Need to know
10, including four suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $115.50, excluding tax at 21.1 per cent.
Rates usually include à la carte breakfast, daily afternoon tea and a selection of soft drinks in the minibar.
The stylish interiors are the work of Annika Fernando, one of Sri Lanka’s leading young designers. If you like what you see (and are making the trip north to Colombo), go for a whirl around her store, PR.
At the hotel
Lawned garden; beach; spa treatment room; free WiFi throughout; laundry. In rooms: flatscreen TV; minibar; tea- and coffee-making facilities; free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
Oceanview Suites are the largest of the lot, coming with a living area, private terrace and roomy bathroom. If it’s the view that matters most, book a suite on the first floor, where the floor-to-ceiling windows and terrace look out to the horizon through the tops of palm trees.
The 23-metre infinity pool is at the foot of the garden, looking past slender palms to the boulder-strewn beach below. There’s a sun deck with eight parasol-covered sunloungers off to one side, and several shaded tables set up on the lawn.
There's a one-room spa hut offering a variety of treatments. Pre-booking is recommended.
Bring breezy clothes in shades of blue, turquoise and white, which will chime nicely with the hotel’s artworks and the ocean. If you plan to visit temples, bear in mind that you’ll need to have your shoulders covered.
All of the public areas are wheelchair accessible, and some of the Oceanview Bedrooms and Suites are specially adapted.
All ages are welcome. Extra beds (US$39 a night, suitable for children under 12) and baby cots (free) can be added to Oceanview Suites subject to availability. Babysitting is available for US$10 an hour; a week’s notice is required for booking.