The sea plays a blissful background tune to stays at Six Degrees North as waves roll persistently onto a long swathe of sandy shoreline right in front of the villa. Wherever you choose to rest, whether it’s on a sunbed in the garden, a sofa in the lounge or even tucked up in bed, the sea never fails to make its striking presence known. Wander down the palm-shaded garden towards the lovely turquoise L-shaped swimming pool (with kid’s section) and the grass underfoot soon turns to sand as it merges with the wave-smashed beach beyond. The shoreline, stretching into the hazy distance is perfect for long strolls, jogs and outdoor games whilst, during the high season (November to April), the mesmerising aqua sea invites swimmers and body boarders, as well as snorkelers to a reef 100m offshore.
The name ‘Six Degrees’ comes about as the villa sits six degrees north of the equator. On finding this beach house, which was then nothing more than a simple cottage, the owners carefully restored it and seamlessly added a new section to the front. As a result the villa is wonderfully spacious, with its five bedrooms each being of similar size and comfort. The contemporary open-plan living space combines the kitchen, lounge and dining room, and spills onto the front veranda, beyond which, in full view of the sea, is a newly built pavilion with top-floor dining deck and ground floor open-sided Ayurveda spa.
The villa comes with a full staff team, including a friendly manager who provides everything that guests might want or need – including lobster for the barbecue and taxis to the airport. Guests can choose to self-cater or be catered for by the villa’s chef who makes delicious Sri Lankan cuisine and seafood dishes according to a priced menu. One of the staff members is also a trained Ayurvedic masseuse, and an Ayurvedic doctor can prepare full treatment plans (charges apply). When it comes to onward travel, you couldn’t be in better hands. The manager used to run a tour company in nearby Hikkaduwa,and can offer plenty of advice on sightseeing, locally and across Sri Lanka.
April 2nd, 2013 - April 12th, 2013
“A beautiful villa in a beautiful country. The villa was perfect and the staff were excellent. We especially liked the food at the villa which was prepared by Kallum and was always delicious!! Everything was made so easy for us. Udith arranged all our trips for us and every member of the team went out of their way to make sure we had a lovely holiday. We would all love to come back again soon.”
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