Kumu Beach

Balapitiya, South Coast, Sri Lanka

At a Glance

  • Just 2 hours 30 minutes from Colombo's International Airport

  • Located right on the beach, complete with a 23m infinity pool

  • Just 10 rooms and suites make for a intimate stay along Sri Lanka's south west coast

  • The food is delicious and comprises a mix of both western and Sri Lankan cuisine

  • Perfect way to end a tour through Sri Lanka, relax and unwind here

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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.

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Insider's View

Relax by the pool and enjoy the spectacular sunset with a cocktail

Go for a ground floor Ocean View Suite to enjoy your own outdoor shower

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Kumu Beach or take a look at our itineraries to South Coast


Kumu Beach is a chic, modern boutique hotel close to Balapitiya Beach on Sri Lanka's south west coast. A short distance from Galle and close to Bentota and Hikkaduwa, there are just ten rooms and suites here, making for a relaxing and stylish stay.

Kumu Beach stands elevated overlooking the rugged Balapitiya beach, just two and a half hours from the airport. Here enjoy some beach time either at the start or end of a tour through this glistening teardrop isle.

Laze by the pool overlooking the sandy shores of blissful Balapitiya, one of Sri Lanka's quieter coastal towns. A small fishing village, the area is flanked by beautiful golden beaches. Kumu Beach sits on a lovely stretch looking out to the Indian Ocean. Although the beach is not swimmable, you are just a short distance from Ambalangoda, a great spot for surfing and swimming.

Dining at Kumu Beach is very relaxed and comprises a fusion of both local and western dishes. The hotel's seaside location means fresh seafood is always in abundance, so make sure you sample the catch of the day on the sea view dining deck.

Other facilities at the hotel include a 23m infinity pool and a large lawn with plenty of places to sit and unwind with a cocktail. When not lazing by the pool, we can also arrange excursions into Galle, Bentota or further afield.

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There are 10 different rooms and suites at Kumu Beach, all sea facing and with plenty of space to unwind. The suites and double bedrooms all benefit from balconies or terraces.


Children are welcome at Kumu Beach and an extra bed can also easily be accommodated in an Oceanview Suite. Please note however there are no interconnecting rooms at the hotel.


Dining is an informal affair. Enjoy seafood barbecues, a fusion of international and Sri Lankan cuisine prepared by the expert chef. As the sister property of The Wallawwa and The Fort Bazaar, you can expect great food here.


During your stay at Kumu Beach, relax by the pool, take a stroll along the beach or head to nearby Ambalangoda where you can visit the mask museum or enjoy swimming on the beach. Further afield, Galle is an hour's drive away. Wander around the Fort and get lost in the history of this fascinating place.



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Driving down a little side street, you would never expect to find such a little relaxing retreat. This ten room property has brought a new modern twist to the boutique market. With spacious modern rooms with views of the sea this resort is perfect for that relaxing beach. Stay a little longer and explore the local area from Water Sports at Bentota beach to Mask Making tours there is plenty to keep you busy.


  • Explore Galle Fort

    While staying in the Galle Fort take the time to discover this fascinating colonial town, filled with history. Founded in 1588 by the Portuguese, the fort was subsequently occupied by the Dutch and the British, so there is plenty to explore.

  • Explore the Kapu Ela River by boat & Cycle through Rural Galle

    Enjoy a scenic and immersive tour through the beautiful countryside surrounding Galle. Your journey will take you down the Kapu Ela River by boat and then by bike across the paddies, ending with a traditional Sri Lankan meal and a lesson in hopper making.

  • Galle Cooking Experience - Food for the Soul

    During your time in Sri Lanka you are sure to dine on some soul-stirring dishes, including the traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry. Food lovers will love this cooking experience, from the vibrant market of Galle to cooking in a local village.

  • Galle Fort Tour with a Local Host

    Galle’s main attraction is the 17th century Dutch Fort. Much of the old Fort and the township still remain, within its well-preserved bastions including its public buildings, churches, the famous lighthouse and a maze of narrow cobbled streets.

  • Kanneliya Rainforest Trek

    One of Sri Lanka's hidden secrets, Kanneliya Rainforest Reserve is an enchanting forest reserve which is home to some incredible wildlife. Within the thick canopy, explore this wild and undisturbed scenery, accompanied by your wildlife tracker.

  • Sailing & Snorkelling Excursion

    Climb aboard a beautiful 48ft catamaran, and sail along the south coast of Sri Lanka stopping at private coves to stand-up paddle board, snorkel over colorful reefs, swim or soak up the sun while your crew take the helm.

Vacation Ideas

  • Boutique Sri Lanka

    Colombo, Kandy, Gal Oya National Park, Hatton, Galle & Balapitya

    from $3900 pp 13 nights

    • Great for first time visitors to Sri Lanka, uncover the culture and history during this 14-day trip
    • Featuring the best of Sri Lanka's boutique hotels, you will enjoy stays at sister properties The Fort Bazaar and Kumu Beach
    • The Kandy House offers a peaceful retreat outside of Kandy, home to the Temple of the Tooth
  • Honeymoon to Sri Lanka

    Koggala, Yala National Park, Nuwara Eliya & Bentota

    from $4000 pp 12 nights

    • A lovely honeymoon itinerary with relaxing beach stops sandwiching stays with a little more action and adventure in Yala National Park and the Hill Country
    • Take the slow lane along Sri Lanka's southern coast with a dash of wildlife in Yala National Park
    • Enjoy a private driver/guide throughout as well as expert naturalists in Yala National Park

Location & directions

Balapitiya, South Coast, Sri Lanka

Kumu Beach is located in Balapitiya which sits between Bentota and Hikkaduwa. Balapitiya is on Sri Lanka's south west coast, an hour from Galle and two hours thirty minutes from Colombo.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Kumu Beach or take a look at our itineraries to South Coast