The Royal Palms Beach Hotel is a resort nestled amongst the palms and overlooking a beach on Sri Lanka's beautiful south-west coastline, two miles from the town of Kalutara and 25 miles from the island's capital, Columbo. This luxurious hotel's location and relaxed atmosphere create the perfect environment for the romantic holidaymaker in search of peace and privacy.
Designed with luxury in mind, the Royal Palms Beach Hotel's plush interior is fitted with amenities of the highest standard. The 124 guestrooms and suites all have a private balcony or terrace, air conditioning, satellite television, an in-room video, a minibar and a safe for your comfort and convenience. The balconies are angled to provide privacy whilst still offering a superb view of the sandy beach and the modern designer bathrooms equipped with a bath, shower and luxurious guest amenities.
During the day relax beside the unique free flow lagoon-style swimming pool which winds its way around and even under the hotel. Massage jets, Jacuzzi and bubble baths are creatively located at various points in the pool area and the lobby bar terrace provides somewhere to sit and sip a cocktail as you absorb the palm-fringed views accompanied by the sound of the piano or sometimes, a live band.
In addition to the lobby bar and terrace, the Royal Palms Beach has a main restaurant serving a varied international selection of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a 24 hour coffee shop serving light meals and snacks. After dark the coffee shop becomes a grill room where you can enjoy traditional fare straight from a charcoal grill. Last but by no means least, the Oriental Seafood Restaurant specializes in south-east Asian seafood delicacies including succulent lobster, crab, octopus, squid and jumbo prawns.
For guests entertainment there is a resident pianist, regular live bands providing music for dancing, and a karaoke lounge where you can exercise your own vocal chords. Cultural shows and animated theme evenings give guests a glimpse of Sri Lanka's varied and colourful history through song and dance and you can even get physical in the hotel's well equipped gymnasium or play a game or two of tennis, volleyball or badminton.
Distance from Airport:
45 miles - Bandarnaike
All have - bathroom/shower - WC - air conditioning - satellite TV - in-room video - hairdryer - safe - balcony/terrace - minibar - (certain amenities may be payable locally)
Eating and Drinking:
The main restaurant on the upper ground floor gives you the choice of dining in air-conditioned comfort or sitting out on the open terrace. Whichever you choose, you are assured of a breathtaking view of the landscaped gardens, free flow swimming pool, palm fringed beach and the vast blue Indian Ocean. The cuisine in the main restaurant varies from international breakfast buffets to Continental and Oriental accented luncheon and dinner menus. The Palmetto Coffee Shop located right next to the swimming pool is open 24 hours a day for light meals and snacks. As dusk falls it becomes a grill room serving traditional fare straight from a charcoal grill. For lovers of seafood and south-east Asian cuisine, the Oriental Seafood Restaurant does an excellent selection of lobster, crab, calamari, octopus, jumbo prawns, squid and fish dishes or you can just chill out at the Lounge Bar and open-air terrace with a cool, refreshing cocktail as you relax to the sound of the piano or the live band.
A lagoon style swimming pool winds round and even hotel and there is ample terrace space furnished with loungers for those who want to lay back and work on their tan.
Overlooking the beach and surrounded by tropical gardens, Sri Lanka's Royal Palms Beach Hotel will appeal to couples looking for luxurious accommodation with a relaxed vibe and a romantic atmosphere.