Kumu Beach Hotel, Balapitiya

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This 10 bedroom retreat on Sri Lanka's southwest coast is both private and unassuming, and only footsteps away from the white-powdered sands of Balapitiya.

Set against golden coastlines fringed by swaying coconut palms, sits the majestic Kumu Beach Hotel. This 10 bedroom retreat on Sri Lanka's southwest coast is both private and unassuming, and only footsteps away from the white-powdered sands of Balapitiya. Each room allows you to gaze out over the ocean from the comfort of your four-poster beds, while the rooftop terraces are primed for intimate stargazing opportunities.

Its grassy lawns are dotted with lazy hammocks and mahogany loungers, which perfectly compliment the infinity pool, chic outdoor dining areas and personalised high-end butler services. A few highlights of a stay at Kumu Beach include spectacular sunsets, warm sea swims, and nesting marine turtles. During the mid-day sun, enjoy exotic smoothies and iced Ceylon tea that will help you stay cool while lounging by the ocean-facing infinity pool or on a daybed beneath the sandy palms.

Local artisans were engaged to design and transform the interior and exterior spaces, while the idea to implement vast timber dining decks, fringed with spider lilies and lush meadows of green grass, now serves as the ideal site for sun-dappled breakfast and candlelit dinners under a blanket of stars.

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Highlights:

  • Complimentary fresh fruit platter on arrival
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies
  • Selection of complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar
  • Sat on the coast of Balapitiya
  • Close to fishing village untouched by tourism
  • Serene & secluded seaside setting
  • Secluded beach Restaurant & Bar
  • 23-metre infinity swimming pool
  • Spa

Accommodation:

Being mere footsteps from Balapitiya Beach, sleep to the sound of the sea in one of the 10 contemporary-styled bedrooms, furnished with custom-designed interiors and stylish décor.

Fine-Dining:

Due to its direct sea views, Kumu Beach acts as the perfect venue for fine alfresco dining experiences. The gourmet a la carte fusion menu champions sustainably caught fish, with platters for sharing and smaller, tapas-style dishes for light meals and snacks throughout the day.

Spa & Wellness:

The Z Spa's customised programs aim to relax, revitalise, and restore your energy levels as you look out over Indian Ocean. Each of the treatments are handled by a qualified expert who cares about his or her clientele.

A Little Extra:

Romantic candlelit dinners can be set up in the garden with a glass of wine per person (dinner not included)

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Location:

Fringed with palm trees and golden-white beaches, the west coast of Sri Lanka is full of stunning boulder-scattered sands and unblemished beauty. Within moments of leaving Kumu Beach Hotel, you can enjoy Balapitiya's broad sandy stretch and take a dip in the secluded northward coves dotted with rocks kissed by scurrying crabs.

This stretch of coast is also home to the wildlife-rich Madu Ganga River Estuary, which is one of the world's most important turtle nesting sites. You may observe one of Sri Lanka's five endangered marine turtle species coming ashore in the dark to bury their precious eggs on the beach. Local turtle hatcheries in Kosgoda offer glimpses of these beautiful creatures too.

Other highlights include Ambalangoda, a centre for southern arts and folk culture; Bentota for its broad variety of water activities; and Hikkaduwa, which is located further south, for its well-established surfing culture. Galle’s 17th century Dutch fort is just 50-minutes away by road.

Overview:

The 10 bedrooms at Kumu Beach are some of the most desirable in Sri Lanka. All of the rooms have stunning views across the Indian Ocean and offer spectacular pool and garden views.

Rooms are designed with custom-made beds that incorporate beautiful décor influenced by sunset pinks and ocean blues, and cooled off-white terrazzo floors.

Kumu Bedroom

On the first floor, you will find these chic rooms with twin single beds, private bathrooms with pebble floors and views of the garden pavilions to the deep sea. The Kumu Bedrooms are peaceful and attractive sanctuaries for enjoying Balapitiya Beach and the west coast's many activities, featuring contemporary teak wood paneling and well-dressed twin beds.

All rooms are air conditioned and have cable televisions, tea/coffeemaking facilities, and minibars. Rain showers and high-end amenities are available in the en suite bathrooms.

25 SQM

Beds

2x Twin Beds

Views

Garden Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Rainshower

Oceanview Bedroom

Located on the ground and first floor, these spacious bedrooms are arranged around beautiful king-size four-poster beds. Private terraces or balconies provide visitors with an excellent outdoor space to enjoy views of the sea beyond! What's more, the spacious bathrooms boast peddle floored showers that makes it feel like paradise. These modern, comfortable rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that promise to make you feel like a king. Fall asleep to the sound of waves as you lie beneath lightweight duvets on custom-designed four poster king sized beds and wake up in sunny weather with coffee prepared just outside your private 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.

50 SQM

Beds

1x Four Poster King-Size Bed

Views

Ocean Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Rainshower

Something Unique

Private furnished terrace or veranda

Oceanview Suite

This ultimate Oceanview suite, with its finest level of luxury, is the most exquisite accommodation in Balapitiya. The suites are located at the distant ends of the hotel, with direct access to the garden or terraces with stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

The Oceanview Suites offer the best of contemporary Sri Lankan design, with off-white terrazzo floors, tastefully arranged king-sized four-poster beds, handcrafted lamps, eye-catching art, and custom-designed teak wood closets.

