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Farcry Wasgamuwa

The lush expanses of Wasgamuwa, where dry and wet zone intermingle, derives from the Sinhalese words ‘WalasGomuwa’ which translate to ‘Woods of Bear’, for its once prevalent population of sloth bear. It is in this un-spoiled sanctuary, set against stunning vistas of the Knuckles Mountain Range, at the edge of anature reserve beyond which the great Mahaweli river meanders its way, that Farcry Boutique Resort offers a serene haven for the discerning nature enthusiast.

Located a mere 25km from Wasgamuwa National Park and a convenient juncture to a number of neighboring attractions of both natural and historical value, FarCry invites its’ guests to venture into the gateways of Sri Lanka’s wilderness and history as they enjoy the rustic charm of local farm life and experience the gracious hospitality that is deeply rooted in the country’s heritage.

FarCry sits amidst a 12-acre expanse of fertile land blessed with nature’s finest gifts. Housing 6 suites, a restaurant and pool the resort is designed to sit in perfect unison with its natural surroundings.

FarCry’s location makes for a perfect stay over whilst touring key locations dotted around the resort including the National Park in Wasgamuwa, the Knuckles mountain range, the historical cities of Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa and Kandy or even the pristine beaches of Pasikuda.

Zylan Luxury Villa

The cool, elegant property is decorated in charmingly understated soft hues of coffee and cream which accentuates the vibrancy and colours of Jennifer’s art which adorns the walls of the public rooms as well as the eight Deluxe bedrooms and the two luxuriously appointed Executive rooms.

For guests who visit or are fortunate enough to stay at this new ‘flower’ which opened its doors to the first guests on December 28nd 2011, you will find an establishment which reflects its name, Zylan means ‘blossoming’ or ‘blooming’ and this genteel hotel certainly does that. The creativity of the décor, the delicious ‘a la carte’ international menus, the dedicated friendly service and above all else, the comfort of the beautiful bedrooms make this the obvious choice of discerning travellers, both local and foreign, for business or leisure.

An open-air roof garden can be found on the 2nd floor where you can eat or just relax while those feeling a bit more energetic can take advantage of the well equipped gymnasium, maybe indulge in a dip in the swimming pool on the top floor. If you are really lucky you may even hear Helen playing soft classical music, at which she excels, on her grand piano in the main sitting room.

 

Hilton Colombo

Awarded the title of Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel and Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards, this Colombo hotel is centrally located in Colombo’s business district. With a range of accommodation, from guest rooms and executive rooms to suites, this hotel in Colombo offers stunning views over the Indian Ocean.

With ten speciality restaurants and bars, from Il Ponte, Sri Lanka’s only Italian trattoria to Curry Leaf, serving its famed Sri Lankan cuisine, the Hilton Colombo hotel is a city favourite for both visitors and locals to dine at.

Forty five minutes away from the Bandaranaike International Airport, this Colombo hotel offers business travellers both comfort and convenience. Directly connected to Colombo World Trade Centre, Hilton Colombo offers 25 onsite venues for business and social functions, including the city’s only pillar-less ballroom.

Ulagalla Resort

Once the ancestral estate of local Anuradhapura nobility, this luxury hotel in Sri Lanka features a 150-year-old mansion at its centre, with 20 private ecologically-built chalets across 58 acres of land. As one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, with its LEEDS green certificate and own solar farm generating half of its own energy requirements Ulagalla is truly a unique boutique hotel.

Enjoy the riches of the kingdom or a natural adventure while immersed in luxurious, ecologically-sustainable beauty, both inside and out. The epitome of luxury boutique hotels in Sri Lanka.

The Dutch House

High on a hill, yet within minutes of the city centre, and with magnificent views of the UN World Heritage listed fort of Galle, Doornberg or The Dutch House has set the pace in redefining luxury accommodation for the individual traveller in Sri Lanka.
Highly exclusive with only 4 suites this country house built in 1712 ensures complete privacy for its guests.

Spacious living areas, an English tropical garden complete with croquet lawn and treetop infinity pool provides ample space for guests to find a quiet area in which to truly unwind. Period Dutch antiques reflect its early 18th century origins but blend in well with its contemporary collection of art.

Voted as one of the top 20 hip hotels of the world, The Dutch House is the ultimate indulgence in space & privacy in one of Ceylon’s most well preserved historic mansions.

