The rooms at the striking, glass-fronted Theva Residency, just 5 minutes' drive from central Kandy, all share majestic views across the hills. And those jaw-dropping vistas really are a major attraction - all distant peaks and rolling cloud.
While the penthouse is undoubtedly impressive, it might be a splurge too far for most; the less-extravagant split-level suite, where you can sit in the hot tub for hours, just gazing at the mountains, remains our perennial favourite.
Leisure: infinity pool, sauna, terrace, games room
Rooms: 15 rooms & suites
Combine the island’s top wildlife crowd pleasers with some magnificent hidden gems and cultural highlights before spending some time on the beach.