If you are traveling to Sri Lanka, be prepared to be blown away by the beauty of its wildlife, its beaches, its stunning landscapes and the charm and hospitality of the locals.
Whether you are a single traveller, a couple or you are traveling with your family, Sri Lanka is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for an entertaining but relaxing beach holiday experience.
The best beaches in the country are located in the southern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka – with each beach having something unique to offer to every type of traveller.
This beautiful and sunny southern region is a popular destination amongst both tourists and locals and is visited throughout the year.
WHERE TO STAY
There are many options to choose from when it comes to accommodation in the area. BUT, if you are looking for a place to be spoilt at a reasonable price, and with a great location, Cantaloupe Hotels will be your place.
With three beautiful boutique hotels located all along the southern coast, this will be the perfect place to explore the area:
CANTALOUPE HOUSE AHANGAMA
An exquisitely restored traditional Sri Lankan property located in a serene village just a minute inland from the Galle Matara road.
The furnishings are both traditional and contemporary with significant attention paid to craftsmanship, design and finishes.
There are six rooms in total with the three deluxe rooms featuring spacious living areas, outdoor showers, walk-in closets and private outdoor patios.
We styed in the suit, both beautiful and spacious. This room is located in the upper floor, spanning from one end to the other of the property. The King-sized canopy bed follows, and a gorgeous wooden lattice separates the bed space from the dressing and washroom space, with a full-length mirror and two large closets. The suite’s indoor – outdoor washroom includes HIS and HER sinks, a large bathtub, and a rainfall shower surrounded by tropical plants. The room is decorated in warm colors and wooden accents.
This Unique Hotel and Beach Club unashamedly surveys an idyllic ocean scene and is the first affordable boutique hotel along this sultry stretch of Galle coastline.
Neighboured by private villas and sandy beaches stretching hazily into the distance, AQUA is private, trendy and chic. Of the 13 well-appointed rooms and all 13 have stunning views of the beach through floor-to-ceiling glass windows and private furnished balconies. AQUA also features two contemporary suites, which come with a host of added luxuries including private jacuzzis.
We stayed in AQUA ZEN: the foyer area has ample lounge space (that can comfortably seat 6 guests) with beautiful designer couches, WIFI Internet access, 40 inch LCD screen TV, cable. With tempered glass balconies framing the best of the south coast sunsets-it is tranquillity in its most fashionable state. The compromise made in designing this room is the slightly undersized bathroom, which arose due to building constraints. However in our and our guest’s opinion this is more than compensated with its unique layout and design.
AQUA is also home to Coconut – a fusion restaurant promoting innovative Sri Lankan and Thai cuisine – and the famous Playground Beach Bar, with its inspiring cocktail menu and diverse wine list.
Cantaloupe Levels Wellness Retreat and Spa brings you stunning views of the Southern Sri Lankan Coast, while offering you a location for the ultimate retreat for the mind, body and soul.
Located to the right of the Rumassala hills lies one of the best all-year-round surfing spots in Sri Lanka- Dewata Beach. Whether you are a surfer or have always wanted to try, a stay at Cantaloupe Levels Hilltop Retreat is the perfect opportunity to experience the thrill of the Indian Ocean first-hand.
We stayed at the SUITE DREAMS: enjoy infinite ocean views and unrivalled 200-degree coastal panoramas. As you lie back in bed, or on one of the daybeds, views of the enigmatic sand-swathed coastline, the lush hillside of Rumassala, the island’s misty interior and the lighthouse-spiked silhouette of Galle Fort unfold in all their glory.
· King-Sized Bed with 350-thread count Egyptian Cotton Linen
· Duck Down Pillows and Feather Duvet
· 48” LED Flat Screen 3D TV with Cable Channels
· Spacious Private Living Area with Lounge Seating
· Panoramic Bay and Ocean Views
So whether you stay in one, two or the three properties that Cantaloupe Hotels have to offer, we promise you’ll have an unforgettable Sri Lankan experience!
Bohoma istouti and Ayubowan!
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