The Cinnamon Experience

Live the Sri Lanka’s wild nature

There’s always an eclectic, fun and imaginative mix of things to do in Sri Lanka and our private island destinations in the Maldives, at any time of the year and on every corner of the island. We’re big on big experiences all the way from adventure to solidtue to romance and more.

Watch the annual migration of elephants pass you by. Get a bird’s eye view of Sri Lanka’s dry zone by hot air balloon. Go rock climbing, island hopping, snorkelling, fishing, leopard watching, whale watching, and scuba diving and fall in love with our special breed of island magic.

Want more? Why not dine in a tree house, tickle a giant manta, catch your own food, go bird watching,walk among ancient trees,or get lost in the stars?

This is just the tiniest of glimpses of what a tiny island’s big trip is all about. When you stay at any of our Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts across Sri Lanka and the Maldives, we bring the magic up close and personal for you. Have a look at what each destination has on offer for you to make your trip a magical experience to remember for a lifetime.

There’s always an eclectic, fun and imaginative mix of things to do in Sri Lanka and our private island destinations in the Maldives, at any time of the…

There’s always an eclectic, fun and imaginative mix of things to do in Sri Lanka and our private island destinations in the Maldives, at any time of the year and on every corner of the island. We’re big on big experiences all the way from adventure to solidtue to romance and more.

Watch the annual migration of elephants pass you by. Get a bird’s eye view of Sri Lanka’s dry zone by hot air balloon. Go rock climbing, island hopping, snorkelling, fishing, leopard watching, whale watching, and scuba diving and fall in love with our special breed of island magic.

Want more? Why not dine in a tree house, tickle a giant manta, catch your own food, go bird watching,walk among ancient trees,or get lost in the stars?

This is just the tiniest of glimpses of what a tiny island’s big trip is all about. When you stay at any of our Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts across Sri Lanka and the Maldives, we bring the magic up close and personal for you. Have a look at what each destination has on offer for you to make your trip a magical experience to remember for a lifetime.

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PRIMATE WATCH

Observe and capture the social graces of the Grey Langur and the Toque Macaque as our Naturalists give you insight into these creatures who share the hotel premises with you.

Rates:

  • USD 15 per person (2 pax minimum)

Duration of the Excursion

  • 1.5 Hour

Time of Departure

  • 0700 Hours (Morning) &1500 Hours (Evening)

Observe and capture the social graces of the Grey Langur and the Toque Macaque as our Naturalists give you insight into these creatures who share the…

Observe and capture the social graces of the Grey Langur and the Toque Macaque as our Naturalists give you insight into these creatures who share the hotel premises with you.

Rates:

  • USD 15 per person (2 pax minimum)

Duration of the Excursion

  • 1.5 Hour

Time of Departure

  • 0700 Hours (Morning) &1500 Hours (Evening)
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MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK

Rated the 6th greatest Animal Spectacle by Lonely Planet, the Minneriya National Park booms with over 300 elephants as they make their way to an annual gathering, every year, late in July. If that weren’t enough, the park is also home to the Purple-faced Leaf Monkey, the Toque Macaque, Sambar Deer and a myriad of bird, butterfly and reptile species.

Rates:

  • 2-3 Pax (2 pax minimum) - USD 70 per person
  • 4 Pax & Above - USD 50 per person

Distance from the hotel:

  • 10 km

Duration:

  • 2.5 to 3 hours

Departure time:

  • 14.30- 15.00 hrs

Rated the 6th greatest Animal Spectacle by Lonely Planet, the Minneriya National Park booms with over 300 elephants as they make their way to an annual…

Rated the 6th greatest Animal Spectacle by Lonely Planet, the Minneriya National Park booms with over 300 elephants as they make their way to an annual gathering, every year, late in July. If that weren’t enough, the park is also home to the Purple-faced Leaf Monkey, the Toque Macaque, Sambar Deer and a myriad of bird, butterfly and reptile species.

Rates:

  • 2-3 Pax (2 pax minimum) - USD 70 per person
  • 4 Pax & Above - USD 50 per person

Distance from the hotel:

  • 10 km

Duration:

  • 2.5 to 3 hours

Departure time:

  • 14.30- 15.00 hrs
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JEEP SAFARI TO YALA NATIONAL PARK

The Yala National Park is one of the 70 important bird areas in Sri Lanka– excellent news for the avid bird watcher. In fact, we are home to over 215 species of dry zone birds including the migrant waders. What’s more, we also host one of the highest densities of leopard in the world! Among Yala's 44 plus mammals, this Prince of Big Cats still manages to steal the limelight as the star attraction. The vegetation of the area consists of mostly bush or scrub forest, an herbaceous cover with coastal vegetation. The flora is as diverse as the fauna with more than 280 species of plants decoratingYala.

