Near Galle, Sri Lanka
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At a Glance
Perched 800 feet above sea level with stunning 360 degree views
Only 15-minutes from the coast
Designed by the famous Sri Lankan architect Sunela Jayawardene it is a stunning eco-friendly with indoor and outdoor living
The Villa comes with 7 well trained staff, including cleaning staff, gardeners and a chef
Stunning location and stunning building
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
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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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Sisindu T is a truly beautiful house situated in an eight acre estate. It is 800 feet above sea level and just 10 kms from Galle, and has beautiful views over the stunning countryside in all directions.
The Villa is newly built and was designed by one of Sri Lanka’s foremost architects Sunela Jayawardene. It comprises a Master Suite with living area, and a dramatic open air bathroom with bath tub and two showers. There are four further very large double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. They are luxuriously appointed with cleverly incorporate natural features such as natural rock boulders, tropical trees growing through the roof and opened sided rooms allowing amazing views.
The huge living and dining areas surround a magnificent kitchen and have commanding 360 degree views. There is a roof terrace ideal for sunset drinks, and there are numerous other secluded sitting and chilling out areas, and an air conditioned TV room with vast lounging sofas.
There are always cooling breezes, and the villa is set off with a stunning infinity edged L-shaped swimming pool, from which one can enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding area. It is a perfect vacation setting for a group of friends or families traveling together.
The estate includes tea, cinnamon, pepper and fruits - it teems with exotic birds and is a wonderful place to explore. There are plenty of walking routes available and the tea pickers are always delighted when you join them on the plantations.
Of the six en-suite bedrooms, one is a luxurious Master Suite with a living area and a dramatic open air bathroom with bath tub, two showers and twin vanities. The bedrooms open out to private balconies or verandas with spectacular views. The rooms are well furnished with king or queen-size four-poster beds and some can take an extra bed if necessary.
Sisindu T offers a wide range of facilities including swimming pool, large kitchen - where guests can cook for themselves or let the in-house cook prepare a delicious meal. Sisindu T comes with 7 staff, there is also a yoga instructor and masseuse who come to the property on request and a taxi service on dial.
Guests are free to roam around as they please, there are also treks that are sign posted around the property. Go tea picking with the workers, and visit the local tea factory. If you want to visit the beach there a taxi service available and rickshaws at the end of the drive.
Jessica Cator (Staff)
I was totally blown away by this Villa. It is a stunning family owned property which is lived in by the owners when they are not renting it out. As such you can appreciate the loved and lived in feeling from all the rooms, with their beautiful designs and Dutch antique furniture. This would be a fantastic place for a group of friends or a couple of families to take for a week.
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.
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
Near Galle, Sri Lanka
Set in the rural village of Wanchawala just 15-minutes inland from the beaches of Galle.
How to get there
The villa is located about 10 kms away from the Galle exit on the Southern Highway. The historic 17C Galle Fort is 20-minutes away. The journey from Colombo’s international airport will take about 2.5-hours.