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Waterfall retreat, Sri Lanka

Waterfall Retreat, Sri Lanka: A Paradigm of Eco-Luxury in Resort Design

Introduction to Waterfall Retreat

Waterfall Retreat, nestled in the lush landscapes of Sri Lanka, is a pioneering project by Nomadic Resorts that exemplifies the seamless integration of luxury and sustainability in resort design. Positioned within historic tea plantations and encompassing natural waterfalls, this retreat sets new benchmarks for eco-friendly luxury accommodations.

Architectural Harmony with Nature

The architecture of Waterfall Retreat is thoughtfully designed to blend into its terraced landscape, utilizing green roofs and natural materials to minimize its environmental footprint. This strategic placement enhances the natural cooling effects of the environment, reducing the need for artificial cooling and integrating the buildings with the scenic beauty of the area.

Sustainable Design and Eco-Friendly Practices

The retreat is crafted with sustainability at its core, featuring buildings that are embedded into the landscape to preserve the natural topography and reduce visual impact. The use of local materials not only supports the local economy but also ensures that the environmental impact of transportation is kept to a minimum.

Luxurious Amenities in a Natural Setting

Waterfall Retreat offers a range of luxurious amenities designed to enhance the guest experience while maintaining ecological integrity. Facilities include spa services located near the waterfall, exclusive treehouse suites, floating suites, and a floating bar, all designed to provide unparalleled views and experiences in harmony with nature.

Privacy and Panoramic Views

Each accommodation is meticulously positioned to offer maximum privacy and breathtaking views over the surrounding lake and lush greenery. This design philosophy ensures that guests can enjoy the serene environment without disruption, making it an ideal location for those seeking tranquility and connection with nature.

Conclusion: Setting a New Standard for Eco-Resorts

Waterfall Retreat is more than just a luxury resort; it is a testament to the possibilities of integrating high-end hospitality with robust environmental stewardship. By marrying innovative design with sustainable practices, Nomadic Resorts has created a destination that not only offers a refuge from the bustling world but also promotes a sustainable lifestyle.


Waterfall retreat, Sri Lanka

The dramatic waterscapes and tea plantations are the key visual references of the retreat’s surroundings.

With their green roofs the buildings are truly embedded into the terraced landscape, minimizing their visual impact and maintaining the landscape history of the site, ensuring the continuation of the tea plantation. The thick layer of soil and the evaporation of the plants provide a cooling effect on the spaces below.

The design celebrates these attractions by being fully embedded into the terraced landscape providing uninterrupted views over the lake, without compromising the privacy of the neighbouring buildings. The retreat is complemented with a spa at the waterfall, treehouse suites, floating suites and a floating bar.

The design of the project has been developed in close collaboration with Luxury Frontiers.

Sri Lanka
Resort with villas, spa and main facilities
Atelier Nomadic
Olav Bruin, Louis Thompson, Jasper Deurloo, Oana Tudose