A luxury 4x4 jeep or a Super Luxury 4x4 jeep can be arranged through Cinnamon Nature Trails while Canon telephoto lenses and other high-end camera gear can be hired if you are a keen photographer or would like to try your hand at wildlife photography. On availability, one of our in-house naturalists will play guide, accompanying you to the park and away from the crowds. You will discover not only the illusive leopard but also be witness to the call of the wild. Full day safaris with packed meals can be arranged on request. Talk to us and we’ll bring the wilderness closer to you.

RATES:

  • 2-3 PAX (2 pax minimum) - USD 80.00 Per person
  • 4 PAX & ABOVE - USD 70.00 Per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 3 HOURS

LOCATION:

  • YALA NATIONAL PARK

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 2 km

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0530 hours (Morning)/ 1500 hours (Evening)

The Yala National Park is one of the 70 important bird areas in Sri Lanka– excellent news for the avid bird watcher. In fact, we are home to over 215…

The Yala National Park is one of the 70 important bird areas in Sri Lanka– excellent news for the avid bird watcher. In fact, we are home to over 215 species of dry zone birds including the migrant waders. What’s more, we also host one of the highest densities of leopard in the world! Among Yala's 44 plus mammals, this Prince of Big Cats still manages to steal the limelight as the star attraction. The vegetation of the area consists of mostly bush or scrub forest, an herbaceous cover with coastal vegetation. The flora is as diverse as the fauna with more than 280 species of plants decoratingYala.

A luxury 4x4 jeep or a Super Luxury 4x4 jeep can be arranged through Cinnamon Nature Trails while Canon telephoto lenses and other high-end camera gear can be hired if you are a keen photographer or would like to try your hand at wildlife photography. On availability, one of our in-house naturalists will play guide, accompanying you to the park and away from the crowds. You will discover not only the illusive leopard but also be witness to the call of the wild. Full day safaris with packed meals can be arranged on request. Talk to us and we’ll bring the wilderness closer to you.

RATES:

  • 2-3 PAX (2 pax minimum) - USD 80.00 Per person
  • 4 PAX & ABOVE - USD 70.00 Per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 3 HOURS

LOCATION:

  • YALA NATIONAL PARK

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 2 km

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0530 hours (Morning)/ 1500 hours (Evening)
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A MORNING WITH THE DAIRY FARMER

The Yala National Park is located amidst a rural village and its boundary has several hundred dairy farmers making a living. The craftiest predator, the leopard, often flicks young cattle and thus revenge attacks by farmers often create conflict.

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts together with its team of in-house field naturalists deployed a conservation initiative namely, ‘Project Leopard’ to mitigate the issue. Thus far, over 55 steel pens have been donated to dairy farmers so that they can keep their livestock safe at night.

As part of our project we take you to meet a dairy farmer over a cup of Ceylon tea, assist him in his morning chores, help with the collection of milk and enjoy the time spent in the surrounding areas of the Yala National Park.

Inquire from the in house Naturalist / Front Office staff how you could make a donation for this worthy cause and be a part of sustainable tourism.

RATES:

  • 2-3 PAX (2 pax minimum) - USD 50 per person
  • 4 PAX and above - USD 40 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 3 HOURS

LOCATION:

  • YALA

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 7 – 10 km

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0630 hours (Morning) 

The Yala National Park is located amidst a rural village and its boundary has several hundred dairy farmers making a living. The craftiest predator, the…

The Yala National Park is located amidst a rural village and its boundary has several hundred dairy farmers making a living. The craftiest predator, the leopard, often flicks young cattle and thus revenge attacks by farmers often create conflict.

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts together with its team of in-house field naturalists deployed a conservation initiative namely, ‘Project Leopard’ to mitigate the issue. Thus far, over 55 steel pens have been donated to dairy farmers so that they can keep their livestock safe at night.

As part of our project we take you to meet a dairy farmer over a cup of Ceylon tea, assist him in his morning chores, help with the collection of milk and enjoy the time spent in the surrounding areas of the Yala National Park.

