What guests love about Bar Reef Resort
Fantastic stay that we recommend to lovers!
Play the Robinson Crusoe but with all the comforts! The staff is very attentive to our small comfort, friendly, polite, smiling, while remaining discreet. We loved the sea view pool, the dinners at the beach, the excellent meals, the outings organized at sea.
Paradise for our first 3 days in Sri Lanka
Amazing resort!!! The staff were very friendly and helpful! Always with a smile and always seeing if everything is okay. The food was fantastic with the amazing Sri Lankan breakfast with Omelette’s being made by the pool, fresh juices and fruits and lots of Sri Lankan local food!! The grilled shrimp for dinner was fantastic!! Our beach villa was beside the Pool/beach with a beautiful terrace. The outdoor shower was Incredible with the shower head coming out of the palm tree and with amazing strong pressure like a full body massage. We also did a trip to see the dolphins and lucked out with a pod of over 50!! Definitely a must stay!!! We headed there straight from the airport for 3 days which was an amazing choice!!! Highly recommended!
Do not miss this place, very special!
Stayed for 3 nights in this totally idyllic resort. The emphasis is certainly on the eco angle, and the attention to detail makes this place completely one off. Our villa was Beautiful, with an outdoor bathroom – best shower ever with water from a banana flower. Dolphin watching with AJ was wonderful, he is so knowledgeable about Sri Lanka’s wildlife and eco systems and loves to share his expertise, could have talked to him for hours. The pool and beach are just stunning. Good food, service wonderful. This place is genuinely special and is not to be missed.
Stunning eco resort perfect for exploring Sri Lankan wildlife
I couldn’t fault our stay at the Bar Reef Resort. A stunning hotel and location, we were perfectly situated for a dolphin and whale watching trip from Alalankuda beach and a day out in Wilpatu National Park. A huge perk of this hotel is that you get the impressive wildlife knowledge of the staff, in particular from Mr Palihawadana, a naturalist who accompanied us on both trips. We really appreciated the eco-minded ethos of the resort (no plastic, homegrown veg, recycling materials where possible) and that was reflected in the attitude of the staff – for example on our dolphin/whale tour our boat was very mindful of respecting the space of the animals (unlike many of the other boats unfortunately).
The resort has very cleverly fed this environmentalism into the style of the hotel, which although rustic is absolutely beautiful. We showered in a private outdoor bathroom from a coconut tree (unheated, but definitely warm enough), swam in a saltwater infinity pool and slept in a clay beach hut cabana with rush leaf roof. This place manages to feel luxurious but without the (often unnecessary) frills of an five star hotel and made me wonder why more places aren’t like this.
Beck, United Kingdom
A beautiful, charming and very relaxing place
We ended our trip to Sri Lanka for 4 nights in this beautiful suite of bungalows. Everything is done to be quiet and relax in front of the pool or a sandy beach, we have the choice! Our bungalow was a beautiful place in nature. The ecological approach adds a plus to this already high-end service. The team is efficient, discreet, young and always smiling. I had a problem with my glasses, they repaired them on the spot! If I could note 22/20 … Go rest there with confidence.