luxury in an early 19th century colonial manor house

This early 19th century colonial manor house which belonged to a native headman was carefully restored by Taru and her young team.

Your private 4-bedroomed sanctuary, 1 km inland from Galle road, Induwara offers you a tranquil yet luxurious stay. A warm and friendly staff ensure that this truly is a memorable escape. Your personal chef will prepare delicious Sri Lankan or continental cuisine, tailoring to your requirements. You can even join him as he picks up the ingredients if you would like a visit to the local markets.

When the pool located in the garden, just off the living and dining area is just not enough and the beach calls, we take pleasure in getting you there and bringing you back. Complimentary transfers to one of our properties in Bentota (approx. ten-minute drive away) ensure you get the best of both worlds.

For a little alone time, relax in the gazebo in the upper garden with a book as you lounge on a day bed.


This stunning private villa in Induruwa offers a range of services and amenities. Here is a glance at what you can expect:


King size beds, en-suite bathrooms, in-room safes, individually controlled A/Cs, overhead fans, cable TV, hot/cold rain showers and hair dryers


Free Wi-Fi & cable TV - for those who struggle to "disconnect from the grid"

Airport Transfers/ Taxi Service

Our staff can help you organise your transport needs


We provide complimentary beach transfers upon request


60ft x 12ft x 4.6ft pool

Fully serviced property

With resident staff

In-House Laundry Service

The convenience of being able to have your clothes cleaned and ironed


Enjoy having your room attended to each day if you choose


Overlooking the beautiful garden and pool


If you choose to drive there is space for your vehicle



Leela Walauwa Villa has 4 stylish en-suite Double Rooms that can accommodate up to 9 guests. All rooms come equipped with all modern conveniences such as king size beds, A/Cs, overhead fans and hot/cold showers.

(no alcohol is available at the Villa, however you are welcome to bring your own or buy locally)


Rates include Accommodation, WiFi, Food and non- alcoholic beverages. Please feel free to bring your own liquor.

Whole Villa
20 AUGUST - 19 DECEMBER 2019 (incl.)
US$ 1,250+/night
  • Based on up to 8 pax
  • 20 DEC 2019 - 15 APRIL 2020 (incl.)
    US $ 1500+ / night

If your planned holiday falls on a different date, please check the Booking Tool above for respective prices

Whole Villa Booking


Rates Include:
Rates include WiFi, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), tea, coffee and all non-alcoholic beverages. Please feel free to bring your own beer, wine and spirits as there is no liquor kept on the property. Rates are in US Dollars. Rates are subject to all Government taxes and Service Charge.
Compulsory Supplements:
Christmas Supplement – US$ 100.00 nett per adult and US$ 50.00 per child

New Year Supplement – US$ 100.00 nett per adult and US$ 50.00 per child
Child Policy:
Children up to 3 years sharing parents’ bed will be on complimentary basis. Children between 3 to 6 years may share parents’ bed or have an extra bed (subject to room configuration) at the rate of US$ 77+, including all meals & beverages. Children 6 years and above are considered adults for pricing purposes.
Extra Beds:
We are able to accommodate an extra bed in one room only.
Payment Policy:
The booking is confirmed upon receipt of 50% refundable deposit, balance payable 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings between 20th December and 15th January (both days inclusive) a 50% non-refundable deposit is required for confirmation, balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.
Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation received 7 days prior to arrival will be free of charge. Cancellations received within 7 days of arrival will incur 100% cancellation charge.
Peak Period Cancellation Policy:
During Peak Period (20th December – 15th January, both days inclusive) cancellations within 60 days of arrival will result in 100% cancellation charge. All other cancellations will be charged the 50% non-refundable deposit.
Whole Villa Bookings:
A minimum 3 night booking is required for Whole Villa stays. 1 night bookings can only be accommodated based on availability closer to the date of arrival.


All inclusive of three meals (excluding alcohol)

At Taru Villas food is at the very heart of what we do, and we take this a step further at Leela Walauwa by providing the services of a private chef, to ensure that your cravings are satisfied.

We have a carefully curated menu that offers a selection of delectable local and international cuisine, but if fancy ordering off the menu then our chef would be more than happy to speak with you and cater to your requirements.


Bentota and its surrounding areas offer an abundance of opportunity for activity, sightseeing, and culture. Our staff will be happy to arrange any of these and more, either prior to or after your arrival.

Asia’s largest remaining fortress built by European occupiers, this gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Site offers plenty by way of culture and history. Explore it all on foot, by bicycle, or in a tuk-tuk. You may also choose to extend your visit with a stay at either Taru Villas – Lighthouse Street or Taru Villas – Rampart Street.
Break away from tranquility to seek action and excitement on the Bentota River with a variety of water sports including jet skiing, water skiing, banana boat rides and scuba diving.
Built in 1734, this temple on a hill is a popular place of worship for locals. Take a pilgrimage or simply visit to observe Theravada Buddhist rituals.
Lunuganga was the influential architect Geoffrey Bawa’s own estate, where he experimented with his ideas about space, light and scale for nearly 50 years. When he bought the land in 1948 it was a rubber plantation on a peninsula jutting out into a lake. Over the years, Bawa painstakingly reshaped the land and the vegetation to fulfill his vision, in one case slicing off the top of a hill to improve his view of the lake! No flowers planted in neat borders, this is essentially a series of outdoor rooms with cleverly framed vistas – a Buddhist stupa on a hilltop, an artfully placed Grecian statue. Bawa continued to change and experiment with the spaces and structures throughout his life until his final illness in 1998. On his death in 2003 the garden was left to the Lunuganga Trust and is now open to the public.
Visit the turtle hatchery run by Sri Lanka’s pioneering sea turtle conservation project. Learn about this important operation and help to release the day’s hatchlings into the ocean.
Visit one of the main fishery harbours on the West Coast of Sri Lanka and watch fisherman offloading the morning’s catch from their colourful canoes.
Get close to nature with a day trip to Sri Lanka’s best loved National Park and discover exotic wildlife such as leopards, elephants, and bears. You may extend your visit with a safari stay at Taru Villas – Yala, our 2-bedroom private villa oasis.
Travel inland for a feast of the senses at Bevis (the “other”, less-celebrated Bawa brother) Bawa’s wild and elaborate pleasure garden. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of nature in this sprawling and exotic landscaped garden.


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