Surrounded by Koggala, Sri Lanka’s largest natural lake, lies a modern luxury six acre design hotel. Founded by British photographer Rob Drummond and his wife Lara Baumann Drummond, Tri boasts eleven unique suites which are focused on wellbeing and sustainability.

It is clear all things nature has guided the design of this impressive hotel, its geometric elegance and artistic finish embraces a sustainable belief. Only recycled wood and local materials have been used to complete this idyllic, topical accommodation. Living walls, green roofs and solar hot water all support the ethos of sustainable living.


At the centre of the hotel, stands a water tower, which features outstanding 360-degree views. Each bedroom or suite encircles the water tower, most offering sunset or sunrise views, with private gardens, terraces or plunge pools.

Ecologically friendly, solar panels and rainwater passages are utilised to meet energy needs. Plush vertical gardens and roofs further add to the hotel’s testament to sustainability. Whether a special occasion, honeymoon or a well-deserved treat, Tri is a beautiful haven with an environmental conscience.

Sri Lankan culture is proudly showcased at Tri, and a philosophy that wealth of natural beauty and ingenuity will stimulate the spirit and intellect is proudly adopted here. Yoga, Ayurveda and other holistic treatments are available. Beach and lake activities are also offered, all combining pleasure with fitness and wellbeing, taught by co-founder Laura Baumann Drummond.

An impressive 21-metre infinity pool is situated in the common area facing Lake Koggala along with a restaurant which serves a daily-changing menu of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. Local produce and fresh fruit is championed. Cinnamon is used frequently in the kitchens as well as a building material. Tri is located near a number of cinnamon plantations (visits can be arranged). Once considered useless, cinnamon sticks have been used as building material and decorative feature throughout the hotel.

Fly with BA to Sri Lanka from £380 depending on the season. Then drive or catch a taxi 2.5 hours from Colombo via the highway or catch a sea plane transfer with Cinnamon Air.