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“Paradise” Ratnakara is a luxurious, large and comfortable villa. Set amongst a jungle full of monkeys and beautiful rocky bays. There is a small bay just down the driveway and the walk to the lighthouse is a must. The staff are professional, warm and very attentive to all your needs. The house dogs were friendly and our kids loved them. The pool was huge and I would do laps every morning. We enjoyed the cooking from the chef and found deciding what to eat the most difficult aspect of our day. We absolutely loved staying at this amazing villa and could not recommend it highly enough for every type of traveller. Do your self a favour and book this villa whilst in Srilanka. We are so glad we did...
“Excellent value for money” We spend 5 memorable days at Mandalay with our two kids (12 and 17yrs). There is no better place to relax after a full week of intensive travel throughout Sri Lanka. The house is nice and cosy, the pool irresistible, the garden luxuriant, the view on the countryside breathtaking and the service provided by the caretaker five stars. He cooks, takes you to the neighbourhood for shopping, sightseeing or to the nearby beaches whenever you want. Bentota beach is fanatastic. All in all, Mandalay is an excellent value for money.
“Absolutely fabulous - we will be back.” Stunning beautifully furnished colonial house with four poster beds and wonderfully luxurious bathrooms, fabulous pool and gardens, and superb staff. The meals were out of this world (e.g. freshly caught prawns the size of lobsters on the bbq), the service fantastic, the children in their element with the pool, croquet, walks in the neighboring paddy fields and local villages, searching for peacocks etc. The beaches nearby are truly special, and Galle Forte itself a gem. We fell in love with Sri Lanka and will certainly be back.
“A Lovely Retreat” Lakeview is a secluded and quiet getaway from everything. With a lovely pool and stunning view, it affords guest a private location whilst being a 20 minute drive from beaches and restaurants.
The villa chef is excellent and cooks wonderful Sri Lankan dishes and was as baking various treats. The garden is regularly visited by monkeys, monitor lizards and mongeese as well as a variety of birds.
The villa is comfortable without being pretentious and fussy. Housekeeping is basic, rooms are only cleaned every few days but the kitchen (along with shopping and cooking) is fully taken care of by the staff.
We loved our stay and relished the quiet privacy.
“Blew my mind - Far beyond expectations.” I cannot recommend this villa enough! I travelled in a group of 8 - ages between 14 - 83 years old and it accommodated it us all amazing. Whether you wanted to laze by the pool and take in the view - and eat the amazing meals cooked my the chef - or you could easily enough get a tuk tuk down to town to spend the day by the beach...
The photos just do not do this place justice. The owners and staff go above and beyond to help and make your stay as wonderful as possible.
I hope one day to return and will recommend it to everyone! Thank you so much for such an incredible first experience in Unawatuna.