MEDA GEDARA

(13 customer reviews)

From US $1,100 /night

Dickwella, Sri Lanka – 7 Bedrooms

Meda Gedara is a fantastic family villa with a pool, waterslide, bunk beds and direct beach access on Sri Lanka’s southern coast.

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Meda Gedara is the ideal beachside getaway for families. Located on Sri Lanka’s beautiful southern coastline, the seven-bedroom villa offers plenty of room for the whole group and flexible sleeping arrangements with a choice of king beds, singles and bunk beds. Next to the beachside access, Meda Gedara includes a fun waterslide in the pool and a media room with a projector screen. The villa offers beautiful design with antique temple doors, tiled floors, vibrant murals and lush tropical gardens.

Features

  • Air conditioned bedrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Private pool
  • Private jacuzzi
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Apple TV
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • In-room safe
  • Board games
  • Pool toys
  • Baby cot
  • High chair

Inclusions

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Villa manager
  • Chef (full board meal policy)
  • Housekeepers
  • Butlers
  • Security guards

Extras

  • Extra bed USD $35 per night
  • Full board meals adult USD $50 per day
  • Full board meals child USD $30 per day
  • Full board meals under 2yrs $10 per day
  • Spa services

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Meda Gedara Living

Meda Gedara is wonderfully family-friendly and impossibly stylish. The villa has been designed as a haven for families, all the while offering sophisticated design that works in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature and beachside views.

Living Room

Meda Gedara has a light and airy living room furnished with sofas and arm chairs piled high with cushions. There’s also a separate air-conditioned TV room that’s designed especially for kids, with a peep window allowing parents to check up on the kids with ease.

Dining Room

The 16-seater dining table is set outside on the covered veranda. The villa also includes a fully-equipped kitchen.

Media Room

The media room includes a projector screen. The room can also be set up as an extra bedroom with an attached guest toilet if needed.

Garden & Pool

Meda Gedara has a split-level swimming pool with a beautiful lagoon shape. The pool includes a fun 22-metre waterslide. The pool is surrounded by sun loungers and the vast gardens include a shaded yoga shala and a furnished gazebo. The villa offers direct access to the beach.

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Meda Gedara Bedrooms

Meda Gedara has seven bedrooms. Three rooms have king-sized beds, two rooms have two single beds each, one room has six bunk beds and one room has a queen-sized bed. There are six bedrooms on the first floor and one bedroom in a separate garden bungalow.

Bedroom 1

The master bedroom is on the first floor. This room has a king-sized bed with mosquito netting and an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub. The room connects to one twin bedroom.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)

Bedroom 2

The second bedroom has a king-sized bed with mosquito netting and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 3

The third bedroom has a king-sized bed with mosquito netting and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

2 Guests
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 4

The fourth bedroom has two single beds and connects to the master bedroom. The room shares the same bathroom with the master bedroom.

2 Guests
2 Single Beds
Shared Bathroom (Bath + Shower)

Bedroom 5

The fifth room is the kids’ bunk bedroom. The room has six single bunk beds. The two lower beds are big enough for adults. The room has a shower ensuite.

6 Guests
6 Bunk Beds
Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 6

The sixth bedroom has two single beds and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

2 Guests
2 Single Beds
Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 7
Meda Gedara King Size Bed and Bathroom | Dickwella, Sri Lanka

The seventh bedroom is located in a separate garden bungalow. The room has a queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

2 Guests
1 Queen Bed
Bathroom (Shower)

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Meda Gedara Layout

Meda Gedara is a seven-bedroom villa built over two levels. The ground floor includes the living and dining areas and the first floor houses six bedrooms. One bedroom is located in a separate garden bungalow. The villa has generous gardens with a yoga shala and a swimming pool with a waterslide.

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Meda Gedara Staff

Your stay in Meda Gedara is made enjoyable by the professional staff. Meda Gedara’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly hospitality.

Villa Manager

Meda Gedara’s experienced and knowledgeable manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. The villa manager will oversee and coordinate the staff and property and assist you during your stay.

Housekeeping

You didn’t think you would be expected to clean while enjoying time off did you? All of our villas include housekeeping to tidy up the villa, arrange the laundry services, wash up and simply make sure you don’t lift a finger whilst on holiday with the family.

Butlers

Butlers are on hand everyday to assist with serving during meal times and attend to other guest requirements throughout your stay.

