October 28, 2016

Engagements and honeymoons are especially special moments.  Many couples have come to Waterland for their honeymoons. Waterland has also become a place for marriage proposals.

With so beautiful beaches, majestic rivers, mist-covered hills, a vibrant culture, exotic wildlife, lush tropical scenery, and a tropical climate, Sri Lanka has tremendous romantic appeal.  Of course, a key part of the honeymoon experience is accommodation and Sri Lanka has many marvelous resorts, hotels, and villas.  Waterland's appeal lies in part from its extraordinary location on the water, its breathtaking views, and the chance it offers to interact with the friendly neighbors.

Another part of Waterland's appeal is the allure of a private villa with a private infinity-edge plunge pool.

Usually, honeymoon vacations costs hundreds of dollars per night and Waterland has made a niche by offering a stylish villa with a private infinity-edge pool for far less than the price charged by...

October 16, 2016

In September, Waterland commissioned the construction of a large boat/barge.  The photo below shows 2 of the craftsmen who built the boat.

On October 15, 2016, we had a party to launch the new boat.

Friends, guests, and members of the staff celebrated the launch of the boat together.

The boat's designer was on board for the occasion.

One of the fishermen from the neighborhood kindly captained our first voyage.  Once we were in the river, he discovered that the bamboo pole he brought was too short.  This caused much amusement.  Within a few minutes, another neighbor used his boat to deliver a longer bamboo pole.

The barge provides a beautiful place for drinks and watching the sunset.

September 5, 2016

Blue lights around the property soften the angular architecture, fostering a sense of tranquility.

The lighting follows existing contours, providing viewing frames.

Blue and white lights combine with the moonlight to create dramatic highlights and shadows.  The highlights and shadows create mystery.

 During the nightly purification ceremony on the river, flickering oil lamps drift in the water.

​The darkness heightens one's appreciation for the sounds of nature: the rippling of the river and canal, the chirping of crickets, the croaking of frogs, the whisp of the wind as it glides through palm fronds, ...

June 22, 2016

In addition to being the gateway to Sri Lanka and the country's most visited destination for tourists, Negombo is a fishing town.

Fishing boats may be found at every turn and early in the morning Negombo's many fish markets are teeming with activity.

Below are some photos of the largest fish market.  The photos were taken by a talented photographer from Qatar.

May 5, 2016

Sri Lanka is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious society.  This tour allows you to feel and appreciate that diversity.

Below is a suggested itinerary.  You can work out the itinerary you like with your driver.

Your first stop might be the Muslim Poruthota Jumuah Mosque. 

The majority of Negombo's population is Catholic and over the years the Catholic community has built a large number of magnificent churches, earning Negombo the nickname Little Rome.  A next stop might be the neo-Gothic St. Sebastian's on Sea Street, the most grandiose of these churches.

Further along the same street, you can stop at the Hindu Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple.

Next, visit he neo-classical St. Mary's Church on Main Street, Negombo's most famous church.

At Negombo Fish Market, a fisherman can take you around the market showing you nets, fish, and the many steps followed to prepare dried fish.

After the temple complex, go on a series of bridges that provide panoramic vie...

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