Malima Lagoon Cabanas, Panama, Arugam Bay

Malima Lagoon Cabanas is a resort located away from the beaten track within a plush enclave of cabanas set in the town of Panama, Arugam Bay.

What sets it apart from the many “me too” hotels in the area is the marvelous concept which encapsulates the best of what nature has to offer. The resort is enveloped within land rich in biodiversity and has well appointed cabanas with luxurious amenities and a restaurant offering international cuisine for the discerning visitor.

This is an iconic offering of hospitality set up in aftermath of the 30 year long civil war and is virtually brand new and gets the attention due to its peaceful, relaxing surroundings.

The uniquely styled cabanas suspended on concrete pillars are made with eco-friendly materials and face a picturesque lagoon. The untold bliss of its lapping waters pervades the leafy surrounding of the abode. The resort also offers views of the dense forest where wild elephants, deer, wild boar, and peacocks frequent, and without doubt offers a new dimension to those seeking a retreat without the monotony of a large hotel.


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Latitude: 6.771611 Longitude: 81.820359 Elevation: 17 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

Our resort is complete with wonderfully spacious accommodation choices that are enjoyed by any discerning tourist. The architecture revolves around the topography within the geographical limitations of this lagoon resort.

Our cabanas will definitely inspire you with their beautiful placement featuring fine views of the lagoon or the glorious scenery beyond. You will wake up to the sounds of nature and gently fall asleep listening to the calming tunes of the surroundings. All cabanas are interconnected with the main restaurant through a suspended wooden walkway where you’ll stroll along through leafy vegetation.

Each cabana includes thoughtfully designed furniture, a comfortable double bed, attached toilets and other mod cons needed for a pleasant stay. For those keen on soaking up the sun there's a sun deck which is part of the setting.

Cabana Suite 
It offers luxury accommodation for the nature lover and tourist at budget prices. During your entire stay you will be pampered in a tastefully designed double room cabana located around the lagoon. A double room cabana can accommodate four or six people at a time. It is fully self-contained with an en-suite bathroom.

Double Cabanas
It offers luxury accommodation for the nature lover and tourist at budget prices. During your entire stay you will be pampered in one of our 4 tastefully designed single room cabanas spread around the lagoon. A single room cabana can accommodate two or three people at a time. All of these cabanas are fully self-contained with an en-suite bathroom.

Cabana Facilities

  • Individual controlled A/C and fan
  • King size bed
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hot water facility
  • Bottled water

Seasons Open

Year round

Recreational Opportunities

Things to do

  • Explore the town of Panama
  • Immerse yourself into the rural lifestyle
  • Visit the village of Okanda
  • Guided boat ride

Things to Visit

  • Crocodile Rock
  • Elephant Rock
  • Magul Pokuna
  • Panama Beach.
  • Kudumbigala Sanctuary
  • Murugan Devale
  • Pattini Shrine
  • Kumana National Park (Yala East)
  • Arugam Bay
  • Sand dunes
  • Lahugala National Park


Rate Range

Double cabana Rs.8000.00, suite cabana rs.12000.00 for Sri Lankans & double cabana USD 100 and suite cabana USD 150 for foreigners

Driving Directions

Drive 12 km south of Arugam Bay to the main entrance of Navy camp. The entrance to our resort is 0.2 km further.

Eco-Friendly Notes

  • Totally polythene free zone
  • Indigenous trees
  • Natural lagoon
  • Living with nature 


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