Transported straight from the pages of the Sunday Times magazine to the beautiful beach near Galle, Cantaloupe Aqua offers minimalist chic design in this award-winning beach-club style boutique resort.
Cantaloupe Aqua boasts a string of noteworthy travel awards including the Agoda Gold Circle Award (twice) and Certificate of Excellence winner from TripAdvisor. This fashion and lifestyle villa is all about having fun in the sun with its decadent party lifestyle.
Located in stylish Habaraduwa, right on a private sandy beach near Galle, Cantaloupe Aqua has everything you need for a superb beach vacation. After a day of sun and sea, the party atmosphere starts at sunset with vibrant music to keep the pace upbeat and lively.
Cantaloupe Aqua is a 3½ hour drive by private car from Bandaranaike Airport, and 25 minutes away by air taxi, which is far more fun.
The open lobby area with its futuristic white décor leads to 16 luxurious themed rooms, most of which have superb ocean views. Rooms are arctic white with black highlights and bold pop art decoration for a splash of vivid colour. All rooms have luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, king-size beds and LCD TVs with cable channels.
The ground floor Aqua Ocean Play rooms (AOP) have a lounge area while the second floor rooms have balconies.
Aqua Aqua (AA) rooms offer intimate luxury living space to compensate for the lack of sea view.
The Aqua Ultra Zen (AUZ) rooms are junior suites with lavish décor and a party deck or lounge area with sofa seating and entertainment system.
Aqua Zen rooms have a mezzanine level with king-size bed above the lounge party area with tempered glass balconies for uninterrupted sea views.
For the ultimate in pampering, Aqua Chic and Ultra Chic (AUC) rooms are deluxe villa suites with private Jacuzzis; the perfect place to relax and stargaze with a glass of bubbly after dark. Bose sound and intelligent light systems create whatever mood you desire.
Known for its fusion cuisine, the hotel’s Coconut restaurant specializes in Sri Lankan and Thai cuisine. It not only caters to hotel guests but attracts a celebrity clientele from all over the area.
The hotel has two bars: the Aqua restaurant bar and the Amuseum beach bar, both fully stocked with wines, beers and spirits to keep the party flowing.
The outdoor lounge area with its mosaic-tiled Jacuzzi pool is surrounded by sunbeds and couches for lazing away the day or relax in the Wellness Spa which has a range of treatments to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit.
The nearby Unawatuna Strip is just a short taxi ride from Cantaloupe Aqua for those wanting to party the night away.
Just 10km down the road is the UNESCO World Heritage Fort at Galle. Explore the temples and museum, walk the old defensive walls and shop for gems and souvenirs.
Just along the coast at Habaraduwa, the Turtle Hatchery is within easy walking distance from Cantaloupe Aqua. This conservation project protects turtle eggs until they are hatched. Visitors get the chance to take one down to the sea and give it a great start in life.
Book an exciting whalewatching or dolphin spotting trip from Mirissa which is about 40 minutes by car from Cantaloupe Aqua. Other local boat rides and fishing trips can be booked from Dodanduwa, just 15 minutes away.