This is a selection of the best beach hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka. From boutique hotels to laid back cabanas and luxury resorts, Experience Travel Group will ensure you get exactly what suits you. Key to your selection will be the area: you need to decide if you want to be busy or relaxed, have the beach to yourself or have access to local restaurants.
The best beach hotel in Sri Lanka will differ for each person, but we've made an informed but highly subjective selection of many here we would consider to be the best of the best in terms of character, size, luxury and style. Our Sri Lanka experts will be happy to help you narrow down your search.
Sri Lanka has a superb range of beach hotels and many miles of palm fringed beaches. There are of course many more beach hotels & resorts than we have listed here and in some cases these may suit you. You'll find the good ones on our site if you search by region but we have picked out the very best beach hotels in Sri Lanka here to get you started. Another option could be a beach villa which you will find here. To see ideas on how these beach hotels could slot into your tailor-made Sri Lankan itinerary, have a look at our suggested holiday itineraries here.
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A place to take the breath of even the most hardened luxury holiday-maker
Total sensual luxury in a dazzling location on Sri Lanka's spectacular southern coastline. Aman bring a taste of Balinese sumptuousness to Tangalle
Anantara Peace Haven Resort & Spa , Tangalle
Large, luxurious resort situated on a secluded stretch of southern coastline.
Anilana Nilaveli, Nilaveli
Modern and comfortable, Anilana is spacious with a good location on beautiful Nilaveli Beach.
Anilana Pasikuda, Pasikudah
Anilana Pasikuda is a stylish hotel in a spectacular location on the headland of the famed Pasikudah Bay.
Apa Villa, Thalpe
These stunning villas promise homely privacy with the personal service and friendliness of a small hotel.
Bar Reef Resort Alankuda, Kalpitiya
Eclectic beach property on the deserted sands of Kalptiya Peninsula with dolphin and whale watching.
Buckingham Place, Rekawa
Stylish, fun, contemporary villas with a great atmosphere and a sublime location overlooking Rekawa's lagoon and beaches
Cape Weligama, Weligama
A stunning hotel overlooking the ocean on the southern coast of Sri Lanka.
Chena Huts , Yala
The first luxury Safari Lodge set between Yala National Park and the ocean, Chena Huts is a great choice for wildlife and beach enthusiasts alike.
Club Villa, Bentota
A stylish, hip and laid-back beachside hotel with a decidedly Celyonese twist and a train running through the end of the garden!
Coco Tangalla, Tangalle
Chic and cosy, this colonial beach villa would suit a laid back couple wanting personal service.
Hip, contemporary and luxury hotel and spa on the golden sands of Koggala on the palm fringed south coast of Sri Lanka.
Frangipani Tree, Thalpe
Luxury villa hotel with private tennis court and wide beach frontage outside Galle
Jungle Beach, Kuchaveli, Trincomalee
Exotic beach-side resort near Trincomalee, perfect for exploring the natural beauty of Sri Lanka's east coast.
KK Beach, Koggala
A contemporary beachfront hotel with stylish modern dÃ©cor and fantastic service. Situated on a quiet beach and only 12km to historic Galle
Kumu Beach, Balapitiya
Intimate beach hotel with attentive staff and direct ocean views.
Lantern is warm, peaceful, and comfortable: a deluxe boutique hotel with a personal feel on the southern coast.
Owl and the Pussycat, Thalpe
A boutique luxury hotel near Galle, right on the beach of Talpe. It's Sri Lankan-fusion design makes for a relaxing and enriching stay.
Palm Paradise Cabanas, Tangalle
Just west of Tangalle, in the village of Goyambokka, lies a peaceful coconut grove and the 22 scattered wooden cabanas that make up Palm Paradise
Reef Resort & Spa, Wadduwa
Sumptuous boutique property south of Colombo offering some of the largest, most luxurious suites on the island
Serene Pavilions, Wadduwa
Stay in one of the beautiful twelve villas of Serene Pavilions for a truly romantic and personal experience.
Sergeant House , Unawatuna
A tropical haven in Unawatuna, this elegant villa with its lush garden surroundings does everything right.
Shinagawa Beach Hotel , Balapitiya
Decadence, privacy, and impeccable service on secluded Shinagawa Beach. This hotel is a fantastic getaway.
Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa , Mirissa
Sri Sharavi in Mirissa is bright and modern with wonderful facilities and a private beach. Come here to relax.
Sun Aqua Pasikudah, Pasikudah
Sun Aqua lies on the shallow waters of the eastern Sri Lankan coast, a modern and colourful collection of luxury boutique suites.
Talalla Retreat, Talalla
Boutique hotel and retreat on a beautiful quiet beach located on the centre of the south coast
Turtle Bay, Tangalle
Secluded boutique beach property in sleepy Kalamatiya. There is not much to do here, but relax, admire the scenery and enjoy the peacefulness.
Udekki, Alankuda, Kalpitiya
A laid back and homely hotel on the beautiful beaches of the North West of Sri Lanka.
Uga Bay, Pasikudah
This luxury resort on Passikudah beach is great for families, set apart by its fantastic service and paradise feel.