Tri Lanka, a stylish health retreat and resort on the banks of Koggala Lake
A masterful example of sustainable architecture, Tri Lanka is a fresh and vibrant alternative to the colonial-style hotels Sri Lanka is best known for.
Set inland, on the shores of glassy Lake Koggala, this ultra-modern wellness resort is anchored by a three-storey, cinnamon stick-clad water tower, with eight sleek and stylish suites spiralling down to the water’s edge, their green roofs and living walls blurring with the exuberant foliage around them.
As kind to the body as it is to the environment, guests can practice Qantum yoga, a style developed by co-owner Laura Baumann, in a shala perched above a swaying bamboo forest, detox in the steam cave and enjoy Ayurvedic massages tailored to individual needs. Wellness retreats are organised throughout the year, but for those who prefer an unscheduled approach to relaxation, the infinity pool is surrounded by a lounging deck with inspiring lake views, kayaks are provided for tranquil paddling, and visits to a cinnamon producing island and tea plantations are offered.