Tabula Rasa Resort is a laidback getaway set amidst a lush garden, about 1km inland from Sri Lanka's south coast town of Habaraduwa. Ensuring complete privacy and relaxation, Tabula Rasa Resort is a quiet alternative to the hustle and bustle of the city.
This impressive 25-room resort comes complete with an infinity swimming pool that affords views of Koggala Lake surrounded by palm trees and the endless Indian Ocean beyond.
Tabula Rasa exudes the feel of a small community, with small bungalows located close to each other, flanking the dining area and swimming pool. All rooms are furnished with a king-sized four-poster bed, a/c, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facilities, a safety deposit box and a mini-bar. All bathrooms include toiletries and a hairdryer. Cots can be arranged on request.
Deluxe Room with Terrace & Resort View: These two Deluxe Rooms come with a private terrace and are located on the ground floor. Each room can accommodate two people and also consists of an ottoman.
Deluxe Double Room Ocean View: These rooms are similar in size to the Deluxe Room with Terrance & Resort View, but have views of the ocean. The upper floor rooms include a balcony boasting beautiful views of the oceans while the ground level rooms have a terrace. There are ten rooms in this category, each able to occupy a maximum of two people.
Premier Bungalow with Private Terrace: Interrupted Ocean View: Each of these 3 bungalows sit independently, boasting an interior space of 45 square metres. The views from the room are beautiful, albeit interrupted. There is also a sofa as well as a queen-sized daybed, allowing occupancy for either three adults or two adults and two children.
Premier Bungalow with Private Terrace & Ocean View: These six independent villas are exactly like the Premier Bungalows above, but have uninterrupted ocean views.
Superior Bungalow with Plunge Pool & Ocean View: This category of bungalows is identical to the others, but include a plunge pool and breath-taking views of the greenery and the sea beyond. Each of the three bungalows can occupy a maximum of three adults. No children under 12 years are accommodated here.
Apartment: This two-bedroom apartment comes with a private terrace and has been designed with families in mind. The Apartment has one double room and one twin room and can usually occupy four people, with the possibility to add on one bed for a fifth person. The bathroom is equipped with rain showers, twin vanities and a flushing toilet.
Tabula Rasa Resort pride themselves in having welcoming and efficient staff who will make sure that guests make the best of their holiday. The resort conducts yoga classes under the supervision of professional yogis. The sunrise yoga deck affords stunning views at sunrise. Set on a hilltop, the Ayurveda spa of the resort is an oasis to relax and rejuvenate. The generous swimming pool is right by the restaurant which has won a reputation for excellent food.
Tabula Rasa Resort arranges a range of activities including visits to historic attractions, whale watching excursions, surfing tours, visits to tea-factories and boat trips.
Why We Like It
We love the refined atmosphere of this on-trend boutique hotel with great hilltop views down to the Galle Coast.
The Resort has several practices in place such as reminders across the property to conserve water and energy, waste separation, bulk buying commodities and a no-plastic bottle policy throughout the premises. Tabula Rasa Resort also sources part of their fruit and vegetable supply from their organic garden and provides staff training on sustainable working methods.
Tabula Rasa Resort lies about 1km inland from the south coast resort of Habaraduwa. The journey from Colombo will take about two hours.