Kumu Beach , Balapitiya Sri Lanka, South West Beaches
With panoramic views over the Indian Ocean, framed by coconut palms and lush gardens, Kumu Beach is a haven for those seeking a peaceful and relaxing beach escape.
The hotel is perched on an elevated piece of land to provide guests with views out to the Indian Ocean’s rolling waves and golden sand, while also offering direct beach access. The 23 metre infinity pool and sundeck face out to the beach and offer a great space for relaxing in the Sri Lankan sun or watching spectacular sunsets. A focus is placed on quality service with an intimate feel and staff are friendly and attentive. We think families will enjoy the space as well as couples.
Head to the nearby turtle hatchery to learn about Sri Lanka’s five species of marine turtles. If watersports are more your style, enjoy windsurfing, jet skiing or fishing in Bentota. If you’re looking to simply relax at the hotel, wandering along Balapitiya Beach is a popular activity as it is a nesting ground for turtles. As for dining, the hotel’s chef serves up inventive international and Sri Lankan cuisine, focusing largely on fresh seafood and local produce, and guests can dine outside by the pool.
The hotel is comprised of just 10 contemporary rooms, all with direct ocean views. Rooms are chic and bright, with splashes of colour and modern local art. We recommend the Ocean View Bedrooms and Suites as they are the most spacious and are equipped with their own private balcony or garden terrace as well as large, luxurious ensuite bathrooms.
It’s not a surprise that relaxation comes easily at Kumu Beach. With attentive staff and Balapitiya Beach right on your doorstep, it is ideal for travellers seeking a peaceful getaway surrounded by nature.
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
Bandara our driver for the tour was fantastic. We got on with him very well and he had a really good sense of humour. We learnt a lot about living in Sri Lanka from him.