Nisala, meaning ‘peace’ in Sinhalese, might have fewer bedrooms than its neighbouring Sri Villa properties (four-bedroomed Araliya and three-bedroomed Sagara ), but it has the most expansive living areas. From Nisala, the large shared pool is easily accessed via a central shallow section making this villa especially suitable for families with young kids. From the comfort of the cosily furnished front terrace mere footsteps from the shimmering water, parents can also watch their little paddlers with ease as they splash about in the pool or chase each other around a garden that’s separated from the beach by a rickety wooden fence.
As the middle of the three Sri Villa properties, Nisala has the widest ocean frontage and this results in it having the best sea views from either of its two identical top floor suites or the spacious living and dining areas below. If all three villas are booked together this one has the most potential for entertaining; three dining tables could easily be fitted end to end in its elongated living room whilst the open kitchen behind has a concrete top that would work well as a bar.
Sri Villas is more sociable than serene and designed for conviviality rather than solitude. Even if you don’t know your neighbours before you arrive the chances are you’ll know a little more about them by the end of your trip; a quick discussion in the pool might turn into something long lasting as you push tables together for dinner and share a beach BBQ under the stars. Of course, the three owners of Sri Villas – themselves lifelong friends who have enjoyed the sociability of communal holidays - created the property with this in mind.
Renting these three fully-staffed villas together and having them exclusively to yourselves is an excellent option for big groups; it’s economical too since the villas operate a grocery system for food so all you pay for is the cost of the ingredients. With direct access onto a beautifully wide stretch of beach, Sri Villas is also a wonderful place to host events such as birthdays, weddings and family reunions.