Chef

Meda Gedara is staffed with a skilled private chef and dining at the villa is based on a full board concept. Guests will be charged the full cost of full board meals upon booking. If you choose to dine out and not at the villa, the cost of any meals not arranged will be later refunded. Meals are priced at USD $50 per day for adults, USD $30 for children and USD $10 for infants under 2 years old – this includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Security

Meda Gedara includes 24-hour security.

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Meda Gedara Location

Meda Gedara is in Dickwella, Sri Lanka. The villa offers direct access to secluded Polgahamulla Beach. Within a 10-minute drive you’ll find Hiriketiya Beach which is perfect for swimming and surfing. The villa is located one kilometre from the hub of Dickwella where you can visit local markets and hit the beach. Galle Fort is about 90 minutes away by car. Meda Gedara is located about 3 hours from the airport.

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Meda Gedara Bookings

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Need to Know

  • Return airport transfers included for guests arriving / departing on the same flight*
  • Minimum stay: Low Season: 3 nights, High Season: 3 nights, Peak Season: 3 nights
  • Our rates include Government tax and services. Other websites add this on at the end of the booking!
  • We offer the best rates online and offer a price guarantee to prove it!
  • A deposit of 50% of the total amount must be paid at the time of booking
  • Final payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
  • Refundable security deposit (equal to one night’s rental charge) required to be paid prior to arrival
  • Check-in time: 2.30pm – check-out time: 11am
  • Late check out until 6pm can be arranged at half the rental rate (subject to availability)
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13 reviews for MEDA GEDARA

  1. Avatar for Stevesally497

    Stevesally497

    Paradise

    Paradise is a place on earth called Meda Gedera. The location and the attention to detail is totally out of this world. From beds to sleep in to the beautiful crockery for tea, the pool and slide, the wonderful natural beauty around you, this place does it all and more. The food is totally outstanding. Chef Roshan and his team make the most delicious food. Roshan can do no more to make your stay the best experience you can have… a must visit place…. we will return…….time doesn’t exist.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed August 2019
    Stayed in August 2019

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    Kevin C

    It Actually is Paradise!

    Incredibly beautiful Villa, tons of space for everyone, a team of chefs lead by Roshan- the nicest man in the world who presents mouth watering dishes daily, nothing is ever too much trouble. Friendly and efficient team to help with anything.

    Sound of the waves to fall asleep to (gorgeous beach is literally at the back of the large garden, behind the pool – oh, and of course the amazing slide, fun for adults and kids alike!) Safari’s and day-trips organised, wildlife, relaxed and stunning, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The perfect group destination.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed August 2019
    Stayed in August 2019

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    Zoe S

    Perfect Paradise Location For A Group

    For a big family holiday, Meda Gedara was a perfect choice. From the welcome with cold towels and chilled coconut water to the water slide and pool to the generous and varied meals catering for all tastes (and ages) they really have every base covered. Direct beach access, beautifully tended gardens and a yoga shala added even more to the charm.

    The staff was attentive and available to ensure our stay was enjoyable and easy, Roshan organized all transport required for day trips and outings and was a pleasure to deal with. Plus he is an amazing chef creating delicious Sri Lankan curries one night and homemade pasta the next! Meda Gedara is highly recommended by everyone in our group.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed August 2019
    Stayed in June 2019

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    MeganJN

    Paradise in Sri Lanka

    We have just returned from 10 amazing nights at the beautiful Meda Gedara. We were an extended family of 7 adults and 8 children (ages from 5 to 14) and the villa was absolutely perfect for us. We were given so much helpful information from Fiona and her team before arrival it made the booking process easy and allowed us to think about some achievable day trips from the villa with lots of children in tow.

    The beautiful bedrooms had the perfect amount of beds for all the children and adults to sleep comfortably. The pool and the waterslide were in use everyday, the waterslide was possibly more popular with the adults than the children! The food from Roshan and his team was just perfect, from Sri Lankan breakfasts to Italian feasts; they were able to accommodate our Coeliac traveler with no fuss, including a delicious Gluten Free birthday cake.

