Pandanus Resort

By Sanath Weerasuriya

Pandanus Beach Resort and Spa is the latest player in Induruwa, one of Sri Lanka’s old beach destinations. Pandanus Resort is the latest creation of renowned architect Vinod Jayasinghe. Opened in June 2014, Pandanus Beach Resort is a multi storied resort that offers every possible luxury to the travellers from around the world.

Pandanus Resort comprises of 78 rooms including one Presidential Suite, one Royal Suite, two Junior Suites, 24 Deluxe rooms, and 50 Superior rooms making way towards a 300 metre stretch of unspoilt beach in Induruwa coast once home for ‘Emerald Bay Hotel’.

The rooms are tastefully furnished with minimalist décor, and equipped with in room coffee and tea facilities, flat screen TV with satellite connection, a safe, private bathroom with rain showers and other amenities. Each room includes a private balcony or terrace which offers a beyond stunning view of the Ocean.

Shallow, shaded alcoves within the pool provide tranquil spaces to unwind, while children can enjoy the water in their own child-friendly pool nearby.

Jointly owned by Thilakawardhana Group of Companies and Ever Green Plantation Management Company in equal shares, the Pandanus Beach Resort was developed with the vision of bringing global acclaim to tourism in Sri Lanka.

‘Our main motto of the resort is ‘personalize service’. Personalised attention, uncompromising quality, relentless commitment and genuine Sri Lankan hospitality is going to be Pandanus Resort’s ‘manthra’ on success’ said Anil Perera, General Manager of Pandanus Beach Resort and Spa.

A highly skilled team of chefs with local and international experience serves a cross-section of cuisines at the resort's Main Restaurant. The resort also operates a Sky Bar, a unique rooftop bar providing a view of the vast ocean. The main restaurant situated on the first floor of the resort offers international and local cuisine, specialised in seafood. ‘Guests can choose to dine indoors in an air-conditioned dining area, or opt for the dining area with a view of the sea’ he added.

The rooftop bar named Sky Lounge is an open air bar, and is ideal for guests to sit and relax under the stars, or enjoy a stunning sunset, whilst sipping a drink.

The Pandanus Wellness Spa, managed by Ariana Spas offers a variety of the revitalizing treatments administered by internationally and locally experienced therapists.

The resort offers a number of activities for guests such as water aerobics, yoga sessions, water polo, beach volleyball and daily entertainment sessions in the evenings.

The places of interest include the Kande Viharaya temple in Aluthgama or the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and Galle City. ‘We can arrange excursions to these places on requests with the service of chauffer guides’ Manager Perera said.

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