Inquire from the in house Naturalist / Front Office staff how you could make a donation for this worthy cause and be a part of sustainable tourism.

RATES:

  • 2-3 PAX (2 pax minimum) - USD 50 per person
  • 4 PAX and above - USD 40 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 3 HOURS

LOCATION:

  • YALA

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 7 – 10 km

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0630 hours (Morning) 

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BIRD WATCHING – BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK

The five lagoons of Bundala National Park play host to about 324 species of creatures, great and small. This vast area is ripe for exploration and filled with surprising new discoveries on every journey. It is also the home of about 197 species of bird, of which 58 are migratory.

RATES:

  • 2-3 PAX (2 pax mimum) - USD 90 per person
  • 4 PAX and above - USD 75 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION

  • MINIMUM 3 HOURS

LOCATION

  • BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL

  • APPROX 35km

TIME OF DEPARTURE

  • 0530 hours

The five lagoons of Bundala National Park play host to about 324 species of creatures, great and small. This vast area is ripe for exploration and filled…

The five lagoons of Bundala National Park play host to about 324 species of creatures, great and small. This vast area is ripe for exploration and filled with surprising new discoveries on every journey. It is also the home of about 197 species of bird, of which 58 are migratory.

RATES:

  • 2-3 PAX (2 pax mimum) - USD 90 per person
  • 4 PAX and above - USD 75 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION

  • MINIMUM 3 HOURS

LOCATION

  • BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL

  • APPROX 35km

TIME OF DEPARTURE

  • 0530 hours

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DISCOVER KANDY

Discover the last kingdom of Sri Lanka - Kandy. Stroll around the Kandy Lake built by the last king, Sri Wickrama Raja Singha in 1798, look down from the Kandy view point on the Peradeniya mountain area through Hantana and scenic view of Peradeniya University. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar/market, photograph people, culture and the Sacred Temple of the Tooth. A visit to the tea museum will be included on all days except Mondays.       

A visit to the following sites can be arranged on request;

  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden
  • Udawatte Kele Sanctuary                                      

RATES:

  • USD 25 per person (2 pax minimum)

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • 3.5 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 15 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • Anytime during 0730 Hours – 1500 Hours

Discover the last kingdom of Sri Lanka - Kandy. Stroll around the Kandy Lake built by the last king, Sri Wickrama Raja Singha in 1798, look down from…

Discover the last kingdom of Sri Lanka - Kandy. Stroll around the Kandy Lake built by the last king, Sri Wickrama Raja Singha in 1798, look down from the Kandy view point on the Peradeniya mountain area through Hantana and scenic view of Peradeniya University. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar/market, photograph people, culture and the Sacred Temple of the Tooth. A visit to the tea museum will be included on all days except Mondays.       

A visit to the following sites can be arranged on request;

  • Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden
  • Udawatte Kele Sanctuary                                      

RATES:

  • USD 25 per person (2 pax minimum)

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • 3.5 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 15 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • Anytime during 0730 Hours – 1500 Hours
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THE MAGNIFICENT MAHAWELI – BOAT RIDE & BIRD WATCHING

Cinnamon Citadel’s location is truly magical as it sits overlooking the majestic Mahaweli River that girdles Kandy. As the mist begins to rise from the waters of the Mahaweli, embark on a boat ride accompanied by our naturalist who will assist you in spotting the various bio-diversity alongside the boat. Spot a wide array of exotic birds, amphibians and a few reptiles while you absorb the scenic beauty of Kandy. If you wish to start off your day surrounded by the mystics of the Mahaweli, the longest river in the country, this boat ride is what you’re looking for.

RATES:

  • 1 Pax    - USD 22
  • 2 Pax    - USD 15 per person
  • 3 Pax & Above - USD 12 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • 1 HOUR

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • RIVER OPPOSITE HOTEL PREMISES

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • Anytime during 0800 Hours – 1600 Hours

Cinnamon Citadel’s location is truly magical as it sits overlooking the majestic Mahaweli River that girdles Kandy. As the mist begins to rise from the…

Cinnamon Citadel’s location is truly magical as it sits overlooking the majestic Mahaweli River that girdles Kandy. As the mist begins to rise from the waters of the Mahaweli, embark on a boat ride accompanied by our naturalist who will assist you in spotting the various bio-diversity alongside the boat. Spot a wide array of exotic birds, amphibians and a few reptiles while you absorb the scenic beauty of Kandy. If you wish to start off your day surrounded by the mystics of the Mahaweli, the longest river in the country, this boat ride is what you’re looking for.