    The Villa is impeccably designed and decorated with beautiful objects but is still very livable and cosy. The veranda was the perfect spot for tea and coffee or afternoon cocktails overlooking the pool and the mesmerising ocean. When we wanted to go out on an excursion (beware, it is difficult to leave the amazing surrounds) Roshan organised everything for us which was fantastic. Roshan even organised our own fireworks for a special birthday celebration. I would highly recommend Meda Gedara, everyone in our group wanted to stay longer.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed August 2019
    Stayed in July 2019

  5. Avatar for HongKong025

    HongKong025

    “Beautiful Villa”

    We had a great stay at the beautiful Meda Gedara. Three generations had a great time. The beach at the end of the villa was beautiful. Pool and slide was well used. Children loved the tuk tuk rides and the daily visit of different wildlife, monkeys, peacocks, lizards.
    Staff were all excellent and the food was delicious.

    I hope we can visit again.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed March 2019
    Stayed in February 2019

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    Journey572106

    “Heaven on Earth”

    We were a large family all meeting up for Christmas from our various homes in Scotland, London Thailand and Australia! We could not have asked for a more beautiful setting with the most excellent staff and house. The rooms were colonial luxe at its’ best and the food was catered to our specific needs. The pool slide entertained our 9 small children. The staff played football with the kids, watched over them if we played in the sometimes dangerous waves, accommodated all our sleeping arrangements and this done with a smile. Nothing was too much trouble. We specifically loved communicating with the villa Manager Roshan. He organised our elephant safari, trips to the surf beach and shopping trips all with ease. Thank you to everyone who looked after us. We were so depressed having to leave! We will be back.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed February 2019
    Stayed in December 2018

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    KeithR903

    “Fantastic!”

    This is an amazing villa, and the photos really don’t do it justice! The place is so much bigger than it looks, but the high ceilings and large furniture makes it all look to scale. It’s not – the place is huge with enormous bedrooms and bathrooms, and vast open public areas, all beautifully set up and decorated.

    The garden, pool and beautifully integrated water slide are a delight, and the gate at the bottom of the garden leads right down to the remarkable beach with it’s yellow, black and red sand. The waves can be very powerful so beware, but it’s a very picturesque beach.

    The staff are great and we would all highly recommend the food packages available – you’re quite a long way from any restaurants, so it’s definitely your best option, and well priced compared to eating out at anywhere with similar quality food.

    I really can’t recommend this enough – it’s a brilliant villa for a family get-together, or for a group of friends to use as we did when attending a friend’s wedding nearby.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed October 2018
    Stayed in October 2018

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    Paula B

    “Magic from the moment we arrived….”

    I feel somewhat ashamed about the tardiness of my review… there is a healthy excuse however, which is that for the first 2 months of my return, I missed Meda Gedara so much, that I couldn’t write about it! I just dreamt about it every night and missed it too much!

    With all sincerity, I cannot express the magic that MG brings to its guests, from the minute you walk through the huge welcoming ornate traditional wooden doorway, to the minute you are dragged kicking and screaming out of it when its time to leave!

    We were greeted by the most incredible MG team, offered fresh coconuts on arrival and taken to the terrace where we were faced by the vast Indian ocean, met by the breeze and consumed by the smells, sounds and colours of the tropics.
    Heaven sent, the peace, tranquility and beauty started to work its magic.

    Ben and I were then shown to our rather incredible Garden Room, which is a uniquely situated building away from the main house, offering us a little haven of our own.The location of the room led us straight onto the garden overlooking our yoga Shala, which then led down to the most magical beach in the world.

    After what can only be described as our first night of dreamy sleep, made deeper by the sound of the ocean lapping the shore, we rose after sunrise and wandered through the wicker gateway at the end of the garden, for our daily meditation walk, in order to start our yoga practise each morning.

    The enormity of the sea faced us, the untarnished nature, rawness of the surrounds, made the beach like no other. Not a hotel, bar, modern building, as far as the eye could see. We then followed our yoga practise, which was again, second to none. Intelligent, strong yoga, with a group of fabulous yogis! Having said that the retreats are designed for all levels and whether experienced or not, I believe the practise is available to all levels.

    After deep relaxation at the end of the morning session, intensified by the sound of the garden waking up, the cicadas, the birds, the ocean, we would go back up to the main house, to feast on possibly the most delicious breakfast imaginable. Mastered by the king of cuisine – Roshan – we were served traditional Sri Lankan food offering the most extraordinary array of dishes, made up of layers of tastes and textures. Fresh, wonderful local produce that tasted out of this world. The best food ever!

