Club Hotel Dolphin Waikkal Sri Lanka

Spend your vacation by a stretch of sun kissed beach along the West coast of Sri Lanka. An ideal beach holiday destination, Club Hotel Dolphin is a desirable family hotel, where memorable experiences await you just 30 minutes from the international airport. With a comprehensive range of modern facilities, they introduce the unique ‘pause and play’ concept, which means that you simply get to revel in the best of both worlds.

Take a relaxing stroll along the beach of golden sand, with the warm sun rays and the lazy breeze caressing your skin or indulge in some fun beach activities. Afterwards treat yourself to a revitalizing message at the spa or plunge into the island’s longest swimming pool at the property, making the most of your family retreat.

Sri Lanka has more than 2,550 years of continuous written history by means of the Mahawansha, and was also mentioned in several ancient Indian texts. One of the most famous is the Ramayana, in which the island, which was referred to as Lanka, was the island fortress of the king Ravana. And over many centuries Sri Lanka has had many names.

The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century BC, probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-3rd century BC, and a great civilization developed at such cities as Anuradhapura (kingdom from c. 200 BC to c. 1000 AD) and Polonnaruwa (c. 1070 to 1200). Other notable but relatively more recent kingdoms are Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, Gampola, Kandy and Jaffna Kingdoms.

Partially occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century and by the Dutch in the 17th century, the coastal parts island was ceded to the British in 1796, and became a british colony in 1802. The entire island was ceded to the British in 1815. As Ceylon, it became independent in 1948; the name was changed to Sri Lanka in 1972.

In May 2009 government military forces defeated the Tamil Tigers’ separatist movement and ended a brutal 26 year-long war that began in 1983, thus opening up a new chapter in its history.

Location

Located at a distance of 56 kms (90 mins) from the city of Colombo and 20 kms (30 mins) from the Bandaranaike International Airport, Hotel Club Dolphin is among the most popular family holiday destination in Sri Lanka. Its close proximity to the international airport and the cities of Colombo and Negombo makes it a very conveniently located choice for both business and leisure travellers alike! Guests can make short day trips to see many other local sights in the area.

Climate

Since Sri Lanka is a tropical country, you can expect the rain anytime of the year in different parts of the country. However, the two major rainy seasons are North-East monsoon (October to January) predominantly affecting the east coast and South-West monsoon (May to July) which predominantly affects the west & south coast of sri lanka.

Being an island, the climate of Sri Lanka changes dramatically from one part of the country to another. For example at Nuwara Eliya, in the hills of Central Sri Lanka, has a temperature around 5-20°C throughout the year, whereas Hambanthota, located in the dry zone, has a temperature consistently around 30-35°C.

Accommodation

Whether it is a tour in Sri Lanka of the scenic surroundings of Negombo or a lazy stroll along its golden beaches, you would always find your very own corner of luxury just waiting for you. Choose the luxury villas that offer easy access to the pool, or maybe the superior rooms adorned with every modern day amenity will lure you to experience a touch of lavish living. However if you wish to be treated like kings, then the suites with its ample space would serve you best.

Coupled with open terraces and balconies that provide mesmeric views of the ocean, the accommodation options feature an assortment of facilities like free wi-fi, satellite tv and a 24 hour room service to indulge in.

Dining

From fine dining to family favourites, trust the chefs to bring you the best of both worlds at Club Hotel Dolphin.

Discover something delicious every single day with the nightly themed buffet specials in Sands Restaurant, or find superbly prepared a la carte dishes in Waves fine dining restaurant.

Spent an action-packed afternoon playing beach volleyball? Stop off to refuel with a tasty snack before taking a well-deserved snooze by the pool.

Discover your new favorite place to watch the sun go down while you enjoy a tropical fruit cocktail, no matter what your mood. Whether it’s making new friends at the Aqua bar and lounge, or in a secluded spot amongst the trees, every moment is magical.

Spa & Wellness

Slip away from the bustle for a moment, and sink into a relaxing treatment at the stylish spa. Surrender yourself to the capable hands of the spa professionals, who will ensure a complete experience of calm and blissful relaxation. Choose from the wide selection of exquisite skin-softening treatments, invigorating facials, beauty therapies, and rejuvenating massages.

Stay in shape at the state-of-the-art gym, with a wide range of equipment to choose from, including a treadmill, cross-trainer, cardiovascular equipment and resistance training facilities, amongst others. Speak with the professional gym trainers who will help you identify a workout routine that is right for your lifestyle or start your workout right away!

Sri Lanka Wedding

Say “I do” with a romantic sunset as your golden witness, poised over the stunning sapphire backdrop of the Indian Ocean, a true paradise for your “forever” moment.

Exchange vows with a charming Sri Lankan “poruwa” ceremony for a truly magical wedding with full traditional fanfare. Heralded by drummers decked in traditional attire, you’ll feel transported to a royal ceremony of another era.

You will get to choose from several exclusive wedding venue options, either indoors with an elaborate banquet arrangement, or outdoors on the beach.For added charm, you may even opt for an evening ceremony by the pool.

Further Information

More information can be found at http://www.serendibleisure.com/clubhoteldolphin/