The aura alluding from all of the mythological possibility surrounding Rumassala gives Cantaloupe LEVELS a mysterious edge.
Cantaloupe LEVELS (LEVELS), an intimate Luxury and Lifestyle boutique hotel, in Rumassala, near Galle, is the second property under the Cantaloupe Hotels portfolio. Picturesquely perched on the lush green Rumassala headland, this luxuriously quirky boutique hotel reveals views of a wide turquoise bay that stretches from Jungle Beach all the way to the world famous Dutch Fort of Galle. Sumptuous guestrooms, an eye-catching tri-colour infinity pool and sultry areas for dining and imbibing make this the place to be on the Southern coast.
The colonialists referred to Rumassala as "˜Buono Vista" (a spin off the Spanish buena vista), or "˜pleasant view", thanks to the breath-taking panorama that stretches from the ocean to far inland. However, it was Valmiki who first featured Rumassala in his Indian Hindu Epic, the Ramayana, enshrining it in mystery and legend. As the story goes, the evil King Ravana of Lanka abducted Sita, the wife of India"s Prince Rama, and brought her to Sri Lanka. Amidst the bloody battle to rescue her, Rama"s brother Laxman was injured and Hanuman, the legendary monkey God, was sent back to India to collect specific medicinal herbs that would save his life. In his haste Hanuman forgot which herbs were required and instead brought back pieces of the Himalayas containing a melee of herbs and accidently dropped one of them at Rumassala. Even though the Ramayana is a mythological story, the rare and endemic flora found on the mountain mysteriously seems to support its legendary tale.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Rumassala is also thought to have rare magnetic properties. The late Sir Arthur C. Clarke, a renowned British science fiction writer who made Sri Lanka his home, attributed this to a meteorite strike and it is said that satellites cannot be placed directly above the hilltop in space. As such, the aura alluding from all of this mythological possibility definitely gives LEVELS a mysterious edge.
LEVELS rooms are luxurious, spacious and romantic. Invoking Cantaloupe"s signature contemporary baroque aesthetic; accentuated with bold design statements including patent leather snakeskin bed-heads, light timber flooring, elegant daybeds and suave mod cons. The pale gold and silver features complement the predominately white washed palate, whilst contrasting black furnishing and bright pop art.
The two design-orientated suites indulge guests with an exceptional 60 square metres space, luxurious amenities, infinite ocean views and unrivalled 200-degree coastal panoramas. As you lie back in be ... read more
INFINITY POOL AT CANTALOUPE LEVELS
THINGS TO DO IN UNAWATUNA
Sunny skies, golden beaches, rolling waves and cheery locals are what "˜Una" is all about. Once you get to this beautiful little coastal town, there"re plenty of attractions and things to do. In Unawatuna what stands out the most are the beaches, but don"t worry, there are also more adventures to be had here!
Galle Fort, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Japanese Peace Pagoda
THE CUISINE AT CANTALOUPE LEVELS RESTAURANTS
Dining at Cantaloupe Levels is a magical experience. The hotel"s air-conditioned restaurant is on the ground floor and serves up some of the best Asian-fusion cuisine in Galle. To the front of the restaurant, sliding doors open onto a series of velveteen lawns topped with tables for dining alfresco under a balmy starlit sky and with 270-degree views whilst to the side are a plant-festooned courtyard for more intimate affairs. A large selection of wines from many of the world"s most respected regions is featured in The Cellar.
But why limit yourselves to our restaurant? Pick an alfresco terrace of your own or let our staff set you up a table on the rooftop "“ the amazing 360 degree views from up here of the sea and across to Galle add magic to any occasion. Just make sure to arrive early enough for sunset as we can assure you it"s spectacular! If you"re feeling adventurous, we"ll fix you a table on Jungle Beach.
A" la Carte
Three Course Half Board and Full Board menu
Four Course Half Board and Full Board menu
Romantic Dining Menu
CLIQUE BED LOUNGE RESTAURANT
CLIQUE Bed Lounge located on the ground floor of the hotel "“ a banquette of fan-cooled day beds introduces the concept of "˜bed dining" to the South Coast. Day or night, these oversized snooze stations are the perfect place to relax, as you tuck into tapas and tropical cocktails. Beyond, a timber deck dotted with wave-shaped loungers, edges the tri-coloured pool, a statement piece that represents Cantaloupe"s bold design ethos. A spiral staircase curls up to a black-and white floored bar with baroque chandeliers and an alfresco dinning deck that frames a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean.
LEVELS" common areas are spread between a series of contrasting decks across three floors, overlooking the jungle and sea. Open to the elements, each decadently designed space eludes a blend of soporific style, seduction and sophistication.
BLISS SPA AT CANTALOUPE LEVELS
Bliss is YOUR spa; you can tailor-make the treatments to suit your preferences. Our qualified Spa Therapists provide the most personalized and professional service.
Open daily 9:00am "“ 6:00pm