Bougainvillea Retreat

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‘Picturesque Lakeside Hideaway’

Surrounded by beauty in every direction, Bougainvillea Retreat sits above the shimmering Victoria Lake with views extending towards the scenic Knuckles Mountain range. Residing within a Tuscan-style villa, only a small collection of rooms are featured at the hotel and each opens out to a private terrace or balcony. Freshly-laid eggs and homemade bread are included in the morning’s sumptuous breakfast buffet, whilst the evening sees the chef prepare exquisite meals inspired by traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, based on your preferences; specialising in delicious and authentic curries, enhanced by spices grown in the hotel’s own gardens. Open-plan living areas include a cosy mini cinema and library where you can relax, if not finding an escape at the secluded outdoor spa. More than 100 indigenous species of bird also await to be discovered through the hotels exclusive bird walks.

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‘Find a sanctuary of calm at the Bougainvillea Retreat as you bask in panoramic vistas and subtle luxuries.’

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  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Private balcony or terrace

Garden Room

These Scandinavian-style guest rooms each open out to a private balcony or terrace with magnificent views of the gardens, lake or scenic mountains. Some also share a garden space.


  • One double bed or twin beds
  • Some with iPod dock
  • Private terrace or balcony
  • Garden/ lake/ mountain view
  • Two with a sharing garden

Master Suite

The Master Suite comprises two bedrooms with a double bed in each, as well as the option of a baby cot or an extra bed for a child under 12 years. Magnificent views of the garden, lake or mountain can be admired from a private balcony or terrace.


  • Two bedrooms with double beds
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults
  • Baby cot or extra bed for child under 12
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Garden/ lake/ mountain view

  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Private balcony or terrace

Immerse yourself in the luxurious setting of Bougainvillea in Sri Lanka, a true paradise for newlyweds.

Honeymoon package includes:
• Hors d’oeuvres for couple to enjoy one night of your choice
• Bottle of chilled bubbly, one night of your choice
• Cocktails and assortment of salted snacks, one night of your choice
• Relaxing couple’s massage
• Couple’s aroma steam bath and Jacuzzi
• Romantic dinner for two, one night of your choice

Cost: Complimentary for stays of 3 nights or more.

Must state honeymoon request on reservation.
Not combinable with other offers or promotions.
Subject to availability.


• Swimming pool
• Mini cinema with large screen
• Billiard table
• Yoga programme
• Cycling
• Canoeing
• Excursions


• Library
• Office facilities
• WiFi throughout


Situated in a secluded position away from the villa, the outdoor spa offers a serene and tranquil escape in which to unwind, where the only sounds that can be heard are that of the native birds. Treatments include body scrubs and packs, full-body massages, neck and shoulder massages and foot massages. Facilities include a steam bath and outdoor Jacuzzi.

Bird watching

Bougainvillea Retreat and its surroundings call home to more than 100 indigenous bird species of Sri Lanka. Bird walks start at around 06:30 and last between two to three hours, and are carried out by Mike Morley who has lived in Sri Lanka for 15 years. A maximum of four people can take part in bird walks at any given time.

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change

Room only.

The hotel does not have a license to serve alcohol but guests are welcome to bring their own drinks and there is no corkage fee.


The hotel offers a sumptuous breakfast in the morning and a small yet exquisite menu for lunch and dinner. The experienced chef can cook for a variety of palettes and prepares a delicious meal inspired by traditional Sri Lankan cuisine; specialising in spicy Sri Lankan curries. The hotel keeps chicken and ducks and so serves freshly laid eggs for breakfast each morning. They also make their own bread, cakes and ice creams.
Bougainvillea Resort is located on Victoria Lake overlooking the Knuckles Mountain range, around an hour’s drive away from Kandy. The Victoria Golf and Country Resort is situated close by.
• Colombo International Airport – 125km/ 2 hour drive away


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Price quoted is a guide only please check for up to date pricing below. 2 Adults sharing a room.
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