On the southern coast of Sri Lanka lies Balapitiya and Shinagawa Beach Hotel, quiet, secluded, and expansive. This hotel is perfect for writers seeking inspiration, families looking for some time out, and anyone in need of rest, relaxation, and complete luxury. The facilities are extensive, the spa is exquisite, and there is plenty to do, unless of course you choose to do nothing at all.
A few hours from Colombo, Balapitiya offers kilometres of wonderful expansive shores, and water sports are extensive. Try your hand at scuba diving or kayaking, visit the sea turtles, or take a river safari along the Madu Ganga (river). If you’d prefer to do nothing at all, claim a sunbed, grab an award-winning cocktail, book a nanny to entertain the kids, and laze by the pool or simply enjoy the serenity and the stunning views.
Deluxe rooms and suites are bright and spacious, and they all feature private balconies with views to the Indian Ocean. State of the art entertainment and complimentary WIFI is available if you need to stay connected. If you really want to indulge, you’ll clearly need an expansive suite with your very own butler.
This is the kind of hotel that has something for everyone: it can be a romantic honeymoon getaway, a source of inspiration and peace for the lone traveller, or a wonderful and memorable family experience. It’s not a shoestring sort of place and it’s not luxury either, but it’s very decent value for the level of comfort offered.
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.