Visitors from Australia, Britain, Canada, Other EU and USA require passports and visas to enter Sri Lanka. To enter Sri Lanka, passports should have one blank page and be valid for no less than six months from the date of arrival. Tourists and business travelers should apply online through the Electronic Travel Authorization System (ETA) (www.eta.gov.lk) and pay the requisite application fee. It's recommended that you apply before you travel; there is an ETA desk at the international airport where you can apply on arrival (credit cards or US Dollars only), but you could be subject to long delays. Visa note: Nationals not referred to above are advised to contact the nearest embassy or high commission to check visa requirements for Sri Lanka.
There are no compulsory vaccinations for Sri Lanka required by law for travelers from Western Europe to gain entry. However vaccinations for all travelers to Sri Lanka are strongly recommended. Please check with your doctor for the recommended inoculations.
There are a few transfer options. We arrange 1 complimentary private round trip transfer per group from Colombo airport. Ground Transportation: 2 ½ hours to villa, Sea Plane: 40 minutes to villa and Helicopter: 40 minutes to villa.
Guests are provided with bottled water at no charge. While our villas do have filtrations systems it is totally fine to brush your teeth with the running water but to be extra careful we recommend not drinking the tap water. When outside the villas although the water is generally chlorinated and safe to drink it’s recommended to drink bottled water.
For peace of mind, we highly recommend travel insurance. Travel insurance protects your non-refundable payment should you need to cancel due to a covered reason. From cancelled flights or unexpected health issues of a traveler or a loved one that prevents you from going on your trip, to lost or stolen luggage, travel insurance is your safety net. Additionally, if a family member requires a medical procedure while abroad, these items and much more are covered by travel insurance. Plan for the unexpected! Please refer to link on the bottom on the homepage for easy access to Travel Insurance.
At the villas all staff members are fluent in English. The main language in Sri Lanka is Sinhala. The principal foreign language spoken in Sri Lanka is English; it is spoken by around 10% of the population.
Yes. Should you be travelling with a group of more than 30 people we do have room to accommodate them. We have other nice spots close by where we can have additional guests stay. We can bring in tents and equipment for events/meals for up to 60 people. Please contact us for further information.
Absolutely. The villas are built so they can be occupied by two different groups at the same time. The villas have their own pool and individual facilities and are oriented in a way where you are secluded from the other villa. The estate is certainly large enough so privacy is a certainty.
We do a lot of safaris with our guests; they adore it - Udawalawe National Park (2h away) and Yala National Park (2h 15min away). Our guests also enjoying visiting the old city of Galle, tea plantations and turtle hatchery.
You can surf right on the beach in front of the villas, but it's not an easy wave and it would be more for intermediate and up surfers. For beginners, we would you to Tangalle which is about 25min away so you can learn how to surf in more manageable waters. We are hosting a surf retreat right now and we're working with a surf school in Tangalle, guests love it.