Aditya is undoubtedly one of the finest beach side boutique properties in Sri Lanka. The Adityas is the common name for the 12 sun gods, said to dwell in the highest heavens. It is an appropriate name for a wonderful property designed both to de-stress and exhilarate. Aditya is designed with indoor gardens, waterways, and terraces with fine sea views. Refined interiors are stylishly decorated with art and antiques from Sri Lanka and further afield. Turquoise seas which are perfect for swimming during the season from December to April. Aditya is a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday or even a wedding or honeymoon.
There are 16 elegant suites each with a spacious bedroom and living area opening out to a private garden or balcony with plunge pool and views of the ocean. Suites have individual furnishings, objects d’art and antiques and possess their own individual mood. In-room facilities include: a/c and overhead fan; LCD TV with satellite channels; DVD; minibar; tea/coffee facilities, and a safe. Ensuite bathrooms have twin vanities and h/w rain-head showers.
Aditya has five different types of suites:
Shanthi: Located on the ground floor closer to the entrance and the restaurant, these six suites open on to private walled gardens or courtyards with plunge pools.
Sagara: Located on the upper floor, the five Sagara Suites open onto spacious private balconies with plunge pools which overlook the Indian Ocean.
Surya: This exquisite two-storey penthouse has a living room on the ground floor and bedroom on a mezzanine floor. It has a spacious open-air terrace with plunge pool overlooking the sea.
Rudra, Shakti, Vayu and Aditi: These suites are housed in two separate villas, with each villa holding two suites. Suites on the lower floor have lap pools, whilst those on the upper floors have a Jacuzzi.
The main restaurant has views of the beach and offers a selection of both eastern and western cuisine, with seafood a particular strength. Guests can discuss requests with the master chef and can eat whenever they choose. In-room dining also available. The bar, by Sri Lankan standards, has a decent selection of wines and cocktails. An in-house spa offering his and hers spa treatments, relaxing massages, body scrubs, beauty treatments and hydrotherapy. Other hotel facilities include an expansive swimming pool and library with an eclectic selection of books, music and movies. Aditya is an idyllic setting for a romantic wedding. Aditya offers a full wedding service from arranging the wedding ceremony to the décor and food.
Why We Like It
The expansive rooms, discreet and professional service and evening meals on the beach by lantern light.
Aditya sits on a secluded stretch of beach in Rathgama, midway between the hedonistic beach resort of Hikkaduwa and the historic old town of Galle. The drive from Colombo’s international airport is about two hours via the Southern highway.