Located 30-minutes from the ancient archaeological sites of Anuradhapura, and an hour away from UNESCO World Heritage site Sigiriya is the plush Ulagalla Resort featuring 25 villas unlike anything else you’ll find in the island’s Cultural Triangle. Other incredible historic sites including Dambulla, Ritigala, Polonnaruwa and Minneriya National Park are also worth exploring from this base. A marriage of olden day Ceylon aristocracy with luxury, Ulagalla Resort is a restored 150-year-old mansion, set on 58-acres of garden, and steeped in cultural heritage and historical significance. Each of the villas has sumptuous bedding and baths, private pools and are carefully designed to maintain an ecological balance. An extravagant spread of mouth-watering local and international cuisine, with a focus on traditional herbs and ingredients are a feature at meal times. Within the compounds of the resort, horse riding, organic farm walks and indulgent treatments in an underground cavern–like spa are some of our favorite activities.