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Sisindu C is one of Sri Lanka’s most idyllic and intimate beach houses. Perched beside a magnificent sandy stretch in Habaraduwa on the island’s palm-lined south coast, this two-bedroom villa is beautiful in its simplicity, consisting of little more than a spacious open-plan ground floor area with kitchen, lounge and deep veranda and two upstairs bedrooms. 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 that extra adults can be accommodated. Sisindu C has panoramic ocean views and is decorated in a range of reflective sea greens and sky blues. On the threshold of the garden is a mesmerizing swimming pool flanked by loungers and plump, blue floor cushions. Between the pool and the beach is a lush green lawn which boasts a west-facing ambalama, a wonderful place to watch the sunset. The villa has a staff of three, including an experienced chef, and guests may cook for themselves in the modern kitchen if they wish. Particularly if you are travelling with small children, consider visiting the marine turtle hatchery next door.
The two spacious bedrooms are reached via a back staircase that leads to an upper balcony furnished with loungers which has beautiful views. Rooms are furnished with four-poster king-sized beds, mosaic side tables, cupboards and built-in sofas, and both have a/c and ceiling fans. Bathrooms feature twin sinks, rain showers and driftwood mirrors.
Things to do ?
Sisindu C’s chef is skilled at preparing Western or Asian dishes, whether you fancy a light meal or a bigger indulgence. Sri Lanka’s south coast is famous for its abundant seafood, which is a speciality at Sisindu C – try it barbecued, grilled or roasted, before indulging in one of the many delicious desserts available. Special meals for children can also be prepared, and the chef can also arrange an afternoon tea for you if you fancy a treat. The villa does not have a liquor licence, although you can buy a selection of local and international alcohol at the shops nearby (or the staff can purchase it on your behalf). All groceries are purchased at cost price.
Just for the kids
This villa is a great choice for families – kids will adore the swimming pool, garden and long ‘cricket-friendly’ beach.