My husband and I recently stayed at The Blue Water for our honeymoon. The hotel is beautiful and very photogenic. The pool is superb and the staff are really friendly - Anjuna at reception was particularly helpful. It is in a good location for the airport (1hr 30m drive) and, if you are happy to travel, you can easily reach Kandy (4hr drive) or Galle. Don't believe estimates of travelling time, everything seems to take at least twice as long.
We went all-inclusive which is definitely worth the cost. High-quality food and excellent drinks available almost all day from a variety of restaurants. The buffet was varied and interesting (and good quality), but the Nautilus a la carte restaurant is a must-visit. The service is great and the food incredible - fresh seafood a speciality.
Also worth visiting the spa. Well-trained masseuses and competitively priced. The staff here made you feel totally at home and it was perfect way to relax, if you need any more relaxation! There were a few weddings at the hotel during our stay, but they didn't disturb us at all.
But, whatever you do, don't book this hotel through Kuoni. They seemed to have no communication with the hotel and, although the Blue Water were very accommodating, it was a pain that we had to deal with this after a long flight when we just wanted to relax. We spent a lot of time during our holiday trying to sort out what Kuoni had messed up! We even spent the flight sitting on either sides of the plane from each other, after Kuoni had messed up our booking and we couldn't pre-book a seat together. We booked a trip to Kandy through Kuoni, but the ground agent had no idea of the booking when we arrived. We ended up on an ad hoc trip where half the sights we wanted to see were closed due to it being a holiday - it would have been useful if we were told this in advanced. The transfers to and from the airport were badly organised with no air conditioning. We just felt ignored by Kuoni really, we struggled to see what we were paying them for when we could have booked the same things through another travel agent or direct and cheaper.
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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
- The Blue Water Sri Lanka/Wadduwa