The highlight of our design is our pools and our restaurant. Our Sun Pool is the world’s first vermillion coloured swimming pool, the colour of the Unawatuna sunset, and shimmers with beautiful Italian mosaic tiles. The turtles that lay their eggs on Unawatuna Beach inspired our children’s pool, The Turtle Pool, which is inlaid with a glittering mosaic turtle. Finally,The Blu Pool, Sri Lanka’s first glass fronted pool (and Asia Pacific’s longest) is one of the few pools in the world to sit directly on a famous beach, from which you get a beautiful view of the Indian Ocean.
The design of our main restaurant, which is located directly on the famous Unawatuna beach, was inspired by the ancient ‘Magul Maduwa’- The Royal Audience Hall in the hill country capital of Kandy, a magnificent open columned structure with a 60 foot long timber roof, built in 1783. Our restaurant is a contemporary interpretation of the ‘Magul Maduwa’, and has the longest solid timber roof built in Sri Lanka this century.
Calamander’s signature room design is minimalist, with an emphasis on natural light, top quality materials, branded fittings, bespoke solid mahogany furniture, and lots of glass and timber. Floor to ceiling UV protection windows make the white rooms transparent, which extend onto balconies with glass and timber railings.