The best Beach Retreats in Sri Lanka

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Salt House, Hiriketiya

    Rooms from £60 a night

A barefoot hangout in one of the south coast’s hippest spots – especially recommended for surfers, yoga lovers and beach bums.

Owl and the Pussycat, Thalpe

    Rooms from £102 a night

A wonderfully whimsical small hotel with character in spades, the Owl and the Pussycat is a gorgeous beach hideaway within easy reach of Galle Fort and some of the south coast’s top surf spots.

Karpaha Sands, Kalkudah

    Rooms from £88 a night

A breathtaking tented eco-retreat on a 12-kilometre stretch of deserted coastline.

Amanta Beach Resort, Nilaveli

    Rooms from £46 a night

Beachside bliss brimming with French and Sri Lankan style, boasting terrific food, cracking cocktails and a fabulous host on a secluded stretch of the east coast.

Paradise Road The Villa, Bentota

    Rooms from £96 a night

Smart and slick grown-up style, brimming with antique pieces set against chic monochrome in a gorgeous secluded setting.