Maalu Maalu

Resembling a traditional fishing village, Sri Lankan heritage meets castaway luxury at Maalu Maalu.

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In times gone by Passikudah was a sleepy fishing village, separated from the outside world and enjoying traditional Sri Lankan way of life.

Named for the cries of “Maalu Maalu”, meaning fish fish, from the local fisherman and resembling a traditional fishing village thanks to its rustic timber buildings, Maalu Maalu is dedicated to maintaining its heritage and has become one of the most sought after hotels on this incredible stretch of Sri Lankan coastline.

The resort harnesses its surroundings to create a laid back, toes-in-the-sand atmosphere where guests can relax and unwind with the ocean lapping on the nearby shore. The velvet sands give way to a seemingly endless infinity pool that mirrors the shimmering ocean and is lined by beautiful wooden chalets that are designed to look like authentic fishing buildings, but contain all of the luxury features that discerning travellers expect. With Ocean and Panoramic Suites having their own plunge pool, and all of the chalets providing ocean views and pathways leading directly onto the soft sands, Maalu Maalu is the gold standard in relaxing beachside retreats.

With a prime position in the middle of the bay, Maalu Maalu is a resort completely at one with its history and surroundings. Because of this, maintaining the stunning environment is high up on their priority list and the resort employs a strict eco-friendly policy and has been built to the most stringent guidelines on energy and environment. The stunning natural beauty that these initiatives yield paves the way for some magnificent natural exploration. From wreck dives to kayaking, bike and walking trails to swimming and snorkelling, all of your adventurous needs will be taken care of – you may even find yourself exploring ancient cities, traditional bazaars and local fishing villages.

The remote feel makes Maalu Maalu ideal for an intimate honeymoon or vow renewal - you will feel like the only two people in the world as you watch the magnificent sunset and dine with the warm sand under your bare feet. The proximity to the azure ocean ensures that the freshest seafood is available from all three restaurants around the resort and in the nearby villages. With a gym, nightclub and spa you are never far removed from a reinvigorating experience. Ayur Vie, the authentic Ayurvedic spa offers an incredible selection of traditional treatments to suit your needs, each designed to provide a deep sense of wellness for your mind, body and soul. At Maalu Maalu you will find a place of calm and serenity.

Designed with striking aquatic patterns and resembling traditional fishing chalets, many of the 40 beautifully appointed guest rooms include an LCD/plasma screen television, additional bathroom, clothes rack and a free welcome drink.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Sleeps: 2 Adults

A 45.5 m sq Deluxe Room features a queen-sized double bed, or twin single beds, and allows you to enjoy your time in paradise with the whole family as the interconnecting rooms give you the chance to mix and mingle.
Deluxe Attic Room

Deluxe Attic Room

Sleeps: 4 Adults

A Deluxe Attic Room is spread across two floors and provides 60 m sq of space to enjoy and comes furnished with a queen-sized bed and with two extra single beds in the loft area for children.
Ocean Suites

Ocean Suites

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Overlooking the shimmering blue sea, an Ocean Suite provides 48 m sq of space, a beautiful bathroom with a luxurious jacuzzi tub and a separate rain shower, a queen sized bed and the option of adding an extra bed for families.
Panoramic Suites

Panoramic Suites

Sleeps: 4 Adults

Enjoy unrivalled views from the largest of the resorts suites. A Panoramic Suite provides 62.5 m sq of floorspace, is set over two levels and includes a spacious bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and rain shower.
Karadiya

Karadiya

Serving up authentic Sri Lankan cuisine all through the day, Karadiya is famous for its incredibly fresh seafood and tremendous regional dishes. Succulent crab dishes are a particular highlight of their fantastic menu.

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Habala & Ruwala

Habala & Ruwala

Hababla, the pool bar, serves a selection of spirits, beers, and exotic cocktails to keep you refreshed during the afternoon sun. While Ruwala, the poolside restaurant, gives you the option to dine with a sea breeze at a moment’s notice.

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The White Sands

The White Sands

This unique restaurant provides incredible sea views from its vantage points on the sand and serves delectable seafood options. A favourite for honeymooners, The White Sands is perfect for romantic, intimate dinners at the water’s edge.

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Guests can enjoy incredible relaxation and top-of-the-range spa facilities with traditional Ayurvedic treatments. The hotel also provides a lively night club and hosts magnificent Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners. Maalu Maalu’s idyllic location on Pasikuda beach gives guests access to some of the most incredible water sports in Sri Lanka including diving at ancient shipwrecks, banana boat rides, jet-skiing and diving to name but a few. The beautiful town of Batticaloa is only 45 km away from the hotel and contains innumerable historical and cultural monuments, a lively local bazaar, a 17th century fort and a lagoon that is home to famous “singing fish”, that are known to emit musical notes.

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