This idyllic beach escape, opened in 2011, was the first hotel to emerge in the east coast after end of the Sri Lankan civil war. 'Maalu Maalu' (meaning ‘fish fish’) is a cry regularly heard from the local fisherman when selling their day’s catch. The resort is designed along the lines of a 'wadiya' (fishing village), with eco-friendly timber chalets with thatched roofs positioned in a semi-circle facing the sea, allowing for spectacular views of the Indian Ocean from every angle. An infinity pool with a broad timber deck is the central focus. Maalu Maalu maintains a strict eco-friendly policy and is designed according to the green building guidelines on energy and environment. This resort has an irresistibly laidback atmosphere and is ideal for those wishing for an unhurried and relaxing beach holiday.