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Balapitiya, Sri Lanka

Beneath gently swaying coconut palms on a serene boulder-sprinkled seafront sits Kumu Beach, a contemporary beach hotel in Balapitiya home to 10 indulgent bedrooms, chic living and dining areas basking in the open air, and a generous lawn with infinity swimming pool.

Balapitiya’s powder-soft beach is footsteps away, and this exclusive Sri Lanka beach hotel is an enchanting place to relax, unwind, eat well and enjoy personalised, high-end service.

All rooms are ocean facing, and boast fantastic views. Upgrade to a suite for a private balcony and terrace. Rooms are spacious – with an open-plan layout – and feature batik fabrics. Colors are neutral, and vibrant modern art adorns the walls.

Offset by cooling off-white terrazzo floors, rooms are furnished with custom-designed beds and chic décor influenced by sunset pinks and ocean blues.

The twin-bedded Kumu Bedrooms are on the first floor while the fthe Oceanview Bedrooms and fthe Oceanview Suites are located on the ground and upper floor, and each directly accesses garden terraces or upper floor balconies with sweeping sea views.

Kumu Beach is the venue for fine alfresco dining experiences paired with direct sea views. The gthemet a la carte all-day fusion menu champions fresh fish and seafood, with platters for sharing and smaller, tapas-style dishes for light meals and snacks throughout the day.

The long timber dining deck, fringed by lush seas of spider lilies and a verdant lawn, is the venue for sun-dappled breakfasts and evening candlelit meals beneath a ceiling of stars.

Yet for that special occasion, why not dine in the garden, beside the pool, on the beach or even atop one of the garden-edged rooftops for the ultimate private dinner-for-two? The café-style bar is air conditioned, and ideal for chilled dining during the heat of the day.

The curated treatments at the Z Spa promise to relax, reinvigorate and replenish ythe energy levels. Each of the therapies are provided by experienced, caring professionals.

The upper floor spa has just one air-conditioned double treatment room facing the Indian Ocean.

LOCATION
Balapitiya Beach, Sri Lanka
BEDROOMS
4 Oceanview bedrooms
4 Oceanview bedrooms
2 Kumu bedrooms
Bedrooms are usually booked individually, but available to rent as a whole house for families and groups
DINING
Breakfast is included in your booking at
The restaurant specialises in local cuisine, and serves delicious seafood dishes.
COMMUNICATION
WiFi internet

Oceanview Suite 75 sqm
Contemporary Sri Lankan style at its best – think off-white terrazzo floors, beautifully dressed king-sized four-poster beds, handcrafted lamps, eye-catching art and custom-designed teak wood wardrobes.
The bedroom extends down to a sunken lounge furnished with a sofa, cable TV and a desk illuminated by an arching brass lamp.
Three sets of picture windows look out over the garden, pool and ocean. The ensuite bathroom is equipped with a rain shower and lavish amenities. The two ground floor Oceanview Suites additionally have an outside shower.
Oceanview Bedroom 50 sqm
Style-conscious rooms promising plenty of space for sublime seaside stays.
Fall asleep to the sound of the sea as you lie beneath a lightweight duvet on a custom-designed four-poster king-sized bed and wake up to tropical sunshine and coffee out on your private furnished terrace or veranda.
Rooms are air conditioned and furnished with bespoke wardrobes, cable televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and have spacious bathrooms with pebble-floored shower areas.
Kumu Bedroom 25 sqm
Characterised by contemporary teak wood panelling and furnished with beautifully dressed twin beds, our Kumu Bedrooms are serene and stylish sanctuaries for enjoying Balapitiya Beach and the west coast’s many activities.
Rooms are air conditioned and equipped with cable televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and mini bars, while ensuite bathrooms have rain showers and luxurious amenities.
Balapitiya Beach is a fine swathe of sand on Sri Lanka’s sunset coast – a splendid palm-fringed shoreline home to nesting marine turtles, water sports in Bentota, boat trips along the Madu Ganga river, mask museums in Ambalangoda and easy access to the colonial-era fort of Galle.
Features
  • ON THE BEACH
Different rates for using
  • 1 bedroom

DAILY RENTAL STARTING AT

$180 $162/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.

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MINIMUM STAY
Summer: 3 – 5 nights
Chinese New Year & Easter: 5 – 7 nights
Christmas & New Year: 7 – 10 nights
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
TRAVEL CONCIERGE
Planning your luxury holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the villa of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the villa can be arranged. A villa manager will meet and greet you at the airport ensuring your transfer to the villa is smooth and effortless.
Private tours and boat hire can also be arranged in advance. We will handle the arrangements to collect and return you to your villa after the event. Why not enjoy a fabulous day out and explore the surrounding islands and national marine park on a luxury speed boat?
Book a car with us and have it waiting at your villa when you arrive, we have a wide range of vehicles from a 2 seat Suzuki Jeep to a 7 seat Toyota Fortuner. Price includes comprehensive insurance, unlimited miles, collection and delivery, and optional baby and booster seats.
Prior to your arrival we will send you a food and wine shopping list allowing us to stock the villa with your favorite foods and beverages.
Once on site, your resident villa staff will ensure the villa is kept clean and tidy. Your villa manager is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize island activities, massage and spa treatments, as well as helping communicate requests to the Thai chef and dealing with any matter arising at the villa. Bed linen is changed every third day and towels are changed as necessary. Pool towels are provided and replenished as deemed necessary.
Planning your Sri Lanka Experience
AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Depending on the number of guests arriving at once, a variety of vehicle options are available including saloon cars, 4 wheel drives, and people carriers, as well as fixed wing sea planes and helicopters.
GUIDED CYCLING
Sometimes the simpler things in life provide the greatest pleasure. Guided bike tours through the lush green paddy fields give a glimpse of an often unseen part of Sri Lanka. Marvel at kingfishers and bee-eaters, glimpse the daily rituals of village life or just enjoy the cool breeze of free-wheeling through a magnificent landscape. This has been a longtime top excursion.
WELCOME BASKETS
There’s nothing better after a long journey than delicious smells coming from the kitchen and a few bottles chilling in the fridge. We will send you the villa menus and work with the best suppliers to produce a fantastic collection of wines and champagnes to complement any palette. Wines need to be paid for in advance of arrival.
KANDYAN DANCERS / BUDDHIST BLESSINGS
An intimate front row seat of the unique Kandyan Dancers – expect back-flips, drums, masks and fire display – all from the comfort of the villa. Most villas have a shrine and guests can benefit from a visit by Monks from a nearby Temple to conduct a blessing for a gentle and moving experience.
WHALE WATCHING
From December to April Whales and dolphins, including the mighty Blue Whale, can be seen off the southern coast. Seeing one of the largest animals on earth in one of the most agreeable temperatures is a truly amazing experience. We always recommend a private boat so that guests can swim or snorkel before coming ashore.
SAFARI
Udewalawa and Yala are the big two and offer fantastic game viewing of Leopards, Elephants, Buffalo & Sloth Bears. For birders, SL is a dream destination. Kalametiya and Bandula National Park are a must and some 197 different species of bird will stop here throughout the year.
SUNSET SAILING
Setting out from Mirissa harbor to enjoy the sunset from the comfort of a luxury catamaran has been one of our top-rated experiences. For 3 hours embrace the joys of the ocean, sipping a sundowner or snorkeling. This is an unforgettable experience and one your clients will treasure forever.
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