Fly into the bustling Metropolis of Colombo and make your way to a seven-acre haven bordering the Madhu River in Balapitiya, 112 km from the International airport. This private garden resort is the perfect place to take in the beauty of the lush land and your private villa with AC, a flat screen TV and DVD player, and free Wi-Fi ensure you will be entertained and cozy.
You will enjoy a scenic boat ride on the river, where a trained Captain will lead you to explore dozens of inlets, forested with mangroves. It's easy to appreciate the timeless and natural rhythms of life when you float past 200-year-old temples and locals cultivating cinnamon.
Don't forget your binoculars as 46 species of bird reside in the area, including 14 aquatic varieties. Spot huge water lilies and colorful butterflies in this sanctuary of life. Be sure to catch the stilt fishermen, the only place in the world where this traditional fishing technique is still used.
Your stay at River House includes breakfasts and one dinner, which will surely be a variety of delicious and exotic dishes, using local produce and spices that will really kick your vacay up a notch. The River House is the first Sri Lankan property to be included in Cond? Nast Traveller's annual Hot List.
*Facilities at The River House includes;
Swimming pool and pavilion
In-room Ayurvedic massage
Water sports, canoeing and kayaking
Fitness centre/ gym
DVD and book library
Free Wi-Fi access
Room service and 24-hour dining
Airport transfer and parking
The River House is a private 7-acre haven lying along the borders of the Madhu River in Balapitiya, Sri Lanka. We are situated 112 km from the airport and 2 hours from Colombo.
Furthermore, these wonderful sites are accessible from our villas: Hikkaduwa, Galle Fort, Aluthgama, Narigama and Meetiyagoda moonstone mines.