Founded in 1974, the oldest resort on the golden sands of Trincomalee has played host to more than its fair share of movie stars. Its enviable beach setting is a major draw, but equally appealing is the large shaded swimming pool, which is perfect for families. Each room's private patio looks towards the sea or over the tranquil gardens.
The warmth of the staff, some of whom have been here since the hotel opened, is what ensures such an easy-going, welcoming atmosphere.
Leisure: Swimming pool, snorkelling, garden, dolphin and whale watching
Rooms: 45 rooms
Combine the island’s top wildlife crowd pleasers with some magnificent hidden gems and cultural highlights before spending some time on the beach.