Set on a hillock with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean Eraeliya Villas is located on the Kapparatota beach minutes away from the crescent-shaped Weligama Bay, Eraeliya can be reached from Galle which is about 40 minutes away or from the Deep South via Matara. The journey from Colombo’s international airport will take just over three hours travelling via the Southern Highway.
Villa interiors are luxurious and individually decorated with Dutch period furniture and art from Sri Lanka. Eraeliya offers a range of exotic Sri Lankan and western meals served in the comfort of your own villa. The extensive gardens with lotus filled ponds, fruit trees and coconut palms attract many species of birds, mongoose and even monkeys. The villas at Eraeliya can be booked by the room and is well suited for a romantic getaway or a family holiday.
Other resort facilities include an infinity pool at Villa Bawana that can be used by all guests; relaxing massages, yoga sessions and Sri Lankan cookery classes. Bird watching in the gardens at Eraeliya can be rewarding. Take an early morning stroll down hill to the secluded beach. Surfing and safe swimming is possible here during the season from December to April.
Villa Muhudu Bella: Inspired by a sea shell, the Muhudu Bella chalet swirls around to include a double bedroom and attached bathroom. The bedroom opens out to a terrace with sea views. The terrace is furnished with a two-seater dining table and sun lounges. Ideal for a couple.
Villa Nelum: Has a spacious bedroom and living area opening out to garden views. The ensuite bathroom has twin vanities, h/w shower and an especially designed free standing marble bath tub. Accommodates up to three guests.
Villa Walauwa: A self-contained villa with two ensuite bedrooms, living room and a small kitchen. Bedrooms open out to balconies with sea views. Ideal for families and can accommodate up to five guests.
Villa Bawana: A spacious two-storey villa consisting of four luxurious suites named Diviya, Alaya, Samaya and Ramaya Suite. Ensuite bathrooms have twin vanities, h/w showers and especially designed marble bathtubs. The Ground floor of Villa Bawana consists of a spacious lounge with a high roof; a library and a broad terrace opening out to an infinity swimming pool and spectacular ocean views. Can be booked by the room or as a whole villa. An additional bed can be provided for each suite.
– See local stilt fishermen all across the coast in this area.
– Take a dawn or sunset walk around the Matara Fort
– Ride inland on mountain bikes to discover a stunning emerald landscape of paddy fields, white-washed Buddhist temples, and rural villages
– Go whale and dolphin watching from Mirissa
– Go fishing
– Surfing. Surf boards can be rented out. Ask the Three Sisters staff about this.