Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka
At a Glance
Elevated location above the Indian Ocean
Just 40 minutes from Galle
Suitable for families and groups of up to 10
Private gate onto beach from terraced garden
Swim in Suriyawatta's pool as the waves break below you
Best 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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Close to Cape Weligama, Suriyawatta overlooks the Galle coast and offers a well-appointed family home for up to 10 people in the south of Sri Lanka. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the garden and pool terrace descend to a private gate to the beach.
Suriyawatta is named after the two Indian tulip trees that shade the garden (Suriya) and the name for a dwelling (Watta). The beautiful south facing villa is an ideal retreat on the south coast of Sri Lanka, offering five charming bedrooms (all ensuite) around a courtyard and leading to an open-plan living and dining space both inside and out.
With discreet yet attentive staff including a professional chef, guests can relax during their stay and make the most of this idyllic stretch of Weligama coastline. Halcyon days at the villa can be spent appreciating views of the azure Indian Ocean from french doors in the vaulted living room, to shady verandas and serene pool set amidst lush terraced gardens. With direct access to the beach via a private gate, there is no need to travel far for walks along the coastline, seasonal surfing and swimming.
There are an abundance of places to visit nearby. From the three quarter acre site, it is easy to visit Galle for shopping and the Dutch Fort UNESCO World Heritage Site or take a trip down to the surfing school at Weligama Bay or Mirissa Beach.
A total of 10 guests can be accommodated in five en-suite bedrooms at Suriyawatta, two double rooms and three twins. All rooms are air conditioned and include storage, safe, mosquito net and fan. All rooms expect one are located in the main house, one twin room is in a separate building.
|Master Bedroom (Bedroom 1)||
The master bedroom of the villa, offers guests a four poster, king size bed, shower and bathtub and measures 4.4m by 4.6m.
|Master Guest Bedroom (Bedroom 2)||
The Master Guest Bedroom of the villa, offers guests a four poster, king size bed, shower and measures 4.6m by 4.5m.
|Twin Room (Bedroom 3)||
Bedroom 3 of the villa, offers guests two twin size beds, shower and bathtub and measures 4.6m by 4.5m.
|Twin Room (Bedroom 4)||
Bedroom 4 of the villa, offers guests two twin beds, a shower and measures 4.6m by 3.7m.
|Twin Room (Bedroom 5)||
Bedroom 5 of the villa, offers guests two twin beds, a shower and measures 5m by 4.1m. This is the only room that is located in a separate building to the rest of the villa.
The villa is child friendly and cots, high chairs, car seats, toys, DVDs, Nannies and after hours babysitting can be arranged and there are also swings for children in the garden.
In addition to the ample living space within the villa itself, there is a dining veranda, swimming pool measuring 15.5m by 5.4m with eight sun beds, a fully equipped kitchen (including ice cream maker) and BBQ and car parking on site.
Within the villa there is a DVD library and book/magazine library. From the villa there is access to the beach although swimming and surfing is only safe at certain times of the year (more so from Mid December to the end of April) Nearby is Galle and its 17th century Dutch Fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Weligama and Mirissa for some of the world's best Whale and Dolphin watching. Here and at Dahawalla and Mihiripanna you can also enjoy snorkelling, sailing, fishing, sea kayaking and boating.
Cycling Tour outside Galle
Spend half a day cycling through the beautiful Sri Lankan countryside outside Galle.
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 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.
Jeep Safari at Yala National Park
Enjoy a jeep safari to Yala National Park, the most famous National Park in Sri Lanka.
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 colourful 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.
Walking Tour of Galle Fort
Go on a walking tour of Galle with a local resident / guide.
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 Cruise from Mirissa
Go on whale and dolphin cruise in Mirissa in the months of December to March.
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
Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka
Located in the fishing town of Kaparatota just 2km from Weligama, Villa Suriyawatta lends itself well to exploring Sri Lanka's south coast.
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