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.
There are 4 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms – three in the main house off the central hallway and one separate suite. Predominantly white with tiled floors and high, wooden ceilings, they are airy, cool and light. Splashes of color reflect the sea and sky outside.
At Taprobane Island you have your own private chef to provide you with delicious tropical cuisine with a focus on the freshest of local ingredients.
Meals are predominantly seafood with an Asian influence. Our chef is equally at home making the most delicious Sri Lankan curries.
Float in the beautiful infinity swimming pool that literally juts out into the sea. Diving, snorkelling, rafting, mountain-biking and trekking tours can be organised.
Fly to Colombo and from there take a taxi to Weligama (3 1/2 hours). To get to the island, you can make the crossing at low tide. The staff will carry your luggage across, some using the services of an elephant.