The Hotel: The Habitat
Surrounded by pristine beaches of Kosgoda, this five-star accommodation is set only a short drive away from Bentota Lake. South West Coast of Sri Lanka charms all travellers with the picturesque sunsets and little villages where those interested can immerse themselves in culture and history of the region. The hotel works as a home base of potential explorers but works great for those who just need some beach relaxation.
The deluxe rooms boast air conditioning and entertaining in the form of flat-screen TVs with cable channels and Wi-Fi access. Guests can also use a work desk, a wardrobe and a kettle provided in the room. The en-suite bathroom ensures privacy and a bidet and free toiletries add a little touch of luxury to the experience. Those tied to their bed too tightly to leave can even order some delicacies to fill the tummies through the 24-hour room service.
The on-site restaurant treats peckish guests to a range of international dishes, prepared by a team of experienced chefs. It also serves up a continental breakfast every morning. For lighter snacks, peckish patrons can pop by the on-site bar and get a colourful drink with their meal. The outdoor pool allows for a quick refresh after time spent sunbathing.
- Bed size/type: one double or two twin beds
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- A sofa can be used as an extra bed
The Area: Sri Lanka
Described by historians as the finest island of its size in the world, hovering just above the Equator and amid the waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is well known for its tropical forests, beaches and landscaped grounds.
Once on the island, travellers may visit the famous Yala National Park, the most visited and the second largest national park in the country, boasting an array of wild animals and aquatic birds. With over 3000 years of history and many ancient cities including Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Digamadulla, Sri Lanka is a perfect place for history enthusiasts. Negombo, one of the country’s major cities, is located on the west coast of the island and is famous for its sandy beaches and historical landmarks. Attractions such as the Angurukaramulla Temple, a six-metre-long reclining Buddha temple, and the Christian St. Mary’s Church await to be explored, while shopping enthusiasts may buy traditional products and souvenirs at one of the many local markets and shops.