The Blue Water

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Standing amidst a cool cluster of coconut palms and overlooking the beach, The Blue Water lives up to its name in every way. Mini-ponds, streams, fountains and waterways flow into one of the largest swimming pools in Asia — making this the perfect place to stretch out, relax and take it easy. An elegant, first-class resort, rooms are modern and spacious and there are so many amenities and activities to tempt you, you may never want to leave!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis

Where is it

On a beautiful stretch of the Wadduwa coastline on the southwest coast. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

140 rooms on 5 floors. All are direct sea-facing, with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, mini-bar*, safe*, bathrobes and hairdryer. Deluxe Rooms with 1 double or 2 single beds and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: Includes buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and buffet dinner, served in Admiral's Room restaurant. Morning and afternoon snacks from the coffee shop (also available in the pool bar in the morning). Local alcoholic drinks (10:00am–11:00pm), soft drinks, tea and coffee. Soft animation programmes and live bands at the Seven Seas Lounge. Table tennis, tennis (daytime), squash and beach volleyball.

Half Board option: Includes buffet breakfast and dinner in Admiral's Room restaurant. 

Superior Deluxe Rooms are located on the hotel's second floor with ocean views, have a jacuzzi bath, DVD player, 1 double or 2 single beds and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Club Suites have ocean view and over 700 sq ft of living space, including a sitting room, marble bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and bedroom with 1 double or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 11 years of age). Guests benefits include a juice service, canapés, tea/coffee, a selection of evening cocktails and mocktails, 4G WiFi, dedicated service personnel and separate check-in. 

Admiral's Room (main restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Nautilus (fresh seafood and meats, open for lunch and dinner) and The Seven Seas 24-hour coffee shop. 3 bars: The Porthole cocktail lounge and bar, The Clipper poolside bar and café and The Sunset Lounge. Swimming pool and kids' pool, sun deck and plenty of palms for shade. Spa* (massages and treatments). Fully-equipped gym*. Floodlit tennis courts*, squash courts*, badminton*, table tennis*, billiards* and beach volleyball*. Organised activities*. Evening entertainment and theme nights. 24-hour room service*. Babysitting* (on request). Business centre*. Complimentary WiFi throughout resort.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Lunch

May 16, 2019 AjithH25 London, United Kingdom

By far one of the best buffet lunch spreads, I have seen during my trip to down south of Sri Lanka. Plenty of varieties and superb quality. Beautifully maintained gardens. Highly Recommended! Will definietly stay during my next trip to Sri Lanka
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May 11, 2019 anuradha-lahiru Kalutara, Sri Lanka

I have booked the blue water almost one year before the event and from there onwards i found thier service friendly, flexible and professional . I maden mydeals through my wedding planner Miss Ruvini and she did an excellent job to make my event a success. Appereciate her professionalism and dedication and can definitely reccomend her in your… Read more
I have booked the blue water almost one year before the event and from there onwards i found thier service friendly, flexible and professional . I maden mydeals through my wedding planner Miss Ruvini and she did an excellent job to make my event a success. Appereciate her professionalism and dedication and can definitely reccomend her in your event planning. Got a club suite for my honeymoon night as a complimentary and it was awesome. The food quality in the wedding and the restaurants were up to the standards Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best resort hotels in Sri Lanka

May 11, 2019 Sharm77 Ragama, Sri Lanka

We stayed in a Club Suite, which was VERY spacious and very tastefully designed in a minimalist, tropical style. The bed (and pillows) was so very comfortable, I spent way too much time lying around! Bathroom is spacious and generally clean. View of the sea from the room was lovely, the grounds are vast and beautifully maintained, calming and… Read more
We stayed in a Club Suite, which was VERY spacious and very tastefully designed in a minimalist, tropical style. The bed (and pillows) was so very comfortable, I spent way too much time lying around! Bathroom is spacious and generally clean. View of the sea from the room was lovely, the grounds are vast and beautifully maintained, calming and peaceful for walks. The beach is large, clean and very peaceful, ideal for watching sunsets. The gym is one of the best I have used anywhere in the world, very spacious and extremely well equipped. I went to a yoga class which was too slow, but that may be just me, since yoga is supposed to be slow and relaxing! My partner and I enjoyed two sessions at the spa, although the full body massages are rather expensive. The pool is large and can accommodate quite a crowd easily. Food in the main restaurant buffet was generally good, with the wattalappan being outstanding. The Nautilus restaurant serves much more tasty stuff, beautifully presented and with better service. The staff we encountered everywhere were very very friendly and helpful, from the butler in the Club lounge to the Gym boys to the wait staff at the Nautilus. Overall, the hotel is extremely good value for money, outstanding in service and truly five-star in character. We will be back! Read less
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May 10, 2019 Asitha C

Thank you very much for the excellent service. Special thanks to Ms.Ruvini for the wedding planning and the coordination. We are really happy about everything.evrything happend according to the way we hoped and planned. thank you!
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May 3, 2019 Joan B Bishopton, United Kingdom

We holidayed at this resort the day of the Sri Lankan bombings and stayed for ten days It was an amazing place all staff were fabulous such kind people nothing is too much trouble for them We even ventured out on trips and not once did we feel unsafe The blue water hotel was amazing a definite place to relax. The food was great we even attended… Read more
We holidayed at this resort the day of the Sri Lankan bombings and stayed for ten days It was an amazing place all staff were fabulous such kind people nothing is too much trouble for them We even ventured out on trips and not once did we feel unsafe The blue water hotel was amazing a definite place to relax. The food was great we even attended one of their cookery classes it was very easy to follow I will definitely return to this resort and hope people who were thinking of going don’t let the situation put you off amazing place amazing people beautiful island Read less