RATES:

  • 1 Pax    - USD 22
  • 2 Pax    - USD 15 per person
  • 3 Pax & Above - USD 12 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • 1 HOUR

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • RIVER OPPOSITE HOTEL PREMISES

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • Anytime during 0800 Hours – 1600 Hours
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MEET THE BRASS CRAFTER

After a short drive along winding roads, you will meet ‘Upali’, one of the brass crafters known for his skill and humble nature. Upali will help you find your way through his house to his workshop, which is a room within the house. Both Upali and his wife have been brass crafters for many years. While going through his works of arts, you will also get a chance to help him with his masterpiece. At the end of the experience, you will be invited by Upali to his humble living room for a cup of Ceylon tea with some jaggery (A sweetener used as an alternative for sugar).

During the expedition, you will be able to visit the Degaldoruwa Rajamaha Viharaya (Temple) which is famous for the Kandyan era paintings or the Galmaduwa Temple which is a unique place of worship for Buddhists, being structurally similar to a Hindu temple.

Exploring a typical house of a brass crafter, learning the crafting technique, miniature keepsake made out of brass and great hospitality is what you could expect at the end of this expedition. A genuine experience that will make you glad, the kind of encounters in life that will make you feel thankful for waking up and venturing out on a cloudy, chilly day instead of snuggling up in your room.

RATES:

  • 2-3 Pax (2 pax minimum) - USD 35 per person
  • 4 Pax & Above - USD 25 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MAXIMUM 3.5 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 10 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • Anytime during 0800 Hours – 1500 Hours

After a short drive along winding roads, you will meet ‘Upali’, one of the brass crafters known for his skill and humble nature. Upali will help you find…

After a short drive along winding roads, you will meet ‘Upali’, one of the brass crafters known for his skill and humble nature. Upali will help you find your way through his house to his workshop, which is a room within the house. Both Upali and his wife have been brass crafters for many years. While going through his works of arts, you will also get a chance to help him with his masterpiece. At the end of the experience, you will be invited by Upali to his humble living room for a cup of Ceylon tea with some jaggery (A sweetener used as an alternative for sugar).

During the expedition, you will be able to visit the Degaldoruwa Rajamaha Viharaya (Temple) which is famous for the Kandyan era paintings or the Galmaduwa Temple which is a unique place of worship for Buddhists, being structurally similar to a Hindu temple.

Exploring a typical house of a brass crafter, learning the crafting technique, miniature keepsake made out of brass and great hospitality is what you could expect at the end of this expedition. A genuine experience that will make you glad, the kind of encounters in life that will make you feel thankful for waking up and venturing out on a cloudy, chilly day instead of snuggling up in your room.

RATES:

  • 2-3 Pax (2 pax minimum) - USD 35 per person
  • 4 Pax & Above - USD 25 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MAXIMUM 3.5 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 10 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • Anytime during 0800 Hours – 1500 Hours
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DOLPHIN WATCHING By speedboat

The Meemu Atoll is an undoubtedly great place for Dolphin Watching. Our resident experts will take you out racing through the ocean on a speedboat and right into the heart of action as schools of dolphins cut through the water, perform back-flips and more. This is one boat trip you don’t want to miss out on!

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am or 4:00 pm – 5:30pm
  • Minimum 06pax          
  • Rate: US$ 75/-P.P

The Meemu Atoll is an undoubtedly great place for Dolphin Watching. Our resident experts will take you out racing through the ocean on a speedboat and…

The Meemu Atoll is an undoubtedly great place for Dolphin Watching. Our resident experts will take you out racing through the ocean on a speedboat and right into the heart of action as schools of dolphins cut through the water, perform back-flips and more. This is one boat trip you don’t want to miss out on!

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am or 4:00 pm – 5:30pm
  • Minimum 06pax          
  • Rate: US$ 75/-P.P
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Surfing with Atoll Travel

In 1991 Atoll Adventures’ founder the late Tony Hussein Hinde selected the little resort on Kanuoiy Huraa island in North Male Atoll as the location to establish the Maldives first land based surf tour.
It was chosen for one reason…..it’s simply the best location for surfers with the quality and consistency of Pasta Point and the proximity to three other world class waves.

