Villa Atulya is located in Thalaramba, Mirissa where the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean lap at the edge of the property
An exclusive boutique Villa
Spend your holiday in Sri Lanka at the exclusive Villa Atulya located in the Southern coastal village of Mirissa, famous departure point for whale watching and deep sea diving expeditions. Ideal for a family holiday or a get together for a group of young adults to experience the hospitality of Sri Lankan culture and food, away from the standard fare on offer at the hotels.
The friendly staff will always be at hand to make sure that you enjoy your stay and feel at home. They will be happy to buy provisions from the fresh ingredients on offer in the surrounding areas such as local fruits, vegetables, coconuts, red rice, rich curd made of buffalo milk served with treacle and of course, an endless varieties of fresh fish from nearby fishing villages.
If you are seeking a peaceful and tranquil experience, Villa Atulya offers you incredible views of the Indian Ocean from the comfort of your room or from the spacious and well appointed terraces and balconies. You will appreciate a sense of spaciousness away from other guests in case you simply want to relax with a book.
Villa Atulya is furnished with an exclusive collection of antique furniture set in a space created by the famous Sri Lankan Architect, C. Anjalendran, a protege of the master, Geoffrey Bawa. The unique style of the architect is evident in the building and the serene atmosphere that he has created at Villa Atulya. The surrounding area invites you to indulge in long walks along the beautiful beech or explore village life and ancient Buddhist Temples nearby. At these Temples, You will discover a treasure trove of ancient architectural gems, colourful murals of Buddhist legend and friendly monks ever willing to talk to the visitors.
If you are into photography, you will find many opportunities to use your skills in a celebration of colour and contrasts.
A traditional Sri Lankan meal would consist of rice accompanied by a variety of meat or fish dishes and vegetables prepared using locally grown spices including cinnamon with plenty of fresh coconut milk or grated coconut. The distinct flavour of Sri Lankan fare is attributable to the mix of mild freshly ground spices which is different from other Asian Cuisine. The staff at Villa Atulya will be willing to share the secrets of food preparation with you in case you are interested.
Sri Lankan breakfasts on offer can be delicious rice cooked in coconut milk (Kiribath) served with traditional Southern style fish curry (ambul thiyal), fried onions (seeni sambol) and onion sambol with dried fish or string hoppers (steamed rice noodles) accompanied by potatoes cooked in coconut milk , coconut sambol with chillies and fish or meat curry. Other options include hoppers (pancakes made of rice flour with crispy edges and a soft bread like centre) or pittu (steamed mixture of rice flour and grated coconut) or traditional pol rotti (flat bread made of wheat flour and grated coconut). All items will be accompanied by traditional curries and fresh fruit.
Sri Lankan lunches will be rice (red or white) with many vegetables and meat or fish curries followed by fresh fruit or buffalo curd served with treacle, a rich sweetener prepared from the sap of coconut flowers. Sri Lankan dinner would normally be string hoppers, hoppers or pittu.
The rooms at Villa Atulya are spacious and offer fabulous views of the ocean. All rooms have access to the garden or a private patio area where you can relax on an antique lounge chair with colourful cushions made of hand woven cotton fabrics made in Sri Lanka. You will be able to watch both the sunrise and the sunset from the patio of the Villa.
The surrounding beach offers a natural habitat rich with many varieties of marine life including sea turtle, crabs, lobsters and colourful fish. There are stilt fishermen that you can observe for hours on end or colourful fishing boats that go out to sea in the evening and return with the catch of the day in the morning. At night you can observe the lights of these fishing boats. The horizon offers a view of the many ships that pass by the busy shipping lanes south of Sri Lanka.
Activities on offer
If you decide to venture out of the peace and serenity of Villa Atulya, the city of Galle is less than an hour away by road. Matara, which is a much smaller town is only 5 miles away. There are many tourist attractions in the south of Sri Lanka within easy access of Villa Atulya including the famous Thalaramba Reef and Mirissa Hill cinnamon plantation. In case you wish to go on a Whale watching expedition, the Sri Lankan Navy offers organised tours on a large vessel departing from Galle Harbour. Smaller boat tours are also available from Mirrissa fisheries harbour.
Amazing house, amazing location! I would stay there again tomorrow if I couldJoana from USA
We stayed at the beach house for three nights in December 2012. The place is fabulous! We loved the comfortable, spacious rooms and the ocean view from both the terrace and upper balcony is amazing! Also, the house is furnished with beautiful furniture, with a great choice of artifacts and decor. The owners obviously put in a great deal of effort attending to every detail! The kitchen staff is very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this place to anyone going to Sri Lanka. Thank you for making our stay so memorable!Juliane & Sven from Frankfurt, Germany
The house is a tranquil oasis with easy access to the beach or bustling nearby towns. We loved waking up to the sunrise and a view of the beach. The house is bright and airy, and even though we stayed there with a large group, we had ample privacy. The space is perfect for getting away from it all, but we also liked its close proximity to the main road, where it was easy to catch a bus or taxi to surrounding areas and attractions.Bethany from USA
Perfectly located on the Thalaramba, Mirissa seafront, the beach house made a wonderful weekend getaway. We enjoyed a very comfortable stay in this beautifully decorated house with stunning sea views. Throughout our stay we were well looked after, and had sumptuous home cooked meals prepared for us each day. We were able to totally relax in the spacious living areas, in the garden and in the pool. Thank you for a lovely time!Jahan from UK