The island is surrounded by miles and miles of beaches, but the ones in the south of the island are hard to beat.

Want to find the perfect villa for you? Then check out our guide to the best villas in Sri Lanka, a jewel in the Indian Ocean.

HIT THE SOUTHERN BEACHES

The island is surrounded by miles and miles of beaches, but the ones in the south of the island are hard to beat.

Talaramba Reef

The One For Big Families

Just a few minutes away from Galle’s bustling and charming centre lies Talaramba ReefLocated amidst 2.5 acres of lush gardens, this spacious villa is perfect for two families travelling together as it features two separate houses, each boasting four large en-suite doubled bedrooms. Make a splash in the pool and take in the gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean.

Lovely pool at Talaramba Reef
Lovely pool at Talaramba Reef

 

Skye House

The One Made For Kids

This villa welcomes tots with open arms. Not only does Skye House come with a pool, but a playground that features a pirate hut, monkey bars and a rope ladder, as well as a huge garden that’s perfect for a game of cricket or two.

Skye House's spacious garden and inviting pool
Skye House’s spacious garden and inviting pool

 

GO TO THE HILL COUNTRY

The lush vegetation of Hill Country is just as enthralling as the rolling surf. Climb aboard an old, colonial British train and take a ride through the tea plantations.

Tea Trails

The One In A Tea Plantation

Tea Trails gives you the chance to live on a working tea plantation. Relax in one of the four colonial bungalows set within the grounds, or go hiking, biking or white-water rafting in the Sri Lankan countryside.

Lavender House

The One With Elephants Close By

Built just before the turn of the 20th century, Lavender House is a restored tea planter’s residence that oozes colonial charm. Set in seven acres of gardens, Lavender House is the epitome of laid-back luxury and feels more like a private home than a hotel. Not only will you find tea plantations on your doorstep, but the elephants at Uda Walawe National Park.

Cosy lounge area at Lavender House
Cosy lounge area at Lavender House

 

EXPLORE GALLE FORT

This UNESCO World Heritage Site, perched on the coast, is an architectural gem.

The One With The Sri Lankan Chef

Right in the heart of Galle, stands 20 Middle Street, easily the grand dame of private residences within the walls of Galle Fort. This beautifully preserved colonial home from the 1750s, comes with a wonderful team, including a Sri Lankan chef.

41 Lighthouse Street

The One In The Heart Of The Action

Tatler has referred to 41 Lighthouse Street as ‘Sri Lanka’s sexiest villa’. Location-wise, the house is right in the heart of all the action and the beach is just a short tuk-tuk ride away. Spend the day exploring Galle’s many charming antique shops and the evening enjoying a tipple or two from the villa’s wine cellar.

 

Inviting pool at 42 Lighthouse Street
Inviting pool at 42 Lighthouse Street

 

A DOSE OF CULTURE AT CULTURAL TRIANGLE

2,500 years of Buddhist history and architecture awaits at the Cultural Triangle

The eco-boutique one

These days, eco-friendly hotels are in demand and Ulagalla can only be described as one of the best out there. Generating half of its own energy requirements and uncompromising on comfort and unparalleled luxury, Ulagalla is a boutique hotel to tick off your bucket list. Spread over 58 acres of lush greenery the hotel’s 20 ecologically built villas are the perfect blend of indulgence and guilt free luxury.

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A restored mansion and inviting pool at Ulagalla

Planning ahead? The best time to visit Sri Lanka is between February and April.

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