Whale of a Time Experiences
Cantaloupe Hotel Group has launched a series of ‘Big Blue’ experiences at two of its boutique hotels in Galle, on Sri Lanka’s south coast. The waters off the island’s south coast are home to a wide array of marine mammals. The breeding ground for a 200-strong pod of blue whales is just six miles offshore which along with the closeness other species of whales, dolphins and turtles make it one of the best places in the world to view marine life in its natural environment. “It’s a celebration more than anything else,” said Cantaloupe Hotels Group Director, Nadeem Rajabdeen.“We are blessed with an incredible environment so we want to showcase this to guests. It is a marine safari if you like – but one that needs to be delivered with sensitivity and insight. Guests at Cantaloupe Aqua and Cantaloupe Levels, both branded luxury hideaways, will be looked after by an expert guide and offered a series of multi-day experiences that include visits to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery – dedicated to the conservation of five of the seven recognised species of sea turtle worldwide. The company is offering packages. At Cantaloupe Aqua, the Big Blue experience starts from £670 for a three-night/four-day package, based on double occupancy. At Cantaloupe Levels, the Big Blue experience starts from £840 for a three-night/four-day package, based on double occupancy.