Sun Aqua Pasikudah, Pasikudah Sri Lanka, East Coast
The clear and shallow blue waters on Pasikudah beach are lined with palm trees, and Sun Aqua Pasikudah is clearly inspired by the vivid colours of the region. Cool and modern two storey suites are flooded with natural light and brightly coloured furnishings, surrounded by lush green gardens. Come here for a tropical and luxurious beach holiday.
Pasikudah Bay is a great place for relaxing at the end of your holiday though at a push it is a base for sites such as Polonarruwa, Mineriya National Park and Sigiriya. On the beach itself, you can dive, ski, kayak, snorkel, or windsurf to your heart’s content, and at the hotel, there’s a splendid spa and infinity pool. Kids will be duly entertained with games, sports, crafts, and hunts.
Choose from a Beach Suite or Ocean Suite with or without a private pool, or a duplex Papaya Family Suite for lots of extra space. If the occasion is extra special, you will appreciate the perks of booking one of the two Grand Beach Pavilions, with two master bedrooms and a gorgeous edge pool.
This is a delightful place to be for families with kids and groups of friends, though the size of the private space and the luxurious finish makes it a great option for couples and honeymooners too. The brightly coloured hues may not appeal to those seeking cool contemporary furnishings or dark leather luxury.
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.