Cantaloupe Aqua, Unawatuna
|Matara Road, 80630, Unawatuna, Galle, Southern, SRI LANKA.|
Description: Cantaloupe AquaCantaloupe Aqua is a 15 room sea front boutique hotel in Unawatuna (Galle) Sri Lanka. Located in the exclusive beach area called Talpe, Cantaloupe Aqua is just 6 kilometres from Unawatuna for diving and night life. Nearby attractions include the Galle Fort World Heritage Site for shopping & museum, Mirissa for whale & dolphin watching, Spice Garden, Turtle Farm and Dodanduwa for boat rides & fishing. One thing that makes Cantaloupe Aqua unique is its ever-changing lively spirit.
Based on events and promotions taking palace at the hotel, Cantaloupe Aqua may be up beat or mellow. All guests are given free access pass to the event at the hotel. The vibe is flexible; it can be beach club or chill out lounge. Lounge and chill out music plays throughout the day to keep the atmosphere alive. Perfect for the young and the hearty young at heart, Cantaloupe Aqua is within a short distance from a selection of beach clubs along the Unawatuna Strip known for pulsating nightlife. They can even organize transport for the short car ride upon request.
Exotic refreshments are served throughout the day whilst guests lounge in the sun on plush sun beds and couches. The funky Thai fusion restaurant with a Sri Lankan twist is open every day until midnight and not only caters to Cantaloupe Aqua guests but also attracts great personalities from all over the Island and beyond.
Type of rooms: Cantaloupe AquaEach room has its own distinct character. All rooms have toothbrush/paste, your care kits and shower caps. For sale at Cantaloupe Boutique (store): scented glycerin hand soaps, body wash, moisturizer, shampoo and conditioner.
13 rooms feature sea views, the 2 AA rooms do not. The second story rooms overlook the bay, so you feel as though you are floating directly above the sand. There are no walls obstructing the view.
8 Aqua Ocean Play (AOP): The eight AOP rooms feature stunning beach frontage. The ground floor rooms each have a lounge area and the second storey rooms above have private balconies. AOP rooms have luxurious King sized beds with Egyptian cotton and custom made seating. Rooms also include WIFI Internet access; a 26-inch LCD TV with full cable channel access and a DVD player.
Aqua Ultra Zen(AUZ): AUZ rooms are categorized as Junior Suites. In addition to the standard CA room amenities, these rooms are larger, support more lavish décor and are closer in proximity to the beach. AUZ sport luxurious king sized beds (with provision to upgrade to a triple), an elevated Party/Lounge Deck Area and expansive tempered glass balconies overlooking the Indian Ocean. There is a lounge area with a fully stocked mini bar, two two-seater sofas, ottomans and a coffee table. The entertainment system consists of Bose Sound Dock (optional), WIFI Internet access, 32 inch LCD TV with full cable channel access and a DVD player.
Aqua Zen (AZ): AZ has adopted the quirkiest personality at CA. The foyer area has ample lounge space for up to 6 guests with custom couches, WIFI Internet access, a fully-fledged entertainment system (inclusive of a sound dock, 32 inch LCD TV, cable and a DVD player) and a private bar. Tempered glass balconies framing the best of the south coast sunsets.
Aqua Chic (AC) and Ultra Chic (AUC): Aqua Chic rooms are the villa?s suites. AC rooms have private infinity Jacuzzis fenced in by a tempered glass balcony that overlooks the bay. The spacious bathroom and vanity sections have stylish his and her sinks and bathtubs that sport a sea view. An intelligent and LED lighting system customizes the desired ambiance that can range from ambient to disco-esque. The lounge areas are equipped with a fully stocked mini bar, 42 inch LCD TVs, Bose sound docks with preloaded play lists and swanky sofas, which create the perfect entertainment enclave.
Aqua ULTRA CHIC is a larger room featuring a private bar, which can be stocked on request.
Aqua Aqua (AA): No sea views but meet a very high standard of hospitality. These rooms are extremely intimate.
2 Suites: there is one king size double bed in each room and the possibility of only one extra single bed. Two twin beds are not an option. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults per room.
Additional information: Cantaloupe Aqua
Dining: Coconut plates up an eclectic and intriguing mixture of flavors that flirt with both western and eastern palates. Each dish has been carefully put together to entice, excite and inspire your senses. Enjoy Coconut's new Tapas Menu, painstakingly crafted to weave in elements of Sri Lanka's tantalizing flavors, as well as the Thai- Fusion menu. The concept is small, eccentric dishes with a lot of flavor and texture designed to incite conversation because people are not so focused on eating an entire meal but instead share and nibble on numerous smaller dishes. Order many different types of tapas and combine them to create a beautifully interesting main meal. Tapas can be served hot or cold, depending on the dish.
Spa: in-house guests indulge in the luxury of absolute privacy. Order spa services at your convenience in your own room. With a wide selection of treatments and therapies to choose from the Wellness Spa is the perfect way to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.
An eclectic selection of activities and excursions create the ultimate tropical holiday.
Parking: 4 spaces on site and a secondary parking slot for a further 6 cars off site.
Swimming: the sea in front of the hotel may not be appropriate for swimming but even during the off season a few meters to the right there is a bay protected by coral which is great for swimming. There is a small plunge pool/large Jacuzzi near the outdoor dining area.
Party & Special Events: Cantaloupe Aqua invites fun activity at night, in keeping with the concept of relaxing weekdays and upbeat weekends. During the peak season (Dec-Jan, Mar - Apr, July-Aug) there are numerous sun set cocktails and Brunch Parties with an upbeat atmosphere. This hotel is not recommended for guests looking for 100% relaxation. Occasionally there are events (with DJ) and if there is a crowd at the restaurant and bar they may play music till the wee hours, especially December/January being the time of year for fun.
Location: The hotel is by the sea in an area called Talpe, 6 kilometres to Unawatuna. 4 Hour drive to Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake.
20 Minute drive to Galle Fort World Heritage Site (Shopping, Museum)
40 Minute drive to Mirissa - Whale & Dolphin watching
15 Minute drive to Spice Garden
10 Minute walking distance Turtle Farm
10 Minute drive to Unawatanua bay - Diving & party life
15 Minutes to Dodanduwa - Boat rides & fishing
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
100% PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED: A refundable deposit of 100% is charged upon booking. Credit card is charged for the total cost of the stay at the time of purchase. Prices and room availability are not guaranteed until full payment is received.
Cancellation Fees: Any change of dates will be treated as a cancellation.
If cancelled more than 7 days prior to check-in date, 15% is charged (85% refund).
If cancelled 7 - 0 days prior to check-in date, 50 % of the entire stay is charged (50% refund).
Children: During quieter months of the year Cantaloupe Aqua can be a great retreat for families with kids. Please confirm with front desk on dates of events coinciding with your arrival to make sure if Cantaloupe Aqua is right for your family.
Number of rooms: 15
Official category: 3 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2010.
Period of closure: open all year.
Languages spoken: English, Sinhala.Smoking policy: smoking IS allowed on the entire premises.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express.
Restaurant closed: open all year.
GPS Coordinates: 5° 59' 39.43'' N 80° 17' 38.76'' E
Nearest airport: 4 hours - Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake