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127 Km Post Palutugaha Junction, Habaraduwa 80615 Sri Lanka
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#3 of 4 hotels in Habaraduwa
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Welcome to Cantaloupe AQUA, our private hotel and beach club. AQUA again has been awarded the Trip Advisor 'Certificate of Excellence'for for 6 consecutive years. Cantaloupe Aqua is a 15 room affordable seafront boutique hotel style in Unawatuna (Galle) Sri Lanka. The concept of the hotel is inspired by famous beach clubs around the world; it's the only one of its kind in Sri Lanka. AQUA combines contemporary spaces, amazing music, and food to create the ultimate beach getaway. "Dine where the action is infinity poolside, beach side, indoors, outdoors, under the stars, on a deck or on the beach!" AQUA offers you numerous options and spaces to wine, dine, lounge, party or just chill! 'Due to unforeseeable circumstances, Cantaloupe Aqua being primarily a beach front property has encountered difficulties providing guests with direct beach access in front of the property depending on the time of year and the seasonal weather changes. Due to man made structures built into the sea on the coastal line and global warming, which has caused inconsistent patterns of sand deposits. Sea erosion has caused Aqua to lose it's beach during some months of the year. In the event the beach is inaccessible our front desk staff will be more than happy to offer you complimentary transport to the closest beach on the right hand side of the property, which is also accessible by a 10 minute walk' - Management
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Spa
24-hour security
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Wifi
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Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
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Restaurant
Poolside bar
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Dinali Cooray wrote a review Sep 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka41 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely boutique hotel right in-front of the beach. Room was spacious and unique. It was 2 storey room with the bed on the upper layer. The food was good. The property needed some maintenance, it looks a bit old. Overall I had an enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Sajay Senanayake, Marketing at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded 15 Sep 2020
Hi Dilini, Thank you very much for your 5 star review of Aqua! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely stay with us and that you enjoyed our special cuisine, as well as our Aqua Zen room. Trust that Aqua is receiving daily maintenance in the post pandemic market and everything is being done to be ready for a fantastic and positive season ahead. We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes, Cantaloupe Hotels
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Helen C wrote a review May 2020
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka6 contributions
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We stayed here late January/ February for about 10 days; certainly alot longer than most of the other guests who only seemed to stay for a few days at most. I have to admit to being a little disappointed when we first arrived; it is in need of some TLC etc. BUT the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff soon made up for the initial disappointment. They are what made our stay special, we did a number of trip (Yala, sea turtles, lagoon trip, galle fort etc) our driver and guide was superb, learnt so much from him about life and culture in Sri Lanka. One of the bar staff (so sorry, can't remember his name!) even came to the hotel to pick my husband up on his motorcycle and take him to a local festival one evening on his day off! The beach is to die for, definitely one of my happy places. Goes on for miles and hardly anyone on it. It is a bit of a scramble to get to it, but not too bad. There are a few places in each direction along the beach to get good food and a drink (recommend Jungle Beach bar) Enjoyed seeing the new 'towel art' daily too! When all this virus madness is over I really really hope to be able to visit again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sajay Senanayake, Marketing at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded 15 Sep 2020
Hi Helen, Thank you for your great review of Aqua. We are very pleased that you chose to spend 10 wonderful days with us. Kindly note that Aqua was completely closed during the island-wide pandemic lock down and is receiving all the TLC it truly deserves daily now. It is great to see that you traveled around the island. Our staff is always willing to go the extra mile for our guests and we are extremely happy to hear that one of our members took your husband around! Our beach front is truly one of our hallmarks. Being perched right on the edge of the Indian Ocean is what gives Aqua a truly unique identity. We hope to see you once again once our borders open! Take care & stay safe. Best regards, Cantaloupe Hotels
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Pip M wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
We originally booked to watch the test match in Galle, but this was called offf the day before we travelled. We discussed the current situation and decided to go based on the fact there had been only 1 recorded case of the virus on the island and that had been in January. The place is aa little tired and not as big as pictures seem it to be, bt that does not matter one bit. The location is great, right on the beach and the stafff are fantastic. Rooms are spacious and cleaned every day. The food is very good with a reasonable choice for breakfast and evening meal,, we stayed half board as we tend to eat a snack at lunchtime. Around 20 minutes by tuk tuk to the fort and lighthouse in Galle. We had to cut the holiday short by 5 days due to thwe ongoing situation and the last 3 days we were curfewed in the hotel. This was very traumatic, 32 degreee heat, unbroken sunshine, on the beach and they had r-stocked the bar before we went into lockdown. We cant wait to go back :)
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Sajay Senanayake, Marketing at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded 15 Sep 2020
Dear 236pipm, Thank you very much for your glowing 5 star review of Aqua! Although we are sad you did not get to experience the cricket we hope that your stay with us made up for it. We couldn't agree more - being nestled right on the beach, possibly all to yourself, with great cuisine and some refreshing beverages - Aqua is a truly traumatic place to be locked down in! Jokes aside, we are extremely glad that you managed to enjoy all of this that makes Aqua so special, especially during such tough times. Trust that Aqua is receiving all the care it needs as we get ready for a new season. We hope that you and your loved ones are all well and safe as the world continues to endure the awful pandemic. We hope to see you again one day soon! Warm regards, Cantaloupe Hotels
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mrenu wrote a review Mar 2020
Mumbai, India54 contributions16 helpful votes
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A quaint boutique resort, about 30 mins away from Galle town. Loved the quiet location, very peaceful and serene. The rooms are spacious, beautiful, overlooking the sea. Excellent service, very friendly and helpful. May not be ideal for families who need activities for kids, but great for people who want to just unwind. Had an awesome stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from SajaySenanayake_lk, Public Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded 30 Mar 2020
Dear Mrenu, Thank you for your great review of Cantaloupe Aqua! We pride ourselves on our location as we are quite literally just a step away from the Indian Ocean! We are delighted to hear that you had a comfortable stay in our rooms and that our team members took great care of you during your stay. We hope to see you again soon!