Much has changed; the old Tari Village resort became the luxurious Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives and Atoll Adventures became the most exclusive and comprehensive surfing operation in the Maldives maintaining the highest standards of service and sustainability:-

  • Maximum of only 30 surfers on island with exclusive access to Pasta Point.
  • Pasta Point the most consistent break and best wave if smaller swell.
  • Closest resort to the other prime breaks of Sultans (R), Honky’s (L) & Jailbreak (R) all within 10 minutes by boat.
  • Unlimited surf transfers to the regional breaks included.
  • First boat to Sultans departs at 5.30am to be first in the water.
  • All surf transfer boats and guides with walkie-talkie communication for coordinating quick access to breaks.
  • Operations Manager, Dara with 20 years’ experience.
  • All ISA accredited Maldivian surf guides.
  • Perfect for just the boys or with partners & children.
  • Perfect for all abilities of surfers.
  • Flexible arrival/departure days to suit all itineraries.
  • Yoga, snorkelling and fishing included.

Every surf traveller should experience the uncrowded, consistent and perfect waves of the renowned Pasta Point while enjoying the comforts, service and sensational food of the four star Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives resort.

Come and join the legion of annual repeater guests and find out for yourself just why they keep returning year after year!

IMPORTANT:

Please note that all surfers booking to Cinnamon Dhonveli must be booked on the Atoll Adventures surfing package which includes airport transfers; accommodation; full board; surf transfers and Maldives taxes.
Bookings can only be made through Atoll Travel P/L or one of its accredited agents.
(It is not possible to book a surfing package through any online agent or portal)

Atoll Travel (Pty Ltd)

http://www.atolltravel.com/booking/
International Phone: + 61 3 5682 1088
International Fax: + 61 3 5682 1202
Toll Free: 1800 622 310 (Australia)

Email: info@atolltravel.com
Web: www.atolltravel.com

In 1991 Atoll Adventures’ founder the late Tony Hussein Hinde selected the little resort on Kanuoiy Huraa island in North Male Atoll as the location to…

In 1991 Atoll Adventures’ founder the late Tony Hussein Hinde selected the little resort on Kanuoiy Huraa island in North Male Atoll as the location to establish the Maldives first land based surf tour.
It was chosen for one reason…..it’s simply the best location for surfers with the quality and consistency of Pasta Point and the proximity to three other world class waves.

Much has changed; the old Tari Village resort became the luxurious Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives and Atoll Adventures became the most exclusive and comprehensive surfing operation in the Maldives maintaining the highest standards of service and sustainability:-

  • Maximum of only 30 surfers on island with exclusive access to Pasta Point.
  • Pasta Point the most consistent break and best wave if smaller swell.
  • Closest resort to the other prime breaks of Sultans (R), Honky’s (L) & Jailbreak (R) all within 10 minutes by boat.
  • Unlimited surf transfers to the regional breaks included.
  • First boat to Sultans departs at 5.30am to be first in the water.
  • All surf transfer boats and guides with walkie-talkie communication for coordinating quick access to breaks.
  • Operations Manager, Dara with 20 years’ experience.
  • All ISA accredited Maldivian surf guides.
  • Perfect for just the boys or with partners & children.
  • Perfect for all abilities of surfers.
  • Flexible arrival/departure days to suit all itineraries.
  • Yoga, snorkelling and fishing included.

Every surf traveller should experience the uncrowded, consistent and perfect waves of the renowned Pasta Point while enjoying the comforts, service and sensational food of the four star Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives resort.

Come and join the legion of annual repeater guests and find out for yourself just why they keep returning year after year!

IMPORTANT:

Please note that all surfers booking to Cinnamon Dhonveli must be booked on the Atoll Adventures surfing package which includes airport transfers; accommodation; full board; surf transfers and Maldives taxes.
Bookings can only be made through Atoll Travel P/L or one of its accredited agents.
(It is not possible to book a surfing package through any online agent or portal)

Atoll Travel (Pty Ltd)

http://www.atolltravel.com/booking/
International Phone: + 61 3 5682 1088
International Fax: + 61 3 5682 1202
Toll Free: 1800 622 310 (Australia)

Email: info@atolltravel.com
Web: www.atolltravel.com

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MARQUEE ON THE BEACH

Walk close to the water’s edge and sit down under a pristine white marquee as we serve you some of the island’s finest cuisine for two.

