Swimming Pools

Our pools are an exceptional place to swim laps, relax with family, or simply unwind in the peaceful surroundings overlooking the Kandalama Lake.

Kachchan Pool
This infinity pool shows the ingenuity of the architect Geoffrey Bawa the edge of the pool blends with the water of Kandalama lake, giving the impression that you are in the lake itself. Siripala, a traditional flautist from the village, also plays here in the evenings.
There are changing rooms below the pool, and we provide free towels – just ask the pool attendant.

Open: 7am – 8pm daily
Depth : 1.1 m – 1.8 m


Kaludiya Pool
Kaludiya means “black water” – the bottom of the pool is the dark bedrock on which the structure of the hotel rests. The surface of the rock has been coated to prevent water seepage and make it easier to clean the pool.

This natural pool is another example of Geoffrey Bawa’s ingenious blending of the natural topography with the architectural features of the hotel.

Open: 8am – 8pm daily
Depth : 1.3 m – 1.7 m


Rashmi Pool
The Rashmi Pool is one of the few features of Heritance Kandalama. Rashmi means “ray of sunlight” – the pool is located at the western end of the Dambulla wing and catches the rays of the setting sun, making it ideal for an evening swim.

This is the largest pool of the hotel and is also equipped for sports like water polo.

Open: 8am – 8pm daily
Depth : 1.1 m – 1.9 m

Attended by lifeguard & Pool attendant, but please supervise your children closely.
Swimwear is a must and taking Alcohol while in the pool is not allowed.