Based on my research, opinions of people I asked and my own experience I can say it's the best hotel in the Kalutara region. The location is a bit remote, you can't really find anything if you walk out of the hotel, but on the other hand you don't really need to go out, everything you need the Sands provide. Cabana room we stayed in was a great choice, spacy, clean, quiet, all that you need.
The pool is big and has various depths, including a shallow watertanning area so everyone will be happy. Animation program included water gym in the morning, boule, everyday croquet game. You can also play volleyball, water volleyball, badmington, darts, table tannis, some boardgames or use a gym, all that for free.
In all inclusive option there is no restriction for drinks (local alcohol is used, but I have to say it's good). The meals have very good variety, in addition to swedish table (always several types of curry, rice, vegetables, etc.) there is a showroom kitchen with four stations, during breakfast it would serve all kind of eggs, some chicken or pork sausage, during lunch you can get grilled seafood or pork/beef. Also a wide variety of desserts and fruits is available.
I also have to mention how friendly and helpful the staff is. I really mean everyone on the staff: reception, guest relations, bartenders, animators, waiters, lifeguards, housekeeping, all them always have a smile for you and care for you to be happy! And not even once I was asked for a tip.
All together it makes great relaxing holidays :)
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Resort Kalutara Hotel Kalutara
- Ramada Hotel Kalutara
- Ramada Kalutara
- Kalutara Ramada
- Ramada Resort Sri Lanka
- The Sands By Aitken Spence Hotels Sri Lanka/Kalutara