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Encounter Sri Lanka

Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over
Saturday 13 - Friday 26 January 2018 ex Colombo





 Accommodation Name


Star Rating


 Jetwing Beach




 Jetwing Lake




 Madulkelle Tea & Eco Lodge




 Ozo Hotel



 Nuwara Eliya

 St Andrews Hotel




 The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort




 Amari Resort




 Ozo Colombo

Day use


Hotels are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

Please note that the Ozo Hotel in Kandy is of 3.5 star quality. We use this hotel, as it is very centrally located and it is within walking distance to the town centre. This will eliminate travel time to/from 4-5 star hotels which is quite a distance away from town. 


Located on the golden sands of Negombo, effortlessly combining beauty and luxury. Jetwing Beach is a landmark property of Jetwing Hotels. Designed by the internationally renowned Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa, the hotel is a wonderful example of Sri Lankan design amidst a tropical paradise. A magnificent pool to swim in, a spa full of wellness treatments and elegant rooms. With five dining options to choose from, guests are assured of delectable cuisine, both local and international.

There are 75 well-appointed rooms, decorated in earthy tones creating a relaxing ambience and also are equipped with carefully picked furniture and luxurious modern bathrooms. Each room has a private terrace or balcony with a fantastic view. 

Jetwing Lake nimbly combines contemporary architecture with the solitude of the Siyambalaweva banks, and its placid ambience. Sprawled on an expansive area of 18 acres, the hotel is a languid retreat with easy access to Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle and its curiosities.

Besides an internationally inspired menu, and an in house Chinese Restaurant, for those preferring an experience of a true Sri Lanka flavour, Jetwing Lake also specialises in authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, prepared from fresh produce grown locally in the area. 

Dressed in contemporary elements that subtly blend in with the surrounding area, the rooms are designed to offer guests complete, unhindered rest in an ambience of luxury. These living spaces are generously proportioned, with plush bathrooms that afford sensuous soaking away in their luxury bathtubs. 

Permanent tented lodgings with a main lodge building
Imagine waking up to the sounds of birds chirping outside your room, and stepping out to the most spectacular views imaginable; majestic mountains, lush green valleys and tea plantations, crystal clear streams. This is Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka offering a contemporary concept to the traditional warmth and hospitality that Sri Lanka is famous for.  Nestled on a picturesque tea plantation, on the Knuckles Mountain Range 1000 metres above sea level, Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge treats guests to magnificent views, friendly and courteous service, plus plenty of things to see and do.

The Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge offers 18 secluded permanent tented lodgings, with comfortable amenities. All lodges are made of high quality tarpaulin canvas specially imported from South Africa. This is the very same material used by many world renowned safari camps especially in campsites all over Africa.  

Inspired by Sri Lankan charm. Stunning views over the mist-covered mountains, and sublime beds that'll give you sleep so deep, you’ll be waking up before the alarm goes off with ease. 

Start your day right with EAT2GO Breakfast Boost, enjoy local flavours and international favourites, or unwind at rooftop lounge BOMMU with a drink, snack and a side of fresh mountain breeze. Just minutes from the renowned Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) along with other historical sites nearby. 

Old world charm ensconces the atmosphere within Jetwing St. Andrews. Situated in Nuwara Eliya, which was a favourite holiday destination for the Colonial rulers, this mock Tudor Country house is the ideal location to retreat to for those in search of cooler climates.

The entire hotel has been styled tastefully and with authenticity. The deep colour themes, the comfortable furnishings and the overall ambiance contribute to making this colonial mansion a delightful place at which to stay. 

The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, offering 4-star facilities, is the only hotel of its’ class in the area and an environmental friendly hotel. Situated on 7 acres of land only 500 metres from the Ath Athuru Sevana (Elephant Orphanage), and is only a five minutes drive from the Uda Walawe National Park.  

Rooms include air conditioning, 24 hours TV / DVD Players, free wi-fi, tea making facilities 24 hours room services, direct dialing telephone (including IDD) / 24 hours laundry service and a doctor on call.

Enriched with lush natural greenery, bursts of spices in the air, stunning architecture and fascinating sculptures set against dramatic coastal scenery explore and unearth Galle’s unimaginable beauty.

Seaside inspired with influences of the local colonial heritage, all guestrooms at Amari Galle Sri Lanka have been designed with the stunning seascape centre stage.Flexible living spaces, light and airy, spacious yet still cosy, the hotel will offer you the choice of modern yet homely deluxe rooms to exquisite suite accommodation all designed within a theme of natural simplicity complete with modern technology.

OZO HOTEL, Colombo
Understated, unassuming but with an unexpected twist. Cozy rooms complete with Sri Lankan charm. Sleep quality trumps and comfy beds rule.

Enjoy amazing local food with zest and spice to hit the spot and their ON14 rooftop lounge.

Located a couple minutes from Galle Road and an hour’s drive from Bandaranaike International Airport, close enough to the city centre yet far enough to get away.


Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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