Sri Lanka, South West Beaches
Info : Dalmanuta
Dalmanuta was conceived as place to escape; to find peace and seclusion in a tranquil setting.
The very extensive grounds and the peaceful location beside Bentota river on the edge of the village of Waraptiya, mean they have achieved just that. There are only nine separate cabanas in total and these are clean and well appointed. They all have satellite television as well as mini bars, AC, a private veranda and garden. The staff are very pleasant and the managers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable hosts.
With such a focus on health and revitalisation it is no surprise that Dalmanuta is regarded as great place to undertake an Ayurvedic treatment course, either on a serious or a more casual basis. Indeed, many of the herbs needed for the treatments are grown in the extensive herb garden on site. In addition there are two calm islands reserved for mediation and yoga. The landscaped garden is a real delight.
There is a large and deep swimming pool as well as a fantastic Jacuzzi and a pool bar. The seafood restaurant is a strong feature and they offer fresh lobster from their live aquarium. BBQs are an event here too.
While Dalmanuta is away from hustle and bustle of the tourist developments at Bentota, they offer free boat transportation to both Bentota and Hinduruwa Beaches which takes only 10 minutes. The slightly off the beaten track location is ideal for people wishing to get a better insight into local life than is offered in the tourist towns of the south west coast. The local villagers are friendly and welcoming and pleased to see tourist money coming a little way inland!
A great value and friendly place to rejuvenate, relax and enjoy!
* Rates vary considerably between season and off season periods. Please contact us for excellent 'off season' rates.
- Ayurvedic Centre
- Herb and Spice Garden
- Laundry Service
- Local excursions
- Maid Service
- Outdoor Pool
- River Boat Trips
It was clear that Nick was immensely knowledgeable about Sri Lanka and we felt his overall service to assist in identifying the type of holiday we required was superb. All places we stayed in were brilliant but, for novelty value, the Mudhouse was one of the most memorable. From pick-up to departure we can only say that out guide and driver was absolutely magnificent. Always helpful, smiling, knowledgeable we became good friends over the two weeks.