ROCK VILLA

BENTOTA

WELCOME TO ROCK VILLA

An Enchanting, Tropical Escape

This villa in Bentota, Sri Lanka is the perfect private getaway, a gift of paradise to share with your family and friends. Its winning combination of intimate ambience, soothing pace, and honest, unpretentious service conspire to offer up an experience that is, in design, service, and soul, unequivocally Sri Lankan.

Undoubtedly one of the most renowned beach villas in Sri Lanka, ‘Taru Villas – Rock Villa’ is an enchanting 170 year-old Walauwa (Heritage House) in a dream beach setting. It is situated on a beautiful, un-crowded stretch of coastline, tranquil enough to attract nesting turtles and a vibrant and audible birdlife – a rarity along the highly populated Southern and Western coasts of Sri Lanka. Spread out over 2.5 acres of manicured beachfront property, Rock Villa’s exotic and private garden brings you closer to the heart and soul of this tropical idyll; every luxury at your fingertips and every sunset at your doorstep.

The reassuringly spacious design, as you might expect from one of Taru’s most celebrated villas, is a feast for the senses and the soul. Pair this with the deep satisfaction of a passionately prepared dining experience and your holiday has begun…As the sweet smelling frangipani mixes with the salty sea breeze, siesta on one of many nap-inducing armchairs, sunbeds or hammocks or be waited on by the warm smiling team. Take a refreshing dip on a hot day, in a turquoise pool that reaches seductively towards the lapping waves of the ocean. Maybe you will find your ‘sweet-spot’ in the vast garden punctuated by pockets of cool shade from the palm trees above. Just a few further steps, over the single-track railway line and through the shady greenbelt of mangroves that lead you to the beach, you will discover the magic of Sri Lanka’s southern coastline.

FEATURES

This boutique hotel in Bentota offers a range of services and amenities. Here is a glance at what you can expect:

Room Amenities

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

DIRECT BEACH ACCESS

Our broad, unspoilt beach lies at the bottom of the garden and through the mangroves

Fully serviced property

With staff in residence at all times

Free WiFi

Stay connected to your colleagues and loved ones back home, if you must!

BAR AND DINING

Legendary Taru Villas Dining experiences in our spacious, open Pavilion

MASSAGE THERAPY

Range of massage therapy available by professional in-house therapists at our Spa Rooms

Airport Transfers/ Taxi Service

Rock Villa staff can help you organise your transport needs

Left Luggage

Travel lightly knowing your luggage is safely stored

In-House Laundry Service

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

Cot and High Chair

Your Little Ones' needs are considered too

SWIMMING POOL

50ft turquoise pool with an 'adult-friendly', uniform 4ft 8 inch depth

TROPICAL GARDEN

Two acres of coconut garden and terraces

SECURE PARKING

If you choose to drive there is space for your vehicle

DAILY HOUSEKEEPING

Enjoy having your room attended to every day if you choose

PHOTO GALLERY

ROOMS

Standard Room

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Deluxe Room

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Superior Double/ Triple Room

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ONE BEDROOM OF THE POOL SUITE

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Walauwa Suite

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The Pool Suite

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Small boutique hotels in Sri Lanka are some of the most sought after tropical escapes in Asia. ‘Taru Villas – Rock Villa’ combines the flavors of old and new, seamlessly fusing modern creature comforts, colonial craftsmanship and cosmopolitan style. High ceilings, rich wood finishes, and an unendingly cool breeze permeate every corner of a space that is just as a beachside villa should be – charming, exotic, tranquil, and just begging you to take your shoes off. At this boutique hotel you will experience nature not as a luxury but as a necessity of the human spirit. When you have finished lounging in the warm sun, retreat to your bedroom sanctuary and sink into the famously enticing beds, or plant yourself firmly under the rain showers that promise to refresh, restore, and rejuvenate you. Where comfort and relaxation are concerned, this boutique villa in Bentota, Sri Lanka, will not leave you wanting.

