Sri Lanka, The South Coast
Info : Villa Saldana
Situated on the beachfront of Habaraduwa, this 3 bedroom Dutch-inspired villa is a great option for small groups or families.
Two spacious double suites are situated on either side of a plush, antique-filled sitting room which looks over the Indian Ocean. There is also a twin room located towards the rear of the property, making it a great little getaway for small groups or families.
There is a variety of things to do and sights to see from Saldana, with the historic Galle Fort only 20 minutes away, as well as the fantastic beaches of Una Wattuna and Mirissa.
The villa is fully staffed with a private chef and staff, however you are also welcome to help yourself to the fully fitted out kitchen if you would prefer to cook yourselves.
Villa - The 'Villa' is a similar concept to the 'holiday home' in Europe, with some key differences. Our villas in Asia are always fully staffed with cooking and service provided for you. Staff will generally cook meals to your specification and purchase food and drink for you at cost price. They are generally pretty smart and luxurious too and feel in many ways like a small private hotel. Nonetheless, your villa is still effectively a home and therefore you cannot expect the same level of training, English speaking or slickness that you might expect from a hotel at a similar cost. As the owners are not generally holiday professionals we cannot guarantee the quality of a villa matches expectations in a way we can with hotels. That said, the personal local touch means villas are generally much more friendly and interactive than hotels and have much to recommend them. The privacy and space makes them wonderful for families, groups of friends or couples looking for privacy and relaxation.
- Fully staffed villa
- Outdoor Pool
This was an excellently organised, tailor-made trip. We stayed in friendly hotels in a number of different locations, including a mud house in the jungle, beside a lake and in the hills among the tea plantations. We had a wonderful guide/driver and visited some amazing temples, spectacular world heritage sites, lovely villages and ate delicious, freshly harvested and cooked local food. It was a fabulous holiday!