- Boutique hospitality group repositions hilltop boutique hotel as surfing and wellness destination in south of Sri Lanka
Cantaloupe Levels, the lifestyle and wellness hotel in the Cantaloupe Hotels portfolio, boasts another year of being awarded the World Luxury Hotel Awards for Top Luxury Contemporary Hotel in the South West Asia Region in 2018.
This annual award compiles the top boutique and luxury hotels across the world, in order to judge which establishments are committed to upholding high standards of luxury, service and hospitality. Cantaloupe Levels, which has consistently aimed to upkeep and improve their levels of service and hospitality, has been recognised at this awards ceremony every year since 2015.
Cantaloupe Levels Lifestyle and Wellness Hotel offers stunning views of the Southern Sri Lankan Coast from its location on the top of the Rumassala headlands. The location is ideally located between Galle City and Unawatuna bay, which gives guests access to the historical UNESCO heritage site - the Galle Dutch Fort and the exciting Unawatuna bay, filled with restaurants, shops and nightlife.
Its location on the Rumassala hills offers privacy for guests who want access to the excitement without being at the centre of the action. The views from the three-storey property stretch down to the tri-colour pool below, Jungle Beach, Dewata Bay, the Galle Fort and spans past the hustle and bustle to the serene blue Indian Ocean. Rumassala is a biodiversity hotspot and home to many species of wildlife. The hill harbours engaging cultural sites and a pristine stretch of beach. Jungle Beach’s twin secluded bays are ideal for swimming and snorkelling and the pale sandy beaches are washed by a sparkling Coral Sea.
The hotel offers the ultimate wellness getaway for the mind, body and soul. The property provides facilities for solo travellers to enjoy traditional herbal in-room treatment or for a group to host their wellness getaway. The newly installed astro turf covered rooftop is the ideal venue for a relaxing early-morning yoga session. With 90 minutes of intense Hatha yoga instructed by a talented yoga teacher who has been trained in the ancient method of exercise for over 13 years, any guest is sure to leave feeling accomplished and relaxed. The early morning view of the bay during a yoga session is not one to be missed. The cuisine is focused on the best that the island has to offer with fresh and mainly local produce being used.
Cantaloupe Levels’ location just a short distance from Dewata bay is ideal for beginner or avid surfers alike. Dewata bay is a year-round surfing destination in Sri Lanka that is known for beginner waves and is an accessible beach for any skill level at any time of the year. Surfing is a sport that is quickly growing in popularity and is one that comes highly recommend for its physical and mental health benefits. Cantaloupe Levels provides transport and surfing packages for any guest interested in the sport.
Cantaloupe Levels has been recognised in the past as a must-see destination in the South Coast but is now taking an extra leap by entering into the health and wellness sphere by repositioning itself as a wellness hotel.
Always a lifestyle venue, the additions of detox menus, yoga lessons and a rooftop repurposed as a yoga studio by day and lounge area by night, the hotel is continuing to stay relevant with the new wave of travellers looking to travel responsibly and leave any vacation de-toxed and refreshed.