Bougainvillea Retreat, near Kandy

The shimmering Victoria Reservoir, the lush emerald fairways of the Victoria Golf and Country Resort and the vertiginous Knuckles Range set the scene for Bougainvillea Retreat, which overlooks this incredible natural amphitheatre. Kandy and the city’s many cultural attractions are less than an hour’s drive away.

This stunning Tuscan-style boutique hotel, immersed within an acre of gloriously landscaped bird-filled gardens, is home to eight comfortably appointed rooms, a breathtaking infinity freeform swimming pool, open-plan living and dining space that spills onto a convivial veranda, a library, a home cinema and a garden spa with jacuzzi, steam bath and optional yoga sessions.

Devoid of formalities, a stay here is blissfully private and relaxing. This is very much a home from home, beloved of couples, friends and families, where you can expect subtle luxuries, nutritious home-cooked food and highly personalised service amidst a remarkable sanctuary of peace and calm.

Golfers will delight in the Donald Steel-designed 18-hole golf course, yet the locality offers so much more; bountiful nature, cultural sights and inspirational people.

Key Facts

Key Facts

  • 8 a/c guestrooms
  • BB or whole house rates
  • Free WiFi
  • Personalised service
  • Private home cinema
  • Garden spa & yoga classes
  • Located on a golf course
  • 40-minutes from Kandy


  • Play a round of golf at the award-winning Victoria Golf Course
  • Order a picnic and explore the Knuckles or Hantane mountain ranges
  • Spend a day in Kandy, taking in the city’s many cultural sights
  • Enjoy the spectacle of the Kandy Perahera if here in July/August
  • Visit a local farm that produces delicious cheese and fresh cream
  • Lunch in a jungle retreat before bathing in the Huluganga river
  • Meet with a local artist, soaking up the tranquility of his home
  • Book a relaxing massage or take a yoga or meditation class
  • Spot over 100 species of birds on an early morning nature walk


  • The Victoria Golf and Country Resort is 25km east of Kandy
  • The air taxi lands at Polgolla Lake, 19km west of the resort
  • Distance to Colombo is 140km
  • Distance to Colombo International Airport is 125km