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Considered one of the most colourful religious pageants in Asia, Kandy's ten-day Esala Perahera is one of Sri Lanka's most spectacular festivals. The perahera (procession) is held to honour the sacred tooth enshrined in the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

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Beach Villas

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Sri Lanka offers something unique for all traveler`s. The unique alternate to hotels are…… spending your vacation in a luxury villa along the coastline. Most of the beach villas are open directly on to beautiful Indian Ocean with Stunning sea View`s and gorgeous unspoiled golden Beach`s in southern Sri Lanka.  Read More

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Rafting or white water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers.

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Beach Villas


Sri Lanka offers something unique for all traveler`s. There`s the ancient Sinhalese ruins of the Cultural Triangle, the Hill Country`s colonial plantation bungalows, misty peaks and endless Tea plantations, Kandy`s revered Temple of the tooth, National Parks where leopards, elephants and bears roam free, and the warm turquoise Sea`s where you can see Whales and Dolphins, and Scuba to coral reefs.

This Island`s endless swathes of un-spoilt palm-speckled beaches are its biggest draw. The sultry south-west stretch linking the water sports capital of Bentota. The historic 17th century fortified city of Galle and the rustic shoreline of Galle, Mirissa, Tangalle is the most developed accessible and popular, and also where MOST OF THE ISLAND`S VILLA`S (many atmospheric heritage homes) can be found.


The Cove House`s -

The Cove House and little Cove House Beach Retreat exemplify the very best of luxury vacation rentals by the Indian Ocean, and in the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka`s southern coast.

The Houses are perched above a spectacular white sandy cove where you can spend your days gazing across the coconut palms, surfing and snorkeling in the glistening azure waters, or by simply relaxing in the infinity pool.

The natural surroundings are further complimented by the elegant and open interior of the Cove Houses. The New York owner has hand-picked every fixture to create a vocation experience that is both lavish and comfortable. Inspired by the suites of the JK Place Capri Hotel, the Cove Houses combine tropical beach side living with hotel quality amenities.

The Villas, while completely separate, can be rented together to give your guests access to the entire compound.

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Pointe Sud -

One of the best villas on the island, Pointe Sud is a luxurious villa that commands breathtaking 180 degree views across the Indian Ocean. This early 21C southern home has been caringly refurbished using locally sourced antique window frames, old temple doors, teak floors, and clay tiled roofs. The exquisite interiors are a blend of European and Asian style. The villa is set on a four-acre property with the main villa, a garden pavilion and a magnificent infinity edge swimming pool located at the cliff top. A series of steps leading down hill takes you to the foot of the cliff where there is another pavilion set amidst a beachside garden with beach access. The sea fronting the villa is not suitable for swimming but, just a short drive away is the crescent shaped Mirissa Bay which is ideal for swimming and surfing during the season. Pointe Sud is rented exclusively to one party on a villa only basis. There is an in-house chef who will do the grocery shopping and prepare meals for you. The villa can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests and welcomes families with children.
There are five bedrooms of which four are doubles and one is a twin. Four of these rooms are accessed through the living room and open out to garden or sea views. The fifth room is accessed through the gardens and is at a level below. Bedroom interiors are furnished with antique four-poster beds and writing desks. Bedrooms have a/c, overhead fans and ensuite bathrooms with h/w showers.

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Habaraduwa House
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Habaraduwa House is a spacious villa with polished stone flooring, high timber ceilings and tall glass windows which welcome the tropical sun and ocean breeze. The stylish interiors are furnished with a blend of Dutch period antiques and modern fittings. Local art and sculptures adorns the walls. The villa is set on a coconut grove leading to a broad, secluded beach frontage. The turquoise seas here are safe for swimming during the season from December to April. Habaraduwa house can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests and is rented exclusively to one party.
Three of the bedrooms open out to the swimming pool, gardens and the ocean beyond. These bedrooms are furnished with king-size four-poster beds. The fourth bedroom is situated above the kitchen and has sea views. This bedroom is furnished with twin four-poster beds. In-room facilities include a/c, overhead fans, safes, hair dryers, and ensuite bathrooms with h/w showers. Two of the ocean front bedrooms have outdoor showers as well.

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Apa Villa –


Hans Hofer, founder of the Apa Guides - owns this refined boutique hotel and has brought to life his vision of a perfect beach hideaway. The suites are housed in three separate villas that incorporate typical southern architectural features of columns and verandahs, courtyards and open spaces that let the ocean breeze and fresh air in. The interiors are minimalist and contemporary with timber, steel, and glass blended furniture, cement based beds and recliners, and cooling cement floors. Caring touches such as rooms adorned with fresh flowers brought daily from his private estate at Illuketia located nearby, the warm and gentle smiles of the staff, and a child friendly environment all add to the homely atmosphere of this quaint boutique hotel.
The three villas – Cinnamon, Cardamom and Saffron, consist of seven spacious suites and are sold in whole or part. Each suite is designed with an open-plan sleeping and living area that opens out to a verandah with spectacular sea views. One of the seven suites opens out to an enclosed private garden. In-room facilities include a/c, overhead fans, wifi internet, room service and laundry service. Baby cot is available upon request.

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Satori Villa – (internal – Not on the Beach)


Is a tranquil holiday retreat where mind and body wellness and relaxation is paramount. Time here is unhurried and the day unfolds as you please. Relax with a rejuvenating massage or lounge by the poolside under the shade of tropical trees. Satori villa is a Dutch colonial period bungalow that has been refurbished maintaining its original architectural elements of verandahs and courtyards. Interiors are a tasteful blend of Sri Lankan and Oriental design and decorated with antique furniture, colourful cushions, and ethnic art and sculptures. Satori is spread over 2.5 acres of lush tropical gardens overlooking the valley below and consists of the main villa and the coach house. The villa is rented to one party at a time ensuring complete privacy and can comfortably accommodate upto eight guests. Satori has four a/c luxurious suites located in the main villa and the Coach house. All rooms have a/c and overhead ceiling fans and are stylishly furnished with four poster beds fitted with mosquito netting.

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Olanda Beach House –


The Olanda Beach House is an elegantly-restored 'walauwa' or ancestral home with spacious rooms, spectacular views, a beautiful beach frontage and a large garden. The building follows the traditional architectural style with verandahs that skirt around the premises, wooden columns, terracotta floors, high roofs and large doors opening out to the garden – all of which invite in the tropical sun and ocean breeze.
Olanda House has three large bedrooms that open out to the garden and can comfortably sleep up to six adults. The ensuite bathrooms include open-air showers, elegantly designed to provide tranquil moments amidst flowering frangipani trees. One bathroom has a large cement bath tub ideal for a flower bath. The rooms are furnished with canopied king-size four-poster beds.

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