Shared facilities offered to guests include a hotel safe, a hairdressing salon, bar, restaurant and conference facilities. Room and laundry services are provided and guests can take advantage of the public Internet access.
Situated on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, the village borders the Yala Wildlife Sanctuary and the sea. Just 10 km from the town of Kirinda, 22 km from Tissa, and in close proximity to the historic town of Kataragama, it takes the concept of a nature resort to new heights. Two qualities of a dream holiday are brought together - adventure and relaxation. These two key ingredients are provided for by the close proximity of the hotel to the jungle and the sea.
There are 61 chalets with animal-inspired interior décor, all set within the 10-acre wilderness stretching from a lagoon to the border of Palatupana-Kirinda beach, which boasts some of Sri Lanka's finest unspoiled sand dunes. There are 6 types of chalets including Fishermen's, Beach, Round, Stilt, Traditional Village Chalets and the specialty Julian Suite. The 8 beach chalets, built on stilts, have the advantage of a balcony and a great position near the sand dunes but they are made of wood and therefore hotter than the other chalets, meaning the individually regulated air conditioning units are essential. Some love them, some prefer the cooler chalets. All chalets are fitted with air conditioning and have a private veranda, satellite TV, minibar, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and a radio. The en suite bathrooms have showers and a hairdryer.
The large swimming pool is at its most pleasant in mid-afternoon when many residents are on safari and guests have it to themselves. There is also a poolside snack bar and facilities for playing pool or snooker.
From Bandaranaike International Airport, travel southwards to the village, passing the metropolitan city of Colombo before reaching the historic town of Galle, which some scholars believe to be the Tarshish mentioned in the Old Testament. Continue along to the south coast and the village is there by the coast.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV