Tucked away down a private road in Balapitiya just an hour’s drive from Colombo on the highway is the luxurious boutique hotel property Shinagawa Beach. Asia Capital recently diversified to the leisure sector under the aegis of Asia Leisure. There are many properties coming under its purview and Shinagawa is the second property that opened doors a few months ago. The 26 roomed hotel located along a cobalt beach is built according to sustainability guidelines using natural light, ventilation and rain water harvest. The hotel is fully integrated into the local community offering employment opportunities to the locals with valuable training and necessary skills and languages related to hospitality.
Alluring ambience As you enter the lobby, it is a captivating sight to witness the pool in line with the sea. Interiors are well planned with minimalistic furniture with fascinating pieces of art gracefully placed in carefully picked places in the lobby and lift areas. The special set of books available to the guests placed at each lift landing is a treat to those who prefer to indulge reading either by the poolside or the beach front. The golden beach has much to offer the guests as there is a special water hole that guests can swim in where the waters gushes in to a large pool a few yards away from the beach resort.
A Romantic Getaway It is one of the most romantically enthralling getaways in Balapitiya. The rooms are overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean with a terrace and a cozy bed that will provide you a well rested sleep. All rooms have a special selection of movies to choose from instead of the regular cable television, which is easy for the guests as there is a whole range from thrillers to cartoons so that the whole family could enjoy a movie of their own choice. The glass paneled en-suite bathroom provides you a tub where you could relax and rejuvenate. Careful attention has been paid to construct the rooms using natural light and proper ventilation which makes the guest feel very much at ease. The special note by the General Manager Pushpita Udawatte will state some of the interesting activities that you could enjoy whilst you stay at this beach resort and the special spa menu is a must look and try as the Thai Massuist is really brilliant!
The meals are all served according to special sit down menus prepared by the chef and the guests have the choice of the main course and dessert; if by chance the guest needs something different that is not in the menu they are ready to accommodate as well. You can choose to dine indoors and outdoors or get the staff to arrange a romantic meal by the beach. East meets west almost at every meal as the guests have a choice especially the breakfast is quite a feed if you choose the eastern menu as you will be surprised with the variety of Sri Lankan food served in one setting. The bar adjacent to the pool is another hot spot for some visitors who even celebrate their special events as the pool is half inside the premises and the other part is outdoors. This provides natural light and shade therefore the guest can decide which they prefer and sit accordingly at the pool side. The bar located adjacent serves some of the most unique mocktails and cocktails and you must try out some of them as the Food and Beverage Manager Susantha Bernard and his team will let you relish on some unique temptations.
Rejuvenate and Relax at your own time The special Thai Massuist will let you choose the treatment you prefer from a general foot massage to a full body massage that will soon take away all the stress from your body. A walk on the sandy shore is another interesting activity that you must try out especially if you could walk over to the special natural plunge pool located just a few yards from the property is an absolute fascination. Shinagawa is the place where you could calm your nerves and bask in the luxurious lifestyle.