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Hotel Overview

Laidback haven

A five-star hotel designed by renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, The Blue Water is nestled between coconut groves and the Indian Ocean. It’s right by a golden beach, and has plenty of green open spaces where you can relax. And the architecture reflects the hotel’s tropical setting through terracotta tiles, water features and frangipani trees. But this tropical retreat has the best of both worlds, as it’s just an hour away from Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo. It’s a nice drive from the city, as you weave past a host of fishing villages along the coastal route.

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Local attractions

The Blue Water is a fantastic jumping off point for immersing yourself in Sri Lanka’s history and culture. Visit the Kalutara Temple, one of the island’s most sacred spots – it’s also the world’s only entirely hollow stupa. Richmond Castle, a former spice plantation mansion, is just a 30-minute drive away, too. Here, you can watch a tradition that’s unique to the area, toddy tapping, where an experienced practitioner climbs coconut palms to extract the sweet sap in order to create palm wine.

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Spa and swim

The Blue Water Spa has a holistic approach to spiritual and physical wellbeing, as noted in its range of therapies. Its Ayurvedic treatments are designed to refresh your mind and body, while oils, herbs and spices are frequently used in health and beauty remedies that draw from Sri Lankan traditions. Meanwhile, the outdoor swimming pool stretches the length of the hotel, and is one of the largest in Asia. Get in some lazy lengths, or spend the afternoon on a sun lounger soaking up the rays.

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Restaurants & Bars

The Nautilus

Take lunch or dinner in The Nautilus. Expect the very best fresh seafood and prime cuts of meat, served with perfectly paired wines from the walk-in wine cellar.

Admiral’s Room

Enjoy flavours of Sri Lanka at Admiral’s Room, including locally caught seafood and plenty of spice. Whether you dine indoors or al fresco, you can expect a relaxed dinner experience.

The Seven Seas

This 24-hour coffee shop has a warm and friendly ambience. Drop in for an early evening pick-me-up of freshly brewed coffee or tea, as well as a host of snacks.

The Sunset Lounge

Perfectly placed to admire the sun sinking below the horizon, the Sunset Lounge is a refined yet comfortable spot to start or end your evening with a cocktail.

The Porthole Bar

The Porthole Bar serves laidback drinks amid dark wood and leather surroundings. It’s the perfect place to relax in style with a signature cocktail or crisp local beer.

The Clipper Bar

Sheltered from the sun and surrounded by tropical plants, the Clipper Bar is the resort’s poolside hangout, serving up refreshments and light bites day and night.

Rooms & Suites

The Blue Water’s rooms all have a private feel thanks to towering palms that brush against the windows on the outside. Each room has been composed with tranquility in mind, featuring bright walls, large windows and calming furnishings, and each one has a private balcony or terrace.

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Each room includes

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Safe
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Deluxe Room

These spacious rooms have wicker and dark wood decor, giving a hint of understated luxury. Plus, the private balcony or terrace comes with views of the Indian Ocean.
  • Choice of single, double or triple room
  • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Sea views
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Superior Deluxe Room

The attention to detail in the decor and accessories in the Superior Deluxe Room mirrors the opulence of your whirlpool bath and private balcony, which looks out over the palm trees and ocean.
  • Choice of single, double or triple room
  • Bathroom with shower and free-standing whirlpool bathtub
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Sea views
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Club Suite

Feel like home from home in your Club Suite, which boasts a roomy bedroom, living space and private balcony and terrace. Plus you’ll have 24-hour butler service to see to all your needs.
  • Choice of single, double or triple bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower and free-standing whirlpool bathtub
  • Living area
  • Private balcony and terrace
  • 24-hour butler service
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Executive Suite

Executive Suites are found on the top floor of the hotel, with everything you’d expect from living the high life, including a private dining area and a cloistered patio.
  • Choice of single, double or triple room
  • Bathroom with shower and free-standing whirlpool bathtub
  • Private dining area
  • Cloistered patio
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