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Talaramba Reef

Set on the Southern shore of Sri Lanka, just a few minutes along the coast from spectacular Mirissa Beach, and within easy reach of Galle Fort, Talaramba Reef offers an idyllic holiday experience.

Two and a half acres of lush tropical gardens, the steady sea breeze, and the hypnotic sound of the Indian Ocean rolling onto the reef, make this a very special place to unwind and reconnect with the simpler things in life.

Combining the best of contemporary Sri Lankan design, with traditional materials and craftsmanship, Villa Sulanga and Villa Vatura each has four large en-suite double bedrooms, its own swimming pool, and house staff who will happily attend to your every need.

You can rent each villa individually, or the entire property.

Pledge 3 Boutique

The perfect moment begins with the perfect setting. It’s more than a holiday, more than a resort. It’s simply a collage of perfect, timeless moments in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Pledge3 the perfect romantic getaway you’ve ever imagined.

The unique and elegant exterior at Pledge3 has created a world of harmony and privacy, with uncompromising attention to the requirements of guests.

At Pledge3, luxury, calm and beauty are fostered in an unique style, imparting a new aesthetic excellence to the concept of comfort.

Pledge3 is located in the heart of the most fashionable and exclusive neighborhood of Negombo.

With high-end restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries only a short stroll away. Negombo is also is blessed with sun-kissed sandy beaches.

Pledge3 offers you, Deluxe Rooms and spacious high luxury Attic Suites.

The Deluxe Rooms provide cozy comfort and the latest amenities for a comfortable stay.

The Attic Suites consists with large siting area, luxury bedding, tastefully crafted furniture, wooden floor, quixotic lighting, contemporary bathrooms, leisure area, executive workstations, Balconies and many more.

Unwind in sheer comfort on our luxuriously body curved lay-down chairs, take a sip and enjoy a little bit of tropical paradise at the poolside.

Our ‘Retro Pub’ and ‘Jive Galley’ will set the mood for enjoyable times. The Leading Chefs in Sri Lanka will delight our guests with Multinational and creatively prepared dishes.

Heritance Tea Factory

Where else in the world can you stay in a converted tea factory, pluck your own tea and take it home with you as a souvenir? At 2km above sea level, the views over our lush green organic plantations as the sun mingles with the mist are truly unforgettable. Enjoy them as you tuck into high tea on the terrace or a delicious tea-themed menu in the restaurant. Welcome to Heritance Tea Factory, where the kettle is always on.

Heritance Tea Factory, a luxuriously appointed hotel at Nuwara Eliya, located in Sri Lanka’s scenic hill country, will prove to be a unique and unforgettable holiday experience. At approximately 14 km from Nuwara Eliya and 163 km from Colombo. It takes 6-7 hours to drive from Colombo and the international airport.

THE ORIGINS OF HETHERSETT
In 1867 a Scotsman, James Taylor, first introduced tea to Ceylon (as the island was then known). Within a decade, the plant had become a popular crop among colonial planters, covering over 5,000 acres.

As the number of requests to open tea plantations grew, the government sold land to pioneer planters in the 1870s. Among the bidders was William Flowerdew, who named his plantation after his native village, Hethersett, in England, and built a tea factory to process his crop.

In Tamil, the plantation is known as Pupanie, which means “flowers of frost” – a quaint way of describing the cold mist that occasionally descends on Hethersett. Mr Flowerdew had sold the plantation by 1881, and it then passed through the hands of different owners. In the Goatfell Bar you can see a list of all the planters, from William Flowerdew in 1879 to JME Waring until 1972, after which the factory closed down.

Before motorised transport, the tea was transported by bullock cart to Kandapola, from where a narrow-gauge railway ran to Udapussellawa via Nuwara Eliya. For a taste of yesteryear you can have dinner in one of the former railway carriages, now our TCK 6685 Restaurant.

The Hethersett tea plantation played an important role in the development of Sri Lanka’s tea industry. In 1891 its silver tip tea was auctioned at Mincing Lane in London for £1 10s 6d a pound – 30 times the prevailing average price at the time. This exciting achievement ensured that the Hethersett mark would become synonymous with quality pure Ceylon tea.

