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Your luxury hotel in Balapitiya puts you at the heart of a traditional Sri Lankan community. You may be just a couple of hours drive from Colombo, but you’re in another world – one filled with tiny villages, meandering mangroves, and a beautiful stretch of coast.  

Stroll along golden beaches, sail through mangroves or simply relax in spa resort luxury.

Things to do


Balapitiya nestles in a beautifully tranquil bay, where fine sands unfold in front of you. Stroll along Shinagawa Beach and you’ll feel you’ve escaped from all the hustle and bustle of the world. 


With lush rainforest and mangroves, Sri Lanka is justly known as a paradise for flora and fauna. And you can get up close and personal to some wonders of nature while you’re staying in Balapitiya. Take a river cruise in the Madu Ganga Biodiversity, and spot everything from tropical fish to crocodiles.



Meander down the Madu River and you’ll be able to meet the locals doing their thing. Watch the people work the land, stop for photos or even enjoy a fish foot massage.

To get a real taste of Sri Lanka, take a trip to the cinnamon island, where you’ll see how locals prepare this evocative spice. 

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