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Best Accommodation in Sri Lanka

Best Accommodation in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Best Beach Villas with Oomph!

Exploring a tiny island like Sri Lanka that packs in a whopping amount of must-do’s and must-see’s can be quite tiring. Mountain treks, wildlife safaris, Ceylon Tea experiences, train rides, temples, meeting artisans, bird watching in rain forests, cooking like locals and more!

We think you deserve a little downtime to just do nothing at our favourite beach villas. They do add that extra holiday “oomph” into your beach stay.


1.    That perfect 4 bedroomed Villa in Galle

Picturesque views framed by high ceilings and large shuttered doors. The spectacular Indian Ocean just beyond the villa’s infinity pool. This is a place for long, lazy evenings basking in tropical warmth. It’s even great for a family getaway.


2.    Luxury by the Balapitiya Sands – A 10 bedroomed           Villa

Just spectacular. Golden sands and rolling waves. The luxury of pastel hues, minimalist décor and the sound of waves hitting the boulders by the sea. And those sunsets you won’t easily forget.

3.    Two hidden gems by the Tangalle Beach

Light, breezy mornings with local fishermen pushing their catamarans along uncrowded soft sand into the seas off Tangalle. The oomph is in its classic style that screams modern yet cozy. Here’s a villa where discreet service and perfect luxury mingles. Warm waters just right for a swim in season. You wouldn’t want to leave. 2 Villas adjoining each other with a maximum capacity of 20 pax.

4.    Style! Style! Style! – Beach Fronted Villas in Mirissa

Perfectly located, spacious and oozing with style! The four individual villas in this beautiful beach front is given a massive dose of oomph with a 40-meter salt water pool with 24-hour access! A quiet getaway beach but with easy access to lively café’s, the best whale watching spots, spotting turtles. We think it’s great for couples or for families.

5.    An idyllic 9 bedroomed beach getaway, so close to the        Galle Fort

Think pam trees hanging over a quiet beach. The tranquil sound of waves. Extensive gardens, high beamed ceilings and stone bathrooms. A beautiful secluded beach property perfect to explore everything mystical in Galle. Oh the oomph in those stunning outdoor bathrooms, so perfect for your warm weather holiday!


Contact Ayu in the Wild holidays to add that extra oomph into your holiday or talk to us about our best tours to Sri Lanka!


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Best Accommodation in Sri Lanka

Our Pick Of The Most Amazing Sri Lanka Accommodation

Where do you want to put your feet up on a holiday in Sri Lanka?

In our travels across the island we have come across some truly special places to stay in Sri Lanka. (YES, we have actually visited ALL of them)! And we’re glad we have as our guests tell us they LOVE how we guide them to the right kind of accommodation. TRUST US, you won’t regret any holiday in Sri Lanka with this mix of accommodation!


Eco friendly Lodges, Tree Houses, Mud Huts in Sri Lanka

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Our favourite Tree Huts in Sri Lanka! No place like it to get away from the digital world!

Be lazy. Or take a long bushwalk. Your tea is made. The staff can’t spoil you enough. Food is served just the way you like it. Your own private space to unwind. There’s a certain barefoot sophistication in this signature collection. Unique luxury with an earthy guise! Ask us about these Tree Huts

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Some of the most delicious Sri Lanka  cuisine dished out at an Eco lodge in Sri Lanka

Great food. Great staff. It’s totally Sri Lanka off the beaten track! If you need air conditioning, a pool, or freak out about a few bugs then this is not for you. But we love the warm, almost open-to-the-skies architecture, the unique locations and have experienced them all, first-hand.

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The last time we stayed at this Wildlife lodge in srilanka, elephants visited us!

Secluded lodges and huts. Set so close to nature reserves that wildlife visits you.Beautifully furnished and elegantly appointed. Shower spaces and toilets that are modern and creative. Some are just simple wattle and daub mud huts in some unique locations in Sri Lanka. Owned and managed by people who, love to keep the ‘wild’ side of the wilderness. Muted solar powered lighting or lanterns that blend with the darkness of the jungles. Mosquito nets and fans. Cosy open-plan dining spaces that let the outdoors in. Ask us about these wildlife lodges.

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Unique places to stay in sri lanka

Unpretentious and vernacular architecture. Some, with open sleeping decks that keep the spirit of adventure alive, even at night. Such an authentic touch of local finesse.

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Escapism is this accommodation in sri lanka

Great alternatives to hotels and boutique resorts, live like a local experience or for a wildlife honeymoon in Sri Lanka. You’ll forget the clutter of the world outside!

Affordable luxury (4* to 5*)

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Lodges and Bungalows that are luxurious yet affordable

Ask us about a wonderful range of Hotels and Bungalows that are 5 star in ambiance and service but are truly affordable.

Luxurious and intimate Boutique Villas , Small Luxury Hotels, Spa Resorts

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Luxury beyond your imagination in Sri Lanka

It’s all about total pampering at the end of the day at these 5* to 5* plus living spaces.

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Unique dining options and even more unique sleeping options, eclectic menus, personal butler service and every imaginable luxury you could conjure up. All set against the surreal landscapes of one of the world’s Biodiversity Hotspots with the charm of Sri Lankan architecture and discreet, personalized service. .

Sri Lanka Tented Safari Camps, Mobile Tented camping, Luxury Tented camping

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There;s nothing like camping deep INSIDE a National Park in Sri Lanka

The ultimate wildlife experience (not for the fainthearted) is where the campsite is located inside the best camping locations within National Parks with no boundaries between you and the wildlife. These Semi-Luxury Mobile Tented Campsites are set up just for you, with spacious ‘stand-up’ tents equipped with comfortable raised beds, mattresses, linen and separate tents for chemical flush toilets and showers.

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Listening to Bears roar in the distance – camping in Sri Lanka

When you leave, the campsite leaves. The wilderness remains untouched.Or you could choose Luxury Tented Campsites that are permanent campsites bordering a remote location and close to buffer zones. Ask us about tented camping inside Sri Lanka’s National Parks.

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One of the most secluded campsites in Yala Sri Lanka

These are remote wilderness experiences with just the right modern comforts – equipped with pipe-borne water, attached toilets, luxury beddings and all the right trimmings! Ask us about luxury tented camping in Sri Lanka.

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Al fresco dining is a wonderful experience on a camping holiday in Sri Lanka

At all campsites, fresh meals are prepared on site by a chef and dining under the stars (or sometimes by a river) is the perfect signoff to a wildlife safari holiday in Sri Lanka.

Comfort and Value Accommodation
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When you want to spend more on your experiences than on luxury, then this is our lead-in selection for comfort and Value. Not really in the extreme scale of budget or backpacker accommodation but more towards affordable and great value 3-4 * Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Cottages and Home-stays – some with no-frills but hand-picked for their great local hospitality and cleanliness.

How to book the best mix of accommodation in Sri Lanka

Yes you can go to to try and get the best deals but if you have a rough idea of where you want to stay – think luxury, affordable luxury, good value accommodation or just plain over the top Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) of the World, just drop us an email. We have the connections to get to know their seasonal special offers too.

On a tailor made Ayu in the Wild experiential holiday you leave feeling part of the culture and not just a visitor.