Escaping to paradise this summer may still be possible if you head to the Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka.

Now firmly back on the holiday agenda after UK government travel advice changed in June, hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka are eagerly awaiting visitors who wish to support the idyllic island through tourism.

Here, Aitken Spence Hotels lists five reasons why Sri Lanka is the perfect place for dreams to come true for British holidaymakers this summer:

Not Keen On Just Flying Then Flopping? In Sri Lanka, Visit The Beach AND Enjoy Active Experiences In One Holiday – An excellent location for heading in or out of Sri Lanka, Heritance Negombo is a city hotel by the beach, carefully marrying urbanity with originality and cultural connection. Complement a day on the beach with evening street dining in resort destination Negombo. The hotel also offers multiple dining offers and is only 40 minutes away from Sri Lanka’s capital city of Colombo and 20 minutes away from Bandaranaike International Airport. All of the hotel’s rooms face the ocean and each includes a private balcony or terrace for relaxation.

A Superior Deluxe Room at Heritance Negombo starts from $246 (approximately £200) per night in August 2022 on a room only basis. For more information, visit
Enjoy the beach and Sri Lankan cultural excursions at the Turyaa Kalutara resort. Sprawled across six acres of beach-front, Turyaa Kalutara personifies the vivacity of Sri Lanka with bespoke curated experiences for all the family, thanks to it close proximity to Richmond Castle, Kalutara Temple and the Galle fort World Heritage site.

A Superior Plus Room at Turyaa Kalutara starts from $110 (approximately £89) per night in August 2022 on a room only basis. For more information, visit

Wish To Stay At An Eco Resort? Come To Sri Lanka And Support Award-Winning Sustainable Resorts That Combine Design, Heritage And Sustainability – Designed by world renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa to blend in with nature, Heritance Kandalama is located on the Kandalama Lake front. The eco-resort has been built to blend in with its rock face surroundings, and visitors with a love of wildlife can marvel at monkeys that climb the hotel’s balcony pillars, or the resident swifts, which nest in the upper reaches of corridors. From August to October, you can also view migrating elephants from the resort too.

Welcome to a very special Sri Lanka hotel. A hotel that doesn’t sit on the landscape but is part of it. Where monkeys climb your balcony pillars as if they were trees, swifts nest in the corners of corridors as if they were cliffs, granite crags erupt into the sinuous white walkways. Where you can float in the infinity pool while gazing across at the Sigiriya rock fortress, the eighth wonder of the world. Welcome to Heritance Kandalama, one of the premier 5 Star hotels in Sri lanka.

Guests can float in the hotel’s infinity pool while gazing across at the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved examples of ancient urban planning. The hotel is the first LEED certified hotel in the world and the first Green Globe 21 certified hotel in Asia.
A Panoramic Room at Heritance Kandalama starts from starts from $195 (approximately £158) per night in August 2022 on a room only basis. For more information, visit

Love Tea? Treat Tea Lovers To The Ultimate Treat – A Stay In A Tea Factory – Situated in the mountainous tea picking plantations of Kandapola, the colonial style Heritance Tea Factory is a converted tea factory and the world’s only hotel of its kind. The hotel offers stays and meals at the highest elevation in Sri Lanka. Guests can pick their own Ceylon tea and enjoy tea infused menus and tasting sessions or take advantage of the nearby 18-hole golf course. The hotel’s spa offers tea-themed rituals, as well as massage therapies and body treatments. 

A Superior Room at Heritance Tea Factory starts from $192 (approximately £156) per night in August 2022 on a room only basis. For more information, visit

Need A Reset? Discover The Ancient Healing Practices Of Ayurveda – Ayurveda is a holistic healthcare system that is considered one of the oldest healing sciences. Situated on the south coast of Sri Lanka, Heritance Ayurveda allows guests to relax, rejuvenate and detoxify with traditional, tailor-made ayurvedic treatment plans. Along with qualified resident doctors and treatment rooms, the hotel also includes a spacious yoga and meditation hall and a spacious restaurant that overlooks the swimming pool and gardens.

A Classic Room at Heritance Ayurveda starts from starts from $298 (approximately £242) per night in August 2022 full board. For more information visit

Want To Experience A Culinary Break? Immerse Yourself In Sri Lankan Food Culture – The luxurious beachfront resort Heritance Ahungalla combines style and substance to deliver a sensational holiday experience and is well known for exceptional Sri Lankan cuisine. The resort is famed for its ‘endless blues’ since the property has been designed to serenade guests with the blues of the hotel pool, sea and the sky. 

A Premium Deluxe Room at Heritance Ahungalla starts from $153 (approximately £124) per night in May 2022 on a room only basis. For more information, visit

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