NEAR GALLE, SRI LANKA – DELUXE
Taprobane Island was originally built in the 1920’s by the romantically named but self styled Count de Mauny-Talvande. The island with its neo palladian mansion has played host to kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, aristocracy, writers and eccentrics, giving it a very colorful history, which guests can now share.
The Island comprises 2 ½ acres of sheer tropical fantasy with nothing between it and the South Pole. Accommodation is provided for in 5 en-suite bedrooms, with spacious living areas, balconies, verandahs, tropical gardens and a stunning infinity pool. A staff of 5 cater for your every need; in fact after arrival, guests frequently never leave the Island until their departure. Sri Lanka’s only privately owned island. The No.1 address in the Indian Ocean.
“An impossibly romantic island villa eccentrically accessible only by wading through the sea.” Conde Nast Traveller
Wherever you eat or drink and whatever you eat or drink at The Fortress, innovative creative design, incredible flavours and the freshest, finest ingredients are its hallmark. Whether you seek authentic Sri Lankan specialities, Mediterranean fare al fresco, funky decor and new age cocktails or a gastronomic journey matched with incredible wines, dining at The Fortress will take your taste buds on a sensational journey. Pepper faces the stunning free form swimming pool and the Indian Ocean and combines the tastes of Old Ceylon and Modern Asia to create incredible Sri Lankan fare; Savour the flavours of the world for lunch or dinner at Heat, a relaxed al fresco restaurant, located by the pool and beach, set beneath cascading trees; Wine3 is a magnificent piece of innovation and is basically a glass cave where even the cutlery and crockery are made of glass! Wine3 aims to celebrate the experience of wine through the ages, bringing together wine and fine food in a breathtaking setting; T Lounge is the open-plan, airy Sri Lankan tea lounge with spectacular sea and garden views, which offers the flavours, aromas and traditions of Ceylon through tea; The Sea Lounge is the cool seaside funk and the place to go for edgy décor, music and hip concoctions in the surrounds of old Ceylon, while being surrounded by glistening lights and a starry night sky.
The Spa is an inner sanctum reflecting the rich colours of the surrounding culture and nature close by. The Spa incorporates the indigenous culture of Sri Lanka by offering signature Ayurvedic therapies as well as other international treatments. Pre and post treatments, guests can indulge in complimentary water therapies which include a sauna, steam and hydro-bath.
Tel: 01778 382 764