Walk close to the water’s edge and sit down under a pristine white marquee as we serve you some of the island’s finest cuisine for two.

SUNSET PIER DINING

Sit down as the sun begins to fade across the horizon and sip on tingling glasses of bubbly as our chef prepares an exquisite dinner for two.

Sit down as the sun begins to fade across the horizon and sip on tingling glasses of bubbly as our chef prepares an exquisite dinner for two.

BUNGALOW DINE-IN

Talk to us about how we can create a private dining experience for you in your room or your private terrace.

Talk to us about how we can create a private dining experience for you in your room or your private terrace.

Scuba Diving in Hikkaduwa

The depths of the Indian Ocean hold as many mysteries as the land above it. Venture into the dark corners of the ocean floor and witness moments of history — reef and wreckage alike — that have been swallowed whole into a life aquatic.

TIME OF DEPARTURE

  • To be discussed with the instructor

*Diving Season prevails from November to May 

*All divers should hold the PADI certification

RATES

  • Discover Scuba dive                              USD 90 Nett

(With pool training, equipment and one shallow open water dive) 

  • Discover Scuba                                       USD 45 Nett

(Equipment and pool only)

  • Single dive                                          USD 40 Nett 
  • Double dive                                        USD 75 Nett
  • Ten Dives                                            USD 340 Nett
  • Night dive                                             USD 55 Nett
  • Padi bubble maker                                 USD 50 Nett
  • Padi Open water dive course                  USD 435 Nett
  • Padi Advance open water dive course     USD 340 Nett
  • Padi Wreck diver                                   USD 360 Nett
  • Double diving trip to Galle                   USD 90 Nett (min 4 pax)
  • Triple diving trip to Galle                     USD 110 Nett (min 3 pax)
  • Free diver course                                  USD 180 Nett
  • Advance free diver course                   USD 180 Nett

The depths of the Indian Ocean hold as many mysteries as the land above it. Venture into the dark corners of the ocean floor and witness moments of history…

The depths of the Indian Ocean hold as many mysteries as the land above it. Venture into the dark corners of the ocean floor and witness moments of history — reef and wreckage alike — that have been swallowed whole into a life aquatic.

TIME OF DEPARTURE

  • To be discussed with the instructor

*Diving Season prevails from November to May 

*All divers should hold the PADI certification

RATES

  • Discover Scuba dive                              USD 90 Nett

(With pool training, equipment and one shallow open water dive) 

  • Discover Scuba                                       USD 45 Nett

(Equipment and pool only)

  • Single dive                                          USD 40 Nett 
  • Double dive                                        USD 75 Nett
  • Ten Dives                                            USD 340 Nett
  • Night dive                                             USD 55 Nett
  • Padi bubble maker                                 USD 50 Nett
  • Padi Open water dive course                  USD 435 Nett
  • Padi Advance open water dive course     USD 340 Nett
  • Padi Wreck diver                                   USD 360 Nett
  • Double diving trip to Galle                   USD 90 Nett (min 4 pax)
  • Triple diving trip to Galle                     USD 110 Nett (min 3 pax)
  • Free diver course                                  USD 180 Nett
  • Advance free diver course                   USD 180 Nett
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Rainforest Trail – Hiyare Forest Reserve

Hiyare rainforest, host to an extraordinary ecosystem, is a lush picture-postcard rainforest located half an hour away from Bentota. This trail will be an absolute paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, with its pristine beauty and wealth of flora and fauna. Over 10 endemic birds and other bird species, mammals (including the Purple Face Leaf Monkey), freshwater fish species, butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians and reptiles are among the many species you may encounter. During your exploration, guests will also visit the Wild Animal Rescue Centre and Hiyare Plant Nursery where you will gather knowledge on the inhabitants of the forest reserve.

RATES:

  • 2-3 Pax (2 pax minimum) - USD 70 per person
  • 4 Pax & Above - USD 60 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 4HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 35 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0630 hours (Morning)/ 1500 hours (Evening) 

Hiyare rainforest, host to an extraordinary ecosystem, is a lush picture-postcard rainforest located half an hour away from Bentota. This trail will be…

Hiyare rainforest, host to an extraordinary ecosystem, is a lush picture-postcard rainforest located half an hour away from Bentota. This trail will be an absolute paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, with its pristine beauty and wealth of flora and fauna. Over 10 endemic birds and other bird species, mammals (including the Purple Face Leaf Monkey), freshwater fish species, butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians and reptiles are among the many species you may encounter. During your exploration, guests will also visit the Wild Animal Rescue Centre and Hiyare Plant Nursery where you will gather knowledge on the inhabitants of the forest reserve.

