I'm prompted to review this as I had very nearly cancelled my booking due to finding a very adverse review on another site. Our excellent driver, Mervyn Perera, had recommended this resort, prior to our leaving UK. I then found the review but listened to Mervyn's suggestion that we drive there and if we were unhappy we could curtail our booking.
If you are looking for a four star resort with entertainment laid on and rows of sun pointers, forget it. But if you want an adequately furnished cabana with private verrandah housing comfortable seating to while away hours reading and sipping beer, a minute's stroll through well kept gardens onto the soft golden sand of one of the loveliest beaches I've seen, then this is for you.
Once on to the beach, it's possible to walk 15/20 minutes in either direction and not meet a single tourist. You might encounter children taking a short cut along the beach to school or fishermen hauling in their catch. Indeed it was a real treat to wander onto the beach before breakfast and watch the fisherman haul in their catches up onto the beach.
The food is excellent with a wide choice from an a la carte menu. Don't forget to ask for jumbo prawns at breakfast if you want them for the evening. They need to order them in fresh. With so many wonderful places to visit in the world we may not return to these parts again but if we should do so, I know where we"ll be staying.
- Also Known As:
- Manahara Cabanas Hotel
- Manahara Cabanas Hotel Tangalle
- Manahara Cabanas Sri Lanka/Tangalle
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