Kumu Beach Balapitiya, Sri Lanka

Best For

A blissful beach break!

the Low Down

Beneath gently swaying coconut palms on a serene boulder-sprinkled seafront sits Kumu Beach, a contemporary beach hotel in Balapitiya, home to 10 indulgent bedrooms, chic living and dining areas basking in the open air, and a generous lawn with an infinity swimming pool. Balapitiya’s powder-soft beach is footsteps away, this exclusive Sri Lankan beach hotel is an enchanting place to relax, unwind, eat well and enjoy personalised, high-end service.

the Peaks Promise

complimentary experience

Each booking will receive a romantic dinner set up with a glass of wine per person near the garden (dinner not included)

the Peaks Purse

60 USD to spend at the resort on whatever you wish!

The Best Room For You

  • Oceanfront location: The hotel’s private elevated palm-shaded garden sits above a splendid boulder-scattered, sandy beach
  • Personalised service: High-end, personalised service is a trademark of Teardrop Hotels
  • Perfect for longer stays: Relaxing coastal locale invites stays of a few days to a week or more
  • Superb food: Excellent international fusion menu by Teardrop Executive Chef championing seafood and fresh produce
• Accommodation:
The ten bedrooms at Kumu Beach showcase Sri Lankan contemporary style at its very best. All rooms look out over the pool and garden and have spectacular views across the Indian Ocean. Offset by cooling off-white terrazzo floors, rooms are furnished with custom-designed beds with chic décor influenced by sunset pinks and ocean blues. The twin-bedded Kumu Bedrooms are on the first floor while the four Oceanview Bedrooms and four Oceanview Suites are located on the ground and upper floor, and each directly accesses garden terraces or upper floor balconies with sweeping sea views.
• Location:
Jungle Balapitiya Beach is a fine swathe of sand on Sri Lanka’s sunset coast – a splendid palm-fringed shoreline home to nesting marine turtles, water sports in Bentota, boat trips along the Madu Ganga river, mask museums in Ambalangoda and easy access to the colonial-era fort of Galle. Getting there: You can drive to the hotel via car or alternatively travel by train along the coast to Balapitiya Train Station.
• Getting there:
There are two ways to get to Jungle Beach. You can either drive (5hrs 30mins hours from Colombo International Airport) or take a short private flight with Cinnamon Air.
• What to pack:
Light, summer clothes and swimwear.
• Restaurants:
Kumu Beach is the venue for fine alfresco dining experiences paired with direct sea views. The gourmet a la carte all-day fusion menu champions fresh fish and seafood, with platters for sharing and smaller, tapas-style dishes for light meals and snacks throughout the day.
• Spa:
The curated treatments at Z Spa promise to relax, reinvigorate and replenish your energy levels. Each of the therapies are provided by experienced, caring professionals. The upper floor spa has just one air-conditioned double treatment room facing the Indian Ocean.
• Signature Activities:
Lounge in the 23-metre infinity swimming pool before visiting the local turtle hatchery.
  • All rates are subject to 30.08% government taxes (VAT, NBT, TDL) & service charge.
  • The hotel can accommodate a maximum of 2 children up to 2 years old when sharing the adult’s room. For ages 3-8, although there is a supplement of USD 60 per child.

Rates include:

  • Bed & Breakfast basis and upgrade to Half board or Full board via a supplement
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Personalised service
  • Complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar
  • Complimentary afternoon tea
Rates also include a credit coupon of USD 50 per room that can be used for any in-house excursions.

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Visa Cost

Tourist visas can be applied for prior to arrival and cost $25. For more information click here.

Top Tip

Ride the cute train around Ella through the most bewitching of landscapes – tea estates, forests, waterfalls, hills, bridges – is something you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives.

Local Currency

The local currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee


Peak period is December to April as it's cooler. Off-peak period is May to November yet Sri Lanka is an all year destination.


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