Each of the fully-staffed villas is designed as a contemporary version of a typical Sri Lankan home where high vaulted ceilings, tall louvered windows and wraparound verandahs predominate. They feature luxuriously appointed South Asian and custom-made furnishings that mingle beside Sri Lankan antiques and works of art that colourfully illuminate the white walls. The ground-floor living and dining areas of each villa are especially generously sized and open onto pillared verandahs set with elegantly designed seating that overlook the pool, garden and ocean. All of the villas also have their own private kitchens which are fully equipped to allow guests to prepare their own meals.
The stretch of beach in Induruwa is typically tranquil and often deserted; take yourself off for a sandy sunset stroll or enjoy the crimson sky from your spacious verandah, drink in hand. If you fancy a break from the beach, cycle inland to be immersed by lush green paddy, palms and villages while Bentota and all its attractions are only a ten-minute drive away.
Each villa has luxuriously appointed interiors, generous living and dining spaces, private kitchens, spacious balconies and master suites with oversized en suite bathrooms.
The villas – which can be booked separately, together or even by suite on occasion – can accommodate 18 guests in the nine rooms although extra beds can be added for children. Sagara and Araliya are ideal choices for families.
– Visit Lunuganga, the magical home and gardens of the famous Sri Lankan architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa
– Visit Brief Gardens, the magnificent gardens and former home of Geoffrey’s brother, Bevis Bawa
The chef will discuss menus with you daily or weekly to tailor-make meals to your preferences and ensure produce is bought fresh every day. For breakfast fresh fruits, eggs and toast is typical while light lunches may include grilled squid salad, tuna nicoise, a club sandwich or soup. Sri Lankan rice and curry and fresh seafood dishes such as Lobster Thermidor, grilled jumbo prawns or crab should be made the most of and have been highly praised by past guests. Mousses and fresh fruits typically finish off any meal.
You may enjoy your meals at the time of your choosing from either inside your villa, in the gardens or on the beach for special occasions. Each of the villas has a private kitchen where you may want to store or prepare meals for children or babies. The local markets allow you to stock up on food and drink although you may wish to have the friendly staff do the shopping for you. Although the villa may stock some alcoholic drinks, it may be advisable to let the staff know in advance of any preferences that you may have.