    Leaving the grounds of Media Gedara was actually quite hard, my excuse being that I have travelled around the area before…. the truth of the matter however, was that swaying in a hammock creaking to and fro between silhouetted palm trees overlooking the ocean, swimming in the infinity pool, whooshing down the crazy yet aesthetically hidden waterslide (so much fun!), or diving in and out of the waves on our doorstep, felt incredibly luxurious in between yoga sessions…and it didn’t really feel necessary to go much further!

    We did actually venture to the local, very beautiful tranquil surf beach, one whereby my boyfriend Ben learnt to surf, which was a big big ‘tick’ on his list of things to do!
    There are a million things to do there, but we got rather consumed by all that MG offers.
    It is the ‘love’ with which the villa has been created, that is felt in every room, seen in every piece of furniture, experienced with every detail,

    Everything is considered meticulously, yet it feels effortless, calm and the level of relaxation that you feel there is felt through this clever clever creation.
    The villa is more than luxurious, yet feels like home. This is the magic of Media Gedara. We felt blessed to have experienced staying in this amazing place. We absolutely want to go back there! Don’t give it a second thought…go!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed April 2018
    Stayed in April 2018

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    VMB2018

    “A truly enchanting slice of paradise. Somerset Maugham would have approved.”

    Another Sri Lankan visit over. I keep wishing for some divine intervention that keeps me here.

    I’ve experienced some amazing properties in previous visits but Meda Gedara offers something different, a different vibe if you will. I don’t have children but to watch my friends with theirs, lapping up every ounce of unique MG energy, playing cricket and rounders, charging down the gigantic water slide through the bounty of hibiscus into the plunge pool was quite something.

    When I wished for it, I was able to wander off down to the bottom of the garden and lie in one of the hammocks with the Indian Ocean front view and surround-sound.
    I should also add that I still had full WiFi coverage at the bottom of the garden, much as I tried for a digital-detox.

    MG is all things to all people. If you’re after a creative retreat, this is the spot, if you’re on family holidays, maybe inter-generational, MG offers hot and cold running everything, a stockpile of interesting books, magazines, games and movies. It is also, of course, a romantic idyll.

    The ocean-facing bedroom suites are enormous with hugely comfortable beds and beautifully finished bathrooms. The back of the house, facing a jungle of palms, brightly coloured birds and other flora and fauna is geared towards children with fun bunks, single four-poster beds and again, superb bathrooms. And I love the laundry chute for all its ease.
    I managed to nab the garden suite with its adjoining daybed and again, direct ocean views. Bliss.

    Down the beautifully curved and carved teak staircase the endless entertaining space has a lovely flow to it, sprinkled stylishly as it is with artwork and rich pickings from world travels. Evening drinks under the stars whilst listening to the ocean roar away or just inside whilst watching the rains clear the decks. No sitting and dripping here, the ocean breeze supplies a constant waft.

    Did I mention the cashew nut curry, the okra curry, the kottu, the tiger prawns, the citrus salad dressings? Who doesn’t love an elastic waistband, right?
    Head chef and House Manager Roshan is the purveyor of gastronomic creativity and boy does he provide. He’ll also give cookery lessons and take you to the fish market to pick lunch out if you like.

    Of course there is an infinity pool in which to swim it all off and the yoga sala to stretch it all out and get to work on your Solar Plexus. If you’re a committed yogi, Om Ceylon yoga retreats are held here, info on the website. That said, you could organise your own retreat, yogis, writers, photographers, painters, all, the foundations are already here.

    A day trip or two should include lovely Galle, a Unesco World Heritage Site with the ramparts around the old Fort a great place to walk off lunch. This is a gemologist’s heaven – the streets are lined with stores selling Ceylon sapphires, aquamarines and yellow diamonds, you name it. If you’re looking to source a stone, Galle could be your treasure trove.

    Meanwhile, back at MG and a quiet word to Roshan and sparkly-clean Tuk Tuks appear within minutes to whisk us off to the surf beach 10 mins up the road, Hiriketiya. Lined with beach bars and speakers proving a cool soundtrack to your white water chase, this little bay is a must.

    When we arrived back via a watermelon daiquiri – recommended by the way – Roshan and the team were at the door offering iced water, chilled fruit juices and cold towels. You thought it, they had already done it and with smiles that could light the whole island.
    It’s all really rather serene, things just happen rather nicely at Meda Gedara.

