Absolute best stays in SRI LANKA

EASTERN HILLS – LIVING HERITAGE KOSLANDA: A Travel Blog Review by Lara Kamnik @Your_Passport

Set in the heart of Sri Lanka with 80 Acres of pristine forest, nature trails, river and waterfalls Living Heritage Koslanda is a complete peace oasis offering unlimited opportunities for immersing yourself in nature. We were charmed (understating) by the sounds of nature from the moment we stepped out of our car. Walking through the jungle path to reach the hotel – it was just after the rain storm making it very humid but so serene and mystical that we could never forget it. Tranquil surroundings give this hotel a very romantic and intimate feel. We got a perfect chance to self-reflect and recharge here, it is also by far best spot for meditation or yoga, nestled amongst the jungle with beautiful sounds and smells.

The hotel owns one of the most amazing infinity pools in all of Sri Lanka and it sits right above the paddy fields. It is also blessed with an amazing private waterfall and natural pool, plus the 3rd highest waterfall of Sri Lanka Diyaluma is only short 10 minutes’ drive away. Koslanda also organises some of the best trips – make sure you visit the hidden beauty of Poonagalla Estate, very unspoiled and authentic with zero tourists!

And then we get to the accommodation. We had our own private courtyard, a long veranda and a tropical garden with rain shower and jacuzzi. Showering by moonlight? You got us here! Interiors were exquisitely arranged in heritage style, we got fresh flowery on the bed and towels every night which made this stay a very unique. Welcoming service (thank you again, Carrim) and dining here was nothing but spectacular. Fresh and tasty and very much in line with the Sri Lankan cuisine. Secret tip? *Don’t skip the pumpkin soup and heavenly lemon mint cheesecake(s) – Uroš and I would go back to Sri Lanka only for this dessert! Oh, and they said farewell with a flower bouquet. How thoughtful is that!

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