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Ranawara Villa

Tangalle, South Coast, Sri Lanka

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At a Glance

  • An exclusive villa rented as a whole and perfect for a large family or group of friends wanting secluded luxury

  • Set back from a beautiful stretch of golden beach where guests can walk for miles.

  • Hidden in 23 acres of peaceful and tropical gardens, where it is possible to see monkeys in the trees and blue peacocks feeding in the grounds.

  • Swimming here is not recommended but it is possible in many of the bays located nearby in Tangalle.

  • The staff and dedicated butler will ensure every need is met without being imposing and can organize a number of varied day trips to the nearby surrounds.

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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.

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Insider's View

Enjoy a family getaway in this luxury villa set back from a beautiful stretch of golden beach where guests can walk for miles and due to its location guests are more than likely to have it so themselves

Enjoy a massage which can be arranged for you in the outdoor's sala

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation to Ranawara Villa or take a look at our itineraries to South Coast

Description

Villa Ranawara is a coastal retreat set within 23 acres of lush gardens and set back from a secluded golden sand beach. It offers an idyllic hideaway for families or friends looking to enjoy a slice of luxury along the South Coast of Sri Lanka.

Ranawara is beautifully appointed with seven spacious rooms and boasts typical Sri Lanka architecture, featuring wide open spaces, high ceilings, columns and verandahs. From the villa you can hear the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean, watch peacocks roam in the garden and see monkeys playing in the trees. Ranawara is a place of tranquillity and once you are firmly settled and enjoying the attentions of your chef and host, it can be quite hard to leave.

All of the bedrooms enjoy the same colonial style and minimalist design. They are decorated with neutral colors, are very spacious and come with king size four poster beds. Five of the rooms can be found in the main house and for those looking for a little extra privacy then the luxury cabanas can be found in the garden. These are smaller but nicely appointed with similar furnishings to the main house.

In the main house a lounge area can be found on both floors. The ground floor living area opens out to the dining area and pool and on the first floor the living area boasts 360 degree views of the gardens, the ocean and lake. There is a library full of books and games and the cinema room with its projector and large comfy sofas is a great place for children to enjoy movies, video games and board games.

The large infinity pool offers views of the lush green garden and is a great place for an afternoon dip. With direct access to the private beach, guests can walk for miles without seeing another person, enjoy spa treatments in the gardens wooden pavilion or sip cocktails at sunset on the roof top bar terrace. The staff and dedicated butler will ensure every need is met without being imposing and the host can organize a number of varied day trips to the nearby surrounds. Kalametiya bird sanctuary, safari parks and sea-turtle breeding beaches are al close by.

Reached via a quiet country road, Villa Ranawara offers a complete hideaway in a peaceful and stunning setting where only disturbances you are likely to get during your vacation are from the surrounding local wildlife.

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Accommodation

All of the bedrooms enjoy the same colonial style and minimalist design. They are decorated with neutral colors, are very spacious and come with king size four poster beds. Five of the rooms can be found in the main house and for those looking for a little extra privacy then the luxury cabanas can be found in the garden. These are smaller but nicely appointed with similar furnishings to the main house.

Childcare

Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at Ranawara. Staff are more than happy to keep them entertained with a game of cricket as well other sporting activities in the gardens. The villa has a dedicated cinema room with movies, video games and board games and your chef will discuss any dietary requirements with you, creating delicious meals for all tastes.

Services

Ranawara is a fully staffed villa with a chef and host to look after you during your vacation. From the moment you arrive, your villa team is there to make your vacation as seamless as possible and to look after your every need. Their service is discreet and understated, leaving you to relax and not lift a finger. Using the freshest local ingredients, your private chef will serve original and mouth-watering dishes from a menu tailored to your tastes. Whilst your host, with their wealth of local knowledge will manage every aspect of your vacation, whether it’s serving mid-morning snacks or drinks before dinner, or reserving you a restaurant for lunch, or booking day trips to explore the local area.

Facilities

Facilities at the villa include a beautifully appointed infinity pool that over looks the extensive manicured gardens. There is a study, library, living room area and movie room. As well as a roof top bar and dining area where freshly prepared meals are served and designed on the guests preferences. There is wifi available throughout and spa treatments on the massage pavilion are available on request.

