Top 10 Luxury Villas In Sri Lanka - Updated 2023

Top 10 Luxury Villas In Sri Lanka - Updated 2023

With its sublime sandy beaches, balmy temperatures, rich culture, and fascinating history, it’s little wonder that Sri Lanka is a popular destination for those craving a memorable holiday experience. And for those who hanker after true luxury, there are a whole host of spectacular villas to choose from. So, whether you’re looking for a little slice of paradise for just you and your family, or hoping to find something a little bigger for a larger group, there are luxury villas to suit everyone. These are just some of the top luxury villas around Sri Lanka which await you and your loved ones.

1. Villa Lassana Kanda (from 838 USD)

With its stylish interior design, hillside location, and serene setting, this property is a great option for groups of up to 14 people who crave that added touch of luxury. This seven bedroom property boasts beautiful grounds and an unrivalled balcony from which to enjoy them. What’s more, those who crave that added memorable touch will adore the outdoor pool. And, of course, the range of home comforts will appeal to all manner of guests. So, whether you wish to explore the local town of Galle, or prefer spending time lounging with your loved ones, you’ll be all sorted.

Villa Lassana Kanda

Price: from 838 USD

Number of Guests: 14

2. Walatta House (from 503 USD)

Just imagine it. You and your loved ones relaxing under a parasol table and marvelling at the stunning coastline, and all the while being just feet away from a tantalising open air pool. At Walatta House, it doesn’t have to be confined to your imagination. This three-bedroom property, which can sleep up to six people and will appeal to families and small groups alike, comes complete with impressive decor, floor to ceiling windows–for unrivalled views of the surroundings–and boasts a hillside setting that will have you itching to get out and discover the local area around Tangalle.

Walatta House

Price: from 503 USD

Number of Guests: 6

3. Claughton House (from 1,005 USD)

If soaking up beautiful sea views from the cooling waters of an open air pool sounds appealing to you, then Claughton House may well be the luxury accommodation option for you. This tastefully decorated and spacious five bedroom villa can cater for groups of up to 10 people and features a range of different sleeping arrangements to suit any party, from doubles to twin rooms. What’s more, each comes with its own air-conditioning, ensuring a restful night’s sleep whatever the temperature outside. And those who prefer to spend their time outdoors will also adore this property. It is located among eight-acres (3.2 hectares) of private walled-in gardens, comes with pavilion dining area with super views out to sea through palm trees, and is so close to the beach you’ll be itching to explore those sands.

Claughton House

Price: from 1,005 USD

Number of Guests: 10

4. Talalla House (from 1,332 USD)

With its palm-lined beach and azure blue waters, the crescent-shaped bay upon which this beautiful villa sits will linger long in the memory of those lucky enough to stay at Talalla House. Located in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province close to the small town which gives this villa its name, this property can accommodate groups of up to 14 people between its range of bedrooms, which include five double suites in the main building and a further two garden suites located within the grounds. The neighbouring beach is a popular swimming and surfing spot, so lovers of watersports will be in their element, while those who prefer the privacy of their own little slice of paradise will find much to enjoy about the open air pool. The wide range of mod-cons will also ensure you feel right at home during your luxury stay.

Talalla House

Price: from 1,332 USD

Number of Guests: 14

5. Villa Suriyawatta (from 801 USD)

With its peaceful gardens, enticing open air pool and shade-dappled terrace seating, Villa Suriyawatta would make for a wonderful luxury escape for families or groups. Capable of accommodating up to 10 people between its five bedrooms this light and airy villa, which is located in Weligama in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province, is just a stone’s throw from the beach and enjoys enviable views out across the ocean. What’s more, the villa is family-friendly and boasts a number of nice touches to make young ones feel right at home, including a number of swings in the grounds. This little slice of paradise–which comes with a host of home comforts and tech–is likely to be so appealing you’ll hardly want to leave, but those who do venture out will find the town’s railway station useful for exploring the local countryside.

Villa Suriyawatta

Price: from 801 USD

Number of Guests: 10

6. Ivory House (from 531 USD)

Whether it’s lounging by the delightful outdoor pool, enjoying the stylish modern decor of the interior or relaxing on the bed with your significant other, this spectacular four-bedroom villa will appeal to you. Capable of sleeping up to eight people, it is perfect for families or small groups, and its range of home comforts will appeal to all manner of guest. So whether you’re a tech fan and simply HAVE to have the likes of TV and Wi-Fi access during your once-in-a-lifetime trip, or prefer to relax with your loved ones–this villa near Galle is right up your street.

