One More Reason to Visit Asia’s Hottest Destination

  • Tri is Sri Lanka’s first five-star jungle resort features 11 lakeside accommodations, three with private swimming pools.
  • Tri is spread over 6 acres on the island’s largest natural lake, about 15 miles from the city of Galle.
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  • Cynthia Rosenfeld

Often overlooked in favor of the beach, Sri Lanka’s lush interior offers some of the South Asian country’s most breathtaking scenery. Promising to lure luxury travelers inland, Tri is a 6-acre resort that opened in December on the shores of Koggala Lake, roughly 5 miles from the southern coast. Eleven suites and villas with glass walls and local jak-wood terraces are nestled like modern aeries among the cashew trees, where blue-tailed bee-eaters and dozens of other bird and butterfly species parade by in a fluttering rainbow. A traditional white-sailed dhoni ferries guests to the lake’s eight isles. Respite also awaits at the 70-foot-long pool cantilevered over the lake.  

WHAT: Sri Lanka’s first five-star jungle resort features 11 lakeside accommodations, three with private swimming pools. WHERE: Spread over 6 acres on the island’s largest natural lake, about 15 miles from the city of Galle. WHY: Sri Lanka’s verdant interior is the next frontier for this emerging hot spot. Tri, trilanka.com ($250–$1,050)

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