Step back in time and experience the magic of a 19th-century Sri Lankan Manor House. Built by one of the ruling elite in Ceylon, Aranwella Walawa is a classic illustration of 19th century properties: a little gem in the Tangalle area. Drawing on influences from Dutch and British colonial architecture, this Villa provides a real glimpse into history. Seamlessly blending Sri Lankan heritage with contemporary design, the atmospheric five-suite Villa pays homage to its original features: a simple harmony of modern luxe with local charm and style. The Villa name recalls the meaning of “illusion”in Sanskrit. The stunning result blends period features with unique style: enhanced space, sky-high ceilings, open views, sleek lines and supremely comfortable living.
CLOSEST BEACH: Approximately 20 minutes to Kudawella Beach.
CLOSEST SURFING BEACH: Hiriketiya Beach, 25 mins tuk tuk drive.
CLOSEST SEASONALLY SAFE SWIMMABLE BEACH: Approximately 20 minutes to Kudawella Beach
THEKKA: Thekka in the Old House opens out to the sky-blue pool. Original 25ft high ceilings, original intricate lattice work, a towering kingsize 4 poster bed draped by a mosquito net and antique fittings, evoke that colonial chic atmosphere, so unique to Maya. Thekka and Khumbuk are the perfect rooms to book if you are coming with your family.
KHUMBUK: Khumbuk in the Old House, opens out straight to the sky-blue pool. This blissfully quiet room has a view of the garden. The beautifully high ceilings provide space and good ventilation. Similar in style and layout, Khumbuk is opposite Thekka in the Old House. These 2 rooms are ideal if you are coming to spend your holiday at the Villa with your family.
AMBA: Amba’s spacious suite in the New Wing is an embodiment of modern luxe: clean lines, a dashingly decorated living space and a large luxury bathroom. The sliding doors in both the room and the bathroom open out to a large private courtyard – an invitation to simply relax and take in the surrounding nature.
EHELA: Next to Amber, Ehela’s spacious suite in the New Wing is quintessentially modern: elegant interiors, stylishly decorated living space and a large luxury bathroom. The sliding doors opening out to a large private courtyard are an invitation to simply relax and take in the surrounding nature. Identical to Amber but more private, this is one of our most popular rooms.
KOHOMBA: Enjoy the privacy of your own garden and courtyard. Finely decorated and retaining the sleek style of the Villa, Kohomba’s sliding doors open out to a covered courtyard, extending directly to its own private garden. Tranquility on your doorstep.
Air-conditioning and ceiling fan.
Private courtyard & garden.
Elegant contemporary and designer furnishings.
Custom designed kingsize bed draped with a mosquito net.
Hairdryers, bathrobe and bathroom products provided.
Beach hat and beach bag provided.
Taste the delights of Sri Lankan fusion cuisine. Fresh, local and with a creative twist on classic dishes, the in-house chef Darshana, reputedly one of the best in the Tangalle area will seduce your taste buds with an infusion of flavours. Enjoy a drink wherever tickles your fancy and choose from the extensive wine and drinks list. Dining can be arranged in the outdoor pavilion, by the pool, at your favourite spot in the garden or in the Old House’s atmospheric dining room.When in season, pick a breadfruit from the garden and let the kitchen cook up a fabulous curry. So whether it is breakfast by the pool, lunch in the garden or a romantic candle-lit dinner, let it be a feast for the senses.
Locally sourced ingredients – fresh and seasonal.
Food is prepared fresh everyday.
Daily menu adapted to guests’ wishes.
Stunning choices for dining location.
Take–away: cooking classes with our Chef. Bring back a taste of Sri Lanka home with you.
Complimentary wifi throughout the villa.
Chilling in the hammocks.
Striking indoor and outdoor dining areas.
Library – large selection of books, CDs & DVDs.
Cable TV in the pavilion.
Selection of board games and garden games croquet, petanque, volleyball, badminton.
Selection of pool floats to enjoy in the 20 metre pool.
If you wish to combine your Villa nights with a Luxury Tour of Sri Lanka, please visit our dedicated website at Paragon Holidays. We will tailor make a unique experience for your group, based on your personal taste and specific requirements.
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