Ivory House

Price: from 531 USD

Number of Guests: 8

7. Galle Fort N39 (from USD 340)

History fans and lovers of fine architecture will be enchanted by this townhouse property, which is located within the spectacular 17th-century fortress of Galle Fort. Perfect for smaller groups or families this beautiful heritage building, which dates back to Dutch colonial days, is light and spacious and features a host of classy period touches to make your stay especially memorable. The building’s location also places it within close proximity of a number of landmarks and eatery options–perfect for those who wish to explore the area during their stay. And fans of the sea will be in their element too. The fort itself is home to two beaches while the wider area also features popular sands at Dalawella, Unawatuna, and Talpe. So whether you wish to lounge on the beach, take to the waters for whale and dolphin watching cruises, or enjoy luxurious pampering at the Lighthouse Hotel and Spa, just four kilometres (2.5 mi) away, you’ll be glad you opted for a stay in this spectacular locale.

No. 39 Galle Fort

Wifi Available

Address: No. 39 Lighthouse Street, Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
Accommodates: 6

Room service Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Laundry Dry cleaning

8. Old Clove House (from USD 605)

With its beautiful colonial stylings and lush garden, Old Clove House in Unawatuna is sure to weave its spell on any and all guests who opt for a stay in its delightful grounds. This three-bedroom property, which can cater for between eight and 10 guests, is also encircled by a high perimeter wall, ensuring the perfect private idyll for those who wish to get away from it all and enjoy a little slice of luxury. Speaking of luxury, massages and yoga sessions can be arranged, and the property comes with a host of top-of-the-range home comforts including high-speed Wi-Fi access, satellite TV, and Bose sound system. The outdoor pool and tree-lined gardens will likely prove irresistible to guests, but those who do wish to explore the wider area will find much to enjoy. It is set just minutes from the nearest beach and only a quarter-of-an-hour away from the spectacular historic surroundings of Galle Fort.

Villa in Unawatuna · ★4.97 · 6 bedrooms · 12 beds · 6.5 baths
Unawatuna, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
103 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire villa 12 Beds 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our rooms were lovely air conditioned and immaculately designed
3 big bedrooms with comfy beds perfect aircon and outdoor bathrooms
it has the right touches to make a family’s stay amazingly comfortable
the house is absolutely stunning and the gardens and pool were just perfect
great breakfasts yummy lunches and diner have easily been organised with little notice and more than reasonable cost
our stay at the old clove house was amazing the place is beautiful clean and well maintained
each room was thoughtfully decorated had a gorgeous outdoor shower and was very tidy
the staff are discreet and kind
the staff is nice and the cook is straordinary
the hospitality was incredible and everyone so attentive and considerate
the staff are warm and helpful
the owner tai and his team were on their toes to provide us with the best hospitality experience
the location is quiet and peaceful yet close enough to beach access galle and other sights
the location is ideal as well for exploring the area around galle
fantastic place for a family break in sri lanka
it is a short walk to a beautiful beach and short drive to the colonial city of galle
the house of tai has a great location and is decorated very nice
Read more reviews

9. Cliff-top villa with vista of Weligama bay (from USD 571)

With its elevated cliff-top setting and spectacular views across Weligama Bay, guests who opt for a holiday in this three-bedroom villa are sure to enjoy a truly memorable stay. And the villa itself, which is designed by renowned architect Shigeru Ban, is as likely to enchant guests as the coastal setting. The property, which enjoys direct access to the bay, also comes with a host of amenities, including Wi-Fi access, gym facilities, and air-conditioning. And then there’s the infinity pool and its magnificent view, which is all but guaranteed to cast its spell on those who slip into its inviting waters. Unsurprisingly past guests fell in love with the property, giving it top marks across the board and praising the “absolutely stunning” setting and “incredible architecture”.

Villa in Mirissa · ★4.96 · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 3 baths
Mirissa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
71 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bedroom design was thoughtful and the view from the pool was spectacular
such a view and amazing beds and linen so slept like babies
the view the architecture the pool the bedrooms the grounds all amazing
the house was very clean and has spacious bathrooms and good quality towels/sheets/bedding etc
staff was wonderful and very helpful
kudos to koenraad and his staff
siri and the house staff were very helpfull and cooked us lovely meals every day
the massage was one of the best in asia that the host recommended
the staff of koenraads made our stay so special and wonderful
an amazing house in an amazing location
fantastic location and view
the villa itself is massive in a great location and has an amazing pool and views
stunning place a hidden gem in the bay of weligama
Read more reviews

10. Villa Wetakeiya (from USD 450)

Ideal for smaller groups or families, this three bedroom villa–which boasts spectacular views out to sea–can sleep up to six people at a time. And whether you prefer to lounge on the hammocks, or wish to soak in the open air pool and marvel at that stunning view of the ocean, you and your loved ones will likely adore your time in Villa Wetakeiya. Its plush and striking decor includes all manner of mod-cons, including that all-important air-conditioning, but if you simply can’t wait to get out and explore the coast–and, let’s face it, who wouldn’t want that–the villa’s location just five minutes from the nearest beach is sure to appeal.

Time for the holiday of a lifetime

Luxury awaits those guests who opt for a stay in one of these magnificent Sri Lankan villas. Indeed, with so many wonderful and relaxing options the only stress you’re likely to face is choosing which to pick.

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