This big hotel puts a huge range of facilities in the palm of your hand. You’ve got two outdoor swimming pools, plus an extra pool for kids. The sports and activities programme spans everything from water polo and mini golf to cookery lessons and Sri Lankan dance demonstrations. There’s also a spa here, where you can get facials and massages next to the beach.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
There’s never a dull moment at this place. The list of activities changes daily, and features everything from water aerobics and crazy golf to cooking demos and Sri Lankan dance lessons.
You’ve got tennis and badminton courts to take advantage of, plus games of volleyball are organised on the beach. For something a bit different, hop in a kayak and paddle your way along the canal that runs alongside the hotel.
- Horse riding*
- Beach volleyball
- Aqua aerobics
- Bike hire
- Pool table
FOOD & DRINK
The main restaurant, Sands, puts on huge buffet spreads at breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are plenty of child-friendly options, as well.
The hotel goes out of its way to offer lots of unique dining experiences. You can tuck into a barbecue* on the beach, sample some Sri Lankan specialities in the Mango Village*, or head to the Seafood Market* to pick your own fish and have it cooked any way you like.
- Sands buffet restaurant
This is the main buffet restaurant and it's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer child-friendly options, too.
- Seafood Market*
The Seafood Market is open on selected days. You'll be able to pick your own fish before having it freshly cooked to your liking by the hotel's chefs.
- Mango Tree Village*
Open on selected days, the Mango Tree Village gives you the chance to try out some Sri Lankan specialities.
- A la carte dining
You'll find à la carte options at 'Sands' and 'Waves' restaurants.
- Waves à la carte restaurant*
- Beach barbecues*
- Aqua Bar
Aqua Bar is the venue for live music in the evenings.
- Flippers Bar
Flippers Bar can be found by the lively activity pool. Music is played throughout the day and there's competitions and activities, too.
- Cove Bar
Cove bar is a low-key affair that's found next to the quiet pool.
- Anchor Bar
This lounge bar can be found by the Anchor theatre.
- Christmas Eve gala meal
HEALTH & BEAUTY
You can treat yourself to the likes of coconut scrubs and cucumber masks at the hotel’s beachside spa*. There are single and double treatment huts, so it’s easy to sort out a romantic massage for two.
There’s also a small fitness centre here, where you can hop on a treadmill or give the resistance equipment a work out.
The spa offers a menu of treatments including facials, massages and scrubs.
The hotel’s theatre puts on some great shows and musicals, with universal favourites like Grease featuring on the line-up. Elsewhere, you can take part in bingo games and quizzes, while little ones enjoy special games and activities tailored to them.
For after-dinner drinks, head to the Aqua Bar & Lounge, where live bands provide the soundtrack. There’s a great cocktail menu here.
- Evening entertainment programme
Come evening time, there's plenty of entertainment at the Anchor theatre, including professional shows and musicals. You'll also be able to listen to live music in the Aqua Bar.
- Kids' club
The Dolphin Kids' Club puts on indoor and outdoor games and activities for the little ones. It's for ages 3 to 10.
You’ve got a couple of outdoor pools here – an activity pool and a quiet pool – which are set among wide lawns and clusters of tall palm trees. There’s also a separate pool for children.
Flippers Bar is set next to the activity pool. Music is played here during the day, and you can enter games and competitions to win free cocktails. Cove Bar is beside the quiet pool, so it’s a great place to enjoy a quiet beer.
- Two outdoor pools
There's two pools to choose from here - the quiet pool and the activity pool. Both have a bar nearby, plus a surrounding terrace with sunbeds and parasols.
- Kids' pool
- Free Wi-Fi zones
- Souvenir shops
- Safety deposit boxes
The lounge include a satellite TV, refreshments and free internet access.
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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