A hotel claiming to be the most stylish place to relax on the Sri Lankan coast is just months from opening.

KK Beach, which is near Habaraduwa 12km from Galle on the south coast, will welcome guests into the boutique hotel and beach club from December. The hotel is owned by interior designer, George Cooper, who also owns Kahanda Kanda set on a tea plantation on Lake Koggola near Galle.

KK Beach will have four suites with views of the sea and full length sliding glass panels. The open plan ground floor will house a restaurant serving fresh seafood babrbecues, traditional Sri Lankan curries and western dishes with a local twist.

Along with the laid-back living room and bar, these areas will be open to non-residents.

A changing display of vibrant artwork from Sri Lankan artists will be on constant display and available to buy.

In front of the clear ocean and pristine sandy beach, a swimming pool, an Ambalama for al fresco dining. and comfortable sunloungers will be available.