Java Moon

AREA West Coast
FROM COLOMBO 45 minutes


This little property is a rarity- in the sense that though it is located a mere forty minute drive from Colombo, it somehow manages to make a visitor feel as though the hustle and bustle of city life is light years away. It is a place that can accommodate both those seeking a romantic escape or a family getaway and still manages to maintain its tranquil air. Java moon is inspired and it in turn inspires- writers and artists will delight in the lush tropical gardens and the surrounding Bolgoda Lake.

Java Moon is located in Piliyandala 40 minutes away from the city center and a one and half hour drive from the Bandanaike International Airport. Thus, it is a convenient start or end point to any holiday.


Java Moon hails itself as a true haven- a claim that is perhaps attested to by the serenity experienced within it. The ambience is romantic in many different ways- the romance of a love shared between two people or the romance of a true tropical garden with palms from all over the world, ostentatious trees and tall bamboos. Even the rooms are cleverly attired in romantic colour palettes- fiery saffron oranges and cool ochre hues, pea green and emeralds and ocean blues. The sari curtains are soft and delicate, adding to the ambience. Nature enthusiasts will delight in the myriad species of bird that frequent the property’s gardens as well as other animals like monkeys, otters and tortoise. Guests can experience that perfect Sri Lankan sunset to the steady rhythmic percussion of an evening temple chant or to look out over a lake that is inked in night, gardens dotted with fireflies and listen to the melody of a thousand crickets.


Three stand alone houses function as three suites each of which can comfortably accommodate two adults and a child. Drawing inspiration from local architecture, the suites feature verandahs and courtyards as well and are furnished with carefully chosen Dutch period antique furniture. Other in room facilities include en suite bath and private living space. Charming pieces of art add even more colour to the suites.

The master suite comes with an infinity pool as well a spectacular view of the lake while the second suite has both garden and lake views. The smaller suite opens out into a paved terrace.


Dining is left mostly to guest’s wishes here at Java Moon. Times are flexible and you can choose to dine by the pool, on your verandah or in the garden looking out over the lake. Sri Lankan food is the main order of the day with tasty rice and curries being served. However BBQ’s are also popular. Relaxing by the pool and catching up on that tan is a great way to spend lazy days, but for the more adventurous maybe a canoeing trip on the lake or a boat ride where one can maybe catch a glimpse of a crocodile. Fishing is also possible.


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(+94)768 341 251

(+94)777 722 411


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