Standard room fitted with fan and a mosquito net. Carries all amenities as in superior and luxury rooms like TV, Tea/Coffee making facilities, Complimentary water bottles. Comfortably accommodates 2 adults in its queen size bed.
“Nice and very clean place. Convenient and friendly staff.”
includes breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and drinks. Lake Villa is on Uswewa lake amongst the paddy fields, banana plantations and natural beauty rarely experienced by travellers to Sri Lanka. Home to an ubundance of birdlife, water buffalo and fireflies. Visit Udawalawa national park. Relax by the pool. Ride through the countryside on the complimentary bikes. Enjoy the amazing Sri Lankan curries, fresh seafood, salads, breakfasts and cold drinks provided. Alcohol available at a competitive price.
“Martin’s place is pitch perfect, well designed and the superlatives praising the villa and its staff have already been used up in previous reviews. I can’t better them. It’s great. I was travelling alone after a week working in the steel and glass jungle that is Dubai. Lake villa and the environs was just what my nature-starved soul was crying out for: the natural world in its bounty everywhere, a pair of ever present white-throated kingfishers, red wattled lapwings (at least 14 other species viewable with binoculars), fireflies and my favourite bit, watching the huge fruit bats cross the lake at dusk, heading to their feeding grounds. Even the froglets huddling by the pool will slow you down and align you closer to the rhythm of nature. Turn all the lights off from about 1830 and use lanterns and candles... Total peace and tranquillity for one, utterly romantic for two... will just have to come back with my significant other. Tip: binoculars are essential for the park - yes, I know, the elephants.... but the birds are going to be your next source of interest, so pack them. I saw too many bored occupants of jeeps, clearly expecting Kruger or Umfolozi levels of animal encounter.. Fish eagles, owls, bee-eaters...plenty to see if you’re prepared”
Illukawela Walauwa, otherwise known as the Embilipitiya Rest House, is a gorgeous and traditionally built home situated in acres of private gardens known as Illukawela, surrounded by rice paddy fields and banana plantations (planted on rotation!). A local man-made canal (stream) also flows through the gardens. Illukawela is a haven for local wildlife, including peacocks, parrots and dozens of other bird species. You may also see the occasional land monitor lizard wandering the gardens!