Positioning themselves as Sri Lanka’s first wellness and family-oriented luxury boutique hotel, Wattura Resort and Spa opened its doors to the public in December 2018. Named after the Sinhala word for water, Wattura is located between Waikkal beach and the Gin Oya Estuary, 45 minutes from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Offering accommodation in 27 villas and suites, Wattura places an emphasis on providing bespoke experiences – with personal butlers and a variety of wellness treatments.
With an investment of Rs. 1 billion, Wattura is the first of three hotels to be launched under the luxury arm of Casa De Hotels and Resorts, a Dubai-based company. The other two projects will be in Cochin, India, and Palawan Island in the Philippines. Wattura hopes to attract millennials and families from India, the USA, and European countries, who possess substantial disposable income. With several areas and activities on offer for children, Wattura plans to launch a special children’s itinerary in the coming months.