RATES:

  • 2-3 Pax (2 pax minimum) - USD 70 per person
  • 4 Pax & Above - USD 60 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 4HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 35 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0630 hours (Morning)/ 1500 hours (Evening) 

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Marine Mammal Safari – Mirissa

Hop on a boat from the Mirissa Harbour and embark on a three-hour journey out to sea in search of whales and dolphins off Mirissa. Among all marine mammals, the Spinner Dolphins are by far the friendliest, and they love to indulge in playing, spinning and swimming along the boats almost showing off their acrobatic skills, which is a placid experience. During this marine adventure, given the sea condition, you will also witness Sperm Whales and Blue Whales, the largest animal to ever inhabit our planet.

*Season for whale and dolphin watching off Mirissa: Mid-November to Mid-April

RATES:

  • USD 85 per person

*Transport not included

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 4 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 51 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0530 hours (Morning)

Hop on a boat from the Mirissa Harbour and embark on a three-hour journey out to sea in search of whales and dolphins off Mirissa. Among all marine mammals,…

Hop on a boat from the Mirissa Harbour and embark on a three-hour journey out to sea in search of whales and dolphins off Mirissa. Among all marine mammals, the Spinner Dolphins are by far the friendliest, and they love to indulge in playing, spinning and swimming along the boats almost showing off their acrobatic skills, which is a placid experience. During this marine adventure, given the sea condition, you will also witness Sperm Whales and Blue Whales, the largest animal to ever inhabit our planet.

*Season for whale and dolphin watching off Mirissa: Mid-November to Mid-April

RATES:

  • USD 85 per person

*Transport not included

DURATION OF EXCURSION:

  • MINIMUM 4 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL:

  • Approx. 51 KM

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

  • 0530 hours (Morning)
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FISHING EXPERIENCE

Sri Lanka’s extensive coastline is filled with innumerable experiences. We welcome you aboard our 18-foot fibreglass motor boats as we head out to sea for a day of fishing, sightseeing and relaxation. All safety jackets, rods and bait will be provided.

RATES:

  • *Maximum & Minimum of 2 pax - USD 80 per person

DURATION

  • MIN & MAX 2 HOURS

TIME OF DEPARTURE

  • 0600 HRS & 0430 HRS

*Inclusive of boat ride, Bottled drinking water and fishing gear
*if the experience is extended for more than for 2 hours there will be a surcharge

Sri Lanka’s extensive coastline is filled with innumerable experiences. We welcome you aboard our 18-foot fibreglass motor boats as we head out to sea…

Sri Lanka’s extensive coastline is filled with innumerable experiences. We welcome you aboard our 18-foot fibreglass motor boats as we head out to sea for a day of fishing, sightseeing and relaxation. All safety jackets, rods and bait will be provided.

RATES:

  • *Maximum & Minimum of 2 pax - USD 80 per person

DURATION

  • MIN & MAX 2 HOURS

TIME OF DEPARTURE

  • 0600 HRS & 0430 HRS

*Inclusive of boat ride, Bottled drinking water and fishing gear
*if the experience is extended for more than for 2 hours there will be a surcharge

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SNORKELING AT PIGEON ISLAND

The magic of Pigeon Island is a 30 minute boat ride away. The reef here is home to over 100 coral species and about 300 species of fish. This is where many an observer would find both the juvenile and adult Black Tip Reef Shark as well as a variety of turtle — such as the Hawksbill, the Green Turtle and the Olive Ridley. Pigeon Island gets its name from the countless number of Rock Pigeons that use it as their breeding ground.

RATES:

  • 2-3 Pax (2 pax minimum) - USD 40 per person
  • 4 Pax & Above - USD 30 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION

  • APPROX 3 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL

  • 13 KM (APPROX)

TIME OF DEPARTURE

  • 0800 Hours – 1500 Hours

*Inclusive of boat ride to Pigeon Island, and snorkeling gear.
*Does not include entrance fees to the National Park. Entrance fees will be approximately $15 per person.

