Reef Villa & Spa, Sri Lanka
Situated on an unspoilt hamlet in the south west of Sri Lanka, Reef Villa & Spa borders the azure Indian Ocean and is surrounded by beautiful lily ponds and indigenous palm trees which sway in the soft sea breeze. The resort is heavily influenced by Indian culture with dark woods, wrought iron and natural stone featuring in nearly every aspect of the resorts architecture. The Lily Pond Suites border the oriental lily ponds and are accessible by a set of stepping stones across the water. These suites are perfect for guests wanting some privacy as each suite is surrounded by verdant trees and flora. The master bedroom features a 19th century carved four poster bed under an antique ceiling fan and leads out into the enclosed courtyard where guests can look at the stars from the sunken outdoor bathtub.
A stylish, al fresco restaurant lies hidden amongst the surrounding verdant scenery serving a selection of international and Sri Lankan dishes under the thatched canopy of the outdoor pavilion. Indulge with a glass of fine wine or a refreshing cocktail with your meal or dine on your private verandah for a more intimate occasion.
The Ayurveda Spa uses natural healing processes and herbal remedies used in traditional medicine to restore health and vitality in a calm and tranquil setting. Allow the expert therapists to alleviate the tension in your muscles and relive your mind of stress with a signature massage and then relax with a herbal steam bath.
There are plenty of opportunities nearby to explore the local culture and meet the wildlife that calls Sri Lanka its home. Visit Wadduwa and marvel at Mahara Vihara Temple, dating back to over 300 years, or meet one of the elephants at Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage, home to the largest captive elephant herd in the world.