Suriyawatta is named after the pair of Indian tulip trees (suriya) that shade the garden from the hot sunshine enjoyed by this idyllic stretch of Weligama coastline. This idyllic dwelling (watta) is built onto an elongated piece of land that descends towards the sea. Breezy wraparound verandas spill onto lush terraced lawns sun-dappled by the boughs of ancient flower-laden frangipani trees, king coconut palms and blushing bougainvillea.
A few steps down from the lawn is a magical saltwater swimming pool. You’re likely to spend much if not all of your time down here, lying on the white-towelled sun loungers – some placed on their own in scene-stealing spots beneath the scented frangipanis. The pool’s infinity edge beautifully mirrors the coral-sprinkled sea beyond, where huge container ships ply the horizon, fishing catamarans illuminate the night and surfers can be spied at dawn. Bose speakers connect the pool with the villa’s Sonos sound system and it feels especially decadent reclining on the wide pool ledge with a tipple in hand whilst listening to your favourite tunes.
The house is equipped with plenty of kid’s facilities including pool inflatables, books and DVDs (a few of which are in French). Four bedrooms (two kings and two twins) are located to the back of the house, off a courtyard, and a fifth (twins convertible to a king) in an annexe building. A huge living room furnished with squashy sofas, antique writing desks and cupboards laden with books opens on three sides to a sea-view veranda scattered with daybeds, chairs and dining tables.
An experienced, amiable staff team headed by a manager take care of you at the house and from the well-equipped kitchen the chef cooks up a storm (all provisions on guest account).
Peaceful, comfortable and secluded, this charming early twentieth century, fully restored bungalow is set in wooded gardens on the edge of a cinnamon plantation close to the scenic bays of Mirissa and Weligama. The 3-bedroom Bungalow at Mirissa Hills is fully serviced and ideal for families, writers and long stays.
Close to Weligama’s famed surf breaks and Mirissa’s pretty bay, Kumara Villa is home to 3 luxurious bedroom suites with private walled gardens, a spacious living/dining pavilion and a sun-dappled terrace and infinity pool set in acres of tropical landscaping. The villa’s friendly staff team includes a manager and a cook.
Set on a 50-acre cinnamon plantation, this spectacular 4-bedroom villa offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama over the ocean and hills. Fully staffed and immaculately presented, this art-filled property with its spacious rooms, cooling verandas, swimming pool and fabulous ocean-facing lawn, is ideal for weddings, groups of friends and intimate celebrations.
A chicly renovated historic manor house set in five acres of grounds a few minutes’ walk from Mirissa harbour (for seasonal whale- and dolphin-watching cruises) and a popular palm-fringed beach. Fully staffed, 4-bedroomed Siri Wedamadura has a fabulous swimming pool, alfresco living and dining areas and a well-equipped kitchen.
This exclusive, elegant and exceptionally located cliff-top villa boasts the most panoramic ocean vistas of any in Sri Lanka. Fully-staffed, 5-bedroomed Pointe Sud bursts with character whilst the tropical 5-acre garden, set above a deserted stretch of beach, features a stunning infinity pool, sunset-view pavilions, lookouts and manicured lawns.
Villa Sulanga is one of two Talaramba Reef Villas on the beachfront near sultry Mirissa Bay. The 4 bedrooms are equally sized and sea-view verandas are furnished for living and dining. The villa is fully staffed and has a huge pool, spacious living room and enormous (but shared) garden.
Villa Vatura is one of two Talaramba Reef Villas on the beachfront near sultry Mirissa Bay. The 4 bedrooms are equally sized and sea-view verandas are furnished for living and dining. The villa is fully staffed and has a huge private pool, spacious living room and an enormous (but shared) garden.