From the masterminds behind Sri Lanka’s leading luxury hotel collection, Resplendent Ceylon, comes
From the masterminds behind Sri Lanka’s leading luxury hotel collection, Resplendent Ceylon, comes Reverie – a collection of laid-back boutique properties which embrace the slow pace of life that the island embodies. The collection has launched with the opening of Kayaam House in Tangalle, and Ahu Bay in Ahungalla, both in February 2023. The properties are located two hours apart along the south coast, famed for its miles of gold sand and palm-fringed coastlines, abundance of marine life and ocean-washed shores which are sought out by seasoned surfers the world-over.
Perched on Ahungalla Point between two secluded bays on the south-west coast is Ahu Bay, a relaxed beach house for free-spirits, made up of a collection of four suites and three three-bedroom beach villas, available either on a rent by the room or exclusive use basis. Pared-back, rustic interiors will feature neutral sand tones, rattan furniture, recycled wood accents and plenty of natural greenery, and a casual all-day dining venue which will serve up Sri Lankan and international favourites, surrounded by manicured lawns, beach cabanas, a spa and a shimmering infinity swimming pool.
Kayaam House, situated on the south coast in Tangalle, is a spiritual sanctuary in a secluded spot just steps from the vast Indian Ocean, home to six Ocean Rooms, two Palm Suites and a chic, Bawa inspired 20-cover restaurant and bar. The Kayaam House journey focuses on restoration and recovery with wellness a key part of every guest experience. The Sanctuary Spa will feature two treatment rooms with therapies based on traditional healing methods utilising hyperlocal herbs and spices, whilst guests can find additional opportunities to be bathed in nature at the outdoor yoga pavilion or at the far-reaching infinity pool. Expertly curated by the local team, each of Reverie’s properties offer soulful experience menus that provide the chance to completely, mindfully and respectfully immerse themselves into Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage.
These openings will closely be followed by a third property, Kelburne Estate, set to open in December 2023 as a collection of hillside cottages in the tea carpeted mountains of Haputale.