We planned a short trip of 3 nights and 4 days to Sri Lanka from Dubai, during the Eid break of Sep 2015. This was our first trip with our baby who was then 10 months old. We chose not to do much sight seeing and and planned just to relax. So we chose to stay at The Blue Water Hotel. It is located in Wadduwa, which is 50kms from Colombo and 77kms from Katunayake (Sri Lanka International airport).
The Blue Water,was designed by world-renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, who is considered as having been one of the most important and influential Asian architects of the twentieth century. To know more about Geoffery Bawa visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Bawa
The resort is simple yet beautifully designed and integrates the tropical feel of the place extremely well. It only has sea facing rooms and almost from any part of the resort there are breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The open breezy structure of the ground floors, large balcony areas for each room makes you feel as if you outdoors while being indoors (a beautiful feeling to enjoy but a difficult feeling to describe ) .
The little corners around the resort are enticing and captivating like the ancient banyan tree and well-chosen antique chair around it, almost as if patiently waiting for you to come and sit down, to start a beautiful long mind dialogue. Or the two large swimming pools, inviting to explore the blue.
The place being tropical there is either sea breeze or rains, all through the day. The openness in the structure of the resort and the beautiful blend of landscape architecture and interior design, makes its refreshing and pleasant. The reception and common areas have long wide corridors which opens to gently flowing water features, well manicured green lawns and beautifully lined tall coconut trees.
Now that's what I call - a room with a view. Waking up each morning to the sounds of sea waves is sublime feeling!
- This resort holiday is perfect for laid back relaxing luxury holiday and our baby throughly enjoyed the surroundings.
- The resort has a wonderful spa which I definitely recommend as a part of the relaxing holiday.
- There are no shops or restaurants in walking distance to this resort. Breakfast was complimentary and had large spread of food. We had lunch & dinner in the resort on most days.
- In this trip we did not plan much sight seeing, not even Colombo. The local attractions we visited were Kalutara Buddhist temple and a nearby market to buy souvenirs.
- It took us an hour and half to drive from the international airport.