Why we love it

Taru Villas is a little gem of a beachfront property that sits within a lovely tropical garden overlooking Mawella Beach. It’s design cleverly blends old world and grand luxe. There are only 8 bedrooms helping create a very personalised and intimate feel.

We love this part of the coast, near Tangalle, which remains less built-up than further west, with just a few old houses and small hotels dotted along the beach. Mawella Beach is a stunning beach and most of the year has safe swimming, although we always recommend speaking to the hotel staff about currents and the safest place to swim.

There is a nice healthy twist on the food which features fresh fruits and produce as well as seafood straight out of the Indian Ocean. The in-house lobster is highly recommended!

The property:

The hotel spreads across the main villa, which is closer to the beach, and the pool villa which is set further into the garden. The property’s indoor and outdoor spaces spill into each other seamlessly and the tropical garden and swimming pool provide tranquillity and peace. Beautiful colonial architecture is evident throughout the property in the shaded verandas, stone pillars, shuttered windows, and high ceilings.

There are four bedrooms in the main house including a master bedroom which has a private, walled courtyard with a plunge pool. There are 2 further suites in the pool house which feature open-air showers and spacious living areas with TV lounge. All rooms come with four-poster beds, safes, air-conditioning, overhead fans, luggage racks & hot/cold showers.

Highlights & activities:

  • Birds at Kalamatiya lagoon and sanctuary, about an hour and a half away.
  • Turtles at Rekawa beach, about 20 minutes down the coast
  • Head to Mirisa for great whale & dolphin watching trips
  • Explore Mulkirigala and Wewurukannala, high rock temples with incredible views

 

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Verandah Room

Room rates: 16th Jan 2019 – 15th Apr 2019 ($256) & 16th Apr 2019 – 30th Nov 2019 ($242)

The two Verandah Rooms are located in the main house, without sea views, and are the smallest rooms on offer. They are still very comfortable and come with air-conditioning, four-poster beds with mosquito netting and private bathrooms with wall-mounted showers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Private bathroom

Sea View Room

Room rates: 16th Jan 2019 – 15th Apr 2019 ($293) & 16th Apr 2019 – 30th Nov 2019 ($278)

The Sea View Room is located at the front of the main house, with views looking across the garden and sea beyond. It comes with it’s own little private dining, air-conditioning, four-poster beds with mosquito netting and private bathroom with wall-mounted showers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Wifi
  • Private bathroom

Master Bedroom

Room rates: 16th Jan 2019 – 15th Apr 2019 ($366) & 16th Apr 2019 – 30th Nov 2019 ($307)

The Master Bedroom is the largest bedroom in the main house and is a stunning room. It offers ocean-facing views, day bed, large ocean-facing bed, modern bathroom with shower and private courtyard with a plunge pool.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Wifi
  • Private bathroom

Pool House

Room rates: 16th Jan 2019 – 15th Apr 2019 ($513) & 16th Apr 2019 – 30th Nov 2019 ($440)

The Pool House is a cool two bedroom apartment with 2 smallish bedrooms with air-conditioning, overhead fans, king-sized beds, in-room safe & luggage racks. The property also has it’s own living & dining areas, with tea and coffee making facilities which is a nice place to chill-out during the heat of the day. The bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers. Please note that this is the swimming pool for the main house too, so it’s not a private pool.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Wifi
  • Private bathroom

Kurumba House

Room rates: 16th Jan 2019 – 15th Apr 2019 ($585) & 16th Apr 2019 – 30th Nov 2019 ($440)

Kurumba House is a stunning 2-bedroom house with it’s own private swimming pool. The house has dining and living spaces and a large garden than leads down to the Indian Ocean. This is a lovely option for a family or a group of 4 friends.  The rooms come equipped with queen size beds and all mod-cons and en-suite bathrooms.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee
  • Free Wifi
  • Private bathroom

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