Cocoon Resort & Villas
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The laid-back tropical vibe
- All rooms have Jacuzzi tubs
- Cinnamon iced tea served on arrival
- Guestrooms are very spacious
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- The resort is a few minutes from the beach
- Airport transfers to/from Colombo can take anywhere from an hour and a half to three hours
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Set in eight and a half acres of lush, well-manicured gardens, Cocoon Resort & Villas is a tropical hideaway 65 miles south of Colombo. A short tuk-tuk ride from Induruwa beach and the water sports paradise of Bentota, this intimate resort is home to just 16 suites and 10 luxe villas, all with plush kingsize beds and Jacuzzis. The palatial reception pavilion, with its peaked ceilings and large columns, sets a relaxing vibe that resonates throughout this tranquil retreat.
Bed and Bath
A leisurely golf cart ride leads guests to their accommodations. The 16 spacious Silk suites are decorated with locally made furniture and bright fabrics covering the kingsize beds. Suites are air conditioned (essential in these parts), and each comes fully loaded with an iPod docking station, a flat-screen TV and a Jacuzzi in the bathroom, which is stocked with ayurvedic amenities in cute ceramic tubs. The 10 villas all have peaked wood-paneled ceilings, kingsize beds and Jacuzzis. Some feature a private pool and sundeck with loungers.
Most guests dine at the resort, as the neighboring towns don’t offer much in the way of cuisine. Khana Pina is the main restaurant and serves an excellent array of Indian fare; the tandoor dishes are particularly good, cooked in front of guests in a special oven. The resort’s spa, “the Bath,” specializes in ayurvedic massage techniques using local herbs and oils. For sun seekers, Cocoon’s lovely pool is lined with chunky daybeds, and for more active types there’s a fitness center, table tennis and bikes to rent.
In the Area
Head to nearby Bentota to try your hand at all kinds of water sports, including waterskiing and surfing. The city of Galle, around an hour’s drive to the south, is a charming mix of Portuguese, Dutch and British architecture and is perfect for a culture fix. Watching the sun set from the Dutch Fort alone is worth the drive. For nature fans, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is home to a herd of about 60 pachyderms.
How to Get There
The place is a sorry excuse for 5 star. It has passed it's glory days before long. We booked a villa with private pool. Accommodation was nice,pool was fantastic but the place was unkempt and run down.Food was average with limited options. Breakfast was good. We ordered sea food treasure or something like that on our last dinner and it was terrible, don't ever order it. Stuffs were super friendly, they were trying their best to compensate for other shortcomings.It was our honeymoon and we were on high spirit,otherwise it would be a torture.
We spent a week in mid February in this lovely resort. Up on arrival we were treated very nicely and friendly and this feeling of beeing very well looked after followed us during the whole week of our stay. The hotel is located 10 min from the beach but this was not a problem since the hotels shuttle service was on demand operated by the hotels superorganizer mr. Gayan who apart from drivning us to the beach also arranged all our trips around Sri Lanka to our fullest satisfaction ! We vere recomended this place by our travelagency in Dubai and we were really satisfied with our stay in all aspects !
If you are looking for a party place please go elsewere ....but if you want to have a fem days in complete peace and quiet in the middle of nowhere in Sri Lanka this is a great place
Inger and Tomas von Post
We were shocked on arrival that the Hotel claims to be a 5* resort. It looked very different to the pictures online and the whole place was tired and run down, even our villa smelt musty and damp. They certainly charged 5* prices as it was high season and we were disappointed enough that we talked to the management about a refund or even partial refund so we could move hotels. They (quite aggressively) claimed it was impossible to ever refund guests, which is a ridiculous excuse for a large hotel (who claimed to be fully booked into feb 2018.) We stayed purely as we couldn’t afford to lose the money plus pay for a new hotel, so spent all our time at a neighbouring resort. We made the reservation through booking.com and I’ve alterted them to the fact that the resort is being misrepresented online. If you look at the reviews on their site, you can see that they’ve had 3 terrible ones within the space of a month, so unless the hotels gone under some major renovation, I wouldn’t stay here.
One thing should say about this place is about staff...they were very friendly and so cooperative..specially would mention one name Mr. Gayan...Liked the atmosphere...swimming pool...and about the food. I would give 10 out 10 and recommend highly to stay..
Was blown away by the sheer beauty of this property. Trees and greenery everywhere well maintained and immaculate!! The splendid orchids hanging from the trees were a sight 😊
The check-in was smooth and the rooms are super spacious with huge bath and jacuzzi.....the furniture is antique and very pretty. Felt like never leaving this place. Sadly had no time to explore their spa or pool facilities. An early morning walk / stroll around the place was super fulfilling with lots of birds chirping around.
The food was okay. The local delicacies were good, but the Indian food was not.
In a nutshell: the rooms and property is awesome, staff is friendly, and service is prompt. Food is good.