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Panino

Diyatha Uyana, Battaramulla

Panino makes excellent sandwiches. Filled with tasty ingredients, grilled, prepared with love. If you visit the Good Market each Thursday they're well worth a try. Otherwise they're a good choice…

Jetwing Kaduruketha

Jetwing Kaduruketha, Wellawaya.

Jetwing K. is one of the latest hotels by the popular chain, with a stellar line up of food, and a very rural, agricultural set-up.

Jetwing Kaduruketha (Restaurant)

Jetwing Kaduruketha, Aluth Para, Wellawaya

Whipping up some mouthwatering Sri Lankan and Western/ Fusion cuisine, Kaduruketha's restaurant is elegant and mouthwatering.

W15 Escape (Ahangama)

Mahavihara Road, Ahanagama Kanda, Ahangama

The stylish former Three by TPV property, on the Down South coast.

Jetwing Yala

Tissamaharama, Yala

Jetwing Yala is a geat place to stay over at when you're visiting Sri Lanka's wildlife central - huge pool, great views and a unique luxury-outdoors concept.

Galle Dutch Hospital

Old Hospital Building, Galle Fort

The Galle Dutch Hospital is small but super nice. It's a beautifully restored colonial building with a great and growing selection of places to eat, drink and shop.

Moon Bastion (Galle Fort)

Rampart Street, Fort, Galle

The Moon Bastion (part of the Galle Fort) is the best place to catch the sunset.

Yapahuwa

Yapahuwa, Kurunegala District

Yapahuwa was the seat of King Buvanekabahu, and one of Sri Lanka's impressively-fortified mediaeval capitals.

R. Premadasa Stadium

R. Premadasa Stadium, Maligawatta, Colombo 10

Once you get there (following our tips), the experience is awesome. Not to be missed. Nothing beats a tense Sri Lanka cricket game, and the show is good even when Sri Lanka isn't playing.

Nihal's (Jetwing Lighthouse Club)

Jetwing Lighthouse, Dadella, Galle

The main restaurant at the luxe Jetwing Lighthouse Club in Galle, serving up special degustation menus and bespoke dishes.

Sigiriya

Sigiriya Road, Sigiriya

Probably Sri Lanka's proudest monument. The huge rock is worth a climb for any visitor.

Jetwing Warwick Gardens

Ambewela, Sri Lanka

Warwick Gardens is a beautifully renovated Edwardian style bungalow nestled in the hills in Ambewela which encapsulates a perfect vacation in the hill country.

The Fortress Resort & Spa

The Fortress Resort & Spa, Koggala, Habaraduwa, Galle

A beautiful beach front luxury resort past Galle.

Slightly Chilled

29A, Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy.

Quirky name, location with a near-aerial view of the city, and great food, more people need to know about Slightly Chilled.

FDO's

149 Havelock Road, Colombo 5

FDOs is the new spot for older people to hang out. This offshoot of the immortal Rhythm And Blues is full of good live music and a pleasant crowd.

Hambegamuwa Lake

Hambegamuwa Lake, Hambegamuwa, Uva Province.

If you have a penchant for birds, nature and general chilling on a canoe, this is the place to be.

Lunuganga (Bentota)

Lunuganga, Bentota.

Geoffrey Bawa's impact on Sri Lanka is unparalleled. His legacy as an architect and writer is etched in local history. Lunuganga is arguably the most famous of his works, a country home set in…

Santani (Kandy)

Aratenna Estate, Kandy, Sri Lanka

A luxury wellness retreat overlooking Knuckles.

Cape Weligama

Cape Weligama, Abimanagama Road, Weligama

One of the island's top luxury getaways.

YUMI (Taj Samudra)

Taj Samudra, 25 Galle Face Center Rd, Colombo 3

YUMI is Taj Samudra's resident Japanese restaurant. What they lack in terms of variety they make up for with some delicious, specialized sushi in arguably the best setting for a Japanese restaurant…

W15 (Weligama)

506, New Galle Road, Weligama

A funky little boutique hotel on the beautiful Weligama beach strip.

Casadi

42/18 Vihara Road, Mount Lavinia (Off Samudrasanna Road)

Casadi is a beachfront outdoor restaurant located alongside Buba, serving excellent, affordable food - but sadly no booze

Villa Red

9A L.T.P. Manjushri Mawatha, Aluthgama

If you're traveling in packs, Villa Red is a far better value than the package hotels in Bentota. You have full access to the river and watersports and have a really well-equipped villa to hang out in.…

The Station

1/41 Wasala Road, Dehiwala

When it comes to value for money, The Station is pretty difficult to beat. They tick all the right boxes with their ambience, service and food.