We are just coming home from a fabulous week in Waduwa, Sri Lanka at The Bluewater Hotel.
It was fabulous because of the friendliness of the locals and the sheer poetry of the hotel and its environs, fronting onto the beach. Other reviewers correctly point out its not really a 5 star hotel, and once you understand that, you will most likely have a lovely visit.
The design of the hotel blended in with the pool areas, and efficiently breathed in the sea breeze. The distant sound of the surf crashing on the beach was a constant accompaniment, as was the unfailing politeness of the staff.
We spent 4 days of peace and profound relaxation, and two days of excitement and thrills courtesy of Tara and Rucci Tours, located across the road from the hotel. The latter included a tailored guided tour in a somewhat aged, but well appointed and expertly driven minivan.
Tara (our Guide) was an exceptionally personable and articulate young man. The impression is that he is known to and welcomed by everyone in Sri Lanka; his acute sense of timing and organisation meant we made the most of every minute, and we frequently stopped off the beaten track as well as acquiring awesome memories on the (not yet too well) beaten track.
It was a pleasure to be expertly minded by two smashing and effective young men for two days, and in particular, the skill and concentration of our driver was also most impressive. "Two things you need driving in Sri Lanka,' he said at the outset, "Good Luck and Good Brakes !"
We traveled as a couple, our first holiday sans les enfants. Small children might require some extra planning; thoughtful adolescents would get a lot out of a visit to Sri Lanka, and in particular, the example set by local adolescents and young adults, effective and unfailingly polite and optimistic, has a lot to recommend it.
We went Superior Deluxe Rooms, B & B, which worked out very well; a packed breakfast was available on early check out morning and on excursions. We found the evening buffet lukewarm, the dining room was good, both in terms of eating and good value.
We will be back !
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- Also Known As:
- The Blue Water Hotel Wadduwa
- Blue Water Hotel Wadduwa
- Blue Water Hotel Sri Lanka
- Blue Water Sri Lanka