Cantaloupe AQUA - Talpe


Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based

Intermediate Waves
Family Surf Holidays

Surf Skill

Beginner - Intermediate

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip


January, February, March, April, October, November, December



Start you day sitting on your balcony overlooking the aquamarine ocean, enjoying a bracing cup of coffee and decide what you are going to do today. Don't miss the resort spa, where all your worries will just magically drift away or walking on the beach, snorkelling, fishing, surfing or learning how to surf… Or you could go out and see the sights. Spend your evenings at the hotel bar, the night life that is a mere 5.5km away or enjoy and amazing dinner at the Coconut Restaurant.

Quick Facts
    • Luxurious and modern
    • Overlooking the ocean
    • Floor-to-ceiling glass doors
    • Infinity pool
    • Variety of surf spots nearby
    • Mellow waves great for learning


Strategically nestled next to an aquamarine ocean, you are guaranteed to wake up every morning with a beautiful view. Aqua Cantaloupe is a 2.5-hour drive, from Bandaranaike International Airport. The hotel is 5.5 km from at Unawatuna Bay, which plays host to the popular night life and 10 km from the heritage site of Galle Fort. Aqua Cantaloupe is the perfect embodiment of the Cantaloupe philosophy and lifestyle.


Aqua gives you the opportunity to dictate the pace of your vacation. Whether you want to party all night and sleep all day, or if you want to relax and destress, you are in control. The mood around the hotel fluctuates with the mood of the crowd. Being fun and adventurist to accommodate the nightlife, or being calm and laid back for those who want to chill and relax with a cocktail in hand. Water sports activities like diving and snorkelling can be arranged. The resort provides laundry services and a tour desk.


Each one of the 15 rooms have their own distinct character but still match the ocean just a few meters away. 13 of the 15 rooms have floor to ceiling glass doors overlooking the beautiful aqua waters. The second-floor rooms each have fully furnished balconies. Standing on their second-floor balconies, second-floor guests will feel like they are standing over the ocean. Aqua also has two more contemporary suites, which include private Jacuzzis and other luxurious surprises. When decorating the rooms, no detail has been overlooked. Each room comes equipped with a LED/LCD TV, broadband internet with access to WIFI, a fully stocked private bar, private room safes, waffle knitted robes, Egyptian cotton duvets and linens and branded bath amenities.

Surf & Other Activities

Aqua Cantaloupe has a designer-esque marine infinity pool. This is a huge hit with the youngsters. Umbrellas and sun lounge chairs will be provided by Aqua Cantaloupe. Aqua Cantaloupe includes a spa that suits all your needs. You can adjust the treatments to suit your needs.


The staff will provide personalized and professional service to you. Before and after an amazing treatment, you can unwind in the retreat room.


Going hand-in-hand with climate change, the ocean does have a few “moods”, but will still be the most beautiful body of water that you will ever see. On a good, day she will have the crystal beauty of aquamarine sparkling in the sun. On a bad, day she will turn green, black and grey to show the storms that are brewing inside her.


To the west of Aqua Cantaloupe, a mere 10-minute stroll, you will find a stretch of beach meeting a turquoise lagoon created by an offshore reef. The lagoon is perfect all year round, making it the perfect destination for snorkelling and surfers of all degrees. To make life easier, you can even snorkel right in front of the hotel. The hotel also provides a few extras such as: Tour desk, currency exchange, ironing service, laundry, Airport shuttle and 24-hour front desk.


Dinner can be enjoyed at Coconut, a beachfront restaurant, at Aqua Cantaloupe. Coconut will provide a feast that will awaken your senses. Western, Thai, Asian... fresh fish and extraordinary seafood dishes are served every day. 

Enjoy your dinner on the elevated deck, eating and enjoying every moment under the stars with a light breeze from the ocean. If you were planning on having a more private or romantic dinner, you can enjoy your evening on the second-floor deck, under phenomenal stars.

Nearby sights:

  • Galle Dutch Fort
  • Galle lighthouse
  • Galle National Museum
  • Dutch reformed church
  • Jungle beach
Room type
Travel dates
7 nights Aqua Ocean Play Suite (B&B) Package Please enquire Per person 01 Jul-24 Dec
7 nights Aqua Ocean Play Suite (B&B) Package Please enquire Per person 24 Dec-06 Jan
7 nights Aqua Ocean Play Suite (B&B) Package Please enquire Per person 06 Jan-01 May
  • Prices above are per person prices, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • These are example packages. Package durations and inclusions can be adjusted to cater for your individual requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
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  • Nightly Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Upgrades based on availability
  • All taxes: 16.98% VAT, 2.04% Nations building Taxes (NBT), 1% Tourism Development Levy (TDL) and 10% Service Charge.


Extra Costs:

  • Airport Transfers: US$140 per vehicle, each way.
  • Christmas dinner (USD 138 per person). 
  • New Years dinner (USD 150 per person). 

Third person, child policy and maximum occupancy:

  • Third adult surcharge of US$44 per person per night on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Third adult surcharge of US$69 per person per night on Half Board basis.
  • Children aged between 0 to 4 years: complimentary.
  • Children aged between 5 to 11 years – US$25 per night per child - Bed & Breakfast Basis.
  • Children aged between 5 to 11 years – US$44 per night per child - Half Board Basis.
  • Children aged 12 years and above considered as adults.
  • Maximum of two adults and two children per room.


Minimum stay of 4 nights during the Christmas and New Years season.


Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Other Surf Experiences

Brian (August 2017)

We had a warm welcome and a nice cold drink whilst registering. The rooms are quite large and the view of the ocean is fabulous from the balcony, Staff were all very helpful and friendly. The restaurant is impressive once again with great views. Menu is quite good with a range of food and drinks at reasonable prices for a hotel.

Izabella (September 2017)

This is a lovely boutique hotel with some of the friendliest staff we have encountered in Sri Lanka. They couldn't do enough to help. Food in the restaurant was delicious and reasonably priced. Rooms are clean and the hotel has a lovely ambiance and feel. Would definitely recommend.

Julia (May 2017)

Great view, best staff and customer service. Clean rooms, definitely will recommend to friends. If you want to chill and enjoy the ocean view, it's the best choice. The kitchen is very delicious.