BOUTIQUE & INDEPENDENT SMALL LUXURY HOTELS IN SRI LANKA
At Paragon Holidays, we have a hand-picked collection of the most special boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, and an unrivalled selection of Sri Lanka’s finest small independent luxury hotels. Whether you are looking for Boutique properties in Sri Lanka with Exceptional service, beautiful interiors and a sublime location or Luxurious country manors within easy access of city, or for a boutique hotel handy for culture vultures visiting to a luxury foodie hotel and restaurant should be top of your list or stylish contemporary old wallawwa with a ZEN spa, outdoor pool and a great restaurant or simply a family run secluded boutique styled Ellerton bungalow, we have them all reviewed by our visits and our Guest's visits. We also listen to our independent discerning travellers reviews and act promptly if anything needs serious concern.
Just to name a few of hotels that we offer: The Relais & Châteaux member Ceylon Tea Trails, the Kandy House and bungalows, Ulagalla and Jetwing Vil Uyana, Amanwella, Amangalla by Aman Resorts, Kahanda Kanda, Cape Weligama, Tamarind Hill, Leopard Trails Camp and Villas in Sri Lanka (with our own dedicated website). Most of them have unbiased reviews and belong to international networks such as the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and are recommended by Condé Nast Traveller. The feel of staying in one of these properties offers you an insight to the owners or properties history and stories that evolve around them. The personalised touch in these small-staffed properties certainly offers you a feel of “home away from home”, while the cuisine is always fresh, personalised and even organic in most places and exceptional.
We always advise you to try a combination of Boutique Hotels and Small Luxury Hotels experience in Sri Lanka, due to their very intimate feel: their natural environments and wonderful rooms are all quite inspirational and should not be missed, while visiting this beautiful island.
Sri Lanka is bouncing back from civil strife, tsunamis, travel warnings alerts and - most recently - with the change of a new Government, where many thought was impossible. Is it a good sign for a peaceful holiday at least for the moment? seemingly so… Small Luxury Hotels and Boutique hotels in Sri Lanka are opening, Villas are filling up the southern coast, while the east coast is opening up to new projects. From the Tea Country to the Southern coast, from the North and Northeast to the Cultural Triangle many things are changing; little small cafés pop up in Galle Fort…The whole ambiance is changing, on the beach and on the tourist trail that leads to tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya, Kandy for the Temple of the Tooth, and the ancient capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the Kingdom of Kashyapa’s Sigiriya rock fortress, while keeping at the same time the genuinity and simplicity of this beautiful Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
BEACH & VILLA HOLIDAYS
Barefoot luxury on Sri Lankan golden beaches, a luxury villa holiday in Sri Lanka, Maldivian powder-white beaches, Maldivian island-hopping or a private over-water villa in the Maldives? The choice is yours. Our Collection of luxury beach holidays come in every shape and size, to fit a family looking for somewhere with plenty to do for the children, a couple dreaming of candlelit dining on the beach, a solo traveller seeking to be pampered on the beach or those wanting a bit of beach relaxation with an element of adventure too. Talk to us about your beach holidays according to your preferences, and the style of beach holiday you’re looking for. Our travel specialists know which are the best beaches for different seasons and are able to advice to start planning your tailor-made beach holiday.
ECOLODGES & NATURE RESORTS
The criteria that we used to list them into this category cannot take into consideration all the requirements needed to be defined real "Ecolodges", as per the international standards. In Sri Lanka, still very few accommodations can be considered real Ecolodges or "Eco Accommodation", as they need to meet strict criteria of social and environmental sustainability. Some of them utilise local resources, alternative energy sources, fair labour policies and are actively involved in the development of the surrounding community, but for example do not have a proper waste management system. Anyhow, we have decided to categorise them as Ecolodges or Eco Retreats, because most of them meet more than one of these criteria.
Regarding the Nature Resorts, the list refers to more conventional constructions that are surrounded by nature and cannot be considered real ecolodges, as they all have luxury comforts, such as TV, satellite, A/C etc. Anyway, we have listed them here because the management of these properties are using one or more than one sustainable practices in their hotels, such as: involvement of local communities, development of local organic home gardens, using of alternative energy etc.