Casa Heliconia

Pasyala, Sri Lanka

At a Glance

  • Casa Heliconia has just 2 chalets giving it an exclusive feel

  • Children only above the age of 12 years are allowed which makes it good for honeymooners and couples

  • Located close to Colombo Airport, Casa Heliconia is an ideal base for an introduction to the country

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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half, while the dry season here lasts from December to March. 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.

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Insider's View

Stay in The Pagoda Gold for quirky experience dine under hurricane lamps in your own private area.

Enjoy a really delicious breakfast of fresh fruits, juices and some local dishes.

Ask the staff to cook you a delicious Sri Lankan dinner in their traditional open Sri Lankan kitchen. You will be able to see how all the delicious ingredients come together.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Casa Heliconia or take a look at our itineraries to Colombo


Casa Heliconia is an intimate hideaway with unique and stylish pavilions ideally located only 25km from the airport, making it the perfect spot for relaxation before flying in or out of Sri Lanka.

Located between Kandy and Colombo, this peaceful paradise is set in lush jungle but yet offers luxurious comfort. The property comprises of two Pavilion style bedrooms. Both with beautiful settings and lovely big double beds. The two pavilions are totally different in style and set up, although they do both have private dining areas.

Ideal for couples or an older family seeking an small scale experience in rural Sri Lanka. Casa Heliconia is ideal for a couple of nights on arrival to Sri Lanka or at the end of your trip, just before you leave. It is conveniently located only 40km from the heart of Colombo and only 25km from the capital’s airport. The property is based on the perimeter of a farming village, sits in beautiful grounds which include a stunning temple stupa and is surrounded by plantations.

Experiences can include visits to markets, small temples, villages and farmland. The chefs will also put on amazing cooking demonstrations.

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Temple Angkor is a beautifully laid out room, with en-suite bathroom and an outside shower in traditional Sir Lankan Style. The room has a great sit out dining area at the back.

Pagoda Gold is the small of the two pavilions with a loo that is outside, and down some steps. It also has an area were you can dine outside.


Pavilion Neapolitan is the third of the Pavilions and has covered seating and loungers overlooking a small infinity pool and the paddy-fields beyond. The Doll's House is furnished is the perfect place for the children to hang out; with free WiFi, computer, TV and books to read. The room is fully air conditioned and a great place to wind down. You eat at your room to maximize on the privacy of the property.


There are many beautiful temples surrounding Casa Heliconia, you can go on a stroll from the property or go with a driver to explore the different opportunities. Another activity that is a particular favorite of the guests is to take a village walk to see the nearby Wewaldeniya. The village provides an outlet for locally made cane baskets and mats in its bazaar. A trip to the market there is always fun.



Jessica Cator (Staff)

A wonderfully unique property, nested in beautiful surroundings. There are only two rooms here and I certainly preferred the Temple Angkor Pavilion. It has a wonderful dining area outside and the staff will do cooking demonstrations in the traditional Keralan kitchen opposite.


Deepavali Gaind (Staff)

We stayed at Casa Heliconia at the end of our stay in Sri Lanka and we had an amazing staff of 2 and they really looked after us very well.


  • Colombo - Cookery Demonstration

    Visit a local market to choose ingredients before heading to Mrs Dole's house where she will explain and demonstrate the art of Sri Lankan cuisine. Visitors can participate in the cooking and then enjoy the fruits of their labour with a delicious lunch.

  • Colombo - Mark Forbes Walk

    Enjoy a guided tour of Colombo's hidden corners. Mark Forbes or one of his team will take you on a tour of the city's historic buildings before visiting the Pettah Market. This tour lasts around two to three hours.

  • Colombo - Tuk Tuk Safari

    Enjoy this four hour tour of Colombo by tuk tuk. A fun way to get around, this tour is an interactive immersion into local life, culture and a chance to sample Sri Lankan food and of course tea. Heading to famous landmarks including the Dutch Hospital.

  • Colombo Night by Bike

    Cycle through the charming city of Colombo at dusk, as you visit some of its most iconic landmarks.

  • Colonial Colombo by Vintage Car

    Colonial Colombo by Vintage Car is a fabulous way to explore this evolving city as the sun sets. Cruise around in your chauffeur driven vintage car and retrace Colombo's colonial past.

  • 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.

Location & directions

Pasyala, Sri Lanka

Located between Kandy and Colombo and only 25km from the international airport,

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Casa Heliconia or take a look at our itineraries to Colombo