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Taprobane

Sri Lanka's only privately owned island, the Taprobane was built in 1920 by the self-styled and romantically named Count de Mauny-Talvande and today offers a venue steeped in history and romance. It is not surprising therefore that the island was nominated by Conde Naste Traveller as 'One of the Top 50 Romantic Escapes in the World'.
The island is spread over two and a half acres of lush tropical foliage and houses a neo- Palladian mansion which has played host to kings, queens, celebrities and writers along the ages. The sprawling octagonal house, with its cool white terrazzo floors and high wooden ceilings has 5 spacious en-suite bedrooms each with sea views. Light and airy living areas and shaded terraces & verandas provide many a secluded spot to sunbathe, paint or read.

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