10 reasons to have a Villa Stay holiday in Sri Lanka

10 Reasons to have a Villa Stay Holiday

 What’s the difference between staying at a popular resort versus a beautiful villa in Sri Lanka when you’re on holiday? We’ve got the low-down.

1. Privacy

When you’re finally able to take off work and escape for a few days, you are looking for a decent amount of peace and quiet. Often times, at large hotels in Sri Lanka it is rare to find a spot to yourself, a “little slice of heaven” where you can set yourself down with a good book or just lay down for an undisturbed nap. Given that villas in Sri Lanka have far fewer rooms, you are more likely to enjoy your well-deserved break with few interruptions and end your holiday feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and in most cases wanting to stay an extra night (or two!).

Taru Villas – 906, in Hikkaduwa, and Taru Villas – River Cottage in Bentota, might be the best options for those looking for that added element of privacy as both 2-bedroom villas are sold for the private use of one party.

2. Service

The Service Staff at Villas are trained to anticipate your wants and needs. You don’t have to stress out about shooing away turn-down service while enjoying a long hot bath, and at most boutique villas staff tend to go the extra mile to ensure that you are quite spoiled.

 3. Curated Meals / Customised diets

Dining at Villas are actually one of the finest experiences to have because they tend to personalise their services down to the detail, especially when it comes to food. Dietary restrictions can easily be accommodated, and the food served is always fresh!

Taru Villas – Rock Villa has set the benchmark for the industry with regards to the food that they serve, and this high standard has been upheld at all properties in the Taru Villas collection.

4. Bespoke Activities

Learning how to cook a traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry or a quick surfing lesson can be easily be arranged. Most villas will also have their own bespoke experiences, so be sure to check with the staff to ensure that you don’t miss out.

5. Security – Keeping track of the kids

In order for a family to have fun, it is important that they feel safe in their surroundings. With fewer strangers milling about a much cosier environment, parents can feel more secure about their children moving about the Villa. Villas are also located in secluded, residential locations away from the glitzy, busier parts of town, and staff are always vigilant, especially when kids are around, to ensure that they remain safe.

6. Finding the perfect spot by the pool

Ever zipped across a busy hotel restaurant to the pool area only to find the best sun loungers already taken? That feeling of disappointment is a thing of the past at a Villa. There will always be the perfect spot available to you to luxuriate in the sun while you’re waited on hand and foot.

Taru Villas – The Muse and Taru Villas – Rampart Street each have its beautiful pool set in a tranquil garden setting.

7. Group holidays

Family reunions and spontaneous trips with friends are the best! Depending on how raucous your group could be, taking out a whole Villa is the best way to enjoy the utmost privacy and space to be yourselves and let your hair down.

8. Living among the locals

Villas are typically located in more residential areas, away from the hustle and bustle of town. When you stay at a Villa, venturing outside the compound immerses you in the day-to-day activities of the locals and instantly connecting you with the culture.

9. Flexibility

Staying at a Villa gives you the flexibility of choosing what’s on the itinerary or relishing in not sticking to a schedule at all! Villa staff are ever-willing to accommodate special requests, making your stay more personalized, and inevitably more relaxing.

10. Exclusivity

Villa stays aren’t just luxurious; they are extraordinary. It provides you with a unique way of experiencing the country you’re visiting as well as ensuring that you can do what you want, when you want to.  The photos captured and memories made will be incomparable to the ordinary tourist adventure.

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The Muse

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River Cottage

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Beach Club Pitstop By Day, Blissful Retreat By Night

Tangalle

Yala

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Yala
Whole Villa Booking

A Valentines Day to Remember

a valentines day to remember

It takes more than the humdrum chocolate, champagne and flowers to impress anyone in this day and age.
If you’re not one to settle for anything less than a love that’s extraordinary, then why settle for a Valentine’s Day that is?
Go ahead. Shun the city and whisk your beloved away to the beautiful south of the Island where sunsets beckon and stars seduce for a day of complete relaxation and pampering or an adventure of your own.

The town of Bentota is only an hour and a half south of Colombo and its soft sand beaches at twilight will set the mood for what could be the most enchanting night of your life.

You could choose to go for a couple’s massage at a local Ayurvedic spa where traditional medicine and ancient remedies will calm both body and mind. If sunbathing and ultimate relaxation are not what you had envisioned as part of your romantic getaway, water sports could be the key to your lover’s heart. With rides ranging from tame to thrilling, you are bound to have an experience you’ll never forget.

Further down south about 3 hours away from Colombo is the town of Tangalle. Here you will find the perfect blend of local mystery and ancient romance as you discover a myriad local wonders together.

 

Begin your day at the Mulkirigala Rock Temples also known as the Raja Maha Viharaya. Climb through rich foliage until you reach the astonishing temples here built at various times ranging from 3rd Century B.C. to the early 1800s around the time Sri Lanka was colonized by the British. Look closely and you will find inscriptions dating back to 6-7 Century AD. Feast your eyes on the well-preserved wall paintings in the caves depicting mankind indulging in forbidden fruit only to face eternal damnation. After the morning exploration, perhaps a sumptuous picnic lunch will be the respite you need after the trek through the various terraces of the Rock Temple.

For those of you looking for a different sort of pastime, how about taking up surfing on a whim? Sign up for lessons together at any one of the numerous Surf Camps set up along the shoreline of the main beach which is surrounded by rocks on one side and a hill on the other – making it a great beach for beginners to learn how to surf! Should you choose to stay overnight in Bentota or Tangalle, we invite you stay at any one of our 6 properties – Taru Villas – Rock Villa, Taru Villas – Long House, Taru Villas – The Muse, Taru Villas – River Cottage, Taru Villas – Mawella or ; Taru Villas – Tangalle Social

Allow our staff to organize a romantic dinner under the stars right on the beach or a secluded corner on our expansive property. Our chefs will ensure you dine on the finest local fare or your favorite comfort food while our bartender whips up a creation of your choice, perhaps to be named after your beloved!
Swap the rooftop bars and city lights for crashing waves and star-kissed nights.

TARU VILLAS EXPERIENCE

Defining Boutique Hotel Experiences in Sri Lanka for the Discerning Traveller

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An Enchanting, Tropical Escape

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The Muse

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The Long House

Exquisite Space & Exceptional Service

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River Cottage

A Haven of Peace & Privacy

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Relaxed Charm & The Perfect Ocean Bay

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The Tangalle Social

Beach Club Pitstop By Day, Blissful Retreat By Night

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