The peninsula, Ceysands Resort is located in almost like a Island, the interesting thing for us to arrive at this property in a boat across the river. The boat ride was a new experience for the little ones. The reception extending almost up to the water front is a star attraction.
It was a pleasure to meet Mr. Sisira Senaratne, the Hotel Manager who was the Manager, Eden Resort & Riverina Hotel (1996 – 2012) with overseas assignments in between at Hilton and Intercontinental as F & B Manager, who headed the Pre-opening of the property, also !
It is amazing to see this location is situated, beach on one side and a river on the other.
The beach is very beautiful, almost private to enjoy with family and friends, not accessed by the public because of the isolated location and boat ride. The beach is very clean and stretches for a couple of miles, or as far as we can see ! Waking along the beach which is very refreshing.
The infinity pool or vanishing edge pool the hotel, which produces a visual effect of water extending to the horizon as vanishing is a star attraction where the infinity edge appears to merge with the ocean, with a sunken bar on the middle.
Part of the pool, a section which reflects mini waterfalls where we can simply bathe under. Everybody loved this a lot !
The pool's constant depth of 4 feet is for family fun and leisure, sufficiently deep to splash around and swim the occasional lap in, also shallow enough to provide safety for the whole family. It's ideal to spend time ,with the large pool level deck for pool-side sunbathing, too !
Great place for the kids too, with large kids pool to enjoy a true family holiday.
Dining at the Cafe Bem was far from being just simple meals.The restaurant offering an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Asian and International cuisines reflected in buffets.
The food, Buffett lunch was excellent.The restaurant staff were very attentive and friendly.
Another remarkable attraction that we found Dilmah tea is available in the room, which is a Ceylon tea, beautifully balanced in its strength and bitter taste. The Dilmah T bar is beautifully done, too !
A special thanks, also congratulations to Mr. Sisira Senaratne, the Hotel Manager, with more than three decades experience in hospitality & wellness trade doing everything possible, and imaginable on the continuing improvements, fitting into this beautiful resort & Spa.
Nice place and great hospitality,and the location is wonderful place to spend the weekend, which we did.
We were leaving the resort with so much of good memories !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the Bentota peninsula, the Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka enjoys a superb location with the Bentota River on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other, and is accessed by a short boat ride across the lagoon. Designed to reflect the setting of the resort, the spacious rooms and suites (between 38 and 139 square metres of total living space) feature a balcony or terrace looking out across the peaceful river with its palm trees and mangroves or over the blue ocean. Truly a family destination in concept, the resort also offers a choice of family-friend accommodation options including Family Residences with bunk beds in a separate children’s area. The resort offers an abundance of natural attractions along with a huge, palm-fringed swimming pool with Jacuzzi, a wealth of water sports including g canoeing, sailing, wakeboarding, knee-boarding, and jet skiing, two kids clubs, and a wonderful spa inspired by Thai and Ayurvedic wellbeing heritage. Riverside dining is one of the highlights of the resort which is also home to an authentic Thai restaurant and three bars. Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the resort. ... more less
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