Buckingham Place

AREA South
FROM COLOMBO 195km - 5 hours


Located deep inside the southern coastal belt, Buckingham Place is a quiet, placid alternative to city hotels. It overlooks the lagoon and is in close proximity to the unpopulated strip of Rekawa beach where several species of marine turtles come ashore to nest. Rekawa town itself is sparsely populated and untroubled, just a little east of Tangalle and about two hours from Galle. The drive from Colombo will take approximately five and a half hours.


Buckingham Place is a great choice when it comes to families traveling together as it is extremely child friendly. The interiors are warm and captivating while maintaining a contemporary feel. There are eleven rooms on offer, all of which look out over the lagoon. It is also an avid supporter of the nearby Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project.


The 11 rooms and suites come with plush double beds and are sprinkled along the property, sporting dazzling views of the lagoon. They have private balconies or terraces which are accessed by tall French windows and feature cement floors. The walls are decorated with colourful art and the furniture is tastefully chosen, and the en suite bathrooms have rain showers while almost all feature tubs as well. Other in room facilities includes a/c, telephone, mini fridge and some have TV with satellite channels.


Delicious cuisine is served at the open air restaurant which is prepared using the freshest seafood and local produce from the village markets which can be enjoyed even in the privacy of your own room. The chef is well versed in Sri Lankan as well as international dishes and will prepare special kiddies meals on request. There is a swimming pool as well as bikes and canoes to explore the villages and the lagoon.


A night time safari of the Rekawa beach is highly recommended, where onlookers can observe endangered species of marine turtles nesting, from a safe distance. Whale and dolphin watching is extremely popular from December to April. For a full list of activities visit our South Coast Destination Profile.

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