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For the first time I'm clueless on how to begin a review. I am beyond happy that Cocoon Resorts, Induruwa is the first hotel that I visited for the blog. As soon as we arrived at the resort we were greeted with flower garlands and king coconuts. The first thing I noticed was the hospitality of the staff at Cocoon Resorts. Their warm smiles instantly made us feel welcome and at home.
We were then escorted to our room - one of the red silk rooms, which was tastefully decorated and spacious with a sitting area, a king sized super comfortable bed, a wardrobe, a large balcony with a separate sitting area over looking the beautiful scenery of the resort. The bathroom had all the essentials and a Jacuzzi for long, relaxing baths after spending a beautiful day in this paradise resort. This room was the biggest standard room I have ever been in! We were so confused whether to stay in our super comfortable, lavish room or to go out and explore the beautiful resort or take a dip in the large outdoor pool with the fountain.
Enjoying the beautiful morning weather we were presented with Cocoon Resort's delicious breakfast, which was a mix of Western and local food. If you are looking for a hotel down south in Sri Lanka that serve the local cuisine this is the place you need to be at! We were served some of the best Sri Lankan food I've had in my entire life! From the tea to the fruits. breads, omelettes, string hoppers and the curries every single dish was made to perfection and that's one of my favorite things about the resort, the amazing food. Beyond pleased with our breakfast by the pool we decided to check out cocoons spa and it's facilities. If you wish to enjoy a delicious meal by the pool, it can be done on request.
The ambience of the spa was just breath taking; the little candles and flowers with the 'welcome to the spa' greeting adds a warm atmosphere to the spa. The roof was a painting of the sky to give you the sense of calm and openness. The stairs lead you down to the royal bath to cool off after a relaxing massage, a therapeutic sauna or Jacuzzi session.
After our very relaxing, complimentary massage by Cocoons finest staff at the spa we were then invited to take a dip in the royal bath. This is something I have not come across in other hotels I've been to in Sri Lanka and I was excited to give it a try. The water is cold and was a bit of a struggle for me to get in but once I was in and the water curtain was turned on and I was so relaxed, I didn't want to get out. This is by far one of the best spas I've been to including the spas in Abu Dhabi!
Towards the evening once we had headed back to the room after our very luxurious, complimentary treat at the spa we decided to explore the resort and check out the other villas which are situated on 8.5 acres with 3 exclusive grand villas, 7 luxury villas and 16 silk rooms. The 'extravagant villa' includes a private Jacuzzi on the terrace which is adjacent to the villas where you can enjoy a beautiful warm bath overlooking the lush greenery. The 'grand' villas includes a living room with a private pool with massage jets perfect for families or longer stays at the resort where you can enjoy natures paradise while having a swim in your own comfort and privacy.
Ideally a minimum of a weekend stay is perfect at Cocoon. I wish I had more time in Sri Lanka to experience all the excursion that the resort offers, such as turtle farm visits where you can release baby turtles at sunset; visiting cinnamon island on the Madu Ganga river boat ride where you can enjoy an all natural fish spa treatment for your feet and even pose with a monkey! All this seem so exciting and I think I am definitely going back to Cocoon just to try these amazing excursions out! If you're feeling a bit more adventurous there are water sports in Bentota, jetskis, banana boats, boat rides or if you want to explore the town abit more shopping in Bentota town is the perfect way to do it. To find out more about these excursions click on http://www.
We were taken to a beautiful café on the beach where you can have a sea bath, play with friendly dogs while enjoying food and drink from the beach shack. One of my favorite things about Sri Lanka are the tropical beaches and Cocoon Resorts makes sure to take their guests to the cleanest and finest beach located closest to the hotel.
Once the sun started to set after our fun and exciting day spend at the beach, the spa and long swims in the resort we were served traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry for dinner by the resorts finest chef. The way all the flavors and spices touch every taste bud is truly magical. Writing this post now I'm starting to crave the food at Cocoon again.
Of course a bubble bath in a jacuzzi is a must at the end of a day when staying at Cocoon Resorts, how can you not? Since Cocoon Resorts is one of my favorite resorts I've visited I want you guys to experience a glimpse of absolute bliss and luxury that awaits you. For a discount or free massage at Cocoons finest spa use promo code - LovePlate discount/spa, this is your chance to make a booking at Cocoon Resorts for an unforgettable get away! Follow these steps to apply for the promo code.
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To have a look at the ariel view of the beautiful resort click on the link below
Turyaa Resort, Kaluthara is a great escape for someone looking for a hotel with great food, a calm ambience, restaurant options and two outdoor swimming pools, I was not invited to the hotel for a feature on the blog, I was accompanying my friend who came down to Sri Lanka on holiday. We had such a nice stay that I decided it deserved to be written about because prior to my visit I had not heard of Turyaa Resort. As soon as we arrived after being greeted with refreshing towels and a welcome drink my friend and I decided to go check our room out!
The rooms are very spacious with an outdoor sitting area in the balcony where i enjoyed my morning coffee and some fresh fruit given to us complimentary by the resort. I have this thing to try the nasigoreng at every hotel to know which served the best, as it is my favorite dish. I preferred the buffet food compared to the room service that we ordered... So if you decide to check Turyaa Resort out make sure not to miss the buffet! Apart from the restaurants in the resort theres also a really cool shisha bar next to the pool. I think this is the first time I've come across a shisha bar at a hotel in Sri Lanka. So if you do like shisha this is the perfect place for you!
(second outdoor pool - view from our room)
(Dar and all her amazing findings)
I had never been to the kaluthara beach before but I have to say it's one of the cleanest beaches I've come across in Sri Lanka. During the day there are a few stalls on the beach where you can buy Sri Lankan souvenirs, beach wraps and wrist bands. Turyaa resort is the perfect place to visit with a group of friends, the game room has plenty of activities to chose from, while there are cool beach bar shacks next to each pool. My favorite part about the resort apart from the really good buffet would have to be catching the sunset from our balcony.
(Turyaa at sunset)
We were lucky enough to catch two sunsets during our beautiful two night stay at the resort and it's such an amazing sight! Turyaa Resort is the perfect hotel if you're looking for a get away with a bunch of friends. Spacious rooms, spacious balconies and huge outdoor spaces to explore and roam around. Hope this little post on Turyaa helped anyone looking for a weekend get away! I'll add the link to the hotel below :)