REBUILDING THE TEA FACTORY
The original wooden factory was damaged by fire during the First World War, so in the mid-1930s a hill was scalped to create a plateau for the new factory, which is the hotel today.

When it was first built it was regarded as a remarkable work of engineering. The factory was ingeniously powered by an oil fired engine with flywheels and pulleys to operate the large fans for withering the tea, and also to power the rollers and sifters.
But by 1968, the Hethersett factory had passed its heyday, and it was finally closed in 1973. It stood unused, among the surrounding tea bushes, a silent monument to the days of pure Ceylon tea.

In 1992, Mr G C Wickremasinghe, a Director of Aitken Spence and Company Limited, happened to observe the tea factory through the mist-covered hills. He had a vision of transforming the shell into a unique, luxury hotel.

The idea was brought to fruition through the talent of architect Nihal Bodhinayake. No alterations or additions have been made to the exterior – the windows and woodwork are entirely original as designed by British engineers. Heritance Tea Factory opened as a hotel in 1996.

Zylan Luxury Villa

Tsui Yan Ting Jennifer: is a Hongkong Chinese world renowned artist, a graduate of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and famous for her beguiling and luxurious flower paintings on traditional calligraphy paper. She is the only female Chinese artist to be given her own exhibition at the United Nations Headquarters, New York in September & October 2007.

A long held dream of Jennifer’s was to visit Sri Lanka to perform some charitable works. In 1996 she came to this ‘pearl’ of an island for the first time. She focused mainly on the Cultural Triangle and in four weeks was totally besotted with this magical isle. While working on her art back in China, she never forgot Sri Lanka & promised to return one day, which she eventually managed in May 2010, bringing her daughter Helen with her. Her idea was to find a suitable location to be able to paint and display her art while encouraging young local artists by conducting ‘Master classes’ and developing their techniques.

This concept soon changed to an even more challenging proposition when Helen suggested that they incorporate the original idea with running a small luxury hotel in Colombo, where she would oversee the running of it. After several months and visits, an exclusive property in Colombo 7 was decided upon and hence, 19 months after the seeds of an idea were sown, the Zylan Luxury Villa has come into fruition.

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.

Pledge3

BOUTIQUE TOUR – SRI LANKA 2014

ITINERARY – 09 DAYS 08 NIGHTS

$ 1, 684.00 PER PERSON WITH BREAKFAST

17 FEB: AIRPORT – NEGOMBO                                                                                            25 KMS – 20 MINS

When arrive at the Katunayake international airport, greeted by a representative of Sunny Ceylon Travels; and transfer to NEGOMBO. (HOTEL: PLEDGE3 – DELUXE – BB)

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18 FEB: NEGOMBO – DAMBULLA                                                                                175 KMS – 04 HOURS

After breakfast depart to PINNAWELA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE, and then in the evening visit DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE. (HOTEL: KANDALAMA LAKELODGE – SUPERIOR – BB)

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19 FEB: DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA                                                                                     100 KMS – 02 HOURS

After breakfast depart to climb SIGIRIYA LION’S ROCK FOREST which was built by King Kassyapa fearing an invasion built this impregnable fortress at Sigiriya & afterward MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK for wild life safari, end of the day’s proceedings. (HOTEL: KANDALAMA LAKELODGE – SUPERIOR – BB)

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20 FEB: DAMBULLA – POLONNARUWA                                                                   100 KMS – 02 HOURS

Today is our last day in Dambulla, therefore we suggest going for an ELEPHANT BACK RIDING at HABARANA and then visiting POLONNARUWA the medieval capital of SRI LANKA. (HOTEL: KANDALAMA LAKELODGE – SUPERIOR – BB)

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21 FEB: DAMBULLA – KANDY                                                                                         120 KMS – 02 HOURS

After breakfast we check out from the hotel and go to SURATHURA SPICE GARDEN, here we have arranged free of charge herbal head & foot massage, you will tutored by the herb specialist. Journey resume to Kandy to visit the “TEMPLE OF TOOTH RELIC and at 17:30hrs witness the KANDYAN DANCE, at 19:00hrs. There will be traditional rituals performed daily by the religious dignitaries of the temple in keeping with the cultural heritage of the country. (HOTEL: ELEPHANT STABLES – SUITE – BB)

