Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Satori – a home from home in the heart of paradise.
Set high on a hill, overlooking the jungle-covered contours of Southern Sri Lanka, Satori Villa is within easy reach of a coastline of stunning soft sand beaches, World Heritage Site Galle Fort and two hours from the capital city, Colombo. Recommended by Condé Nast and Harper's Bazaar, our Dutch-style colonial villa sleeps up to eight in four-poster bedrooms of traditional Sri Lankan style, providing a luxurious home from home experience.
A gentle and inspiring natural environment, Satori offers guests the opportunity to rediscover real peace and relaxation. Lush tropical gardens surround the villa, their fruit trees alive with chattering monkeys and birds darting from the branches overhead, while a carp-filled pond hugs the terrace with simple tranquility. Relax in our infinity pool, work out the knots with a massage or just swing gently in a hammock on the verandah listening to a cricket chorus under a star-clustered sky.
The villa is fully staffed, with a chef on hand and warm service from our gracious and attentive staff. Whether you're a honeymoon couple, a family or a group of friends in need of a break from a hectic modern life you'll find a unique experience in this corner of paradise. We invite you to step out of the everyday and into the extraordinary.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Unawatuna Beach & Wijiya Beach 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Colombo 120 km, Nearest railway: Galle 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Sri Lanka Southern Coast region
Satori villa is situated in the village of Unawatuna in Southern Province of Sri Lanka 4 kms beyond the Unesco World Heritage site Galle.
nearby 3 kms is the world famous Unawatuna Beach and further beyond km's and km's of unspoilt picture perfect white sandy beaches.
The main town is the historic Galle Fort.
Galle Fort was established by the Portuguese in the C15th, and was completed by the Dutch 100 years later. The British came in the C18th, and in 1988 it was designated a World Heritage Site.
The narrow streets of Galle Fort are lined with Dutch merchant villas, with pillared verandahs, carved doors and windows. Offices dating back to the Dutch and British periods are still in use today.
A stroll along the streets or along the ramparts offers the visitor a unique insight into a patchwork of bustling life - Buddhists, Tamils, Muslims and Europeans all living in harmony - commerce such as lace-makers and jewelers alongside tourists, and the ever present cricket match!
One of the great joys of the Fort is to visit the Ramparts around sunset, a popular activity for local and tourist alike!
Galle Town just beside the Galle Fort (on the other side of the cricket pitch) is best explored on foot, or by tuk tuk. It is a sprawling metropolis, with the exotic fruit market to the myriad of shops in Main Street, selling everything from sarees to televisions!
Mirissa Water Sports Centre has a 54 ft Indonesian fishing trawler for sports fishing & coastal cruises, as well as a 24ft gaff rigged for bay sailing. Blue whale watching is also an activity well worth undertaking between November to May.
Scuba Diving - There is a dive centre at Unawatuna, run by Sumith. They provide advanced and beginner courses, as well as night dives.
Guided Bike Tours - Galle resident Alex Barrett will take you on a number of unforgettable bikes ride through paddy fields, thru jungle and temples. Suitable for all ages & all levels! Trips usually last between 1.5 to 4 hours and you really have the opportunity to see a slice of Sri Lankan village life.
Turtle Sanctuary - There are several in the area, including a particularly well run one in Habaraduwa about 15 minutes away.
Kogala Lake Sunset Tour - If you like sunsets, vaste expanses of water, 1000's of birds & bats flying to a single island in the middle of the lake to settle in for the night then this is the tour for you and you can go for dinner at the Fortress Hotel afterwards.
Surfing – There are a number of surf schools in the area locale as well as nice spots in Unawatuna, Wijiya and Marissa further down the coast.
Tea Estate and Factory - The Handunugoda Estate is 40 minutes away and provides a fascinating tour for visitors, highlighting the production of white tea.
Yala Safari Park - Leave Galle at 03:00 hrs and get to Yala for sunrise. Sightings of leopard are good, along with lots of elephants, sloth bears & crocodiles. Head back to Galle, with a stop at one of the beaches near Tangalle to break your journey.
Temples – Being a predominately Buddhist Culture you will find temples are everywhere. Particularly interesting are the ones at Yatagala and Kalatuwa. Be warned that all temples are crowded on Poya days (Full moon). Dress code is very important so please remember to remove shoes, cover shoulders , cleavage and any flesh from above knees.
Please ask our team to assist with transport and costings for these trips.
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7 Jan 2014
Villa Satori truly lived up to all expectations, providing the location for a once in a lifetime family reunion. Set in several acres of jungle paradise, not only is it beautiful, but the wildlife it … More
23 Dec 2013
"Perfect retreat - a chance to relax and recharge the batteries"
We just returned from a wonderful week at Sartori Villa. The villa staff looked after us very well including bookng restaurants, tuk tuks, bike tours and massages. The chef provided wonderful meals ba… More
28 Nov 2013
"Pretty much faultless"
We had a 4 nights in Satori this July, in a family group of 4 adults and 4 kids (aged 18 months to 13 years), all of whom have visited Sri Lanka before - and all of whom were very impressed!It is a be… More
14 Sep 2013
"Perfect place to stay in Sri Lanka"
We stayed 4 nights at the Villa Satori with our good friends, total of 8 with 4 adults and 4 kids. It was absolutely excellent in every way. The staff is terrific and take care of every need. The c… More
Thanks Lars our team really enjoyed having you guys and we look forward to seeing you back soon.
29 Jul 2013
"idéal pour un séjour en famille"
Tout est dans le titre! Nous avons séjourné 6 jours dans cette villa avec nos 2 enfants de 4 et 7 ans. Le personnel est adorable et très à l'écoute de vos demandes. La plage est à peine à … More
27 Jul 2013
Satori was just the most magical place to spend a week of our holiday. We were an extended family group of three generations and it really did have something for all of us. Up in the hills above Unawa… More
14 Jul 2013
"Amazing people - service beyond expectations!"
Unfortunately we could not stay at Satori this time but I just wanted to say that Hugh has been absolutely fantastic in helping us find an alternative villa. It's not often you find someone who i… More
13 Jun 2013
"Seriously stunning place !!"
Wow! Sensory delight! Everything thought of from every angle not a want left in the world here. You have created paradise! We have enjoyed our stay here more than words can express. Thusitha and the s… More
10 Jun 2013
"Gorgeous, Tropical, Heavenly"
I have come back to Satori this time with my family. The kids loved it, they enjoyed swimming in the pool, feeding the carp in the pond after breakfast and watching cheeky monkeys. This time we asked … More
7 Jun 2013
"Le paradis sur terre"
Je suis rester a Satori avec ma femme et mes deux enfants, la maison, la cuisine, le personnel enfin tout etait parfait. C est tres seclude mais la porche des plages et restaurants et d'un short … More
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