These beautiful two-storey villas have a contemporary take on old colonial designs, featuring high vaulted ceilings, tall louvered windows and wrap-around verandas. Situated on a long, tranquil stretch beach in the sleepy village of Induruwa, Sri Villas is made up of three two-storey villas – Sagara (three suites), Nisala (two suites) and Araliya (three suites and one room) – all of which are beautifully-furnished and have stunning uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean that are exceptionally beautiful at sunset. The villas can be booked separately or together and can accommodated 18 people in total (although extra beds can be added for children). Sagara and Araliya are an ideal choice for families.
A lush garden featuring soaring coconut palms and fragrant frangipani, hibiscus and heliconia surrounds a sparkling 30-metre child-friendly swimming pool. Each of the fully-staffed villas are decorated with custom-made furnishings and Sri Lankan antiques and art and have their own private kitchens which guests are welcome to use. The villas also have spacious ground-floor living and dining areas, large balconies and master suites with oversized ensuite bathrooms.
Each of the luxuriously-appointed master suites is air-conditioned and has a wide balcony or veranda overlooking the Indian Ocean and a spacious ensuite bathrooms with designer granite sinks and chrome fittings. They are decorated with local artwork and beautiful handmade bedspreads from India and tapestries from Pakistan.
The chef at Sri Villas trained in France, something which you can see in the cuisine served here – expect croissants for breakfast, croque monsieur for lunch and pastries for tea. An extensive range of international and Sri Lankan cuisine is on offer, as well as fresh seafood options. Discuss menus with the chef day-by-day or weekly and tailor your meals to your individual preferences. Dishes are prepared with fresh, local produce, especially seafood which is plentiful in this area – don’t miss out on the Lobster Thermidor, grilled jumbo prawns or baked crab. You can eat your meals at any time, either inside the villa, in the gardens or on the beach. Visit the local markets and stock up on food, or ask the staff to shop for you. Whilst the villas do stock some alcoholic beverages, it is advisable to let the staff know of your preferences in advance so they can prepare accordingly.
Just for the kids
Family-friendly. Older children can enjoy the exhilarating water-sports on offer in nearby Bentota.