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Malabar Hill

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Malabar Hill is a nature-focused luxury resort featuring 10 hidden-away villas with infinity pools. Set in Sri Lanka’s southwest, it is conveniently close to the best tourist spots, beaches, and wildernesses on the island. With sea-facing hilltop views to take your breath away, Malabar Hill offers modern comforts with heritage details. Once a cinnamon plantation, this hideaway is perfect for honeymooners and those seeking a serene sanctuary. Stroll the hotel’s nature trails, stretch out on the yoga lawn, or luxuriate in the Ayurvedic Spa.

The hotel faces both seawards and inland, across rice paddies and rainforests. Built-in a stylish blend of Sri Lankan, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern traditions, it's perfect for design-conscious travelers. The 12 exclusive, free-standing villas are set within the natural landscape, providing both scenic views and privacy. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open out onto private terraces with salt-water infinity pools. The hotel’s open-sided dining room, Hill House, has a colonial vibe and serves Sri Lankan, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes. If you aren’t lounging on the pool’s day beds, try your hand at cooking classes, yoga and guided birdwatching, or head out to explore this very special corner of Sri Lanka’s south coast.

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Expert View

  • Jungle to ocean views from the bar
  • Eco-spirited retreat where the only vehicles are tuk-tuks
  • Four-poster pool cabanas and private infinity pools
  • Flawless detail and attentive spaces

At a glance

  • 12 Villas
  • 12 years +
  • Open All Year
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Beach Icon Beach

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INSIDER TIP

"Opt for casual dining on the open-air terrace. Grazing platters shared from cushioned benches."

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ACTIVITIES

Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Tea Plantations Icon Tea Plantations
  • Markets Icon Markets
  • Temples Icon Temples
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TRIPS TO INSPIRE

From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favourites.

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