Amagi Aria provides the ideal stay full of comfort and relaxation for a holiday in Negombo.
Words Gayathri Kothalawala
Photography Vishwathan Tharmakulasingham
Turning into the lane that leads to Amagi Aria, we realised that the description ‘Negombo’s hidden secret’ is appropriate. Having passed through scenes of everyday life, the four-star hotel, with beautiful views of the lagoon and thriving greenery came as a pleasant surprise.
But, the surprise did not end there. As we walked towards the lawn deck facing the lagoon, the sparkling water of the pool twinkled at us from one side while the vibrant grass of the lawn spread on the other. Standing at the edge of the deck, we took a moment to enjoy the swift wind coming from the lagoon before we made our way inside to the suites on the sixth-floor.
Amagi Aria offers four suites; two suites facing the lagoon, aptly named ‘Aria Sunset Suites’ while two suites face Negombo and are named ‘Aria City Suites’. We first visited the Aria Sunset suites.
Spacious and in bright colours that enhanced its dimensions, Aria Sunset suite emanated comfort and sophistication. A short corridor that opens up to the en suite bathroom with two rain showers lead to the living space.
The amenities and facilities provided for the guests at the suite combine to create a lasting impression. From the luxurious king sized bed, with a pillow menu that allows guests to select their preferred pillow variety, to the Jacuzzi situated on the balcony, to the walk-in closet space with attached study cum spacious dining area, Amagi Aria provides maximum comfort and relaxation to the guest.
Further heightening the luxury and comfort of the suite, a fine selection of hot beverages is provided for guests. Illy personalised coffee as well as an exquisite boutique collection of Ceylon teas and mineral water from Italy are provided for the guests.
The Aria City Suites provide the same facilities and amenities, and is different from the Aria Sunset suites due to one main factor; the view. Facing Negombo, the Aria City suites offer panoramic city views. Guests at the suite can also observe the arriving and departing flights from the Bandaranaike International Airport from their balcony.
In addition to the four suites, Amagi Aria also offers 64 deluxe and standard rooms, so that guests can experience the wonder of Negombo. No longer a city where guests spend a day before heading towards their destinations, Amagi Aria offers guests the opportunity to discover Negombo while enjoying the comforts and luxuries of a four-star hotel.
While the guests at the suites can enjoy the 24-hour room service facilities at Amagi Aria, a world of dining options is available too. Located one floor up from the sixth floor suites is the Moya Seafood Restaurant, renowned for its seafood dinners. The ground floor Catamaran – the all-day dining restaurant at the hotel – offers a range of cuisine. The Tree House located at the lawn deck is yet another space within the property where the guest can enjoy a leisurely meal.
In addition to its gastronomical experiences, guests can also enjoy a number of water sports at the lagoon. Recognised by the Union Internationale Motonautiqu (UIM) – the governing body for international water motor sports – as one of the first aquabike (jet ski) training centres in the country, Amagi Aria offers jet skiing, banana boating and leisurely boat rides around the Negombo Lagoon.
Guests can also rejuvenate themselves at the Balinese spa, where several treatments are provided to promote relaxation. The gym located within the spa provides an opportunity for guests to continue their wellness routine.
Beautiful views of the Lagoon together with the warm hospitality of the Amagi Aria team create an idyllic holiday destination at the heart of Negombo.
Amagi Aria, 640/82, Colombo Road, Kurana, Negombo
(+94) 31 223 8385