Spread across multiple levels split by a sweeping open-air staircase, these spacious holiday homes bask in the most amazing sea and coastal views; whether you’re working out in the gym, bubbling away in the Jacuzzi, sunbathing beside the infinity pool, dining on fresh home-cooked meals, relaxing on the deep cushions of the terrace sofa, propped up in bed or even lavishly soaking in the master bedroom’s bathtub, glimpses and glares of the ship-topped horizon of the deep blue seem to always find a way to dominate your vista. Adding to the experience is each villa’s individual team of housekeepers and cooks who do all they can to ensure you remain relaxed.
Sleeping up to ten guests, the villas are individually furnished and offer an incredible generosity of space. Coming with four bedrooms, each has its own lounging area, either on a balcony, veranda or courtyard, as well as a modern en-suite bathroom. The convivial terrace flanking the gorgeous infinity pool is where everyone gets together and serves as a location for relaxing, tan-topping and dining. There’s a bar tucked to one side where you can channel your inner Tom Cruise and concoct crimson cocktails to match the spectacular sunsets served up nightly.
The end-of-pool cushioned corner seat, floating above the coconut palms, is easily the most stunning spot to languidly recline at any time of the day or night or else you can seek out ships from the villa’s roof garden. For rainy days, the villas have their own home cinemas, and budding chefs will adore the restaurant-worthy kitchens, equipped with sleek imported appliances.
There are few villas in Sri Lanka as expansive as Nisala Villas’ recently completed collection of six contemporary fully self-contained holiday homes. Perched on a palm-studded headland offering superb views of the Indian Ocean, southern coastline and interior hills, this exclusive development a short drive from Mirissa Beach is the first of its kind on the island. Set within a lush 3.5-acre secure palm grove, each of the six villas measures up to 10,000 square feet, is fully serviced and comes with its own 20m infinity swimming pool and separate Jacuzzi.
They are also one of two types; the three Upper Ocean Villas have five bedrooms apiece whilst the trio of Lower Ocean Villas has four bedrooms each. Each villa can be booked independently or together. Nisala Villas is the ideal venue for big group get-togethers, family reunions and executives looking for a peaceful and private corporate escape, or for celebrating milestone birthdays and weddings.
Tucked behind is a secreted twin with an alfresco bathtub whilst off the main staircase lies a fourth double with mezzanine floor and private courtyard featuring a wall tumbling tropical plants.
Showcasing polished poured cement floors, sliding glass doors and ceiling fans, bedrooms are airy, light and relaxing. Beds are adorned with crisp cotton linen, wardrobes accessorized with electronic safes, and cushioned chairs provided for lounging. Each bedroom’s contemporary en-suite bathroom comes with a rain shower (three bedrooms also have tubs), washbasins and soft fluffy towels.
– Wander down to the near-deserted beach below the villa for a sandy evening stroll or to watch crabs scuttling between the sea-splashed eastern boulders
– Watch a movie in the cinema room, or catch up on the world’s news
– Head to Mirissa Bay for a spot of snorkeling, body boarding or surfing
– Between November and April, half-day whale and dolphin-watching cruises depart Mirissa Harbor, however if you’re lucky, you may even spot a whale’s frothy vertical spout or flighty tail fin from the lofty rooftop of the villa
– For further 360-degree views, scale the nearby Dondra Lighthouse which marks Sri Lanka’s southernmost point
– Visit the Handunugoda Tea Factory to see how tea is plucked and processed, or drop by a cinnamon and spice garden on the banks of Koggala Lake
– Head into Galle and wander around the Dutch Fort to discover old spice warehouses, museums, cafes, boutiques, churches and ramparts
Sri Lankan curries are always on the menu, and a highlight, however the cooks can also prepare western meals, such as soups, salads and pasta, along with a selection of Chinese and other Asian dishes as well. The south coast is famed for its abundance of fresh fish and seafood, so expect to see plenty on these on the menu too.
In order to make you feel at home, the staff encourage you to eat where and when you like. There is a formal indoor dining room, however you might also like to dine more casually on the tables set up between the bar and pool. There’s also a second dining table on the terrace of the kitchen where you might opt to have breakfast. To celebrate a special occasion, or to simply savor a unique dining venue, the staff will set up a flame-lit table for you on the beach and prepare an unforgettable barbecue of sizzling seafood under the stars.
Although there is no alcohol served at the villa, guests are welcome to bring their own; no corkage is charged. Stocking up in the Duty Free shops at the airport prior to your arrival is advised if you have any specific requirements. All provisions for food and soft drinks are charged at cost price so we recommend you provide the cook with a float upon arrival. He will then prepare the receipts for groceries daily or present them to you at the end of your stay, whichever you prefer.