Highly recommended, not yet reviewed by our consultants
This unique location is for the lovers of uncommercialised, 'unDisneyfied' nature. The resort perches on the top of a mountain, giving panoramic views of green hills and the Sinharaja Forest in a pollution free, tropical atmosphere.
Isolation does not mean spartan and the villas are complete with warm water, mains electricity, and all the usual amenities of a hotel suite.
This is your opportunity to learn about and enjoy your environment on foot, mountain bike or jeep, either on your own or with the expert guides available to you. Relax on your return with a refreshing dip in the natural swimming pool, or take a few hours 'off' and indulge yourself in ayurvedic treatments in the Spa.
It is an ideal companion to a stay in the bustling, sociable beach towns of the S.W. coast, allowing you to push back the clock and see into the heart of Sri Lanka and time immemorial.
It is expensive, so be prepared for simple living at high costs.
Recommended not yet reviewed
The 7 spacious eco rooms each have their own private balcony on which to enjoy the wonderful stillness of Rainforest Edge. The rooms simply and appropriately reflect the location with much use of local stone, pottery and wooden carvings.
The smooth, polished wooden ceilings contrast with the heavy, rough hewn timber used beneath the bed platforms in a pleasing balance. Colourful cotton throws and pillows add the only other accents.
Electricity is in your suite and generous bed side and overhead lighting. Solar heated water is plentiful in the ensuite bathroom. A laundry service is available if your days filled to the brim with trekking etc. leave no time or inclination for domesticity
A 'snack house' is open 7am to 6 pm for complimentary tea/coffee & snacks which may be taken to your room terraces
Dining is enjoyed in the thatched, open air restaurant. This too has spectacular views by day, and a cosy 'other worldly' atmosphere in the evening, when the night time sounds of the forest feed the imagination.
Cuisine is traditional Sri Lankan in style, and the intimate size and nature of the resort means that exhausted explorers have no need to dress up - they can nurse their blisters whilst dipping a toe in the infinity pool.
All of these may be guided and accompanied by a local expert.