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22 TO 23 FEB: KANDY – TANGALLE                                                                              280 KMS – 05 HOURS

After breakfasts depart to TANGALLE and on the way stop at REKEVA TURTLE HATCHERY FARM and BLOW HOLE. (HOTEL: MOSVOLD VILLA – SUITE – BB)

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24 FEB – TANGALLE – COLOMBO                                                                                 195 KMS – 04 HOURS

After breakfasts depart to COLOMBO for CITY TOUR & SHOPPING, visit INDEPENDENCE SQUARE, BEIRA LAKE Etc. (HOTEL: CASA COLOMBO – TRAVELER SUITE – BB)

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25 FEB – COLOMBO – AIRPORT (Departure 0950 Hrs.)                                      50 KMS – 01 HOUR

Transfer to the airport to connect to your flight. (Reporting time at airport 3 hours before flight as required by airline)

Auraliya Villa

Auraliya is situated in an acre of tropical garden adorned by frangipani trees and coconut palms with breathtaking views over the property.  The villa is located in the middle of the idyllic Palatugaha beach enhanced by a stunning, unspoilt coral lagoon – one of only two villas with direct access to the beach on this exceptional reef-protected stretch of coastline.

 

Since it offers some of the safest year-round swimming and snorkeling on the South coast, Auraliya is also an especially good choice for families with children.

 

The house is designed in a courtyard shape featuring a central deep turquoise swimming pool. The floors and walls are light with polished white terrazzo and high ceilings are used extensively. The result is an airy, cool and fresh feel.

 

Living and accommodation areas are arranged around three large pavilions. The first provides a formal dining area with stunning views over the azure swimming pool in the garden to the glittering Indian Ocean beyond. Seating is flexible – either one large table for everyone or two separate configurations for adults and children. The choice is yours and the staff are more than happy to accommodate your changing requirements.

 

The middle pavilion provides a central chill-out area which is an ideal location for both socialising and serenity. Invisible by day, at night the fibre optics embedded in the pool mean that the stars twinkle both above and below you

Amaloh Boutique Hotel

At Amaloh Boutique Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like Wi-Fi in public areas, smoking area, coffee shop, car park, airport transfer.

 

The three upper bedrooms with high wooden ceilings are the epitome of comfort with glass fronts and private balconies giving a splendid panoramic seascape of the azure water of the cove.

 

The four ground floor rooms each have a private garden and chalet rooms facing ocean.

 

Every bedroom is distinctive in décor with all rooms having modern amenities including free wifi services / satellite T.V. / D.V.D. / safety lockers / mini-bar / twin-tub /  hair dryer and herbal toiletries in the spacious bathrooms.

 

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the games room, outdoor pool, water sports (non-motorized), garden. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Amaloh Boutique Hotel hits the spot in many ways.

Jungle Beach Resort

WELCOME TO JUNGLE BEACH

 

Offering the best of land and sea, this luxury Sri Lanka beach resort simply known as Jungle Beach has artfully incorporated existing trees and natural plant life into the hotel’s design, making you feel like you’re in a luxurious tree house.

Three choices of rooms are available at our truly unique Trincomalee hotel, facing the beach, the lagoon or fully immersed in the jungle, where you can still hear the lapping of the waves mixed with the songs of birds.

Follow teak walkways and stepping stones to find your way to the rustic dining area open to the sea breezes. Cross the bridge over the lotus pond to the bar, and then onto the floating platform for lounge chairs by the pool, where the waterfall heightens the sense that you have escaped into a tropical jungle oasis.

Anantaya Resort and Spa

Step into a world where infinite pleasures await; where the warm azure waters of the ocean lie beside the cool waters of a mangrove fringed lagoon, wrapping you in a sense of serenity. Discover an enchanting getaway where the adventures that await are as limitless as the sea that stretches far into the horizon. Welcome to the world of Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw.

 

Tucked away in the charming coastal town of Chilaw, we offer you a sanctuary that is surreally positioned with a soft sandy beach on one side and a charming lagoon on the other. Cocooned in seductive seclusion, we are believed to be unique among the myriad of Sri Lanka beach resorts.

