Shenali from was kind enough to share her post about luxury travel in Sri Lanka – which is really refreshing. I am traveling to Sri Lanka next December. Sri Lanka has not been known as a luxurious destination, until recently! Feeling social? follow Shenali on Facebook and Instagram.If you’re the type that enjoys luxurious travel, please keep reading!



The tear-drop shaped island in the Indian ocean-Sri Lanka has seen an upsurge in luxury travel and emerge to be a new luxury travel destination.A lot of travel websites and blogs had recommended Sri Lanka as a luxury travel destination including  ‘a luxury travel blog’ in Top 3 luxury destinations to visit in 2016

So,I thought to share with you guys, top luxury experiences to enjoy  in Sri Lanka.Before that click this to learn 12 reasons to visit Sri Lanka

If you are someone travels on a luxury budget(lucky you!) and someone who look for new luxury destinations,this post is for you!

1.Royal stay

Eden hotel Beruwala

Enjoy a world class luxury stay in ultimate Sri Lankan ambience. Opulent accommodations with breathtaking views of beaches, mountains and landscapes will  definitely add unforgettable memories to your trip in Sri Lanka.

A range of luxury accommodation such as imperial hotels, exclusive resorts and delightful villas are common near almost every attraction in Sri Lanka.Delicious international and traditional dishes, spas, gym, outdoor and indoor sports are always among the options with in these properties.

Related Top 25 luxury Hotels — Sri Lanka

2.Luxury Spa

Phot Credit-Spa in Amaya lake hotel kandalama

Find your inner peace while enjoying  ripples of water in a tub full of water lilies.

Luxury spa treatments are done with 100% organic Ayurvedic products embracing the most trending spa techniques. This is something you should not miss if you are willing to catch the complete luxury experience in Sri Lanka.

You can even arrange these authentic treatments under a cool shed of a palm tree or next to the majestic waves of the sea or watching a lush greenery making sure of your privacy.(options differ from place to place)

Luxury Spa Resorts in Sri Lanka

Luxury spas in Sri Lanka

3.Luxury yacht experience


Enjoy a private trip along the beautiful coastal belt arround Sri Lanka.Go fishing, snorkeling, whale and dolphin watching while enjoying a liveabroad experience in a luxury yacht. 

Spend hours gazing at the choppy blue waves enjoying the refreshing wind and thesoothing sea breeze.Guests can stopover the sailing yachts in picturesque places and go swimming.

You can turn your sail into an opulence romantic evening or a perfect group party with one request.


Sailing in Sri Lanka-bookings

Sailing and cruises in Sri Lanka

Luxury Yacht Tours Sri Lanka

4.Luxury camping


If you are someone who wanted to camp for like…forever and never get the chance to it,because you don’t like to leave your comfort zone, these luxury tented camps are for you. 

Camping in a dense tropical rain forest is no more a nightmare as you are pampered with everything to make you comfortable.A tent includes deluxe bedding, fine bathroom amenities and lot more luxury features.


 If you are a nature lover don’t miss this luxury experience, where you can go on safaris and get immersed in nature.Also, you can enjoy nights around roaring campfires with  barbeque.

You can find such Luxury tented camps in places such as  yala,Udawalawa,Wilpaththu,Dambana and Bundala.


Tented Safari Camping in Yala & Udawalawe

Jetwing Tented Camp

Elite Safari Camping in Sri Lanka

Tented Safari Camping in Sri Lanka

5.Luxury wedding destination experience

Photo Credit-Magical moments

A destination wedding with Sri Lankan cultural grandeur is another luxury experience you can encounter in Sri Lanka. Don’t worry  if you’ve already married,make it over to your special anniversary celebration.

You can celebrate your romantic event  in Sri Lankan style,with Sri Lankan royalty ,traditional glamour,stunning decorations, exotic fresh flowers and  majestic elephants.

Glamarouse wedding dining

On a lavishly decorated pavilion,outdoors in nature or in a stunning beach spot…?.Just request where and what you like to have in the event, leaving the rest to a wedding/event planner.

A private romantic dining setting is also another feature that a lot of wedding planners offer, which is something you must not miss.

