Despite the villa’s innate simplicity, Sisindu C is a very comfortable and immensely stylish place to stay.The ocean can be spied from every room and relaxation comes easily as there are so many gorgeous spots to soak up the serenity of this sultry seaside situation. The huge open plan lounge on the ground floor teems with cushion-plumped built-in sofas huddled beside tables topped with books and magazines, and this room flows freely ontothepillared dining terrace beyond.On the threshold of the gardenlies amesmerisingswimming pool flanked by loungers andcushy blue floor cushions, which magnetically trap the sun during the day. Between the pool and the beach is a lush green lawn topped by a west-facing sunset ambalama(pavilion).
The villa comes with a staff of three, including an experienced chef versed in international cuisine. The western-style kitchen is fully equipped and guests are welcome to use it if they wish to cook a meal for themselves, although the chef’s obvious talents in the kitchen will surelydeflect any craving to cook. The friendly owners of the villa often pop in and say hello, but otherwise leave you to your own devices. The villa’s location is excellent; the beach beyond the villa is wide and long, so it’s perfect for a morning or evening jog or stroll, andalmost next door to Sisindu C is a turtle hatchery. Galle is a 20-minute drive from the villa.
Sisindu C is let on a whole house basis. Although the villa generally sleeps four, the built-in sofas on the ground floor are large enough to sleep extra adults.
– 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
For breakfast, wake up to a typical British spread of eggs, bacon and tomatoes or snack on something tropical such as banana French toast or pancakes with fresh coconut, curd and treacle. The spicy eggs are a must-try and if you enjoy a slice of spice first thing in the morning, indulge in one of Sisindu C’s epic Sri Lankan breakfasts with a selection of curries, sambols and tasty accompaniments.
The villa’s lunch menu features plenty of soups, salads and sandwiches along with fish and chips, beef burgers, quiche and puff pastry tarts. If you’re feeling hungry, you could indulge in Sri Lankan rice and curry.The dinner menu lists many starters and mains, including fresh seafood and fish, beef, pork and chicken. Homesick guests will adore the chicken and leek or cottage pies. Fish can be barbecued, grilled or oven roasted and the selection depends entirely on what the chef finds fresh in the market that day. All dishes can be adapted for children, and the chef can also whip up special kids meals upon request.
Those with a sweet tooth will adore the dessert menu. Indulge in wicked dishes such as lemongrass and ginger panacotta, homemade crunchie bar ice cream or hot rum bananas with vanilla bean ice cream. The chef can also make a range of flourless cakes that can be enjoyed either as a dessert or with afternoon tea.
The villa does not have a liquor licence so although you can buy a selection of local and international liquor, beer and wine locally (the staff can buy this on your behalf), it’s a good ideal to buy your favourite tipples from duty free when you arrive in Sri Lanka (or before). All groceries are purchased at cost price.