The Blue Water, Sri Lanka
Resting on a stretch of sandy beach with great views of the Indian Ocean, the contemporary Blue Water is set in a quiet community. It is ideal if you want to get away from it all - to reach the nearest shops, markets, bars and restaurants you'll need to take a taxi. Designed by the architect Geoffrey Bawa, tropical gardens, ponds and swimming pools fed by cascading waterfalls weave through the resort adding to the tranquillity.
Location: Wadduwa beachfront, a short drive from the town and Panadura market.
Board Basis: Bed &Breakfast
Transfer: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes from Colombo Airport .
24-hour coffee shop
Bar with billiards & TV
Tennis & squash
Nightclub (twice a week)
Evening entertainment including live bands and theme nights.
Deluxe Rooms have one double or twin beds, shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan, TV, hairdryer, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, safe and balcony or patio with sea view.Room and Board Upgrades
Superior Deluxe Rooms
FOOD: Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner in the main restaurant. with indoor and outdoor dining and beautiful views. Morning & afternoon snacks from the coffee shop.
DRINK: Tea & coffee, local beers, locally bottled spirits, house wine by the glass and soft drinks by the glass.
ACTIVITIES: Table tennis, tennis (daytime), squash and beach volleyball.
The hotel is building a new all-suite wing that is due to open towards the end of 2013, with a new fusion restaurant, wine cellar and lounge.
A railway line runs behind the hotel.
Close to the capital Colombo, Wadduwa hotels are decidedly more low-key, nestled in a sleepy fishing village of sand dunes and coves. Stay in hotels in Wadduwa and watch fishermen reel in the catch of the day, or take a train along the coast for stunning views of the Indian Ocean. When you've soaked up the sun in the hotels in Wadduwa, visit Colombo for the shopping malls along Galle road. Wadduwa holidays are a secluded hideaway, but close enough to Sri Lanka's top sights if you fancy venturing out.