Places to Stay in Kalutara

Most accommodation in Kalutara is located in north side of the lagoon, spreading from Kalutara itself to Wadduwa. Distances are given from the bridge across the Kalu Ganga at the north end of Kalutara. There are a number of rather dismal budget guesthouses in the impoverished fishing village at the southern end of the beach, but if funds are tight it’s really much better to press on south to Aluthgama or Hikkaduwa.

Hibiscus Beach Hotel

3.5km north of Kalutara is a Well-run and upwardly mobile resort attractively set in a palm grove threaded with colonnaded walkways.The comfortable, wood-furnished rooms all have TV and minibar, while the superior split-level villas boast gorgeous, partly open-air bathrooms with private pools and jacuzzis

The Blue Water

11km north of Kalutara . This large Hotel is designed by Geoffrey Bawa.With classically simple buildings set behind a vast, imaginatively landscaped pool and beautifully screened by a grove of coconut palms. The attractive rooms have all mod cons and sea-facing balconies or terraces, and there’s also a gorgeous little spa.

Royal Palms

3km north of Kalutara . Upmarket resort hotel, with an enormous, bending pool, attractively restyled with a fun Raj-period theme.Rooms are wealthily furnished with teak floors and silk cushions, and mod cons include flat-screen TVs and generously stocked minibars. There’s also a gym, tennis court and Ayurveda centre

Tangerine Beach Hotel

This is located , 3km north of Kalutara. Playful architectural details include garlanded cows and some splendidly carved wooden doors,while splashes of saffron and fuschia break up the overall whitewash. Rooms are cheerful and good value.



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