Imagine a private island just off Sri Lanka’s South coast that can be reached only one of two ways: a ride on the back of an elephant, or by wading through crystal clear knee-deep waters. Well, imagine no more for this place really exists - welcome to Taprobane Island! Originally built in the 1920s, this island is now home to as many ensuite bedrooms as there are staff members: just five (including a chef and butler)!
Living spaces are bright white and airy, complete with high ceilings and decorated with various art and photographs. Vibrant fabric cushions and throws add beautiful pops of color. Guests can also get lost in the huge tropical garden on the island, rich with hibiscus, heliconia and frangipanis. With an infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean and palm trees peppered throughout, guests will find an unmatched level of peace and serenity on this island.
Feeling famished from all the relaxing? On this island, you’ll have your own private chef to cook you up some delicious tropical meals like Sri Lankan Red Rice, Pineapple & Ginger Curry and Coconut Flan. It doesn’t matter where you sit while you eat; every vantage point offers stunning views.
Venture off the island (though you certainly don’t have to!) and you’ll find a plethora of activities to partake in - from whale and dolphin watching to mountain biking trails, and a white tea plantation where you can learn how tea, cinnamon and rubber is produced.