The magic of Pigeon Island is a 30 minute boat ride away. The reef here is home to over 100 coral species and about 300 species of fish. This is where…

The magic of Pigeon Island is a 30 minute boat ride away. The reef here is home to over 100 coral species and about 300 species of fish. This is where many an observer would find both the juvenile and adult Black Tip Reef Shark as well as a variety of turtle — such as the Hawksbill, the Green Turtle and the Olive Ridley. Pigeon Island gets its name from the countless number of Rock Pigeons that use it as their breeding ground.

RATES:

  • 2-3 Pax (2 pax minimum) - USD 40 per person
  • 4 Pax & Above - USD 30 per person

DURATION OF EXCURSION

  • APPROX 3 HOURS

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL

  • 13 KM (APPROX)

TIME OF DEPARTURE

  • 0800 Hours – 1500 Hours

*Inclusive of boat ride to Pigeon Island, and snorkeling gear.
*Does not include entrance fees to the National Park. Entrance fees will be approximately $15 per person.

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SCUBA DIVING IN TRINCO

Rock Diving, Wreck Diving and Coral Diving — there’s no greater place to experience the wonders of these adventures than in the seas of Trincomalee, an ancient natural port along the East Coast, known the world over for its beauty.

RATE:

  • Per Diver/ Per Person: USD 45

TIME OF DEPARTURE

  • TO BE DISCUSSED WITH THE INSTRUCTOR

*All divers should hold a PADI Certification

Rock Diving, Wreck Diving and Coral Diving — there’s no greater place to experience the wonders of these adventures than in the seas of Trincomalee, an…

Rock Diving, Wreck Diving and Coral Diving — there’s no greater place to experience the wonders of these adventures than in the seas of Trincomalee, an ancient natural port along the East Coast, known the world over for its beauty.

RATE:

  • Per Diver/ Per Person: USD 45

TIME OF DEPARTURE

  • TO BE DISCUSSED WITH THE INSTRUCTOR

*All divers should hold a PADI Certification

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Dive School & Water sports Centre

It’s no secret why Ellaidhoo is the most popular diving resort in the Maldives. Even for a first timer, this is a great way to first discover the Technicolor world that exists beneath the blue surface of the ocean. And that’s not all – Dive & Sail who have been operating the dive and water sportscentre at Ellaidhoo since 2006 also offer canoeing, snorkeling, boat dives and all levels of PADI certification courses. This fully equipped centre comes with excellent dive instructors and guides who will lead you to the caves and colours that exist just off our resort decks. Jump in, dive down and discover our house reef, an altogether different kind of paradise. You’ll find that turtles, mantas, shark and whales are a constant sight, giving you a mad rush of adrenalin as they pass you by. Dive & Sail is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Drop by if you’re staying at Ellaidhoo and indulge in a free trial dive!

For more information visit: www.alfonsstraub.com

It’s no secret why Ellaidhoo is the most popular diving resort in the Maldives. Even for a first timer, this is a great way to first discover the Technicolor…

It’s no secret why Ellaidhoo is the most popular diving resort in the Maldives. Even for a first timer, this is a great way to first discover the Technicolor world that exists beneath the blue surface of the ocean. And that’s not all – Dive & Sail who have been operating the dive and water sportscentre at Ellaidhoo since 2006 also offer canoeing, snorkeling, boat dives and all levels of PADI certification courses. This fully equipped centre comes with excellent dive instructors and guides who will lead you to the caves and colours that exist just off our resort decks. Jump in, dive down and discover our house reef, an altogether different kind of paradise. You’ll find that turtles, mantas, shark and whales are a constant sight, giving you a mad rush of adrenalin as they pass you by. Dive & Sail is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Drop by if you’re staying at Ellaidhoo and indulge in a free trial dive!

For more information visit: www.alfonsstraub.com

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Water Sports

The sun and sand are only made better by the action that gets your heart racing now and again. Join in the fun and get down to some water sports when you feel like taking a break from your break.

  • Jet skiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Banana Ride
  • Tube Rides

RATES:

  • USD 10 per rider / per person upwards

The sun and sand are only made better by the action that gets your heart racing now and again. Join in the fun and get down to some water sports when…

The sun and sand are only made better by the action that gets your heart racing now and again. Join in the fun and get down to some water sports when you feel like taking a break from your break.

  • Jet skiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Banana Ride
  • Tube Rides

RATES:

  • USD 10 per rider / per person upwards
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