A Tropical Oasis
Uniquely situated between a river, a canal, and a coconut plantation, Waterland is a tropical oasis of towering coconut trees, flowering birds of paradise, and fragrant frangipani.
Consisting of only 5 villas, each villa celebrates an important features of Sri Lankan culture: fire, the monsoon, the lotus, the elephant, and the peacock. Each villa has a private infinity-edge plunge pool. Tiled with natural stone, each villa's plunge pool provides a refreshing sanctuary to cool off in the tropical climate.
We know that many guests come to Waterland as a refuge. A restaurant and a dining barge provide culinary delights. A floating spa promotes wellness and relaxation. A colonial era billiards table, a boules court, bicycles, bird watching scopes, a library, a lounge, and boat trips from our private dock ensure that guests have a range of activities to choose from.
Luxury, style, and service.
Waterland is that rare boutique hotel that provides truly 5-star service. Indeed, Waterland is the highest rated 5-star hotel in Negombo on Booking.com and Trip Advisor and Trip Advisor has named Waterland 1 of the 25 Best Small Hotels in Sri Lanka.
Waterland is 17 kilometers from the airport. The drive takes 25 - 40 minutes depending on traffic.
We are happy to arrange airport pick-up or airport drop-off for 25 USD per vehicle.
We can arrange local transportation, drop-off at your next hotel, or tours around the island.
Our Front Desk staff are available to check guests in and out at any time of day or night.
Services & Amenities
Best Hotel I've Stayed At
"This hotel had it all! It was super peaceful, all the luxuries you'd hope for away from the chaos. The room itself was lovely and private. The pool was fantastic and you felt as if you were in your own spot of paradise."
A short distance from the Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Negombo is the usual starting and ending point for tourists visiting Sri Lanka.
Visitors choose Negombo as their gateway to Sri Lanka because of its proximity to the airport, its vibrant beach scene, and the chance to experience life in a thriving seaside community.
Negombo enjoys a tropical climate all year round. Average high temperatures range from 27 degrees Celsius (May – August) - 30 degrees Celsius (March and April).