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Wijaya Beach

A short walk from the beautiful Wijaya beach, Why House is nestled within 3 acres of stunningly landscaped gardens of tropical plants, fruit and spice trees.
Why House is a fabulous boutique villa, catering for large parties in its spacious ensuite guestrooms which are split between the main building (which sleeps 11), two cabanas (sleeping 2 each) and the Garden villa which sleeps 9. The rooms fuse sophisticated European tastes with the tropics of Sri Lanka creating a luxurious and comforting home for you and your family.

The ornate dining pavilion boasts stunning 360-degree views of the garden and will undoubtedly become your key social space during the holiday. With it comes a second open-plan kitchen where the staff will concoct a drink of your choice and whip up aromatic snacks from the open-top grill or BBQ.

This villa is perfect for large families and if you wish to be private, the cabanas should be your choice. Each room is equipped with the latest technical must-haves: satellite TV, DVD player, mini bar, safe and a bathroom with all that you need. Have a movie night in with your children, choosing from the DVD library, or arrange for a baby-sitter and enjoy a night out.

The older kids can go off snorkelling, boogie boarding or surfing, or perhaps you’d all fancy a day trip out on the seas hoping to be followed by whales or dolphins!

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate the South Coast into a greater Sri Lankan holiday. Take a look at Tea Plantations and Coastal Hideaways as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

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Location & Getting There

Why House is nestled within 3 acres of stunningly landscaped gardens of tropical plants, fruit and spice trees, a short walk from Wijaya Beach and a 3-4 hours drive from Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport.


The fabulous boutique villa has spacious ensuite guestrooms split between the main building, 2 cabanas and the garden villa. Main house suites are perfect for families, with the option of a triple room that hosts a double and single bed. The 2 cabanas comprise of split king beds, totally private with covered walkways to the bathrooms. Lastly, the garden villa has 3 rooms. One large room accommodates two adults and two children, a slightly smaller room accommodates two adults and one child, and the garden room has a double bed with mezzanine floor.


- DVD library
- Swimming pool
- Dining: 1 dining pavilion


A wealth of activities await both at and outside of Why House. These include shopping excursions, visits to nearby temples, bicycle rides, fort tours, elephant rides and Sri Lankan traditional dancing. Sports available are volleyball, badminton, snorkelling, surfing, boogie boarding, fishing, seasonal whale and dolphin watching.


Children are welcome. Babysitting services and a DVD library are available for their entertainment.

Why House Price Guide

2 out of 5

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Why House Testimonials

Dear Melissa,

Thank you for your efforts in arranging our trip to Sri Lanka which we enjoyed immensely.

Why House was a lovely place and Hen the manager was very welcoming. It is set up to feel more like a home than a hotel which meant it had a very relaxed atmosphere. It was situated near good local beaches (Jungle Beach being one of them) but was quite far from Mirissa (around 45 mins) and therefore in the end we decided not to go. It was around 20 mins to Galle Fort and they had good contacts there to do things (such as tour of the Fort).

The views from Tea Trails were spectacular and the walks very relaxing. We did the Tea Factory tour which we would highly recommend.

Our driver was excellent. We spoke to others who had drivers who drove very slowly / did not speak much English. Ours was quick but safe and spoke excellent English and had good knowledge of Sri Lanka which made our trip more enjoyable.

Best regards,


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