Award-winning experience - Backwaters - Official Site

Nominated one of the top picks in Wilpattu on Booking.com and highly rated by recent guests, The Backwaters has an exceptional 9.5 rating. 

The Backwater has proven commitment to creating a positive guest experience thanks to its commendable service and good value. 

Booking.com has rated a high 9.2 for two-night stays for couples. 

With high rankings on Tripadvisor, The Backwaters have reached an excellent 5.0 rating with five stars for location, cleanliness, service, and value. 

The Backwaters has bestowed the Traveller’s Choice Award in 2020 thanks to consistent great reviews from travelers and was ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

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Our Packages


Enjoy a perfect wildlife safari at Wilpattu National Park in the afternoon after checking in and as the day draws to an end, head over to the small island for a unique dinner experience. The next morning take a boat ride down the river absorbing the sites and sounds of mother nature.


Take a full-day wildlife safari at Wilpattu National Park and wrap up the first day with a gentle evening river cruise and a fun dinner on an island. The next day, explore the fun-filled seas of Kalpitiya with a spot of early morning dolphin watching, paired with a scenic tour of this colonial port town. Fill in the rest of the day by taking a natural trail for bird watching and a tuk-tuk ride around the village.


Start off with an exciting river safari paired with a bicycle ride passing village scenes and paddy fields. Trek through the property to explore the variety of unique birdlife and try a hand at fishing while relaxing under the afternoon sun. Schedule a full-day safari at Wilpattu National Park to explore the deep jungle and relax with an evening bout of kayaking and a cooling dip in the river. Complete your stay with a visit to Kalpitiya, home to a vast number of Whales and Dolphins