We are huge fans of this glorious boutique hotel fronting a beautiful beach around 12 km from the fortified town of Galle. The perfect place to unwind and relax in the sun at the end of your Sri Lanka tour. With the new express highway, Colombo airport can be reached in around 2½ hours.
Opened in 2006, Aditya is a Luxury Boutique Resort and Spa. The design of the property is partly influenced by the celebrated Sri Lankan architect Mr Geoffrey Bawa as evident with its indoor gardens, waterways, and terraces which lead out to the coconut palm gardens and pool area and the golden beach and turquoise warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Art and Antiques from across Asia and the far-east adorn its interiors. Aditya is a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday, a beautiful wedding location, a romantic honeymoon or anniversary. The resort is located 107 km south of Colombo on a secluded stretch of golden sandy beach in the small coastal town of Rathgama, in-between the popular beach resort of Hikkaduwa and the Historical Dutch fortress city of Galle.
Accommodation consists of 16 spacious suites which are uniquely decorated with exotic art and antiques. Lavish amenities include private plunge pools, Jacuzzi's and lap pools. Six suites come with a private garden and terrace, ten suites have ocean views.
Five Shanthi Suites are located on the ground floor closer to the entrance and the restaurant and open on to private walled gardens with plunge pools. Six Sagara Suites, located on the upper floor, open on to spacious private balconies with plunge pools overlooking the Indian Ocean. Surya Suite is an exquisite two-floor penthouse with the living room on the ground floor and the bedroom on an intermediate floor. The Surya Suite opens out to a spacious terrace with a private plunge pool and overlooks the shimmering waters of the inviting Indian Ocean.
Located next to the lobby is the main dining area with locally crafted brightly painted marionettes suspended in a corner. An all day menu is offered which means you can have your choice of meals at any time of the day. The extensive a la carte menu is designed to fulfill any culinary desires. You may dine whenever and wherever you wish including the beach. The chef can whip up anything you fancy, and if you can’t find it on the menu, they will be more than happy to make it for you.
There is a gorgeous swimming pool with lovely places to lounge, a serene Spa and fitness centre.
Nearby there is a turtle hatchery where you can watch hundreds of turtle hatchlings as they scamper across the sands to meet their watery destiny. And if you visit between November and March, you'll be able to head out on a whale and dolphin excursion.