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Maalu Maalu Passekudah - SLT009

Traditional and luxurious Sri Lankan chalets set on a pristine stretch of white sandy beach.

Resembling a traditional Sri Lankan fishing village, these chalets lie on an idyllic stretch of east coast. A wicked blend of new and old; the thatched, timber eco homes feature spacious en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and satellite TVs. A large infinity swimming pool overlooks the Passekudah Bay with the chalets designed in a semi-circle around it, allowing for spectacular views of the Indian Ocean from every angle.

The resort's main restaurant Karadiya overlooks the beach and offers a wide variety of Sri Lankan dishes as well as international cuisine, specialising in sea food. Or you could dine at Habala or Ruwala, two restaurants cum bars that are designed to resemble traditional fishing boats at the poolside. There is also an air conditioned jazz bar as well as a second open plan bar near the main restaurant, and a nightclub.

There are 32 deluxe rooms, four of these have apartments over two floors ideal for large groups, and eight of the deluxe rooms have an attic space with twin beds, ideal for small families. There are also eight secluded suites, perfect for honeymooners or anyone after something a little bit special. They all feature a cluster pool with a view of the bay, dining deck, jacuzzi, steam room and 24 hour butler service.

Aside from enjoying the secluded beaches and calm seas, which are ideal for swimming and snorkelling, there are plenty of other activities on offer. Diving, wind surfing and kayaking, badminton, volley ball and kite flying are all available. There is also a gym on site and numerous excursion possibilities including cycle trips to Kalkudah or a visit to the remains of ancient Polonnaruwa. Make sure you also find time to relax at the Ayur Vie spa, based on ancient ayurvedic treatments passed down from generation to generation.

40 Bedrooms, Sleeps 100
£250- £300 per room per night

Beachside resort
Large infinity pool
Air conditioning and en suites
Two restaurants and two bars on site
Satellite TV
Gymnasium
Spa