a popular surfing spot in the southern coast of Sri Lanka where you can also enjoy swimming in the sea. The historic fort of Galle is less than an hour’s drive from Weligama, and the popular whale watching spot – Mirissa is just a 15-minute drive. So, Cape Weligama would also be a good spot to explore the attractions in southern Sri Lanka.
Originally a tea planter’s bungalow from the British era, now turned into a seven-room boutique hotel, is decorated with 19th century furnishings to highlight the heritage of Sri Lanka’s hill country. Spend your days exploring the hills, climbing up to the nearby Lipton’s Seat, or simply lounging around to absorb the stunning views from the bungalow. The common infinity pool offers views of the rolling green plantations and is lined with poolside loungers to sit and relax or enjoy a cup of tea. Accommodating up to 14 guests, each room is decorated with antique furnishings, lush bedding and modern amenities.
Thotalagala Tea Plantation Bungalow is located in Haputale, a town which remains largely unexplored by tourists but is slowly gaining popularity for its breathtaking panoramic views of the hillside. It is about a 6-hour drive from Colombo, but is in close proximity to other popular towns such as Nuwara Eliya and Ella, so it could be an ideal destination to base yourself while exploring the hills of Sri Lanka.
Jetwing Colombo 07
Looking for a quick getaway within the city in between your conference days? Be sure to visit the rooftop of Jetwing Colombo 07 for a gorgeous view of Colombo’s upscale neighborhood. Located in close proximity to other urban experiences, the hotel offers a range of modern facilities that suits your busy lifestyle. It also has the highest rooftop bar in Colombo, studded with a jaw-dropping infinity pool and staffed with the finest of Sri Lankan hospitality.
Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge
Situated on a hill-top amidst lush tea plantations with gleaming views of the Knuckles Mountain Range, Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge is a refined 4-star hotel 30kms from Kandy. With an eco-friendly atmosphere, safari-style lodges provide rustic accommodation with mountain views, en-suite bathrooms, a furnished patio, and a bath tub. The infinity pool offers gorgeous views of the valleys and into the mountains. The pool is very clean and well-maintained, tempting anyone to jump in and gaze into the views for hours together. The Hatale Waterfall and a tea factory visit are a couple of activities that the hotel encourages in addition to hiking trails and camping in the Knuckles Mountain Range.
98 Acres Resort and Spa
As the most popular hotel in the hill country town of Ella, 98 Acres Resort and Spa rarely has room availability on short notice! Offering a charming getaway in a romantic, yet adventurous atmosphere, the hotel is set amidst stunning mountains that are the backdrop of the exclusive infinity pool. The elegant construction of the pool includes a deck that is made of naturally cut stones. Set on a 40-hectare lush tea estate, the resort is just a few minutes walking distance from the Flying Ravana Zipline and the iconic Nine Arches Bridge. The eco-friendly resort offers the luxuries of a boutique hotel in all of its 28 rooms designed with granite, polished cement floors, pillars of eucalyptus trees and roofs made with bamboo. Each room offers unending views of mountains that go as far as the southern plains.
Amongst the many hotels focusing on wellness and sustainable holidays, Tri Hotel Koggala is located along Sri Lanka’s finest lake, showcasing an inspiring jungle-like environment. The resort has a gorgeous lake-edge infinity swimming pool that offers panoramic views in hues of green and blue, which are a pleasant sight indeed. This gem of a pool is one of the most frequently photographed in all of Sri Lanka. With a unique architectural design, Tri is the first sustainability resort established in Sri Lanka, offering absolute peace and harmony with nature.
Koggala is just a short drive from Galle, so you can base yourself at this hotel when looking to explore the southern coast of Sri Lanka. From beach hopping to stilt fishing, whale watching, water sports and turtle hatcheries, the activities are plenty. And what more would you want than to come back to a dip in one of the most scenic infinity pools in Sri Lanka!