With international travel on hold for the moment, I’ve been looking at some dreamy getaways on AirBnb. One country which I have been longing to explore has been the little island of Sri Lanka, just off the southern tip of India. With lush forests, exotic animals and amazing food, here are five unique places to stay during your adventure.
KINGFISHER ECO LODGE
Tissamaharama, Southern Province
“We had a wonderful three day stay in the Minivet lodge. The resort is small and beautiful with amazing views out on to the lake. The staff can’t do enough to help you and made our stay wonderful.”
Just a short journey from Yala National Park and nestled amidst the bird sanctuary by the tranquil Weerawila lake, the luxury tented lodges offers relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy organic cuisine sourced from local communities, while staying in eco-friendly glamping style lodges with a king size bed and private decking area, perfect for enjoying the sunrise and sunset.
≫ Find Kingfisher Eco Lodge on AirBnB| £56 per night
“The Banyan Camp is the place to go to unwind and be close to nature in the most tranquil setting I’ve ever been.“
Perched on the edge of a lake, Banyan Camp offers a peaceful and idyllic escape. You can expect to wake up to natures bird song and shower under the stars, glide across the lake in a canoe and be immersed in the jungle throughout your stay. The Banyan Lodge is built using champagne and wine bottles, harvested timber and Palmyra leaf roof and the oil lamps, lanterns and solar bulbs provide a warm glow instead of electricity.
≫ Find Banyan Camp on AirBnB| £83-100 per night
WINE LODGE | BANYAN CAMP
“Staying at Banyan Camp was the highlight of our entire trip, it was just magical from start to finish.”
Staying in Banyan Camp, the Wine Lodge is a beautiful earth house made using, you guessed it, wine bottles. Along with upcycled doors and roof tiles, this 2 bedroom lodge was the first of its kind built in Sri Lanka and offers an immersive jungle experience with traditional meals provided. The
≫ Find The Wine Lodge on AirBnB| £156 per night
THE HIDEOUT ELLA
Ella, Uva Province
“Sitting in the nets watching the sunset was one of my most memorable experiences of our trip, then having breakfast delivered as the sun crept out and sitting out on the balcony was so lovely.”
The Hideout Ella provides two beautiful wood cabins built on a mountain facing an infinite valley & the famous Nine Arch Bridge. These cabins give a spectacular view with a cozy atmosphere, set exactly right for a getaway or romantic escapade. I think this counts as a room with a view, right?! Situated close to Little Adams Peak and Ella, hiking trails and local sightseeing are right on your doorstep.
≫ Find The Hideout Ella on AirBnb | £42 per night
ELLA MOUNT VIEW GUEST INN
Ella, Uva Province
This beautiful one bedroom apartment opens out onto a private wooden deck overlooking the mountains, valley and tea plantations. As you can imagine, the morning sunrise from the deck would be magical. With Ella just a short walk away and close by to 9 Arch and Little Adams Peak, this little getaway is a highlight for many visiting Sri Lanka.
≫ Find Ella Mount View Guest Inn on AirBnb | £62 per night
Which AirBnb do you like the most? Let me know in the comments! And just incase you are new to AirBnb and would like to book a getaway, you can get £40 off your booking when you sign up to AirBnb using my referral link!
Happy adventuring x
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