With UNESCO world heritage sites, spectacular sandy beaches and amazing national parks, it is no wonder that Sri Lanka is amongst the favorite vacation getaways, and increasing in popularity every year. Staying in a luxury villa in Sri Lanka is a great way to discover the cultural attractions and unspoiled natural sites that the country has to offer.
Predominantly located on the South coast, in Galle and South West coasts of Sri Lanka, private villas are the perfect choice for families or groups of friends alike. From Colonial style houses in Galle Fort, to a designer villa in Thalpe and sumptuous beachfront villas in the popular towns of Koggala, Dikwella and Bentota, everyone will find a villa to his taste.
Most villas in South Coast Sri Lanka are fully staffed with villa managers, maids and cook. The team of staff will share their expert local knowledge so that you can easily and efficiently plan your holiday activities and enjoy memorable moments.
No vacation is complete without a truly delightful meal. Sri Lankan food is very unique, colourful and a rich melting pot of cuisines. In-villa dining will surely bring memorable flavours, delectable taste and an experience that will be fondly remembered.
Below is a selection of 10 amazing villa rentals that will definitely convince you to put Sri Lanka on your travel bucket list!
Sielen Diva is a stunning 7-bedroom beachfront luxury villa with many open spaces, large bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms. Sielen Diva has a 17m infinity swimming pool and offers a games room (The "Baba’s Den") equipped with a foosball table, a pool table, a darts board, poker set, television, DVD player and numerous books, DVDs and board games. There is a badminton net just outside the game room on the grass.
This intimate villa on the beach, located in Bentota, offers 9 stylish and comfortable rooms, a beautiful, wild beach, tropical gardens and a sun-dappled pool, great food & warm, friendly service. Steal away to this bijou beach hotel – a private escape, designed for relaxation, for romance and for reconnecting with yourself, your best friends and lovers.
Featured twice in the UK Sunday Times as a top holiday pick, The Boat House is a gorgeous four bedroom luxury villa on the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Situated directly on the beachfront and set amongst carefully designed lush tropical gardens, The Boat House boasts an impressive pool and is fully staffed with your very own private chef and butler.
Seventy 7 at Leyn Baan is a 4-bedroom heritage villa located within the historic Galle Fort. This fully staffed villa is ideal for families and small groups that want privacy, and a space entirely to themselves for the duration of their stay. All rooms come equipped with all modern conveniences such as king size beds, A/Cs, overhead fans and hot/cold showers.
Shower under a Frangipani tree, luxuriate in a cinnamon-walled spa or stroll down the hill to the beach. Kadju House is serene, relaxed and intimate. Overlooking a pristine crescent-shaped beach, the house offers five bedrooms (four of them en-suite), an Ayurvedic spa and an infinity pool with sweeping sea views. The four full-time staff include a gourmet chef.
Although completely private, Villa Ahasa and Villa Sulanga have the facility to be joined at certain points which make them ideal for those travelling with large families or groups of friends. The villas were conceived by Channa Daswatte, a renowned Sri Lankan architect who worked with Geoffrey Bawa. For the stylish two-storey design, he took inspiration from colonial railway bungalows located in the North Western and North Central Provinces.
Explore Sri Lanka’s most luxurious privately owned villa. Villa Ranawara is located within 23 acres of landscaped tropical gardens along the Indian Ocean. The villa offers five beautiful suites in the main house and two cabana suites located in the privacy of the property's gardens. Villa Ranawara has extensive facilities for both activity and regeneration, including a 30-metre infinity pool, tennis court, spa and library.
Arabella on Boossa is a fabulous private villa, architecturally designed to capture both Sri Lankan and Contemporary styles at a stunning beach front location. Arabella on Boossa has eight rooms complete with ensuite bathrooms. The villa is located just 10 mins north of the historic Galle Fort on the superb Boossa beach.
Habaraduwa House nestles in an acre of lush gardens bordering a golden stretch of beach. The house is designed as a series of stand-alone buildings, which means the four bedrooms enjoy total privacy, while all share the exhilarating experience of waking up to the sound of the sea. The comfort of Habaraduwa House is enhanced by the friendly team who manage it.
Opening in November 2019, this property (formerly known as CASA Mirissa) consists of a four-bedroom main villa and an adjoining two-bedroom villa, designed to capture views of the ocean. Exotic interiors are a blend of modern furniture, traditional Southern antiques and contemporary creative touches. Lounge and restaurant, located in the main villa, open out to a secluded beachfront ideal for sunset cocktails or dining under the stars.