Palm – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, From £125


Miriam and Laurie opened PALM in 2019. They traced Miriam’s Sri Lankan roots, discovered a sprawling old coconut plantation between the mangroves and paddy fields of Ahangama and instantly fell in love.

The boho spirit of south Sri Lanka’s beaches and surf breaks that first drew in the hippies and surfers in the 1960s seemed like the perfect place to create their own unique blend of Shoreditch-infused tropical architecture. PALM now bring a little slice of East London modernism to the Ahangama jungle.

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The Kitchen

At the Pavilion, head chef, Emily Dobb’s, who opened a vibrant pop-up stall serving Sri Lankan food at Druid Street Market, London and author of the cookbook Weligama, has created PALM’s enticing menu. Utilising locally produced ingredients, the meals are comprised of some of her most impressive signature dishes. Serving up everything from zingy salads to vibrant Sri Lankan curries, the food at PALM is not to be missed and the string hoppers breakfast (included in the room) are some of the best you’ll have on the island.

The Gym

Palm has an onsite gym that offers an impressive selection of training amenities, including CrossFit, weightlifting, bodybuilding and powerlifting equipment. If you’re new to this type of training, PALM will organize an orientation to get you acquainted with the facilities. After working out, re-energise with one of PALM’s fresh smoothies or restoring juices by the pool.

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