Reef Villa & Spa

In sleepy, seaside Wadduwa, Reef Villa & Spa provides guests with the opportunity to step back into the heady days of the British Raj.

Located in the unspoilt seaside hamlet of Wadduwa in Sri Lanka’s southwest, Reef Villa & Spa provides guests with the opportunity to step back into the heady days of the British Raj. At the heart of this charming seaside property is the central Plantation House, which tastefully blends traditional Ceylon style with discreet modern comforts. Expect beautifully carved wooden furniture, sparkling lily ponds filled with tropical fish and antique features such as patio swings and punkah fans, used before electricity became widespread.

Accommodation is in just 7 lavish suites, either located inside the Plantation House or spread across the property’s three luxuriant acres. All offer a timeless elegance and unparalleled space, dominated by original four-poster beds hand-carved for British officers and Indian nobility. Exquisite colonial floor tiles sourced from all over the subcontinent cover the floors, whilst intricate hardwood doors and windows salvaged from old manor houses complete the picture.

Reef Villa & Spa’s acclaimed restaurant overlooks the infinity pool and features an extensive a la carte menu featuring the best of international and Sri Lankan cuisine. There is also a tranquil Ayurveda spa onsite, where traditional treatments such as steam baths and Abhyanga massages can be enjoyed. If somehow you could be tempted to leave the premises, excursions to nearby temples, Galle, Kandy and the Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage can be arranged.


How to get to Reef Villa & Spa, Wadduwa

Reef Villa & Spa is located in Wadduwa, a 30 minute drive south of downtown Colombo and approximately 90 minutes from the international airport.

Reef Villa & Spa, Wadduwa Activities

  • Swimming and watersports at Wadduwa Beach
  • Ayurveda spa treatments
  • Local temple and garden excursions
  • Galle or Kandy tours
  • Visits to Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage

*Some activities are at extra cost

Reef Villa & Spa, Wadduwa Highlights

  • Step back into the days of the British Raj at this tasteful, colonial-style boutique hotel
  • Sleep in a genuine four-poster bed carved for a British officer or Indian noble
  • Relax in the elegant central Plantation House on a swing or by a lily pond
  • Savour delicious meals in the poolside restaurant or have an indulgent massage
  • Visit local temples, gardens or go further to explore historic Galle or Kandy

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The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Sri Lanka experience.

Sri Lanka Overview

Why Sri Lanka: This remarkable island off the south eastern coast of India might be small but it is jam packed with spectacular landscapes, a rich cultural heritage and ancient historical sites including 7 World Heritage Sites! Sri Lanka is also still relatively unspoilt by tourism, although there are many unique and wonderful hotels throughout the country.

When to Go: Dec – Mar is considered the best time to visit, being the driest season on the west and south coasts, in the ‘Cultural Triangle’ and up in hill country. The east coast is best from May – Sep when many of the beaches along the west and south coasts are experiencing the monsoon. During the monsoon, it is possible to travel as the rain is not constant – you’ll also enjoy lower prices and less crowds. The temperatures are high throughout the year, averaging around 27°C.

Combine With: Neighbouring India, Bhutan or Nepal.

Getting There: Fly into the international airport north of Colombo, the capital.

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