Prana Home, Colombo

Our top spot for yoga in Colombo – nothing beats gazing up at hand-painted wooden ceiling of the Mandala Studio as you move through your sun salutations! – Saskia, visited in November 2019 Popular for yoga classes, holistic healing treatments and marvellous massages, Prana Lounge enjoys a fabulous location in a renovated hundred-year-old villa in […]

Where to shop in Colombo

Whether you’re buying gifts or shopping for yourself, Colombo has plenty of retail treats to offer. Here’s where to shop in Sri Lanka’s biggest city.

Where to eat in Galle Fort

Brunch, lunch or dinner, these are the best places to fill your belly in the Fort

Colombo quarters: where to stay in the city

Don’t skip the city: these boutique boltholes will make for a truly special stay in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital.

Horathapola Estate

Tranquil, spacious and soothing, Horathapola Estate has been in the hands of the same family for almost a century. The main house – bedecked with carefully chosen antique pieces – is white-walled and green-roofed, with cool, terracotta tiles underfoot. You’ll find naturalist’s paintings of birds on the walls, coffee table books with scribbled inscriptions to […]

The Fort Printers, Galle Fort

The real magic of Galle Fort lies in the many layers of history harboured by its walls – and The Fort Printers is no exception. Fusing Dutch foundations with British post-1796 renovations, the impressive colonial-era mansion has, at different times, served as a boys’ school, a bank and a printing press, before finally re-opening as […]

Residence by Uga Escapes, Colombo

The ideal blend of city-centre ease and heritage charm – with candlelit dinners under the frangipani tree in the garden to round off days of exploring. – Saskia, visited in February 2019 Housed in a nineteenth-century property built by Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee, a successful barrister who welcomed Sri Lankan high society to his beautiful home, […]

Where to stay for England’s Cricket tour of Sri Lanka 2020

Joining the England cricket team on its tour of Sri Lanka in March? Here are some of the best boutique hotels close to every venue.