We stayed at Dolphin Beach Resort for 5 nights over Christmas, as my daughter was getting married on Christmas Eve at a neighboring resort, Bar Reef (same owner).The bungalows are so quaint, if this is glamping, I love it! The rooms were clean, bright and air-conditioned (a must in Sri Lanka, IMO) Dean, the most charming manager ever, took us through our room and pointed out all the amenities.The staff were all so friendly and the food was great! The pool area was lovely with large sun beds available and towel service provided. There is free wi-fi available near the office/dining room, but not in the rooms themselves, which was fine for our group.
On my daughters wedding day, the bridesmaids and female guests hung out around the pool while the boys hung out at Bar Reef. Dean helped make the day for the bride so special with champagne and a gorgeous, scrumptious luncheon. He also ensured that we had a shuttle for everyone to Bar Reef for the wedding.
Not sure if we’ll be back to Sri Lanka, but if we do get there again, we will most definitely stay at Dolphin Beach! Thank you so much Dean and staff for making our stay so enjoyable and memorable!
We stayed at this resort for 4 nights just two weeks ago. We had a family tent with two large bedrooms. The resort has luxury tents with air conditioning, electricity, wifi etc.it is an amazing place, truly a beach hideout, with no TV. It is off the beaten track, with plenty of space in the resort, to walk, have a quiet time, very close to nature. The ocean is a home for the Dolphins we saw at least 100. From here you can venture out on day tours, to Wilpattu safaris, to the historical City Anuradhapura, Sigiriya the famous Rock Fortress. Dean the manager is very efficient and runs the place well. He knows the area very well and any request he will try and sort out.if you are coming with kids bring some indoor games, for those tropical rainy days. There are two showers. One inside and the other outside. The outside one has a wall around the compound that gives you total privacy, the outside shower the water comes from the coconut tree quite quirky.
The manager Dean was very nice and provided us everything we liked – e.g. whale and dolphins watching. The resort offers accommodation for drivers for no extra charge. Tents were clean, secured by guard and everything was just perfect. I can highly recommend this place for people who do not like tourist areas.
The staff was super nice and helpful! Always smiling;). The food was very good! We would defiantly recommend this place! Dean is a really Cool, friendly and very helpful guy. We are looking forward to visit again. We were there in July, so the only draw back was that we couldn’t swim in the sea…