Sri Lanka’s Tri Lanka is green in every sense of the word: it’s surrounded by lush green gardens and rainforest, and it’s part of a new wave of green-minded ‘sustainable design hotels’ with green roofs, living walls, the use of solar energy, and nothing but recycled wood and local materials in its construction. But boy does it make for an indulgent getaway.
Perched above Sri Lanka’s largest natural lake – Koggala – Tri Lanka’s a mere 11 bedrooms and suites, but that only allows them to be more massive and personal, with their own private pools, gardens, and terraces. Aside from the roomy accommodations, Tri Lanka offers yoga, fitness classes, spa treatments, and other activities with an emphasis on wellbeing and mental health, which is obviously aided by the infinity pool overlooking the lake, aaaaaand the restaurant that uses fresh ingredients from the property’s garden to create inspired seasonal cuisine. Buddha is ballin’.
This is really one of those serene and surreal places that makes your vacation feel like it came and went in a blink. So when you get to Tri Lanka, let go and live in the moment. There’s a lot to take in. And take out.
Koggala Lake, Galle
80650, Sri Lanka