A Romantic Mountain Retreat at Living Heritage Koslanda Sri Lanka

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Recharging and reconnecting with oneself at this magical place,

Everything beautiful and full of solace!

Beside your better half

Basking in the sun, bathing under the stars,

Lighthearted moments and only good laughs!

Have you ever wondered what Heaven would be like in case it exists? Maybe, maybe not. But there are some places that give you a glimpse of beauty so exclusive, so divine, you can’t help but label them “Heaven on Earth”.

We are happy to claim that we have been to one such place called Living Heritage Koslanda Sri Lanka. A secluded luxury boutique property nestling amidst the mountains of central Sri Lanka, this resort is a temple of tranquility and nature’s splendor.

The owner Lucy, has gone to great lengths to keep this luxury resort Sri Lanka’s wondrous secret; there are no signboards and barely any advertising to draw in customers.

No wonder Living Heritage Koslanda is a sweet sanctuary for solitude seekers. It’s something straight of a honeymooner’s fantasy.

Living Heritage Koslanda Sri Lanka: First Impressions

Surprising as it may be, this property spans over 80 acres and houses just 6 sizeable suites. These well-planned accommodations promise unparalleled privacy and peace; an experience that cannot be described.

When we walked into the property, I felt that we had moved into another realm altogether. There was nothing to distract us from the blissful surroundings; there were no sounds but the pitter-patter of nature; in fact there was nothing on our minds but the pleasure of serenity.

For a moment I wondered if it was real at all – this place is truly too good to be true. And we were told that the view is even prettier after some rains. My only thought was “Can this possibly look any more spectacular?”

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So green, so divine

Rooms and Decor

While the ambience is the highlight, the suites are not far behind in terms of luxuriance. They are spacious and well-lit with all kinds of modern amenities at the guests’ disposal.

The décor is a fusion of Sri Lankan artistry and new-age architecture. I was immensely impressed by the attention to detail and understated grandeur of it all. It was like living in my own house which was magically transformed into an uber-lavish space. Our suite had a private courtyard and a private open garden.

The villas are so extravagant that they have a jacuzzi and private shower as well. We were staying in one of these and trust me, there’s nothing more romantic than bathing under the stars in your own private mini-pool.

If you’re a hard-core nature-lover, the newly constructed forest pavilions, perched atop a timber platform, would perhaps be more alluring.

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Cozy rooms reflecting Srilankan architecture

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Dinner setup under the stars in our luxury suite

Solitude, Good Food and Ambalamas

I have to admit though; even our suite was like a fairytale house, the best of memories are from the time spent outside our room, out in the open. Apart from the breathtaking views and calming quietude, there is much else to enjoy in Living Heritage Koslanda Sri Lanka.

If you’re interested in sampling authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, there is a local chef dishing out delicious, traditional delicacies cooked on a woodfired stove. In fact, we loved the food which was extremely flavorful and quite inventive. But if food doesn’t excite you, maybe the ambalamas will.

These are courtyard-like shaded areas where you can sit, chat and enjoy the views with your significant other. We even chit-chatted with Lucy who was there in LHK during our visit and we got to know more about the resort in the bargain.

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Loved spending time at the ambalamas

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Rustic breakfast setup

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And sometimes when the weather is right, we like to have our breakfast right in the lap of nature

Infinity Pool overlooking the Paddy Fields

The staff directed us to some of the best spots that were a must-visit. Best of all, is the infinity pool which overlooks a beautiful, tree-covered valley. We had to climb a few steps to get to it, but we were well-rewarded.

The view, the water, the love – we were left super impressed by the setting of infinity pool. In fact, we spent most of our time there once we got to know where it was.

One quite evening, we waited for the sun to actually set behind the paddy fields and that stunning moment of the glorious sunset we witnessed there has been imprinted in our hearts forever.

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Who doesn’t like a good infinity pool and sunset combo?

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Honeymoon goals, aye?

Hike to the Waterfall

But I still maintain that I enjoyed the waterfall far more than the infinity pool. Strolling down hand-in-hand, reaching a bubbling river, bathing in its secluded water – that’s just perfect for honeymooners, isn’t it?

The waterfall is 20 minutes hike from the resort, and yeah it is a private waterfall. So, expect no one to be there and having the waterfall all to yourselves once you reach there.

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And dreamy private waterfall at LHK

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Amazed at the beauty of nature

Eco-friendly Initiatives

What amazed me most is that apart from being a magnificent resort that is great for couples, Living Heritage Koslanda is also a boon to the environment. They have a forestation project underway on the property since the owners’ desire is to promote ecological development and sustainable living as well.

We highly respect such initiative in general. But when combined with the brilliance of this resort in terms of rich experiences it offers its guests, I am compelled to commend the dualistic vision Living Heritage Koslanda represents.

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It’s just so green – everywhere you look!

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Just outside our suite’s balcony

Honeymooners, Are you Listening?

In fact, I think that this resort is an ideal getaway for newly married couples. Having your honeymoon in a place this exclusive is sure to ignite love and passion in a very special way.

Merely walking across the greenery, exploring the forest and gazing at the star-studded night-sky; everything becomes so much more intimate and memorable at Living Heritage Koslanda Sri Lanka. It is a certifiable romantic paradise, no less.

I have to say, staying here will be one of my fondest holiday memories, all through my life. No wonder, I would recommend this resort to everyone and especially couples looking to kickstart their married life with a fantastic honeymoon.

