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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Luxury Holidays

If you choose to take a Sri Lanka luxury holiday with us as our guest you will have exclusive access to our renowned Sri Lanka concierge service. Our team of trained professionals including chefs, nannies, chauffeurs, yoga instructors, tennis coaches, massage therapists and maid service are ready to cater for your every holiday whim.

Gayan, our Sri Lanka resort manager, and his team will be on hand to provide our Exclusive Sri Lanka Concierge service to make sure your Dynamic Lives holiday is a seamless luxury experience, so whatever you want to do on your holiday, be it a specially arranged candle lit dinner on the beach or a day trip to view whales, just ask. From massages, to water sports, to day trips, to restaurant recommendations, our staff will put together a personal itinerary for you to ensure you get the very best out of your holiday experience.

Please call us on +44 (0) 203 411 3675 to pre-book your holiday requirements.

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National Parks

Leopard in Sri Lanka National park

There are two national parks in the south of Sri Lanka. The closet is Uda Walawe National park, at approx 2 hours drive from the villa. It has one of the largest herds of Elephants, along with Leopard, Wild buffalo and sambar deer. This park rivals the savannah reserves of Africa. Yala national Park is the largest and takes 2.3 hours to drive to from the Villa. It’s also famous for Leopards and Elephants.

Scuba diving & Snorkeling

Tropical fish underwater in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an amazing place for scuba diving and snorkeling. There are several dive sites along the island's coastline which give you an opportunity to see a fantastic marine life such as coral, ship wrecks, myriad tropical fish, coral fish, angle fish and puffer fish. Hikkaduwa and Tangalla on the west coast are good places to dive, and the villa is ideally located for diving at Unawatuna on the south coast. Other snorkeling sites wirth visiting are the Coral Sanctuary in Hikkaduwa, Mirissa where the water is clear, and at Polhena near Matara. There are also several interesting wreck drives at Unawatuna around Galle south of the island.

There is a wide range of dives available including open water, wreck dives, night dives and we can arrange courses for those who wish to learn. The Unawatuna Dive centre is highly recommended and the staff posses a though knowledge of the area including the famous Lord Nelson wreck dive.

Water Sports

Fishing in Sri Lanka

Alongside world famous surfing breaks, there is a wide range of water sports available at Mirissa beach in Sri Lanka, which is only 5 minutes drive from the Stella Beach Villa. Try sport fishing, coastal cruises, river trips & sea kayaking. Just ask us to book or arrange any of these activities for you.

Whale & Dolphin watching

Dolphins watching in Sri Lanka

This is a must-do activity whilst you are staying in Sri Lanka, and the south coast is possibly the best place in the world for blue whale and dolphin watching. The season runs from Dec to Feb. The best location is off the front of villa from Mirissa/Dondra point. We recommend using the Sri Lanka Eco Tourism company. Please ask our concierge for details and advance bookings. The trip takes up to 6 hours. Photo by Paul Hilton.

Sri Lankan Excursions

Statues outside a temple in Sri Lanka

Visit the Hangungoda Tea Estate: famous for reviving the so called silver tips once beloved of ancient Chinese emperors; this estate launched some world’s most expensive tea in August 2004, and is a great place to visit.

Temples: the Yattagale or Rumasalla temples are both located near the Galle Fort and are especially beautiful on Poya days, which are local holidays.

Turtle conservation Project: we recommend taking a trip to the Rekawa Turtle project just south of Tangalle on the 205km mark. Please make a donation at the entry.

Organic Farm Land and Tour: a great place to visit, and a chance to meet Rory Spowers, a UK travel writer and founder of the Eco Estate at Samakanda. Take a tour and lunch at 50USD per person.

Health & Beauty treatments

beach side massage at Stella Beach Villa, Sri Lanka

Spa treatments in the villa. Our concierge can arrange an in house massage at the villa – please give us 12 hours notice. This will take place in your own room at the villa.

The Fortress day Spa. Only 20 minutes drive from the villa is the Fortress 5 star Hotel with state of the art modern Chic spa offering long languid treatments with a resident foreign homeopathic on site and Ayurvedic doctor.

Amangalle. Only 45 minutes from the villa in the Galle Fort is world famous Aman resort with full range of spa treatments in a beautiful and relaxing setting. Following a treatment take in lunch or dinner at the open air dining.

Dining

Prawn dish created by private chef at Stella Beach Villa, Sri Lanka

Breakfast: is included in the room rate, and consists of a continental breakfast with a selection of juices, jam, breads, fresh fruits and also a cooked option.

Dining in: the dining service at the villa is available when booked in advance (with a min of 12 hours notice). All the produce is bought fresh for the evening and prepared for you by one of our private chefs. Our menu plan is tailored to your wishes.

Dining out: there is a range of restaurants serving local and international cuisine within a 30 minute drive of the villa, and we can help arrange reservations and transport for you.