Cantaloupe AQUA is located in the hamlet of Habaraduwa bordering Talpe, Unawatuna on Sri Lanka’s Southern coast, and set back from a sandy sweep of palm-fringed beach extending to Koggala, a few kilometres to the East. During the season (between November and April), the sea beyond AQUA attracts some great breaks for experienced surfers, and beginners can learn how to surf with our friendly neighbouring surf instructors who will whisk you to Weligama, a 20-minute drive away. Marine life is also good, and you can snorkel in the front of the hotel or in the bay to the West where there are coral reef beds about 30 to 100 meters offshore.
Throughout the year, our sandy ribbon of beach ebbs and flows as the ocean currents are constantly changing. For most of the year, the sea in front of the hotel is perfect for swimming whilst at other times the beach may be flushed out by the waves. Changing climatic conditions affect the ocean and change its mood; there are days when she displays stunning hues of aquamarine blue and others when storms colour her green, black and gray. To the West of the hotel – a ten-minute stroll – is another sandy beach featuring a turquoise lagoon sculpted by an offshore reef, and this is a suitable swimming spot all year round.