Any traveller who would love to treasure a luxury holiday outside the busy streets of Colombo would fall in love with the breathtaking natural beauty featuring friendly world-class service offering star class property by the Immaculate Golden Beach of Waikkala.
Founded by a true Sri Lankan spirit-loving batik designer and veteran hotelier Eric Suriyasena – Suriya Luxury Resort is nestled on 11 acres of land which features some uniqueness with the combination of the turquoise blue Indian Ocean and the serene tranquility of the Ging Oya River that surrounds the premises. The resort also features a lush tropical landscape inundated with coconut trees, palms and mangroves.
Suriya Resort creates a one-of-a-kind experience with the natural beauty of Sri Lanka’s flora and fauna. The contemporary traveller who seeks luxury could relax and unwind to the gentle breeze or take a long walk on the sun-kissed beach – and experience a memorable holiday of a lifetime at Suriya Resort.
The star class property has won the hearts of an elite audience already and recently welcomed a grandeur audience opening their latest addition the Suriya Grand Ballroom with a ‘Roman Theme’.
According to the General Manager of Suriya Luxury Resort, Lal Dissanayake, the new Suriya Grand Ballroom can accommodate 550 guests making it one of the biggest among the hotels in Waikkala and Marawila.
“We invested over Rs. 250 million for this Grand Ballroom and invested over Rs.1.1 billion for the entire property so far,” Dissanayake added.
He went on to say that the hotel had become a luxury destination for many European, Scandinavian and American travellers visiting Sri Lanka from countries such as the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands while many Asian travellers seeking luxury particularly from India had also been frequent visitors over the past few years. The hotel’s uniqueness has been able to position itself as a premier event destination in the area and they have had their first wedding at the hotel’s Grand Ballroom in mid-August this year prior to the ‘Grandeur Opening’.
“Our ballroom is perfect for small and large Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) and all types of celebrations and grand events,” Dissanayake said adding that there is already a huge demand from locals as well as from foreigners for weddings. He said that wedding menus start from Rs. 3,200 per head and hotel’s each room is decorated with a signature batik created by the hotel’s Chairman and renowned batik artist, Eric Suriyasena which add overall allure to the stunning luxury property.
The hotel comprises 56 guest rooms with 14 suites and 42 deluxe rooms with private balconies. In addition, the hotel also offers six water chalets on stilts above shallow waters enticing the nature lover to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the landscape. The water bungalows are a first in Sri Lanka’s resorts.
Suriya Luxury Resort was opened nearly two and a half years ago and made a strong positive impact in both the local and foreign wedding market. The main reason for this is the picturesque location where both the sea and the river meet. Benefiting from the picturesque view the Suriya Luxury Resort had been able to attract many couples for pre-video shoots and photography prior to the wedding or during their wedding ceremonies.
Dissanayake emphasized that the hotel is also maintaining a high occupancy which has prompted the management headed by veteran Suriyasena of Goldi Sands fame to invest more in this venture. The company is also planning to build 14 additional water bungalows increasing the total to 20. The hotel also features a modern gym and offers a COCO spa manned by Indonesian staff and will be introducing a water sports centre too.
Suriya Luxury Resort offers a wide range of delectable Sri Lankan foods and international delights at the main restaurant. The Spa at Suriya Resort is designed to create the perfect place to bring harmony to the body and soul.
Visitors can indulge and enjoy an array of luxurious massages or some simple spa treatments and the Pool Bar is an ideal place for the traveller to relax with a fresh tropical fruit cocktail or a glass of fine wine.
Another special feature of this Luxury Resort is that teak and Kumbuk wood had been preliminarily used instead of cement structures to make the place environment-friendly and also to give a real taste of Sri Lankan architecture. Even the restaurant doors and windows are made using local architecture sans cement blocks. The kitchen too is a unique open segment.
Nearly a 30 minutes drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake this splendid property – Suriya Luxury Resort – is a good alternative compared to high priced Negombo beach hotels according to many foreign travellers who have already visited the hotel.