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Sri Lanka is an island situated in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. This island can boast of more than thousand miles of wonderful beaches with coconut trees. Many Sri Lankan hotels and resorts are found along the coastline. Tourists are more attracted to the beaches and the beach resorts than any other part of the country. After many years of civil war and the devastating tsunami in 2004, Sri Lanka is briskly becoming a top destination for the tourists. When you visit a Sri Lankan beach, the ideal place to experience its beauty is a luxurious beach resort. Many beach resorts in Sri Lanka are very close to the island’s top attractions which make it perfect for sightseeing. Here we will discuss about the best Sri Lankan beach resorts.
- Best Sri Lanka Beach Resorts1. Apa Villa Thalpe
Apa Villa Thalpe is one of the best beach resorts in Sri Lanka. It is situated near the historic Galle Fort in the southern part of Sri Lanka and is rated as a very elegant, stylish and peaceful beach villa. There are three villas which has seven large and luxurious suites. The tourists can enjoy the facilities provided on the resort’s property, which include water sports, Jacuzzi and a large pool. This resort is the perfect holiday destination where you can explore the South or just bask all day under the sun. Staying in the resort, you can also enjoy the delicious cousin served by the staff of the resort.
2. Saman Villas
The Saman Villas resort is perched on a rock that rests above a fantastic beach. The resort was the pioneer deluxe beach resort in Sri Lanka and it provides 26 suites which are ideally positioned to give you magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. The suites are designed in the best traditional Sri Lankan style. It is only 150 minutes on road or 45 minutes by helicopter from the airport and just 90 minutes from Colombo.
3. The Fortress Beach Resort & Spa
You will enter into a world of great sophistication combined with boutique luxury as you step through the entrance of the Fortress Beach Resort & Spa. This resort is situated in the historic town of Koggala and has a very tranquil and peaceful atmosphere, where you will forget all the cares and miseries of the real world. The fortress draws its architectural brilliance from the famous Galle Fort. The resort has a luxurious spa surrounded by gardens and frangipani trees overlooking the Indian Ocean.
4. The Villa Bentota
It is located only 1.5 hours’ drive from Colombo. It offers 15 well designed rooms with all the modern services and amenities. The resort has large kitchens and well trained stuff and is ideal for wedding or private functions. Apart from these, the resort offers a pool, a restaurant and shops.
5. Club Palm Bay Hotel
The Club Palm Bay Hotel is situated in the fishing town of Marawila and is a very popular luxury resort. This resort can offer standard rooms for the guests with all modern facilities and is in an ideal position for boat rides and fishing expeditions to the Negombo Lagoon, where you can spot innumerable fish and bird species.