Paradise Road The Villa Bentota

Sunning herself on the lemony shores of Bentota, roughly a 2 hours’ drive South of Colombo, lies the lush summer sanctuary, ‘Paradise Road The Villa Bentota’. The serendipitous retreat reveals a magical transformation of a ‘Walawwa’ into a boutique hotel, by renowned Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa.

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‘Paradise Road The Villa Bentota’ sits amid a private garden with a palm-speckled lawn opening out onto the mangrove-scattered skirts of the Indian Ocean. From admiring captivating galleries, to dipping in sun-warm swimming pools, one’s days at this sunny oasis abound with magic.

The Experience

The 15 individually-designed rooms and suites at this seaside sanctuary are decorated with hand-picked fittings. Cosily appointed, the Single Room is equipped with a sea-view balcony. Furnished with a king size bed, each Standard Room, opens onto the garden or airy balconies. Tucked on the first floor, the gorgeous Superior Room is decked out with ebony and ivory furnishings. The Superior and Executive Suites deliver stunning themed interiors and atmospheric lighting whilst the grand Mohotti Suite exudes a mini-castle feel with its Persian rugs, two magnificent bedrooms and lounge areas. All rooms are furnished with lavish bathrooms offering bespoke Spa Ceylon bath amenities.

The sumptuous dining retreat at this beachside hotel in Bentota, ‘The Villa Café’ crafts up an array of international cuisine, with a focus on Italian tuck-ins and seafood classics, along with a host of Paradise Road’s signature Ceylonese dishes like Black Pork Curry and Sri Lankan Prawn Curry. Sitting on the tranquil far-end of the beach oasis, ‘The Lion Bar’, with its exquisite cocktails and upholstered cane sofas, whips up the perfect setting for some downtime.

The gift shop at this seaside hideout carries a fine selection of gift and homeware whilst the gallery houses a pageantry of contemporary Sri Lankan arts. ‘Paradise Road The Villa Bentota’ offers a small courtyard pool, as well as, a capacious garden pool furnished with sun beds. After a busy day of reveling on the beach, check into the hotel’s spa for a balmy Ayurvedic massage.

Around and About

The sweep of the Bentota River keeps the gold-ribbon-like shoreline of Bentota inviolate from the buzz of Galle Road. With brine waters ideal for surfing and skiing, the seaside Eden is the scene of many an aquaphile flocking to the soft sands, from the morning. Be mesmerized by the beautiful gardens and the mural and art filled galleries of the Brief Garden. Partake in a boat ride on the mangrove-dotted Bentota River, stopping by the charming little islands with slow-paced lifestyles and intriguing traditions.

As you rock up by the garden terrace with pool-dipping-inspired appetites, an array of exotic Ceylonese culinary classics beckon to you. Black Pork Curry on a bed of Steamed Rice, what a hearty way to top off a well-spent morning?

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