ROOM RATES

standard single room
16 APRIL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018 (incl.)
$120+/night

  • 20 DEC 2018
    - 15 JAN 2019 (incl.)
    US$ 150+/night
Deluxe Room
16 APRIL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018 (incl.)
$209+/night

  • 20 DEC 2018
    - 15 JAN 2019 (incl.)
    US$ 317+/night
Superior Double Room
16 APRIL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018 (incl.)
$234+/night

  • 20 DEC 2018
    - 15 JAN 2019 (incl.)
    US$ 380+/night
THE POOL SUITE (ONE OF TWO BEDROOMS)
16 APRIL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018 (incl.)
$292+/night

  • 20 DEC 2018
    - 15 JAN 2019 (incl.)
    US$ 442+/night
THE POOL SUITE (BOTH BEDROOMS)
16 APRIL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018 (incl.)
$563+/night

  • 20 DEC 2018
    - 15 JAN 2019 (incl.)
    US$ 847+/night
THE WALAUWA SUITE (TWO BEDROOMS)
16 APRIL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018 (incl.)
$531+/night

  • 20 DEC 2018
    - 15 JAN 2019 (incl.)
    US$ 822+/night

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

Whole Villa Booking

VIEW OUR POLICIES

Rates Include:
Daily breakfast, tea & coffee throughout the day and WiFi. Rates are in US Dollars, gross & non-commissionable. Rates do not include 30.25% tax (Service Charge, VAT, Nation Building Tax and Tourism Development Levy). Government taxes are subject to change without notice.
Compulsory Supplements:
Christmas Eve – US$ 150/- nett per person and US$ 50/- per child

New Years Eve – US$ 150/- nett per person and US$ 50/-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$ 31+, including breakfast. Children 6 years and above are considered adults for pricing purposes.
Extra Beds:
We are able to accommodate an extra bed in the Superior Rooms, Walauwa Suite and Pool Suites only. Extra bed & breakfast charge per person of US$ 75+ (Peak Period charge of US$ 100+)
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 30 days prior to arrival will be free of charge. Cancellations received within 30 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 2 night booking is required for Whole Villa stays. 1 night bookings can only be accommodated based on availability closer to the date of arrival.

DINING

Dine under a stylish and breezy open pavilion overlooking the pool as you indulge in the tastes of local, fusion, and international cuisine at this Bentota villa. The signature Taru Villas' breakfast (included) will give you more options than you can handle on a single holiday with everything from the traditional Sri Lankan feast, to Continental assortments and health conscious 'clean' meals. Your lunch menu promises to keep you spoilt for choice with a selection ranging from lighter options such as soups and salads, to the Sri Lankan mezze platter if you are feeling adventurous. With locally caught fish and shellfish, any of the seafood centered dishes are 'must tries'. Whether you choose the hot buttered cuttlefish on egg noodles, the seafood laksa, or the pumpkin ravioli with grilled prawns, you will only be served the freshest of locally caught seafood and island grown vegetables. Dinner is a more extravagant three course affair that is specially created each evening to ensure that your senses will never be dulled by repetition. We will also be happy to refine our menu to satisfy your cravings and meet any dietary requirements. Whatever you desire, give us a little notice and allow our chef to stoke the fires of your passion for good food.

THINGS TO DO

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.

GALLE FORT TOUR
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.
WATER SPORTS
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.
KANDHA VIHARAYA VISIT
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.
VISIT TO LUNUGANGA
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.
THE TURTLE HATCHERY
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.
BERUWALA FISHING HARBOUR
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.
YALA SAFARI
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.
"BRIEF GARDEN" TOUR
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.

MAP & DIRECTIONS

Head south along the Galle Road (A2) from Colombo. Pass through Aluthgama town and over the Aluthgama/ Bentota bridge. Rock Villa is located on Nileesgewatte Road, which is approximately 900 metres after the 62nd Kilometre post, and is clearly signposted on your right. Once on Nileesgewatte Road, pass a Buddhist temple, immediately after which is a narrow lane to the left alongside the temple wall. Rock Villa is at the end of this lane.
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