The Blue Water Hotel & Spa 

Tranquil pools and waterways

A laidback west-coast retreat with attentive service and beautifully renovated interiors.

This Geoffrey Bawa-designed hotel certainly lives up to its name with numerous water features, including tranquil pools and waterways, set throughout the grounds. The beautiful gardens provide the backdrop for a relaxing and laidback holiday – perfect for recharging your batteries during a post-tour beach break. There’s an oversized swimming pool surrounded by shade-giving palm trees and plenty of loungers. We highly recommend heading to the hotel’s beautiful spa and indulging in a signature treatment that has been inspired by ancient healing traditions.

Why we love The Blue Water Hotel & Spa

  • It’s close enough to Colombo to make a perfect first or last stop on a tour of the island

  • Set in 15 acres of wild coconut grove right beside a golden sand beach that’s perfect for sunset strolls

  • With Indian Ocean views and a huge swimming pool, the hotel could hardly be more aptly named

  • You can soothe your jet-lagged, travel-weary body at the spa, which features Ayurvedic and traditional Sri Lankan therapies

4.5 stars
Dec - Mar
Colombo 10½ hours
Peacefully positioned on the beachfront in the town of Wadduwa
Approx. 2 hours by road from Colombo airport
All Inclusive Option



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Good to Know

The Blue Water has two restaurants, bars with food and a 24-hour coffee shop for late-night hunger pangs.

Admiral’s Room
Enjoy delicious Sri Lankan and international dishes here, choosing to sit indoors surrounded by stunning architecture or on the terrace with views of the resort.

The Nautilus
An à la carte menu featuring locally caught seafood and flavoursome Sri Lankan cuisine is available at The Nautilus, which is open daily for lunch and dinner.

The Seven Seas
This inviting coffee shop is open around the clock for speciality Sri Lankan teas and fresh coffee as well as a variety of snacks.

The Porthole Bar
Settle into this elegant bar with a cold beer or a signature cocktail.

The Clipper Bar
Open all day, the laidback poolside café-bar has an inviting range of light bites.

The Sunset Lounge
The lobby bar, with its Bawa design and furniture, is the perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner.

Be sure to try the locally caught seafood cooked Sri Lankan-style at the à la carte restaurant, The Nautilus.

What's included

Breakfast at the Admiral’s Room.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at the Admiral’s Room
All Inclusive • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Admiral’s Room • Morning and afternoon snacks • Selected drinks including diet cola • Land sports and use of the fitness centre • Regular live entertainment.

Unwind a little more with a holistic treatment at the spa, whose minimalist pavilions are designed to fit seamlessly into the landscape. You can choose from a list of treatments featuring scented oils, herbs and spices, including classic Ayurveda therapies.

The hotel has a fully equipped gym, along with squash and floodlit tennis courts and table tennis tables.

A local railway line runs behind the hotel and the nightclub operates on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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