Sri Lanka’s first ever floating resort- Bolagala Floating Resort sits in the heart of Bolagala, a calm city with a welcoming and picturesque ambience situated 15 km towards the North East of Negombo. It consists of 50 floating cabanas that are specially designed to meet the expectations of luxury travelers.
Ten of these cabanas are equipped with GPS trackers enabling them to freely move along the lake, and three of them are developed into suits. In addition to this there is an underwater spa, floating pool, floating restaurant and bar, a gym and a tennis court to provide all visitors an overall experience.
This revolutionary resort is the brainchild of Mr. Kelum Perera, who has over a decade of experience in the clay mining industry. Mr. Perera saw great tourist potential in Bolagala when he was mining in one of its abandoned lands. Bolagala was reserved as a clay mining hub by the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB), it has not realized its fullest potential as most often the lands are mined, filled and left unused.
Mr. Perera decided to transform his 13 acres land in Bolagala into Sri Lanka’s first ever floating resort when he saw that the area was not utilized productively. Vibrant birds and the exceptional atmosphere in Bolagala are ideal to attract luxury and eco tourists who are on the lookout for a unique experience. The city is also closely situated to Negombo, one of the greatest tourist hotspots in the island, raising the lucrativeness of the cabanas and the resort as a whole.
It is Mr. Perera’s belief that the 200 acre land, also abandoned and never used, around the resort will be developed into profit making businesses in parallel with the emergence of Bolagala Floating Resort and in the meantime elevate the living standard of the local community in the area.
Understanding the significance of such a venture the Tourist Board, Urban Development Authority, Central Environment Authority and the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau have pledged their support to Mr. Perera and has given all approval for the project.