A Dutch Colonial Themed Hotel

Thambapanni Retreat offers you a striking hillock accommodation with premium comforts and total relaxation in a stunning location by the famous beach of Unawatuna, in the Isle of Paradise, Sri Lanka. Thambapanni Retreat is located just one hour away from Colombo on E01, offering a luxurious stay amidst cooling green bamboo groves and other tropical foliage. Thambapanni Retreat offer a range of unique experiences and activities to indulge your mind, body and soul. Read a book while relaxing on a hammock, heal your body and soul with an ancient herbal Ayurvedic treatment, awake to Yoga or Reiki and meditate in the calm surroundings experiencing the natural beauty and tranquillity of Unawatuna hill. Thambapanni Retreat is set meticulously into a hillside on a headland overlooking the Unawatuna bay, with a Dutch colonial theme infused into its architecture and furnishing keeping the cultural heritage of the area in mind, a mere hop away from one of the most picturesque beaches in the southwest of Sri Lanka.



Thambapanni Retreat is designed to provide the guest with an unforgettable and unique experience of the tropics while having minimal impact on the surrounding landscape and glimpse of the Indian Ocean over the tree tops. Comprised of Superior, Deluxe and Standard suites, Thambapanni retreat, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka has it all. Thambapanni Retreat rooms are designed to blend with the surrounding nature, the tranquil beach, the adjoining “Rumassala” hill and artfully blending this with modern tropical Asian architecture with a touch of the profound colonial past of the area.

Room Categories: Standard, Classic Double, Deluxe, Grand Deluxe and Superior


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Seafood at the restaurant is a story that you need to see for yourself, the grilled snapper, flamed lobster, prince of the lagoon or prawn cocktail are dishes that are most recommended.
For those who venture into Aurveda, the journey into wellness begins with Thambapanni Retreat’s natural food restaurant which fuses European and Asian cuisine with age-old Ayurvedic principles.Prepared by the master chef, using only the finest in fresh seafood and organic products, which are full of prana or life – force, this restaurant ensures that you will receive deep nourishment and balance, along with the best very fresh fruit smoothies, this side of Galle!

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