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This jacuzzi setup though! Honeymoon goals for sure

Know Before You Go…

Living Heritage Koslanda Sri Lanka is definitely an unrecognized and an underrated living boutique and a luxury hotel. There were so many perks of staying at this resort and in fact, they were umpteen in number!

So here is a curated list of some of them-

  • Surrounded by extra-ordinarily beautiful forests to provide you with a perfect retreat in nature’s arms
  • An option to choose from different options – like a spacious suite or a forest pavilion to have the delightful time of your life
  • Excellent hospitality with sumptuous food and mouth-watering presentation
  • A perfect destination for honeymooners with love-infused aura and things like an outdoor Jacuzzi to relax at.
  • A private waterfall to breathe in the fresh air and feel moist water droplets on your face
  • Special discounts and amazing deals in the autumn season i.e. from September to November
  • Acres of land to walk on and talk about life and blessings
  • An infinity pool to swim in and super comfortable cushioned seating all over the area to laze around while reading a good book and sipping in your favorite drink
  • LHK is awarded with the certificate of excellence and several awards – so no doubt on its authenticity too
  • Antique infrastructure and mystical places to rejoice at

What did you think of our romantic stay at the Living Heritage Koslanda? If you enjoyed reading this post then please let us know by leaving a comment in the box below.

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Our stay at Living Heritage was complimentary in exchange for this review. However, all views and opinions are our own.

Author: Prerna

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23 Comments

  • Reply Damond Nollan November 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Can I just say…WOW! That place looks amazing! Yes, had you not shared it with me, I never would have known such a place existed. Thank you!

    • Reply admin November 22, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks Damond. So now that you know of this hidden heaven in Sri Lanka, I believe you need to pack your bags and head here super soon 😉

  • Reply GiGi November 23, 2017 at 1:08 am

    This little getaway of yours makes me SO excited for mine with my husband in a little over a month. We are off to Africa!! And it’s going to be insanely secluded, much like your little getaway!

  • Reply Ashley November 23, 2017 at 1:18 am

    It looks absolutely beautiful in Sri Lanka. I would love to have a getaway there, it looks peaceful.

    • Reply admin November 23, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      It is indeed extremely peaceful and unexplored in Sri Lanka. I hope you are able to make it here super soon 🙂

  • Reply Amber November 23, 2017 at 2:02 am

    Yes please! I would love to stay here. How gorgeous. That pool is amazing. And that waterfall? Oh man. I hope to go here one day.

  • Reply Rosey November 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    The seclusive and beautiful setting does make it perfect for a honeymoon. Your photos have me wanting to plan my next trip instantly! Such a lovely travel find!

    • Reply admin November 23, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Then don’t wait – just pack your bag and leave for LHK 🙂

  • Reply Chuck November 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Wow!! Absolutely great place!! Would love to be there someday!! Seems like to much things to do right there

    • Reply admin November 23, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Yes Chuck, Living Heritage is gorgeous and there’s so much to do on 80 acres of expansive property. Hope you make it there soon 🙂

  • Reply Angela Ricardo Bethea November 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    That place looks absolutely amazing. Glad you guys had tons of fun. I’d love to go somewhere like that with my hubby but for now, we’ll shower our little one with lots of love.

  • Reply Ashley November 26, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Looks beautiful! Relaxing and private! Gorgeous Pictures!

  • Reply Anna November 27, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Seems like an amazing place, and the pictures you took are just beautiful! Like the idea of the “know before you go” section. 🙂

  • Reply lisa November 27, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    wow your photo’s took me right there! What a romantic place I don’t think I would leave the hotel. I cannot wait to visit Sri Lanka, great review.

  • Reply emman damian November 27, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I would love to have a Romantic Mountain Retreat at Living Heritage Koslanda Sri Lanka. Looks so cool!

  • Reply Samir November 28, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Currently i’m so jealous. You shouldn’t share this. Just kidding, this is so beautiful. I read couple of blogs about Sri Lanka, and now it’s on my wishlist.

    • Reply admin November 30, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Don’t be, Samir 🙂 Simply make a reservation at Living Heritage Koslanda and you are good to go 😉

  • Reply Elena November 28, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    This place looks so relaxing! It seems like the perfect place to unwind and just get back to the small things in life.

  • Reply Mario November 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Some nice post. There sure seem to be lots of fancy resorts in Sri Lanka as a friend of mine also showed me their accommodation as he returned from his trip with his new gf 😉 Yet Living Heritage Koslanda looks quite more eco-friendly than their stay. I’ll keep it in mind 🙂

  • Reply Anneklien Meanne November 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Wow this is a perfect place for relaxation getaway! That infinity pool is enticing and the views is just so stunning. I love hiking and the waterfalls looks a great place for hiking and enjoy the nature.

    • Reply admin November 30, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Absolutely Anneklien, you’d love it here 🙂

  • Reply Adrenaline Romance December 2, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Beautiful and perfect place to relax! Sometimes, we need to go to places like this to recharge and detoxify. The waterfalls is amazing!

  • Reply Ami Bhat December 4, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Honeymooners or not, this place is a gorgeous paradise. I know that I would have loved it for its quaint trails, hidden waterfalls and lush green fields. The rooms and the interiors are a plus for they look extremely cosy and nice. A great place for families too from what I can see of their entertainment options. Cheers

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