Paradise Road The Villa Bentota (Bentota, Sri Lanka). "On a secluded stretch of beach sequestered behind spidery palms, a once-faded mansion now bursts with boutique pride. Welcome to Paradise, where romance is toasted with fiery tamarind-chili martinis. The hotel lives up to its name, spreading happiness via local dishes, a refreshing pool, and a riot of color and fragrance in two acres of gorgeous gardens. Accommodations are ravishing, too."