Here I dropped some links of  famous wedding planning services in Sri Lanka to make things easy for you.


Magical Moments-Event &Wedding Planner in Sri Lanka

Saman villa beach wedding packages

Sri Lanka Wedding Hotels


6.Hot air balloon ride


This is on my bucket list. A ride in a hot air balloon!One of the most magical experience you can enjoy in Sri Lanka.

Endless green lush, panoramic landscapes, countryside, curvy rivers, massive lakes, roaming elephants and famous landmarks in Sri Lanka are common views throughout the ride.

This absolutely luxurious adventure -floating over picturesque scenery, takes off at Kandalama,Sigiriya, Habarana and Dambulla.This is a blissful luxurious morning ride ideal for nature lovers, peace seekers and photographers.


Sun rise ballooning (pvt)Ltd.

Balloon Adventure in Sri Lanka-FAQ

7.Seaplane tour  



If you want to reach destinations quickly and cozily, this is the best way -Seaplane tours.

You can enjoy the scenic Sri Lanka throughout the journey. The endless lavish greeneries, silvery lines of rivers, below the puff of clouds and mist..!Wow!

These planes with luxurious settings are accessible to many parts of the country because of its capability to land in both water and land. And more importantly, no harsh sound-Just you and peaceful nature.

Air Taxi services list

Cinnamon air-Air taxi service

Sea plane routes

8.Helicopter tour


This is another way to witness the beauty of Sri Lanka from a bird-eye-view.And, to save the time waste on the road.

Travel across the island in minutes with ultimate comfort,enjoying the passing scenery below. All you need is a space to ground. This is a great experience you can add to your trip to enjoy your time more comfy and privately


Inland air transfers, chartered flights and air travel packages



Eraeliya villas and gardens Photo

If you are someone like me…

I mean if you too check the pool of the hotel before everything, you’ll love this.

Swimming pools are one of the main attraction of luxury hotels -especially edge designed pools with breathtaking views. In Sri Lanka, you’ll find amazing infinity pools with jaw-dropping scenery.

Pool framed by lush tropical hills or an endless greenery or a spectacular view of the horizon is an ideal spot to enjoy your LUX holidaying.


10 Hotels with Infinity Pools in Sri Lanka

10.Luxury train experience

Photo Credit-Trip Advisor

Love old steam trains?

The luxury train trips operated across Sri Lanka enriched in comfort and class are perfect getaways to witness the beauty of the country. These trains are another best way to relax and enjoy your way to your destination while catching amazing views passed by.


Viceroy Special Train RX03

Expo Rail Super Luxury Compartment

Rajadhani Express

11.Floating restaurant

Who look for an amazing and odd place to throw your party? How about a floating restaurant?

This luxury experience floats in Beira lake, Colombo offering the most wonderful settings from a banquet to a cocktail party.

Phot Credit-Cinnamon hotels

8 degrees on the lake‘is a luxury floating spot that offers you exotic settings for wedding events, parties and cocktail evenings in a delightful atmosphere. The restaurant rich in elegance can accommodate 100 people onboard with 50 for a sit-down dinner.

Phot Credit-Cinnamon hotels

12.Jem and jewelry


This is a must in a trip to the ‘land of gems’ aka Sri Lanka.

Most precious gems in the world have found in the Sri Lankan soil including the sapphire of princess Diana’s engagement ring which now belongs to Princess Kate and the world largest blue sapphire.

If you are in a luxury budget, this is a precious piece you must own when you leave Sri Lanka. Finding a good place to buy your gem  and jewelry in Sri Lanka won’t be hard. But always make sure to go to a trusted shop if you have no idea about gems.


Hope this post will inspire you to add Sri Lanka to your luxury destination list..
If you enjoy this post don’t forget to share this and to tell me what would you love the most from the above list.

Since I haven’t traveled many places as of now and really want to see the world from a different perspective, I decided to feature other friends and their travels! Stay tuned for more great posts from friendly travelers all over the world!

I am not the luxury traveling type – but I certainly don’t mind sharing that Sri Lanka is beautiful, and is absolutely worth visiting!

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