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Suriya Luxury Resort

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  • About this holiday

    In the north west of Sri Lanka, the Suriya Luxury Resort offers high standards of service and facilities, as well as an intriguing and inviting riverside, seafront location. Enjoy modern accommodation with a characterful Sri Lankan touch, long walks across bridges over the Gin Oya River, and lazy afternoons spent in the sunshine on the beach. Take in the lively atmosphere of the nearby villages and towns, before heading out to the larger cities, or further inland, on your tour of Sri Lanka.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Holiday prices

    Sample price for a luxury holiday to Suriya Luxury Resort is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,220 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1895

    Our opinion

    An indulgent accommodation option with excellent proximity to Sri Lanka’s international airport; so makes a convenient and enjoyable final or first stop on a touring holiday.

    Hotel description

    On a beach near Waikkal, just north of Negombo, the Suriya Luxury Resort is a modern collection of attractive rooms, linked together by paved paths and over-water walkways. One of the many tributaries of the Gin Oya runs through the resort, ensuring that every stay here is picturesque. To the right of the resort, the river water is separated from the ocean by a single strip of sand, perfect for lazy afternoons spent in the sun. Most of the guestrooms are housed in the three main hotel buildings, with private water-facing balconies in most rooms and beautiful carpentry throughout. The visually textured wooden floors, shuttered windows, and smooth wooden lamps, tables, and bedframes add a very typically Sri Lankan touch of rusticity. Unique artworks hang above the beds. An extra dose of privacy can be found in the water chalets built on stilts above the river. Each has a large terrace and outdoor bathtub, and is accessible only via a long wooden bridge. This establishes a genuine feel of having your own private island. A vast swimming pool sits at the centre of the resort, looking out towards the sea, and ‘floating’ sun lounger decks, linked to the poolside by wooden stepping stones, are available for relaxation in the day. As the sun begins to set, enjoy a drink in the atmospherically lit, canopied outside bar, before heading into the open-sided restaurant to enjoy a traditional dinner in the simplistically-styled dining room. The chairs, tables, and towering double doors have been designed in the same style as the bedframes and shutters of the bedrooms: with refinement and authenticity in mind. Relax in the Suriya spa with a massage before taking a long stroll around the 11 acre grounds and beyond, navigating the windings pathways, walking across the ultra-fine sand, and perhaps delving into forested land. The Suriya Luxury Resort is a peaceful destination for a few nights beside the seafront before you move further inland on your tour of Sri Lanka.

    Location

    On the beach of Kammala, near Waikkal.

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    13.5 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    62 rooms with modern amenities, private balconies, and sea views.
    Deluxe Room.
    Suite.
    Water Chalet, sitting above the river on the inland side of the resort, with a larger outdoor terrace, outdoor bathtub, and larger living space.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Main Restaurant, main bar, poolside bar, swimming pool, gym, spa, direct beach and riverside access, 11 acres of grounds with coconut groves and palm trees.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Nearby Negombo and Chilaw are prime locations for water-based sports and exploration of the coast by boat. Stay in Waikkal for walks along the river and visiting quaint monuments such as the Velakkani Church, and local shops selling authentic crafts. The main attraction of the Suriya Luxury Resort, however, is the stunning beachfront. If you take a trip into Negombo, be sure to visit the Dutch Canal, the striking St Mary’s Church, the Muthurajawela Marsh, Negombo Beach, the Angurukaramulla Temple and the Abhayasekarama Temple, the Dutch Fort, and perhaps even the main fish market.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    1 extra bed can be added to all rooms.

    Minimum stays

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