    There are many stunning foreign outposts that wow you but I felt the need to write all this about MG as it had a profound effect on me and I’ve had a few turns around the globe discovering exotic nuggets like this. Now it’s your turn.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed April 2018
    Stayed in April 2018

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    591rose

    “LUXURY LUXURY 5 STAR WOW!”

    Amazing Location right on the beach with lovely walks.

    Staff were super helpful. The Chef who is also the manager conjured up the most delicious menus in a totally relaxed way.

    The rooms are fabulous, my children especially loved the triple bunks and the cinema room. The decor is super stylish, a mixture of old British antiques and a lovely light and airy atmosphere.

    Pool and slide. FAB. Would definitely recommend this to families / you could easily have 2 or 3 happily here. Amazing place. Amazing holiday thank you.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed March 2018
    Stayed in March 2018

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    Simon B

    “Unparalleled Luxury – one of the most beautiful villas in the world!!”

    It was amazing, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left (even though we didn’t want to leave!) The team were all superb especially Roshan and Manju – they looked after us so well. The food was out of this world.

    We fell completely in love with Sri Lanka, what a wonderful country! – everyone is so friendly…

    Hats off to the owners – the Villa is outstanding, they have done an amazing job – the interiors are exquisite – every little detail thought about – and they clearly have a very tasteful eye for interior design! everything was just perfect.

    I have been to some of the worlds best resorts, but this is right up there… its probably best described as a ‘Private Villa Hotel’ – all the luxuries of a 5 star resort (including water slide!) and the very attentive staff – in the privacy of your own beachfront villa. We had everything from Spa treatments to beach BBQ’s and even our own private fireworks display – an unbelievable holiday – will definitely be returning!

    We have created some memories that will live with us forever – Meda Gedara will always have a fond place in our hearts… the children smiled not stop all week – thankyou so much!

    Simon & Family

    TripAdvisor Reviewed February 2018
    Stayed in January 2018

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    23rosie

    “Pure blissful luxury”

    From the moment we arrived with our whole family to the welcome of the smiling staff waiting in the drive armed with cool drinks and cool towels, we knew we were in for a fantastic holiday in this dream of a place. We visited one wildlife park and the old town of Galle and a tea plantation, but we really did not need to go out of the villa and its grounds. Set in a beautiful garden, the two swimming pools caused our five grandchildren (and everyone else too) endless fun, particularly the water slide. Roshan, the chef and manager, could not have been more attentive to our needs, as well as joining in with all our games and fun. A perfect place for a perfect family holiday.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed January 2018
    Stayed in December 2017

  13. Avatar for CaptainChasby

    CaptainChasby

    “Absolutely recommended, top notch, unadulterated bliss”

    I am unsure how or which superlatives to shower on this Shangri La, nestled away from the road, there is little on the approach to belie what a delightful paradise awaits behind the gates of Villa Meda Gedara.
    The situation is breath-taking; staff bearing huge smiles, cold towels and drinks, welcomed us into this palatial villa. The beautiful terrace leading down to one of two or three pools, depending on how one looks at it.

    A spacious Yoga Shala sits with a commanding view of the Indian Ocean amongst the leafy foliage. It pretty much has it all, a stunning beach to walk on, especially when others are torturing themselves with Yoga sessions. Supremely attentive staff led by the head chef/manager Roshan, he can do anything, a bit like a wizard really.
    The cuisine was divine, the local curries and dishes were superb, again Roshan and his team bowled us over with his rich and delightful repertoire. There really was something for everyone and I fear my waist proves it.

    The surrounding area is charming, tuk-tuk rides to beaches and towns, for trips further afield we enjoyed the “Golden Lounge”, a mini bus with palatial trim and blast freezer air conditioning just when it was needed. All very well but I think all I really wanted was to get back to the delights of Meda Gedara and those wonderful staff.
    The bedrooms are luxurious with beds to loose your partner in, and sleep comes fast with the sound of the ocean in the background. Water slides at night into pools twinkling with lights is a must, I’ve never laughed so much in my life.

    Absolutely recommended, top notch, unadulterated bliss.
    Meda Gedara
    Dickwalla
    Sri Lanka – If there’s any justice in this world I’ll be back…

    TripAdvisor Reviewed August 2017
    Stayed in August 2017

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