Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

A trip to Sri Lanka’s Heritance Ahungalla is all about rest and relaxation, whether you’re doing laps in the outdoor infinity pool, dining in the exotic Jute restaurant or enjoying a massage treatment at the Diviyan Spa.

One of the hotel’s most unique features is the Library, a relaxing corner where guests can recline with a gripping novel or attend to any business. The large library of books has been donated over the years by guests, so there’s a diverse mix of languages and genres on offer.

Open from 8am-8pm daily, the resort’s tranquil infinity pool is the perfect spot for an early morning swim to watch the sun rise. The pool was designed by architect Geoffrey Bawa in such a way that swimmers will feel as though they’re taking a dip right in there in the glistening ocean.