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Taru Villa – Riva: A transit space to feel Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has long been a popular land for warm smiles and now a well-being destination, with tropical and luscious greenery, serene and calm spaces and stunning natural and beach settings. Journey to Taru Villas – Riva, only one of a few luxury boutique hotels near Colombo International airport and Negombo.

Hallway into Taru Villas – Riva

Relax in style after a long flight in calm surroundings incorporating Sri Lanka’s feel good influences of warm hospitality, healthy and delicious cuisine and adventures close to Negombo; a beach town steeped in history and local culture. An ice breaker to understand the culture for sure.

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“I loved Taru Villas – Riva because it was close to Negombo and one could feel Sri Lanka’s amazing culture, delicious food, hospitality that definitely is from the soul and of course the lusciousness known in Sri Lanka. It is a great location to immerse into Sri Lanka after a long journey,” says Ellie and Simon from London, UK

 Guests enjoying breakfast on their private terrace at Taru Villas – Riva

Head north from Taru Villas – Riva and venture into the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. Find serenity amidst lush mangrove forests, and stretching from medieval Kandy to the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura to the north and Polonnaruwa to the east – a treasure trove of some of Sri Lanka’s, if not the world’s, finest ancient monuments. Embark on tropical rainforest trails that draw on wildlife safari’s, and get in touch with nature via unforgettable elephant, leopard and bear encounters and not forgetting tranquil forest walks.

 Ancient ruins at Polonnaruwa

Or travel two hours south from Taru Villa – Riva and indulge in luxury Sri Lanka beach getaways across the southern coast and discover ‘off the beaten track’ tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. Venture on bespoke adventures overlooking the Benthara River whislt staying at Taru Villas – Rock Villa, explore ancient rock temples whilst at Taru Villas – Mawella or just simply unwind in tranquil beachfront gardens by the sea.

 The Pool House at Taru Villas – Mawella

If you want to shift your focus to a restorative time away from the world, escape to the cool salubrious climes of Sri Lanka’s tea country. Just a four hours’ drive from Taru Villas – Riva, take in the breathtaking beauty of Sri Lanka’s synonymous significance to an emerald island.

A train winding through the rolling tea country hills.


Experience traditional Sri Lankan heritage in a charming 180-year-old restored manor house. Taru Villas – Riva is one of the finest luxury boutique villa’s in Negombo offering a personalised service within the comforts of this restored Walauwwa. Immerse in the tranquil surroundings of the mansion nestled in a lush shaded garden of colourful flora and towering coconut trees.

Premier Suite at Taru Villas – Riva

Located inland, just 20 minutes from the Colombo International Airport and 10 minutes from the main town of Negombo, Riva is the ideal base to either start or end your journey in Sri Lanka. Whether you’re reeling from your adventures around the island or shaking off the jetlag, lounge in the tranquillity of our 5-acre coconut plantation as you unwind by the pool before retreating to the soothing spaces of our plush bedrooms.

Learn more about Taru Villas – Riva here.