In recent years, many little lodges, unique guesthouses and eco-friendly hotels have sprung up to look after guests in some of Sri Lanka’s wildest off-the-beaten-track locations. They provide a wonderful option for accommodation in some of Sri Lanka’s most glorious natural environments and very often provide local employment and opportunities for sustainable, nature-friendly development.
However, these hotels might not be for everyone! They are all unified by the simple fact that they are totally unique. We love them all and we think Sri Lanka does quirky, outdoors and extra-special very well indeed. From remote jungle lodges to simple homestays in long forgotten corners of Sri Lanka, there is an amazing range for the adventurously-minded traveller. Often these eco-resorts offer a very high-end service ethos, but do not have the mod-cons you would expect in conventional hotels: you are highly unlikely to find air-conditioning or swimming pools (at least conventional ones!) and you might find a few more bugs than normal! Eco-hotels might be perfect for some, but not so great for others. Talk to our consultants to decide if this type of accommodation might suit you, if only for a few days.
Our Sri Lanka consultants have been there and would love to help you.
Abode, Knuckles Mt. Range
Community based tourism - life amongst the indigenous mountain people of the Knuckles Range
Abode Hibernation, Mannar
Off the beaten track home-stay project on the shores of Mannar island
Ahas Pokuna Bush Walks Camp, Belihuloya
Deep in the jungles of the southern hill country lies 'Ahas Pokuna' or 'Sky-Pool' a luxury bush walking camp and immersive wildlife experience.
Back of Beyond , Kahandamodera
Exquisite 'eco villa' in the deep south of Sri Lanka
Back Of Beyond Dehi Gaha Ela, Sigiriya
The Treehouse - one on Sri Lanka's most creative, seductive, and remote properties, in the heart of the wilderness
Back of Beyond Pidarungula, Sigiriya
Beautiful eco villa hidden in dense jungle near Sigiriya
Back of Beyond Yala, Tissamaharama
A truly unique eco villa on the fringe of Yala National Park
Bar Reef Resort Alankuda, Kalpitiya
Eclectic beach property on the deserted sands of Kalptiya Peninsula with dolphin and whale watching.
Borderlands Base Camp, Kithugalla
Excellent activity centre and riverside camp in adventurous Kithulgala
Boulder Garden , Sinharaja
A hotel like no other - cut into a rocky outcrop outside the Sinharja Rainforest....
Gal Oya Lodge, Sri Lanka
Surrounded by a stunning national park, Gal Oya is an environmentally responsible all-natural lodge experience.
Green Paradise, Dambulla
New eco-friendly hotel in a great location for exploring the sights of the cultural triangle.
Hammock Lanka, Uda Walawe
Explore Udawalawe National Park from your comfortable base camp at Hammock Lanka. With good service and delicious food, it makes for a relaxing stay.
Illuketia, Inland from Galle
A magnificent old inland plantation estate, lovingly restored
Jungle Beach, Kuchaveli, Trincomalee
Exotic beach-side resort near Trincomalee, perfect for exploring the natural beauty of Sri Lanka's east coast.
Kalundewa Retreat, Dambulla
Luxurious hideaway in the heart of the 'cultural triangle'
Kalus Hideaway, Uda Walawe
Comfortable jungle lodge on the borders of Uda Walawe National Park
Kings Pavilion Kandy, Kandy
Enjoy the peace and beauty of nature at this peaceful oasis set in the Kandy hills.
Kulu Safaris, Yala
Unique tented safari, perfect to experience Sri Lanka's natural beauty in comfort and style.
Kulu Wilpattu, Wilpattu
Combine Kulu's safari knowhow with a beautiful rustic lodge on the edge of Wilpattu National Park.
Leopard Trails , Yala
Leopard Trails offers adventurous travellers an unforgettable mobile camping experience in the heart of the jungle.
Leopard Trails Wilpattu, Wilpattu
A comfortable base from which to experience the National Park's wildlife, ideal for couples and families alike.
Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge, Knuckles Mt. Range
Charming tented accommodation overlooking the valleys of the Knuckle's and surrounding tea-clad hills.
Mahoora Luxury Camping, Uda Walawe
Five star, luxury camping set up in a number of locations in the Sri Lankan wilderness.
Mahoora Standard Camping, Uda Walawe
Explore Sri Lanka's amazing wilderness and camp out under the stars
Stunning jungle lodge and hideaway with unique accommodation, superb service and off-the-beaten track excursions
Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safari's, Yala
Get back to nature with an overnight safari adventure with Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safari's.
Rainforest Eco Lodge, Sinharaja
Eco lodge perched on stilts situated in the midst of a rainforest.
Rainforest Edge, Sinharaja
Comfortable eco lodge on the border of the Sinharaja Rainforest
Rawana’s Secret, Ella
Stunning views, nature and food in a simple yet colonial setting
River Resort, Kithugalla
Small, eco-friendly hotel overhanging a river hidden in the forest near lush Kithulgala
Sethawadiya Dolphin View Lodge, Kalpitiya
Superb eco lodge on the remote sands of Kalpitiya with a range of great activities
Sir John's Bungalow, Knuckles Mt. Range
With sweeping vistas over the Knuckles Mountains, Sir John's Bungalow offers the perfect place to relax after a day's hiking around the neighbouring peaks.
Surya Lagoon, Nilaveli
Just half an hour’s drive from Trincomalee, guests can explore the beautiful Eastern coastline from a good value, comfortable base.
The Ark Sri Lanka, Bentota
Breathtaking views of lush green jungle from on high make this secluded hilltop villa experience truly unique.
The Secret Ella, Ella
Nestled in treetops amongst stunning tea plantations, the Secret Ella is Sri Lanka's first luxury planter's bungalow resort.
The Secret Yala, Yala
The Secret Yala combines eco-friendly with comfy camping under the stars, tucked between Yala's jungle and the beach.
Treetops Jungle Lodge, Buttala
A wilderness luxury camping safari experience in one of the remotest corners of Sri Lanka.
Contemporary luxury resort with a sustainable ethos in a truly beautiful natural setting.
Udekki, Alankuda, Kalpitiya
A laid back and homely hotel on the beautiful beaches of the North West of Sri Lanka.
Waterfalls Homestay, Ella
Excellent guest house in the hills around Ella
Wild Trails, Yala
Wild Trails is one of the more âauthenticâ glamping experiences in stunning Yala National Park.
Wilpattu Safari Camp, Wilpattu
A small but spacious boutique camp with 4 tents right on the edge of Wilpattu National Park, just 5 minutes from the entrance gates.