Activities

Ranawara Villa is a place to relax, enjoy the beach and its peaceful gardens. However for those who want to explore, there are many national parks and a bird sanctuary nearby. Yala and Udawalawe National Parks are within a two hours drive and offer the chance to see an array of wildlife, which includes leopards, elephants, crocodiles and many bird species. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Galle Fort is a two hours drive away and Kataragama Temple is within an hour's drive. In the months between December and March it is possible to observe turtles coming to the shore to lay their eggs in Rekwawa, a 30 minutes drive away.

Reviews

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Scarlett Richard (Staff)

Ranawara Villa is a great new villa located just outside the beach town of Tangalle and offers a secluded hideaway for families or friends looking to enjoy a slice of rustic luxury. It has direct access to a secluded golden sandy beach, it is set in the most beautiful gardens where monkeys play and peacocks roam. The infinity pool offers views of the garden and is a great place for an afternoon dip. The rooms were spacious, light, bright and airy and are comfortably furnished in modern style. Most importantly the service was personal, attentive and very flexible.

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Experiences

  • Explore Galle Fort

    While staying in the Galle Fort take the time to discover this fascinating colonial town, filled with history. Founded in 1588 by the Portuguese, the fort was subsequently occupied by the Dutch and the British, so there is plenty to explore.

  • Explore the Kapu Ela River by boat & Cycle through Rural Galle

    Enjoy a scenic and immersive tour through the beautiful countryside surrounding Galle. Your journey will take you down the Kapu Ela River by boat and then by bike across the paddies, ending with a traditional Sri Lankan meal and a lesson in hopper making.

  • Galle Cooking Experience - Food for the Soul

    During your time in Sri Lanka you are sure to dine on some soul-stirring dishes, including the traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry. Food lovers will love this cooking experience, from the vibrant market of Galle to cooking in a local village.

  • Galle Fort Tour with a Local Host

    Galle’s main attraction is the 17th century Dutch Fort. Much of the old Fort and the township still remain, within its well-preserved bastions including its public buildings, churches, the famous lighthouse and a maze of narrow cobbled streets.

  • Hopper Cooking Class at Why House

    The foodie in you will love this hands on cooking class at the beautiful Why House. A delectable Sri Lankan staple, hoppers are iconic in Sri Lanka and are delicious when served with a range of chutneys, sambols and curries.

  • Kanneliya Rainforest Trek

    One of Sri Lanka's hidden secrets, Kanneliya Rainforest Reserve is an enchanting forest reserve which is home to some incredible wildlife. Within the thick canopy, explore this wild and undisturbed scenery, accompanied by your wildlife tracker.

  • Sailing & Snorkelling Excursion

    Climb aboard a beautiful 48ft catamaran, and sail along the south coast of Sri Lanka stopping at private coves to stand-up paddle board, snorkel over colorful reefs, swim or soak up the sun while your crew take the helm.

  • Visit a Cinnamon Plantation

    Today head to Villa Mayurana, close to Koggala on Sri Lanka's South Coast. Learn about the process of growing cinnamon and the history that goes with it. Still a major export, cinnamon has medicinal values as well as being used in everyday cooking.

  • Visit to Mulkirigala Rock Temples

    Located near Tangalle, the Mulkirigala Rock Temples are home to seven ancient cave temples. Like the iconic Dambulla caves in the Cultural Triangle, here lies a number of reclining Buddha statues and fascinating cave paintings from the Kandyan Kingdom.

  • Weligama - Deep Sea Fishing

    Enjoy some deep sea fishing in the waters of the southern town of Weligama. Perfect for beginners or those more experienced at fishing, let your skipper help you catch some big game fish from sharks and tuna to marlin and swordfish.

  • Whale and Dolphin Watching by Private Catamaran

    On this full day boat trip you will have the opportunity to spot vast amounts of marine life from blue whales, false ores, sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins.

  • Whale Watching by Private Speedboat

    Spend three relaxing hours on a private speedboat off the coast in search of the planets largest mammals.

Location & directions

Tangalle, South Coast, Sri Lanka

Hidden down a dirt road, Ranawara Villa is located in a small fishing village, 15km south of Tangalle in the village of Kahandamodara.

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