Characterised by sweeping verandahs, hidden courtyards and intimate private gardens, The Frangipani Tree’s design features all of the architectural ingredients desirable for contemporary beach living; high airy ceilings, polished cement floors and white-washed walls. For added luxury a 35ft elongated lap pool has been added to the centre of the grassy, the frangipani tree-flecked garden while each suite is sumptuously though simply furnished with custom-designed furniture and built-in sofa beds softened by brightly coloured retro-striped cushions. En-suite bathrooms feature every modern luxury in a very natural setting.
The Frangipani Tree languishes in plenty of space and so for the active, guests can even play a leisurely game of tennis on the hard court without disturbing anyone else. For those less inclined to expend their energies the pool is a tranquil place to while away the sunshine hours of the day while the beach offers opportunities for sunset strolls. As the light fades from the sky and darkness falls, all thoughts turn to the prospect of lavish dinners served al-fresco on the verandah, under the stars. And instead of returning straight away to your lavish suite after taking your fill, why not enjoy a nightcap curled up in the lounge whilst watching a movie projected onto the wall as the sea breeze gently lulls you closer to sleep.
Airy and spacious en-suite bathrooms feature cement bathtubs, hot water rain showers and plenty of exclusive toiletries. Four of the suites have private bathrooms that open onto magnificent tropical gardens filled with foliage and trees to offer a very invigorating bathing experience.
This free-standing villa comprises two luxurious ocean-view suites, each of which benefit from private outdoor living spaces, a covered verandah with private dining table and bathrooms enhanced by a private flower-filled garden.
A separate villa comprising two elegant ocean-view suites, it features private outdoor living spaces furnished with sofa beds, pool loungers and dining tables. The bathrooms are enhanced by a private flower-filled garden.
This one bedroom villa overlooks the 35m lap pool and the ocean beyond. It features a platform bed and a bathroom with bathtub and hot water shower.
This two storey villa beside the pool comprises five suites as well as houses on the ground floor the living room and main dining area. The two suites on the first floor of the building benefit from sweeping ocean views while the two to the far side of the frangipani-lined courtyard are more self-contained.
– Ride inland on mountain bikes to discover a stunning emerald landscape of paddy fields, white-washed Buddhist temples, and rural villages
– Spend the day on one of the golden beaches along the coast: Unawatuna, Thalpe or Mirissa
– Go whale and dolphin watching from Mirissa
– Visit the virgin white tea plantation in Titagalla and learn how tea, cinnamon and rubber is produced
The main dining table seats up to 20 and is located on the ground floor of Olive Ridley, overlooking the pool. However, guests can choose to dine where they like; on the sweeping verandah, in the garden or in the privacy of their own suite. Breakfasts typically consist of plenty of fresh fruit and juices while lunches might include choices such as prawn curry, green gazpacho soup or hummus with tahini and homemade pita bread. For dinner seafood specialities and Sri Lankan curries are accompanied by flavour-filled dishes such as Moroccan Lamb Tagine and Tabbouleh. Delicious cakes, puddings and pavlovas typically finish off any meal.