Overview of Riviera Resort - Batticaloa
Welcome to Riviera Resort, an idyllic, eco-friendly family-run guest house in Batticaloa, on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.
The Resort was established in 1982 and borne out of the desire to preserve nature and share our picturesque corner of Sri Lanka with guests from all over the world. Riviera Resort, which is within the city limits, has been a labour of love.
It started off as a comfortable family villa and the accommodation has been added to over the years with chalets and simple cabanas. The resort has fifteen double and single air-conditioned and non air-conditioned rooms. It offers a modest reception hall, with a lagoon front seating area, which is ideal for open air meetings and garden parties.
We built Riviera Resort because we wanted to create a traditional, hospitable place where guests can relax and enjoy the gentle pace of Batticaloa. We are delighted to receive visitors from all corners of the world to our home.
The resort is open year round. The best time to visit Batticaloa is usually when the average temperatures are at a comfortable level, between 20°C - 30°C on average, which is fortunately throughout the year.This means that the climate is ideal for all sorts of activities, both indoors or outdoors.
We believe in the personal touch and hope that our genuine hospitality and local knowledge will help you to get closer to the real Sri Lanka, a unique experience.Location of Riviera Resort - Batticaloa
* A scenic panorama of lagoon, sea, historic Dutch fortress and the famous Kallady bridge.
* A treat for artists and nature lovers alike, with picture perfect sunsets.
* Within earshot of the famed music of the singing fish, audible during full moon days.
* Secluded beach is just within a 10 minute walk.
* 1½ km from the town
The resort has a 3 in 1 panorama of land, sky and water.
The resort with 0.5 hectares of land has a parkland setting with a rich biodiversity of flowering plants & local vegetation.
The sky is filled with numerous species of land based and aquatic birds, and butterflies adding a rich kaleidoscope of colour.
The lagoon and adjoining sea offer a wide variety of seafood including fish, prawns, crab and cuttlefish. Riviera Resort offers stunning views of the lagoon, which is an unparalleled beauty. The lagoon is navigable almost up to 45 – 50 km inland and it is dotted with many islets, many of which serve as verdant bird sanctuaries.
Fishing in small canoes is an age old tradition by local fishermen. Mechanized boat and canoe rides are common. In addition, activities including rowing, angling and birdwatching can be enjoyed during your stay at Riviera Resort.Accommodation at Riviera Resort - BatticaloaDouble Rooms
- Double lagoon view
- Double lagoon view (A/C)
- Double garden view
- Double garden view (A/C)
- Deluxe Garden view (A/C)
- Family cottage (A/C)
- Family room (A/C)
Lagoon view wooden cabanaDrivers Room
Drivers room (per bed) Dining at Riviera Resort - Batticaloa
Riviera Resort offers a dining room where the local dishes on the menu are freshly prepared every day to order. Guests may also dip their feet in the soothing waters of the lagoon and relax with a chilled beer by the water. There is also the option of dining on the pretty lagoon front.
Reception / garden and lagoon front hire can include catering, where vegetarian options can be provided.SRI LANKAN CUISINE
Sri Lankan cuisine is similar to the cuisine of South India, in its use of chilli, cardamom, cumin, coriander and other spices, but it is generally much spicier and has its own distinctive taste, due to the addition of ingredients such as Maldive fish and herbal spicy greens.
A typical Sri Lankan meal will consist of a main curry and rice, along with several other vegetable dishes/curries. Kiribath is a well-known Sri Lankan rice dish, meaning milk rice. Side-dishes include pickle, chutney and sambol. The most famous of these is the coconut sambol, made of fragrant coconut mixed with chili, dried Maldive fish and lime juice & crushed to a flowery mix. This can be eaten with rice, as it gives zest to the meal and used to increase appetite.
In addition to sambol, mallung is also eaten – a dish of chopped edible leaves mixed with grated coconut and red onions.
There are many varieties of food like hoppers, string hoppers, pittu and rotty made out of rice flower and eaten with spicy curries and sambol, which are specialities at Riviera Resort. Milder curries are also available on request, so that the food caters for all tastes.
There is a bar at Riviera Resort offering a variety of drinks. There are open cabanas, verandahs, shady enclaves and water front seating area where our guests can kick back and relax with a drink.
A variety of the famous Sri Lankan tea is available. Non – alcoholic ginger beer is popular in Sri Lanka and there is also a wide choice of freshly prepared fruit juices. Popular alcoholic drinks include Sri Lankan Lion Beer. Arrack is the high kick de-facto distilled national drink.