Saman Villas

AREA South
FROM COLOMBO 64 km - 2 hours


Located in the bleary eyed village of Aturuwella in Bentota, Saman Villas is perpetually blessed with perhaps one of the finest locations to be found in the south-west coast. The villas dot the surface of a rocky peninsula which serves as a partition for two beautiful beaches. With the ocean to the front and a quiet and dense coconut plantation behind, Saman Villas is secluded and peaceful. Every suite prides itself on unsurpassed, elevated views of cerulean Sri Lankan seas. Saman Villas is approximately 65 kilometers south of Colombo and 92 kilometers from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Drive times will vary in accordance to traffic but a two hour- forty five minute journey can be expected by road while forty five minutes can be expected by road.


The general air of the place can only be described as serene. The ideology behind Saman Villas is based on the principles of peace and intimacy. It is an idyll for romantic getaways and honeymoons as the gentle and relaxed charm, coupled with luxury and privacy give it a certain romantic feel. In fact the name Saman is a synonym for that of the Jasmine flower- which is said to evoke good fortune for lovers. Guests are meant to be pampered and free to do as they wish. It is for this reason that children under 12 are discouraged. The décor is an amalgamation of traditional Sri Lankan influences and contemporary uncluttered lines. Predominantly wood based, you will find wooden furniture, columns and some flooring. Delicate latticework, ethnic wall hangings and cement floors and pots all contribute to Saman Villa’s signature style. Well manicured lawns, shady trees and walkways see the incorporation of natural influences into the design as well.


Saman Villas has 26 sophisticated suites on offer which are located in two storey chalets. They are extremely private and have dazzling views. They all feature balconies or terraces with a small garden, day beds and dining tables, lounge area, sleeping deck, open concept baths with courtyards, air conditioning, TV, telephone, CD player, hair dryers and safes. Superior suites are located on the ground floors with direct sea views and charming courtyards which are perfect for observing the sunset while deluxe suites have the same facilities but are slightly larger. Deluxe pool suites come with a seven meter swimming pool while grand pool suites are decidedly more spacious are feature private pools which are larger and overlook the sea. The crowning glory is the Saman Villa suite which is has two storeys, ample space and a private pool.


The Sahana spa takes pride of place and truly is the epitome of relaxation. Built as a garden spa, it functions as a series of suites where guests are allowed the luxury of receiving treatments alone. The Deluxe Spa suite is set amidst a water garden and features an aromatherapy sauna, Jacuzzi, steam shower, mud bath and dining pavilion. The treatments here range from traditional ayurvedic treatments to florals, wraps and mud baths. A true experience is relaxation. The infinity pool and proximate sun deck are ideal for lazy lounging and taking in the magnificent views. There are two bars- a pool bar and a sunset bar which are ideal for afternoon cocktails or sundowners. The dining options are left entirely to you, as you can choose to dine indoors or on the outdoor dining pavilion, at the water garden spa suite or even in the privacy of your own suite. A variety of Sri Lankan and international fare is served. There is also a library with a small selection of books and a snooker table, while the more athletically inclined may favour the tennis and badminton courts and fitness center.


The nearby city of Galle and beach side towns of Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna are highly recommended, as is a visit to the turtle conservation project. Bentota is known for its wide variety of water sports. For a full list of activities in the area, check out our South Coast Beaches destination profile.

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