Ella, Kandy and the Hill Country, Sri Lanka
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has updated their travel advice for Sri Lanka and are advising that travel can now resume. We've been following the situation closely and with the recent changes in security, we're pleased to say that we can support the people of Sri Lanka and once again offer trips to this beautiful country. To encourage visitors to return, the Sri Lankan government are now offering free visas on arrival to key countries (including the UK) beginning August 2019.
At a Glance
All food, drink (including house spirits, wine & beers), afternoon tea, snacks and soft drinks are included in the rate
A four kilometer trail takes you through tea estates to the Nine Arches Bridge, a picturesque viaduct
Two of the rooms here can connect to create the perfect option for a family traveling together.
Each of the bedrooms and suites are serviced by a private butler
Nine Skies is located a short distance to the awe-inspiring Nine Arch Railway Bridge.
Best time to Visit
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Year round destination. Because the Hill Country it so high up it rarely gets unbearably hot. The months of December to April are probably the best time to visit, as temperatures rise to around 28C during the day but cool down at night. During the monsoon season from October to December you can expect heavy downpours. June to September are the driest months here, when there’s almost no rain at all.
To start planning your vacation to Nine Skies
Clinging to a tea covered hill, with beautiful views over the hill country Nine Skies offers an intimate stay in a newly refurbished tea bungalow.
Opened in September 2018, this five bedroom bungalow, located near Demodera Railway Station close to Ella, dates back to the colonial era which is clearly reflected in its heritage design. Here beautiful art pieces and artifacts work seamlessly aside modern amenities, providing a unique luxury experience and home away from home feel.
Each bungalow opens up on to a the hotels garden terrace with stunning views across the valley. The property has three room types and each room is serviced by a private butler. Two of the bungalows being able to interconnect the property is a great option for families. Our favorite room is the Ella Rock Suite which has a king sized poster bed and private veranda.
All meals and drinks are included in your stay at Nine Skies and this includes daily afternoon tea and the Planter's Lunch which is a selection of daily curries.
For those warmer days take a dip into the properties pool located in the garden to take full advantage of the views including the famous Demodera Loop.
Nine Skies boasts five bedrooms and suites, all of which are beautifully furnished and also benefit from private garden terraces. Each bedroom has a four poster bed and all rooms have large bathrooms with a free standing bath. Two rooms can also be connected to make the perfect set up for a family.
Children of all ages are welcome and cots are provided for under 2's. Babysitting can also be organized before check in.
Nine Skies is an all-inclusive property so all meals and drinks including alcohol are already taken care off. The breakfast at Nine Skies is a highlight of anyone's stay and of course includes the traditional Sri Lanka pancake, hopper. Ask your private butler and snacks throughout the day can also be arranged and all butlers are more than happy to mix up your favorite cocktails to enjoy in your sitting room or veranda.
Located at the front of the property with views over the valley is the infinity swimming pool which is perfect to cool off in after a few hours trekking.
Sri Lanka Special DiscountBook your Sri Lanka vacation before 31st July 2019 to benefit from 30% discount.
21 June 2019 to 31 March 2020
Simply Sri Lanka
Kotugoda, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya & Koggala
from $2800 pp 10 nights
- Fantastic mix of landscapes, from the tea plantations to beautiful tropical beaches
- Great chance to experience the culture of Kandy and lush countryside of Nuwara Eliya
- Inclusion of Koggala Beach, the longest beach in Sri Lanka, within easy access to the historic town of Galle
Location & directions
Ella, Kandy and the Hill Country, Sri Lanka
Nine Skies offers beautiful views over the surrounding hill country and within easy distance from Demodera Station.