Along a scenic coastal drive, you’ll find Balapitiya, a picturesque village with soft golden beaches south of the city of Colombo.
Far from core tourist resorts, Balapitiya is a remarkable destination for those looking for real Sri Lanka. While the village still seems untouched, it’s a short drive from Bentota, one of Sri Lanka’s major beach resorts.
To the south of Balapitiya is Ambalangoda, renowned for its mask carvings and further on, the surfer’s haven of Hikkaduwa and Galle, with its historical city, is within reach.
Balapitiya has traditionally been a fishing village, and you will come across scattered small fishing hamlets bordering the beach. Book a fishing trip or enjoy the delights of a river safari. You will relish the coolness of sweet water lagoons along the Maadu River where flora and fauna and bird watching, are making Balapitiya famous.
Bordered by two pristine beaches and rocky shores lined with coconut palms, Ahu Bay offers a serene and immersive connection with nature. The convergence of the sea, sky and bay creates an unparalleled experience. Located within a two-hour drive from Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city, Ahu Bay seamlessly blends authentic and restorative beach living with contemporary amenities to provide a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Enjoy a delicious breakfast on your private balco...
Bask in the heady atmosphere of Sri Lanka’s tea country in one of the five bedrooms and suites, which open onto garden terraces blessed with wonderful views. All rooms are stylishly furnished and have ensuite bathrooms with tubs for soaking in after scenic strolls around the tea plantations. Kumu Beach is the venue for fine alfresco dining experiences paired with direct sea views. The gourmet a la carte all-day fusion menu champions fresh fish and seafood, with platters for sharing and smal...
Offering stunning views of the ocean from the bathroom, room and balcony, Deluxe rooms offer supreme comfort. The sumptuous suites include a lounge area and offer great views of the ocean from the bathroom, bedroom and balcony. Dining at Shinagawa Beach, Balapitiya, offers an expansive view of the Indian Ocean, as well as the most exquisitely creative cuisine and beverages. Indulge in blissful treatments for the body, mind and soul at the Balinese spa.
Sundara by Mosvold$$$$
As you stroll across the overwater walkway towards Sundara by Mosvold, you’ll immediately be entranced by the beauty, sunshine, and peacefulness of the surroundings. The villa’s design is noteworthy, with buildings reminiscent of those created by Geoffrey Bawa, featuring traditional Sri Lankan characteristics and seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces. The interiors are a combination of intricate wooden carvings, monochrome decor, and comfortable furnishings, providing the ...
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