Sri Lanka, South West Beaches
Info : Saman Villas
Perched on a rocky outcrop, named after the local deity - the beautifully designed Saman Villas is a first-rate resort.
Either side of the outcrop stretch two long unspoilt beaches, ensuring there is a spectacular sea view from everywhere in this luxury hotel. The 27 individual suites are large and spacious and built in a graceful Sri Lankan style, with lovely open bathrooms. An infinity pool gazes languidly out to sea while sea breezes cool the secluded diners in the open restaurant, on the head of the rock. Other dining areas, including one in a tranquil water garden, allow complete privacy for guests.
The service is attentive and the food is as excellent as you would expect from a hotel of this level. The rooms vary in size dependent on the price, with some rooms offering private plunge pools. There is also a villa available for families or groups of friends. The hotel is located in a quiet fishing village, a few kilometres south of Bentota ensuring empty beaches and peaceful walks. The coast offers great swimming between November and March and picture postcard sunsets all year.
This is an highly exclusive and tasteful resort, perfect for those extra special days youll remember for a long, long time. A member of âSmall Luxury Hotels of the Worldâ, this hotel has its own unique appeal.
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Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
Everything went like clockwork. Although there was a problem with one booking this was resolved without us even knowing there had been an issue and the alternative accommodation was lovely.