Our family of 17 (8 adults and 9 children ranging from 17years to 14 months) was at Max Wadiya just after Christmas and it was above and beyond our highest expectations! It came highly recommended by friends, but we had to experience it to believe how beautiful and wonderful this taste of paradise is! When we arrived late at night for our 1 week stay, we were a bit tired, and the staff was there to meet every need and make sure we were all comfortably settled into rooms that were both exotically BEAUTIFUL, perfectly clean, and met every need. Of course Ginger adopted us right away and our love was mutual. We loved this sweet dog! Ranjan has such a gentle nature, and yet is so very efficient and pleasant. He could make reservations for transportation to the various places we wanted to visit during the week, even on short notice, including Galle Fort, the silk factory, the turtle hatchery, the amazing tea plantation, whale watching and snorkeling....all within a relatively close distance. The entire staff made us feel like royalty with the wonderful and beautifully presented food at every meal. Adults and children alike were so impressed with the delicious food and we all loved trying every new dish. In fact we had to find hopper pots in the market to take back home with us. The entire staff could not have been more helpful or delightful to visit with. We loved being by the beach, and especially when the local children came to play with our children on the beach. That was so special and unique. They were beautiful and delightful children that we would have liked to see more of. Ruth was wonderful to communicate with us about what we had questions about, as well as her initiative to recommend things to us. She was so pleasant and helpful. The special New Year's Eve they planned for us was so much fun...the local dancers and music, then the fireworks! Wonderful New Year's memories forever! We were sad to leave, and hope to come back! A truly excellent experience at Max Wadiya!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Max Wadiya is an award-winning select boutique hotel that offers an authentic Sri Lankan experience beyond 5-star. With a verdant garden opening onto a sweeping unspoiled beach, it offers a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity, a kitchen that rivals the best on the island and a professional and caring staff who will attend to your every need. Two luxury suites provide intimacy and privacy. A connected 3-bedroom villa, rented as a single unit, is just right for a family or group of friends. The entire 10-bed property, which can be expanded with extra beds for children, is perfect for reunions or gatherings of far-flung families. All rooms are en-suite with terraces overlooking the Indian Ocean. A secluded 40-foot infinity pool is a watery alternative to the sea, and ayurvedic treatments and massages are available on request. Tariffs are inclusive of three full meals, taxes, service charge and extras like coffee or afternoon tea. The Wadiya does not serve alcohol but guests are welcome to bring their own, without a corkage fee. The concept: your temporary home on the beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Max Wadiya Hotel Ambalangoda
- Max Wadiya Sri Lanka/Ambalangoda