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Blue Whale: Two hotel gems in southern Sri-Lanka

Blue Whale is a fairly new brand in Sri Lanka, offering a boutique experience for travellers to the gorgeous southern coast of Sri Lanka.

25 Mar, 2019

The Blue Whale Lagoon Resort

In laidback Ahangama, within easy reach of great surfing stretches, it’s the Blue

Whale Lagoon Resort, a cluster of four white-washed cottages at the edge of a

lagoon. Rooms are high-ceilinged and spacious, with large, comfortable beds and

well-equipped bathrooms.


The cottages are set in a tropical garden, away from the bustle of main

thoroughfares. All around are flowering shrubs and dense foliage. In the

mornings, monkeys frolic amidst the trees and at night, fireflies lend their

magical glow to the lawns.


There is a rustic restaurant overlooking the lagoon where home-style Sri Lankan

food is served, cooked from fresh, local ingredients. Indulge here in breakfasts of

milk rice and spicy sambols and lunches of rice, the catch of the day and

indigenous vegetable. At night, nurse a beer and eat meats and seafood

barbecued just for you.


The Blue Whale Lagoon Resort is the perfect base for surfers who want to hit the

beaches that are within easy reach from here. It’s also an ideal place to just kick

back, relax, listen to bird song and the whisper of the breeze.




The Blue Whale Beach Hotel

Tangalle is a picture postcard beach. If you want to soak in the view all day,

check into the Blue Whale Beach Hotel, which has a vantage location at the edge

of the ocean. This charming hotel has nine rooms on three levels, many with sea

views, and a restaurant where you can dine with the salty breeze in your hair.

Rooms come in various sizes, from cozy to sprawling, and are furnished for

comfort. The restaurant serves Indian food and is the best place in Tangalle for

dosa breakfasts and biryani lunches.


Warm, personalized service is another plus at this cool beach hotel. Whether you

need to hire a tuk-tuk for sight-seeing or want a romantic, candle-lit dinner set

up on the beach, the staff will arrange it for you.


The Blue Whale Beach Hotel sits on a strip of buzzing activity and during season

there’s no dearth of cocktail bars and concerts to go to in this sun-soaked part of

the southern coast.

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