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Sonam wrote a review Mar 2020
Chennai (Madras), India2 contributions
This was an amazing trip! There were so many highlights, to start with the accommodation was great and the view was amazing from the rooms, the food served at the hotel restaurant was lip smacking and the price was very low when compared to other restaurants near by. The crab curry served at the hotel was fantastic. The people at the hotel were really generous depicting Sri Lanka culture. To mention few employees at Cantaloupe Ranjit was an AMAZING host, he took care of us and was very attentive to the group and had us laughing always. It was an amazing experience that we as a family would always cherish. This hotel is highly recommended to families who want some personal space and there is no much crowd. The hotel is beautiful and the view from the room are breath taking. Must visit place.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SajaySenanayake_lk, Public Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded 30 Mar 2020
Dear Sonam, Thank you for your stellar review of Cantaloupe Aqua! We are delighted to hear of your great experience. Our location is one of the main hallmarks of the property as we are perched right on the brim of the Indian Ocean with gorgeous panoramic views! We take great care in curating our cuisine and are very happy that you enjoyed our signature style. Our team members are extremely passionate and love to take care of every guest. We are glad that you are happy with the service provided and shall ensure your kind remarks reach our team members. We hope to see you again soon!
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Priya wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China8 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for a wedding and it’s a lovely hotel right on the beach. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable - the only downside is the low shower pressure (not a deal breaker at all but something we noticed). The staff were friendly and helpful, always available to answer our questions. Would stay here again!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SajaySenanayake_lk, Public Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Dear Priya, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Cantaloupe Aqua! We definitely feel that our location is one of the hallmarks of the property and are glad you had a comfortable stay in the rooms. Our team members are always on standby and ready to lend a helping hand. We shall ensure your kind remarks reach them! On behalf of Cantaloupe Hotels, we hope to see you again soon!
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tomtomtomLondon wrote a review Jan 2020
Male131 contributions71 helpful votes
Stayed here for a night on tour round Sri Lanka and it was prob the least favourite. Smallest room we had, the decor is in need of some tlc, especially the bathroom. Strange set up with the toilet position and shower was just ok. They serve lunch and dinner here as well, but we only had breakfast, which was nice. The barman that was working on the night also served us breakfast and he was very helpful and friendly. Right on the beach, but not really accessible because of the rocks outside. It’s about 5k outside the nearest town but there are always tuk tuks outside which are very cheap. Maybe $2 each way.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lindsay W wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom208 contributions73 helpful votes
This is a lovely hotel, not the best we stayed in in Sri Lanka but it was lovely. The staff made up for that though as they were so helpful & friendly & couldn’t do enough for us. Breakfast was good here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from victoriapB9826VF, Guest Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded 9 Feb 2020
Dear Lindsay! Thank you so much for your positive review of our property. We are glad to know tha you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to cater to your requisites. It's always a pleasure to welcome and treat our guests with the warm hospitality that Sri Lanka is known for. Looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon!
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Lucy G wrote a review Jan 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom50 contributions12 helpful votes
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What a wonderful find, the most lovely room with mezzanine floor bedroom! So happy we decided to eat on the balcony of our room as the view is beautiful! The food is incredible and the staff are fantastic! enjoying our stay! Thank you!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from victoriapB9826VF, Public Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Dear Lucy, Thank you very much for your 5-star review of Cantaloupe Aqua. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, the food, the service, and the stunning oceanfront views! We would love to welcome you back at the Cantaloupe Hotels again on your next visit to Sri Lanka! Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Freya H wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here for our anniversary / engagement celebration as a special occasion and Mirshad went above and beyond to ensure our stay was very special. He deserves a huge special mention for his kindness and he always puts guests first, which was very much appreciated. Thank you Mirshad. The food and drink was also delicious at this hotel. The fish tacos and prawn tagliatelle were particularly good.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from victoriapB9826VF, Public Relations Manager at Cantaloupe Aqua
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Dear Freyah, Thank you so much for your review of Cantaloupe Aqua, and it's such an honor to have been able to celebrate your anniversary and engagement. We have passed on your compliments to Mirshad and the rest of the team, it is so great to hear that he was able to make such an impression and create a memorable experience for you both. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back at our property on your next visit to Sri Lanka, or introduce you to the other properties within the Cantaloupe Portfolio that we hope you will love just as much. Until next time!
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PRICE RANGE
US$274 - US$276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictHabaraduwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cantaloupe Aqua
Which popular attractions are close to Cantaloupe Aqua?
Nearby attractions include Sooriya Weaving (6.8 km), Handunugoda Tea Estate (8.0 km), and Ashintha Tours & Taxi Service Koggala (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cantaloupe Aqua?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Cantaloupe Aqua?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cantaloupe Aqua?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cantaloupe Aqua?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cantaloupe Aqua?
Conveniently located restaurants include Love Gelato, Sea Waves Restaurant & Cooking Class, and Wasantha’s Sri Lanka Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cantaloupe Aqua?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Cantaloupe Aqua have airport transportation?
Yes, Cantaloupe Aqua offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cantaloupe Aqua?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Cantaloupe Aqua?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Galle Fort (9.4 km), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (9.0 km), and Meera Mosque (9.0 km).
Does Cantaloupe Aqua have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.