A boutique retreat of five freestanding beachfront villas located amidst beautifully landscaped tropical gardens on Sri Lanka's southern coast near Weligama and Galle. The villas are staffed with butlers and a chef and sleep up to 18 guests in nine ensuite bedrooms. The property is ideal for large groups seeking exclusivity and privacy, or for weddings and retreats.
Welcome to our beautiful collection of five individually designed freestanding villas in Weligama, on Sri Lanka’s stunning southern coast! We designed the property to blend local architectural styles with modern design. In total there are nine rooms, and these are spread between a contemporary two-floor four-bedroom villas a two-bedroom family-friendly cottage with kitchenette and three unique individually designed fully furnished chalets. The villas sleep up to 18 guests, though with extra beds we can accommodate up to 22 guests.
Immersed within private tropical gardens bursting with fruit trees, exotic flowers and shrubs, our villas are a haven for relaxation, meditation and inspiration. The gardens are also home to much wildlife such as monkeys, iguanas, mongooses and many exotic birds. The villas are sprinkled amidst the landscaped gardens, and offer their own privacy, which means that individuals or groups within a group can spread out and have their own space. Couples of all ages, intergenerational families with children and groups of friends all love it here.
The property is located just a few footsteps from a deserted swathe of sandy beach and the lapping waves of the Indian Ocean. You can swim in the sea here and there are some offshore reefs nearby for snorkelling and diving, with other leisure activities such as surfing nearby. We have a little spa for aromatherapy and Ayurveda treatments and there are many places in the garden or on one of the terraces to practice yoga. We can arrange a teacher if required.
You have your own private chef to prepare all of your meals. Individuals or couples can dine privately on villa verandas, balconies or terraces or as a group, you can all sit out on the front lawn or on the terrace in front of the main building, Villa Bawana. We like to spoil out Airbnb guests, so we have included a lovely British, American or Sri Lankan breakfast and a three-course dinner cooked by our chef (international cooking with an Asian touch, and Sri Lankan meals), and we happily undertake special requests for dining and cater to special diets.
We serve soft drinks, juices and mocktails. You can bring your own alcohol with you, and our butlers will mix it with your favorite chasers and serve it to you chilled. Alcohol may be purchased from liquor shops in Weligama or in Galle.
We can cater to any requirement, whether you're looking to stay as a large group or organise a corporate event, yoga retreat or an intimate wedding celebration (up to 24 guests).
We are on hand to help you with anything during your stay so please ask us any questions! Our butlers and manager will also look forward to sharing their recommendations with you.
We look forward to welcoming you!
You have access to the whole property! This includes five villas (with a total of nine rooms), spacious tropical gardens, a lush lawn, an infinity swimming pool, free WiFi, a little spa and off-road parking. Our fabulous chef and villa butlers are at your disposal and from the gardens you can directly access the beach.
Interaction with guests
We live on the property and are available anytime if you need us (we can be there in just a few minutes) but also appreciate your wishes for privacy. Our villa butlers are available from morning until late for ordering food and drinks, and we also have 24-hour security.
Other things to note
Please note that this villa is one of five on our property (known as Eraeliya Villas & Gardens). As such, you’ll be sharing the gardens, spa and pool area with occupants of the other villas (the main entrance to Villa Bawana is our reception area). Even though our property is usually operated as a boutique hotel, we have designed each villa to offer a private home-from-home experience with personalised service and superb food.
Pets are not allowed. Smoking is not allowed inside the rooms but possible outside. Cancellation policy to be discussed on reservation. All parties and events are permitted with prior approval.
Hi, I'm Anna and I'm from Russia. I first visited Sri Lanka with my husband Simo, who is from Serbia many years ago and after falling in love with this beautiful island paradise we now call it home.
We created a nine-bedroom villa called Eraeliya & Gardens near Weligama, on the south coast, so that others would be able to experience the beauty of the island as we did and experience the friendliness of the people in this Land of Smiles. Our backgrounds in interior design and civil engineering enabled us to create a property that blends the island’s fascinating colonial history with contemporary design, and our passion for gardening has resulted in our beautiful one-acre tropical garden. We also love the island’s ancient system of Ayurveda so we made a little spa at the property too. We invite you to come and stay to experience everything we love about this Indian Ocean island!
Why did we choose Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka is such a diverse country and its southern coast, particularly around Weligama, is very special. Our beach is secluded, yet Weligama’s main surfing beach is just two-kilometres away and there’s a water sports centre close by offering snorkelling, diving, kayaking, and bicycle rides through inland villages and paddy fields. This is also a very serene place to practice yoga and you can join a local class (we can also arrange teachers to come to the villa). Weligama, nearby Mirrisa (famous for whale watching) and Galle (a great place to visit for its well-preserved 17th century colonial fort) offer many places to eat and drink, plus many shops, and we will share all of our recommendations with you.
We hope to see you soon!