The location is beautiful and the room was nice and clean. We did have an ant invasion in the bathroom right after it rained but they came and cleaned it up straight away. Room was 3500 rupee without breakfast. We chose not to have breakfast there as they only had a continental one available and we were after a local breakfast.
The beach is very quiet which was great. We went swimming by the light of the full moon in the warm water with lazy waves rolling in. I second Flashpacker6 with the AC units all installed in the hallway. It turns the whole hallway into a sauna before you get into your room and is a massive design flaw that will never change.
In terms of the staff we really felt like they were taking us for a ride. They wanted 5000 to rent their wind surfer for 1.5 hours, which considering the price of the room is ludicrous. We also asked them for recommendations on a massage place and they took us to the grossest massage place we've ever been to called Nilushi Lankan. I think they knew them so sent us there and took a cut. Guy at the front wanted money up front (5000ea) which always is a bad sign. Got taken into our rooms which had dodgy tables and everything was pretty dirty. Probably the worst massage we've ever had, no pressure, just weird light rubbing with heaps of oil. Answered her phone in the middle of the massage and had a quick chat to her boyfriend and then wanted a tip . Think the hotel staff must have taken a cut as it was crazy over priced and horrible.
Chatted to a local at dinner and they were astonished that they would have even considered sending us there........he thought the staff at Aqua Marine were a bit dodgy and the massage place was 100% dodgy.
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