On a long stretch of beautiful golden-sand beach in Sri Lanka’s southwest corner, Heritance Ahungalla is a five-star hotel with an emphasis on luxury, from the delectable cuisine to the discreetly attentive service. Cleverly designed so that on entering the lobby you are treated to a view of the infinity pool merging with the turquoise Indian Ocean beyond, the hotel is a serene retreat of charm and character.
The indulgent wellbeing and beauty treatments available at Heritance Ahungalla’s Diviyan Spa are performed using essential oils and herbs sourced on the island, such as vanilla and coconut. Among the treatment rooms is one for couples, plus there’s also a steam room and sauna, and an outdoor Jacuzzi.
All of the accommodation at Heritance Ahungalla has private balconies with partial or full sea views. The décor is cool and tranquil with traditional touches such as wooden floors and furniture, and antique-style lamps. The larger suites have separate living areas and spacious bathrooms with deluxe rain showers.
With the gorgeous private beach, two swimming pools, tennis courts and boutiques selling local crafts, there’s plenty to keep you occupied at Heritance Ahungalla. You can also hire bikes and explore the villages, temples and cinnamon estates surrounding the hotel. Excursions include hot air balloon flights and whale watching.
The cuisine at Heritance Ahungalla is a foodie’s dream with the award-winning options including the Upper Room, a fine dining restaurant serving east-meets-west fusion dishes; and Jute, which offers a lavish buffet of authentic Sri Lankan specialities, like green cashew and mango salad, alongside international cuisines. You can also have a private table set on the beach for an intimate, starry evening.
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