The Sand­hya

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Sri Lanka goes Scan­di­na­vian at this ca­sual-luxe haven on the creamy sands of Ka­bal­ana Beach, a 30-minute drive east of Galle on the is­land’s south­ern coast. With nine airy stu­dio suites, the ul­tra-cool, adults-only hide­away es­chews the usual colo­nial trap­pings for clean ar­chi­tec­tural lines and mid-cen­tury mod­ernin­spired fur­ni­ture, ac­cen­tu­ated with high-thread-count bed linens, Spa Cey­lon bath prod­ucts, and Blue­tooth-en­abled speak­ers. Cen­tered on fresh sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents, the culi­nary of­fer­ings here com­prise a lean but per­fectly ex­e­cuted menu of com­fort foods; a sig­na­ture blended pop­corn and leek velouté is un­miss­able, as are the crispy veg­etable pako­ras teamed with a pi­quant tamarind-and­date sauce. Whether un­wind­ing by the ocean, im­mers­ing one­self in the prop­erty’s jet­black ship­ping con­tainer pool, or ex­plor­ing the his­toric sites of nearby Galle Fort, guests of The Sand­hya are bound to find it an ideal roost for their next Sri Lankan so­journ. — 94-765/700-007; the­sand­hya .com; dou­bles from US$200

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