The discreet and friendly staff ensure your privacy yet provide a very relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere.

Perfect for those looking for idle splendour, as doing nothing is the order of the day!

A great place for either beginning or ending your travels in Sri Lanka.

Colombo Courtyard

Colombo Courtyard is a boutique hotel that offers comfort, refinement and a unique character that will make your stay here unforgettable. It is a place to rest and relax, to indulge in fine food and drink, and enjoy the fabled warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality. We subscribe to the belief that the way to provide our guests with the finest residential experience is to set the highest standards of quality and maintain them with unceasing rigor, treating their requests and desires as absolute necessities at all times.

Nestled in the heart of Colombo City, this urban boutique hotel perfectly captures a fusion of contemporary style with intrinsic elements of environmental design. Crafted around the concept of a series of open spaces, conscious lighting patterns and the use of recycled material in its’ unique sculptures and artful décor, stepping in, you will leave the clutter behind.

The discerning business traveller will appreciate the hotels proximity to key commercial locations and embassies. Colombo Courtyard is a quick stroll away to many of the city’s entertainment and shopping areas too.

Coral Sands Hotel

Located on the pristine beaches of Hikkaduwa, Coral Sands Hotel offers you an unmatched stretch of beach, with snorkeling, scuba diving, and a plethora of varieties of tropical fish at your fingertips. Watch the sunset from your balcony as the sound of the paradise comes alive as the sound of the tide crashes against the sand. Experience the wonder of the reef, along with the turtles that frequent the shore every morning. Relax on one of the four private decks or on the lawn that stretches from one end of the hotel to another, or enjoy the themed entertainment and variety of cocktails at the bar. Coral Sands offers you the best of all worlds, with a vibrant, yet relaxing holiday in paradise. We’ll see you soon.

Cocoon Resort & Villas

Discover the pleasure of serenity in exquisite surroundings between tropical forest and lush greenery. Over a hundred years ago, the hill in the midst of the former Cinnamon Plantation was given a name by the local inhabitants. They christened it, “Sumanagiri”– the Silent Mount. Today, this land of Sumanagiri, stretched amongst 8 ½ acres has metamorphosed into Cocoon Resort and Villas, while interweaving the centuries old architecture with modern sophistication embedded in 3 exclusive Grand Villas, 7 Luxury Villas and 16 ‘Silk’ Rooms, adding glory to a place where heaven appears to embrace the earth.

The mood at the Villas is where one can leisurely sense the more relaxed nature of the ‘Reality of Life’. The Resort will play host to an unforgettable escape to an oasis of tranquility, privacy and luxurious comfort.

Feel thoroughly at home and watch your cares melt away as you indulge at the most exclusive Luxury Boutique Resort and Villas.

Cocoon Hills

A drive of 180 km from Colombo brings you to the city of Nuwara Eliya meaning “City of Light” in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape of breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and waterfalls with a temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) above sea level.

The city was founded by Samuel Baker, the discoverer of Lake Albert and the explorer of the Nile in 1846 and was also then known as “Little England”.

Cocoon Hills is an exquisite 6 bed roomed English Mock Tudor Bungalow with a beautiful lawn and flower beds built nearly 25 years ago, nestled in the hill country amidst tea plantations and verdant mountains which exudes its personal charm within a setting of refined elegance.

On a sunny day, the Bungalow allows guests to borrow its bicycles to peddle around the town, sightseeing.

On a rainy day, the warm and cozy living rooms in both the Bungalow and the Annex are the perfect place to snuggle under a blanket near the fire place with a mug of hot chocolate.

Or you may choose to stay indoors to play a game of chess, carrom, darts, and cards or borrow a DVD or a Book from our Library.

Cocoon Hills offers accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.

Coco Bay Unawatuna Resort

Relax in a quite natural paradise in a in a picturesque bay with the Indian ocean at your feet.

A retreat to an enchanting beach resort in Sri Lanka, a tropical paradise.

This boutique resort is located right on the beach in a secluded Bay, one hop away from the main resort area of Unawatuna and Galle town, it is one of the most stunning holiday locations in Sri Lanka.

COCO BAY has 200 meters of sandy beach frontage with a superb view of Galle fort and is located in the midst of a picturesque fishing village with traditional catamarans that characterize this beautiful part of southern Sri lanka.