The sunken lounge is illuminated by a wall-mounted TV and an arched brass lamp. The garden, pool, and ocean beyond are visible through three sets of picture windows. The ensuite bathroom is equipped with a rain shower and lavish amenities. The two ground floor Oceanview Suites additionally have an outside shower.

75 SQM

Beds

1x Four Poster King-Size Bed

Views

Ocean Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Bathroom with Indoor & Outdoor Rainshower

Something Unique

Balconies, Terraces & Large Living Areas

Dine-Fining:

Kumu Beach is a fantastic spot for al fresco dining that is paired with direct sea views. The gourmet a la carte all-day fusion cuisine, which includes sustainably caught seafood, is available throughout the day via tapas style and sharing plates.

The vast timber dining deck, fringed with spider lilies and lush meadows of green grass, serves as the ideal site for sun-dappled breakfast and candlelit dinners under a blanket of stars.

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 for that one special occasion? What's more, the café-style bar is air conditioned, and ideal for chilled dining during the heat of the day.

Open Hours: 7:00 am to 10:30pm

Spa & Wellness:

The Z Spa's customised programs aim to relax, revitalise, and restore your energy levels. Each of the treatments is handled by a qualified expert who cares about his or her clientele. There is only one air-conditioned double treatment room on the top floor facing the Indian Ocean.

The invigorating variety of treatments includes signature massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, all of which may be modified to meet your unique demands.

All of Ophir's products are natural, chemical-free, and produced in Sri Lanka. The recipes are focused on the therapeutic advantages of red, green, pink, and black tea.

Opening time: 9:00am to 7:00pm

Other Experiences:

You've come to the right place if you're searching for a soulful beach hotel in Sri Lanka. Balapitiya Beach is quietly remote and can be reached from many of the west coast's major attractions in less than 30 minutes. The beach is a peaceful location for long walks, the Indian Ocean for warm dips, and the huge boulders provide ideal perching spots for watching a stunning west coast sunset.

Ambalangoda, notable for southern arts and culture, is within a 15-minute drive. The two in-town mask museums house some great examples of weird and wonderful balsa wood masks utilized in spirit cleansing ceremonies, local festivals, and folk dances that are no longer performed today, as well as the opportunity to create your own. Tucked away on the mainland to the north of Balapitiya is Kosgoda, a beautiful turtle nesting beach with hatcheries for viewing and an estuary of the Madu Ganga River. Here is the ideal stop for you to embark on a river cruises through the wildlife-filled wetlands/marshes, edged by mangrove forests, a tranquil island temple and cinnamon farms.

For surfing, you can head down to Hikkaduwa, and for colonial history and shopping, to Galle Fort.

Popular Experiences:

  • Southern Art tour
  • Turtle Hatchery
  • Glorious gardens
  • Madu Ganga boat trip
  • South Asia’s largest reclining Buddha statue
  • Sri Lankan Cookery Demonstration
  • Hikkaduwa surfing lesson

If you are interested in booking any of the above experiences, please let us know at time of booking by emailing info@gokotravels.com

Essential Information

Visa:

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Tourism and government officials had approved a proposal to grant visa-free entry to Sri Lanka, for multiple countries across the world, which was set to begin May 1st, 2019.

Unfortunately, this service has been postponed in consideration of the current security situation. Please check with the Sri Lanka Embassy or Consulate in your country for up-to-date visa information.

Due to the heightened security threat, most nationalities will require a visa to visit Sri Lanka. The fee is approximately $35 USD and an E-Visa can be obtained at the following website: www.eta.gov.lk

For the most up to date information on visa requirements, we recommend you contact the Sri Lankan embassy in your country or visit the official website.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. We recommend everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes cover for the full value of your holiday with us.

If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .

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Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all of our travellers, leaders, suppliers and staff remains our top priority. Not only have we updated our booking policies so you can flexibly amend booking arrangements before departure and get the most out of your holidays while away, we have also introduced new measures and safety guidelines so you can travel with GoKo Travels safely and securely.

What does this new booking policy mean for me?:

Fully Flexible bookings for peace of mind - We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why GoKo Travels have updated our booking policies, so you now have full flexibility to change your travel plans if needed.

Our flexible booking policy includes:

(a) Free date changes up to 45days prior to departure - with no interest or added fees

(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.

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As part of our commitment to preserving planet earth, we donate 3% of our profits to GoKo Travel's registered non-for-profit, "The GoKo Earth Preservation".

The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.

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With your help, we can buy boats to support marine conservation; securing the future for our fragile oceans and the wonderful beings that inhabit them.

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By helping with the creation of new parks, we can support local economies, empower native communities and put healthy landscapes into permanent protection.

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For every trip booked with us, we support a 3-step carbon offset scheme to calculate and neutralise your holiday footprint, allowing you to travel conscious free. This covers every step of the journey where you travel with us, from international flights to hotel heating, transport, food and more.

The GoKo Carbon Offsetting scheme does not focus on just planting trees, but rather the purchasing, persevering and protecting standing forests from deforestation and degradation - helping revive forests back to full health and avoiding the release of stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2.

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