 

Be welcomed by the unmistakable subtle touch of elegance that lures you invitingly when you step into our luxurious rooms. Anantaya Resort & Spa – Chilaw is ready to treat you to an exciting indulgence where comfort and convenience are paramount. Each retreat is tastefully designed, epitomising a fine use of space and luxury. While affording a host of modern day facilities to savour, one can enjoy scenic views of the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean and mangrove vegetation that surround the Chilaw lagoon.

 

Whether it is the deluxe or the more lavish suite room that you decide to unwind in, the pleasures and experiences of Anantaya Resort & Spa which ranks amongst the most sought after of Chilaw hotels will always be available at one’s beck and call.

Thaproban Pavilion Resorts & Spa

The beautifully designed Taproban Pavilion, offering a contemporary blend of the Dutch traditional architecture, where the guests could lounge beneath the cooling green coconut groves with a stunning back drop of the Premier meeting the sky, while sipping an aperitif in Dutch induced verandah or the stylish bar. The restaurant at the Taproban Pavilion in Unawatuna is an experience in itself, all these offer the guests an exclusive environment in which to stay while visiting the beautiful Unwatuna beach in Sri Lanka.

 

The Dutch fort stands sentinel across the Galle bay, appearing harmonious to the surrounding blue waters, a statement of an era gone by, a time of naval warfare, and plundering. Today the sheer loveliness of the breathtaking view & tranquility of the setting is so absorbing, read a book by the tropical garden, heal your body and soul with ancient herbal Ayurvedic treatments from our Spa, awake to Yoga and meditate in calm surroundings and experience the natural beauty of Unawatuna beach.

 

This is another elite project by Thambapanni leisure, the owners of exclusivity …..Retreat to Taproban Pavilions for a memorable holiday, where luxurious comfort is the way of life

Shinagawa Beach Hotel

Shinagawa hotel in Balapitiya boast of 26-room hotel is located along a cobalt beach, where guests can relax and be lulled by the gentle lapping of waves on the golden coast. This hotel offers comfortable, stylish lodging options designed to suit the discerning ttraveler The hotel grounds are an extension of the region’s natural beauty; a celebration of solitude, sun and dazzling waters.

 

Resonating an air of home-away-from-home, the hotel offers unparalleled service, catering to the whims of guests who wish to do more than lay in the sun or lounge under the shade of a tropical tree. For the adventurous, the appeal of exhilarating watersports is tempting attraction, where a number of thrilling activities are available. Those in search of alternative health treatments will find a peaceful respite at the hotel, reflecting the tranquility of age-old practices of Ayurveda, meditation and yoga. The spa is located close to the beach, offering unhindered views of the Indian Ocean. Prepare to be rejuvenated as the calm serenity of the gentle waters blend with the mental relaxation of your spiritual journey.

 

The hotel’s main restaurant specializes in seafood and sourced locally. The resort is fully equipped with a number of facilities, including a business centre, library, music room, fine dining and swimming pool. In addition, meeting room facilities are available to accommodate corporate retreats.

Anilana Pasikuda Resort

Welcome to Anilana Pasikuda, a hidden gem discretely located away from the crowd on Pasikuda Bay, surrounded by a coral reef. Carefully designed as an intimate and luxurious retreat preserving the natural beauty of the environment, whilst ensuring that all of our oversized rooms have breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Laze around our pool whilst enjoying our thoughtful and attentive service, permitting our guests to relax and rejuvenate. Take time to enjoy the exhilarating freedom of doing whatever you want, whenever you want, in a tropical heaven. Our Chefs create tantalising dishes to taste, our Bartenders prepare tropical drinks to cool, and our service team work hard to make sure those who prefer a quiet retreat or a lively holiday leave with a smile and fond memories of Anilana hospitality.

 

Our service team are dedicated to providing attentive, thoughtful service for guests of Anilana so you can experience and enjoy Sri Lankan hospitality; whilst our technical team have created a future proofed infrastructure that ensures our guests can enjoy use of their modern devices through our state of the art, fibre optic delivered technology. Resident guests enjoy complimentary high speed wifi internet connectivity, cable TV, music, video and digital telephones all delivered on one digital IP platform. Our systems have been designed to ensure our guests can keep up with news, stay up to date, remain in touch with the outside world and watch movies and live sport, of course you can also simply turn it all off and get back to some serious relaxation…