Owl and The Pussycat, Talpe, Sri Lanka

This quaint, whimsical hotel offers a charming ambiance with its artistic interiors and excellent seafront location overlooking the Indian Ocean on the south coast, close to the historic Galle Fort. The 17 individually designed rooms and extensive suites offer a home from home, with some even providing a little kitchenettes and sun drenched sitouts.

The Runcible Spoon, is set on an elegant dining terrace with superb wines and light, fresh food, including Sri Lankan and Mediterranean specialties. Whereas the Beach Shack is the perfect place to enjoy your sundowner and some local live jazz on the weekends.

There is much to do with from sunrise yoga, to a variety of water sports including diving, surfing, sailing and paddle boarding, however it is just as easy to while away the days by the large swimming pool and water’s edge.