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Welcome to Pledge Hotels & Resorts
Pledge Hotels & Resorts offers three outstanding levels of accommodation and hospitality in Negombo, Sri Lanka’s premiere west-coast beach resort: the über-chic Pledge3 boutique hotel, the soon-to-open PledgeScape beachside resort hotel, and the value-level Hush Lagoon. Pledge Hotels & Resorts is a sister company to Pledge Holidays.
Pledge3 in Negombo, 20 minutes from Sri Lanka’s international airport, is a boutique hotel which, says a recent CNN Travel report, “screams cutting edge design”.
Top travel writer Ian Lloyd Neubauer describes it as “Sri Lanka’s most sophisticated hotel, a five-star oasis of luxury and retro style,” and we can’t say better than that.
In it’s first six months it shot to the top of TripAdvisor’s rankings, with lavish praise heaped on not just its comfort and ambience, but also a menu that combines matchless innovation and tradition with scope, style and flair.
PledgeScape is a planned 32-room de-lux hotel in Negombo, one of Sri Lanka’s top west-coast tourist resorts just 20 minutes from the international airport.
This beachside addition to the Pledge portfolio will boast a Skylounge bar atop it seven floors of sea-facing rooms, two of which will have private infinity pools and unparalleled views over the Indian Ocean.
Due to open in early 2019, PledgeScape will create a new quality benchmark for mid-sized hotels, with its emphasis on providing the perfect introduction to all that this paradise island has to offer.
The jewel in Negombo’s crown is its spectacular tidal lagoon, fringed by mangroves teeming with wildlife and connected to thecapital Colombo by the Dutch canal.
Now the crown has a new hidden gem in the shape of Hush, a delightfully modern value hotel and restaurant nestled in the seclusion of the lagoon’s eastern shore.
And what a gem it is—small, perfectly formed, and poised to redefine popular mid-market hospitality that lies somewhere between Negombo’s up-market boutique hotels and the resort’s many family-run guest houses.
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Hotels & Stays
Food & Restaurants
Wildlife & Nature
Pledge Holidays whole-heartedly supports efforts to outlaw the cruel exploitation of elephants in Sri Lanka
Forget Africa, says Aussie website The New Daily—Sri Lanka is the place for bucket-list safari adventure!
Shangri-La Hotel in Sri Lanka’s capital city Colombo features on World Travel magazine’s Luxury List 2018
Amazing Boulder Garden Resort by Sinharaja rainforest personifies the best of eco-tourism in Sri Lanka
The half-million-year-old jungle people of Sri Lanka! Off the beaten track with the fascinating Vedda culture
Give beaches in Sri Lanka ‘human rights’ to protect then from pollution says local lawyer and eco-activist
Major beach and coral cleanup in Sri Lanka marks Beat Plastic Pollution drive for World Environment Day
Amazing pictures of whales off the coast of Sri Lanka are good news for this leviathan of the Indian Ocean
Health & Wellness
Sri Lanka’s famed ayurveda treatment opens up ‘a whole new world of wellness’ at Anantara Peace Haven
Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka lauded as ‘the high-antioxidant tea that combats disease’—and tastes delicious!
Culture & Features
Inspector de Silva novels set in colonial-era Nuwara Eliya put Sri Lanka on the detective thriller map!
When Inspector Shanti de Silva moves to the fictional Sri Lanka town of Nuala he finds an arrogant plantation owner with a lonely wife, a crusading lawyer, and a death in suspicious circumstances!
Sri Lanka’s spectacular landscapes and cultural heritage featured in the Great Big Story series by CNN
A major tourism promotion collaboration between Sri Lanka and US broadcaster CNN has produced a series of compelling videos showing different aspects of our cultural heritage. Called the Great Big Story, the first spotlights the 80 amazing Caves of the Golden Buddah at Dambulla, which contain many priceless statues and 1,500 paintings and murals.
Award-winning photographer Aaron Santos tells his story of Sri Lanka with few words but great pictures
Photographer Aaron Joel Santos* says on his blog From Swerve To Shore that “the world is a beautiful place, and I’ve always had an easier time of showing than describing it”. He describes Sri Lanka as “an incredible country, but one that defies easy description, even in its most innocuous and traveler friendly form”.
8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites