Kandalama 21100, Sri Lanka
“You hear your welcome even before you step foot into the lobby. Eight strong hands beat out a resounding rhythm on the rabat drum, pulling you closer. You have arrived in the historic heart of ancient Ceylon.” Amaya Lake
On the shores of the enchanting Kandalama Lake guests can discover a lifestyle defined by tradition and natural splendor. Located in Dambulla, the heart of Sri Lanka's renowned Cultural Triangle, Amaya Lake preserves the aura of the area's historical treasures.
Guests can stroll along the awe-inspiring ruins and discover Sri Lanka's storied past and its mystical, ancient kingdoms. As an eco-resort Amaya Lake offers a diverse habitat of flora and fauna.
- Resort is spread over 40 acres of land and greenery and set right beside the Kandalama Lake
- Situated in the center of the cultural triangle
- Certified traditional ayurvedic spa retreat
- Certified bird friendly resort
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Rooms & Amenities
- 120 guest rooms with 4 different categories: Club Lodges, Chalets, Deluxe Chalets, Suite
- 9 Spa Treatment Rooms
- 2 Restaurants
- Experiencing Nature: Night Safaris to Minneriya or Kawadulla, Birdwatching, Jungle Treks, Elephant Safaris, Mountain Biking, Bullock Cart Excursions
- Resort Facilities: Swimming Pool, Tennis, Cricket, Yoga Center, Table Tennis, Indoor Games, Fishing, Boat Rides, Softball, Volleyball, Shopping Arcade
- Services: 24-hour Room Service, Foreign Currency Exchange, Same-day Laundry Service, IDD Facilities, Safety Lockers and Left Luggage Facilities
Being a Responsible Company
“At Amaya Resorts, and consequently at Amaya Lake, we are convinced that our responsible approach to tourism is a decisive factor determining the long term success of our resorts in Sri Lanka.
While complying with the professional standards and ethical values we strive to assume or corporate responsibilities in every aspect of our work.
- Water Consumption
- Energy Consumption
- Waste Management
- Social Responsibility
Architecture is influenced by the Sri Lankan Culture and History throughout the hotel:
- Stone Pillars fixed to the Reception – in the same way they had been built in the Kings’ court of the ancient ‘POLONNARUWA ERA’
- Brass Oil Lamp – As a proof of Cultural Heritage
- Hanging Brass lanterns – Pride of the Heritage
- Flutist Hut – Preserves the Cultural values
- Three cultural wall paintings with symbols formerly used in ancient temple frescoes and for artistic designs
- Bullock Cart from the ancient era
- ‘Raja Mulu Sanni Yaka’ — ‘Dahaata Sanni Yaka’ – Masks
- A ‘Tree trunk’ (displayed in the bar lounge) with carved letters of the ‘Sinhalese’ alphabet collected from the drift water
- Wooden Carvings at the reception counter walls and the reception door frame, eg. ‘LOTUS FLOWER’ which symbolizes the natural beauty and the cleanliness of the Resort
- Use of recycled water for the garden. This minimizes water consumption and it helps to maintain a better greenery around the property.
- In order to minimize the use of chemicals and artificial materials and to avoid negative environmental impacts, a water softener plant and sewage plant was implemented.
- 90% CFL bulbs.
- Electricity meters have been installed to monitor the consumption of electricity and to provide the staff with a better overview.
- An energy guard system has been implemented in the guest rooms to minimize the waste of electricity.
- Amaya Lake grows their own organic products in the hotels’s garden.
- Amaya Lakes´ main attempt is to cater fresh veggies and fruits from their own garden so that guests can enjoy the natural, real taste and authentic cuisine of Sri Lanka, while presenting the International cuisine as well.
- All wet garbage is sent over to a nearby piggery.
- Paper materials are burnt in the Incinerator and ashes are used for fertilizing the hotels´ organic garden.
- Garbage is separated and recycled.
- Washing soap is made out of oil which was formerly used in the kitchen.
- Local employment.
- Training & development of other organizations. Example: National vocational training authority / Sri Lanka Hotel School etc.
- Donations to build a library for the ancient temple located in the suburb area.
- Financial aids for the construction of the Inamaluwa Main road, which is essential for the village.
- Donations for building a watch hut for the life guards of the Mahaweli authority – Kandalama Lake etc.