Spend your holiday in Sri Lanka’s spectacular south beach in a beautiful home away from home managed by the dedicated team of Villa Atulya Group.
The home is furnished with antique furniture and offers three air conditioned rooms with spacious attached bathrooms. They all offer spectacular views of the sea.
Access from Colombo via southern expressway will be two hours or less and from Katunayaka International Airport to Colombo is two hours.
It is located in Weligama on the spectacular sandy beach perfect for all forms of water sports and located conveniently just off the main road from Galle to Matara A2.
The surrounding area is full of surprises for the young and the old. The area is ideal for surfing and provides easy access to boats that will take you on whale watching or deep sea fishing expeditions.
You can also explore the surrounding village and the Buddhist temples or simply meet some of the friendly folk always ready to offer a friendly smile.
If you are not into too much activity, the villa offers a tranquil atmosphere for relaxation, reflection and meditation.
Breakfast is included in the room rate and other meals can be ordered from a simple menu.
The Sri Lankan dishes on offer are excellent and prepared according to the traditions of the south. Please remember to specify if you prefer mild or medium spice taste in your food as most Sri Lankan curries can be very spicy.
The meals can be served at the dining table or by the pool in an informal atmosphere. At your request, staff will be happy to wake you in the morning to offer “bed tea” according to the famous traditions of the colonial past.
The friendly staff will always be at hand to make sure that you enjoy your stay and feel at home.
In case you are inclined to venture into the kitchen, the staff will always be happy to assist you with a friendly smile!
They can 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 variety of fresh fish from the fishing boats.
The surrounding area invites you to indulge in long walks along the beautiful beech or explore village life and the ancient Buddhist Temples of the villages. At these Temples, You will discover a treasure trove of ancient architectural gems, colorful murals of Buddhist legend and friendly monks ever willing to talk to the visitors.
In case you are into photography, you will find many opportunities to use your skills in a celebration of color 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 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 sambal with dried fish or string hoppers (steamed rice noodles) accompanied by potatoes cooked in coconut milk , coconut sambal with chillie 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. 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.
In case you decide to venture out of the peace and serenity of the Villa, the city of Galle is less than an hour away by road. Matara, which is a much smaller town is only 15 kilo meters away. There are many tourist attractions in the south of Sri Lanka with in easy access of the Villa including the famous Mirissa Hill cinnamon plantation. In case you want to go on a whale watching expedition, the Sri Lankan Navy offers a ship departing from Galle and smaller boat tours are available from Mirrissa harbour.
If you are tired of the sea, we recommend a boat ride on Garanduwa lake. It is a wonderful tranquil experience and the sunsets are spectacular.