Simple Luxury: Beachfront Villas, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Beachfront Villas are two chic rentals set in a beautiful garden on the edge of the Indian ocean. The villas are adjoined, but have separate facilities including swimming pools and can be rented separately for a more intimate holiday or together for a family or group celebration. The high level of service and attention to detail yet informal, beachfront vibe will make your stay in Sri Lanka a relaxing, restoring experience.
Villa Salunga (Wind) and Villa Vatura (Water) each have four air-conditioned bedrooms with four poster beds and en-suite bathrooms. Single beds can be added for children. On the ground floor of each villa, guests can enjoy lounging in a comfortably furnished living room that opens up on both sides to a courtyard and verandah with outdoor dining set with seating for 10. Each villa is decorated with artwork and ceramics by contemporary Sri Lankan artists. There is a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, but breakfast and afternoon tea is included in the nightly rate. You can also arrange for a private chef to prepare meals at cost price.
Surrounding the villas is a lush tropical garden full of local tree species including coconut palms, cashews, mangos and frangipani. Both the gardens and pools are equipped with loungers and sun chairs, but if you can tear yourself away from the pool, a secluded stretch of beach is only 5 minutes away on foot.
Note: Vatura is ideal for families traveling with young children as it boasts a TV room separate from the living area and a special shallow area in the swimming pool. Salunga has a deeper swimming pool and is not recommended for families.