Flanking Koggala Lake, a short distance from the World Heritage-listed Galle Fort and the region’s sandy beaches, Tri is Sri Lanka’s first forward-thinking contemporary sustainable design hotel, built entirely from local materials. Placid surroundings and first-class wellness facilities promise a chic and serene stay.
Inspired by the spirals of the ‘Fibonacci Sequence’ and mirroring nature’s ubiquitous ‘Golden Ratio’, Tri curls its eight luxurious lake-view villas – four with private pools – around an island promontory peppered with aged trees. Standing on its peak is the Water Tower – ingeniously home to a further three bedrooms and a viewing deck, which capture the dramatic 360-degree lake views.
Guided by nature’s tranquility, a stay here stimulates mind, body and soul. Facilities include a spectacular 21-metre cantilevered infinity swimming pool; an open-sided treetop yoga shala; a glass-walled library; and a luxury spa with steam cavern. Tri’s gourmet restaurant is an absolute standout; expect to be taken on an exotic journey of imaginatively reinvented Sri Lankan cuisine.
Retreats and workshops focusing on subjects as diverse as nutrition, photography, sustainability and yoga take place on occasion throughout the year.