Villa Sulanga’s name means ‘wind’ in Sinhalese and appropriately enough gentle breezes sweep off the deep blue ocean and into every corner of this exceptionally designed house as it stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its near-identical twin sister, Villa Vatura, amidst a generous palm-shaded lawn. To the front of the villa lies a delightfully big swimming pool whose colour is a smooth cocktail of sea and sky. Cushioned turquoise sun beds, wave-shaped chairs and tangerine-orange umbrellas scatter the soft grass surrounding the pool, and set the scene for slothful lounging. Palms lean exotically over the lawn, and a pathway of stepping stones leading to the shrubbery-flanked beach gate is all that separates this extensive garden with that of Villa Vatura.
Villa Sulanga’s ground floor areas feel incredibly spacious. Ceilings soar high above and deep verandas from front to back increase living space and connect interior and exterior areas seamlessly. All four bedrooms are beautifully presented as well as being generously and equally-sized; and living areas are lavishly spread over two floors with balconies offering the most superb panoramic vistas of the sea, where the hazy outlines of huge ships make their slothful voyage across the horizon.
Villa Sulanga shares a staff team with Villa Vatura, although there are houseboys assigned to each villa. The housekeeper/cook uses the main kitchen in Villa Sulanga to prepare meals for guests staying in both villas, but there is also a pantry equipped for guests to mix drinks and prepare food for youngsters. The villa cook makes exceptionally good Sri Lankan dishes along with grilled chicken, fish, seafood and wonderful barbecues so you’ll not miss having access to a large kitchen at all. Daily breakfasts are included, as is afternoon tea and cake; all other provisions are charged at cost price. Booking both villas together as an eight-bedroom property is a fabulous option for big groups, large gatherings and extended families. The villas can also be used for hosting events.