Nilaya is the luxury beach home you never had but always dreamt of. This stunning villa sits on the golden shores of Habaraduwa, a small town in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province, and is barely two hours away from Colombo by road.
Nilaya is Sanskrit for ‘abode’. True to its name, this private pool villa will evoke the feeling of an abode in paradise as you wake up to the sight and sound of the turquoise sea each morning.
This spacious two-bedroom home, with 2 ensuite bathrooms and an additional guest bathroom with a shower, sleeps up to 6 people and comes equipped with every conceivable amenity- free wifi, Spa by Ceylon toiletries, daily housekeeping, a large living room, dining areas, a lavish patio, a swimming pool, Bluetooth speaker system, chaise lounges and a sprawling tropical garden, along with an ambalamba.
The main living area is found inside an open-sided pavilion, that features comfy, modern furnishings, touches of exotic wood and a Geoffrey Bawa inspired aesthetic. There’s also a gourmet kitchen filled with state-of-the-art appliances and meals can be enjoyed in the indoor/outdoor dining room.
Also included in your stay are the services of a skilled chef, who specializes in Sri Lankan cooking, a housekeeper, and a security guard so you won’t need to lift a finger.
Since the villa sits on the beach you can explore the pristine coastline, swim or simply sunbathe by the sea. A turtle hatchery is within 5 minutes walking distance. Or you could reach the enchanting city of Galle by road in 15-minute to explore, sightsee, shop, or dine. This Dutch city of yore has retained its quaint charm and is home to several cozy tearooms, the world-famous Groote Kerk (Dutch Reformed Church), charming cafes at the recently renovated Dutch Hospital Restaurants, eclectic shops, fine restaurants, and fashionable boutiques.