Ranawara boasts a breathtakingly beautiful location in the southernmost corner of Sri Lanka. The impressive hillside property starts off as abundant tropical gardens and gradually transforms into a beach of pure white sand – consider this your private slice of heaven.
The property boasts a breezy open-plan design, an unabashedly vast private pool and sweeping landscape views reaching all the way out into the ocean. This seven-bedroom sanctuary can accommodate up to fourteen guests, making it the ideal choice for an epic family reunion or celebrating in style on an island paradise.
- Air conditioned bedrooms
- Private pool
- Tennis court
- Cinema room
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Free Wi-Fi access
- In-room safe
- Villa manager
- Chef (full board meal policy)
- Security guards
- Extra bed USD $39 per night
- Full board meals adult USD $35 per day
- Full board meals child USD $17.5 per day
- Menu available
- Spa services
Last Minute & Early Bird Bookings
Contact our Villa Specialists to find out if your dates are eligible for our Last Minute and Early Bird discounts.
Ranawara is a true clifftop palace with thatched roofs and wide open rooms giving a distinct nod to the island’s grand colonial past. The sprawling property is set around a massive infinity pool, with fluid architecture allowing guests to enjoy mesmerising views overlooking the garden and out into the ocean at every turn. The elegant décor focuses on earthy hues and crisp whites, with oriental carpets and dreamy canopy beds evoking the feel of a chic modern-day palazzo.
Playing up the villa’s old world glamour, Ranawara houses an impeccably-stocked library, complete with plush sofas and comfy armchairs, perfect for curling up with your latest favourite novel in style.
Making the most of the property’s stunning hillside setting, the villa boasts two living spaces located on different levels. The first floor living room opens out to sweeping 360-degree views overlooking the ocean and the neighbouring lake, which guests get to enjoy curled up on the plush sofa or one of the lavish armchairs. The ground floor living room opens out to the pool through glass bi-fold doors. The room houses generous seating on sofas and armchairs, offering the perfect setting for enjoying an after-swim drink in style.
The villa houses a massively spacious dining table, which can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. Thanks to the property’s open-plan architecture, the grand dining room is an opulent experience all of its own, complete with beautiful fresh views of the surrounding nature. The dining room is adjoined by a large well-equipped open-plan kitchen where guests can prepare elaborate meals or opt for a laidback summertime cuisine for their meals instead.
If you start feeling like you’ve had enough of the island’s exotic delights for one day, retreat into the villa’s exclusive cinema room and get lost in a blockbuster playing out on the big screen.
Garden & Pool
Ranawara boasts an (almost sinfully!) massive 30-metre pool offering guests lavish space for doing some rigorous laps or simply for luxuriating in the clear cool waters, all while being treated to vistas of the surrounding gardens. The pool is surrounded by ample deckchairs with the option of enjoying the sunlight or retreating into soothing shade. An exclusive stretch of beach can be accessed through a short walk through the villa’s private garden. The villa’s grounds also include a private floodlit tennis court.
The spacious villa houses seven bedrooms sleeping up to 14 guests in total. The rooms’ elegant décor verges on monochrome with cream-coloured linen complemented by furniture of polished dark wood. To keep things light and airy, the canopy beds are draped in delicate mosquito netting, which catches a beautiful luminous quality thanks to light pouring in through the generous windows throughout.
Staying true to the property’s utterly luxurious stature, Ranawara houses a whopping five suites, which each warrant the status of a master suite! Each room is furnished with a glamorous king-sized canopy bed. Three of the rooms are housed on the ground floor and offer stellar views overlooking the pool and garden. Two additional suites are housed on the villa’s first floor and feature private balconies opening out to beautiful vistas of the clear blue ocean.
Each room is adjoined by an ensuite bathroom designed with pure whites and rich natural wood. The idyllic mix of old-style elegance with modern luxe fittings and amenities mean that you can relax and refresh yourself in complete comfort and privacy.
Two additional guest rooms are located in a separate annexe. Both rooms are furnished with a king-size four-poster bed and are adjoined by an ensuite bathroom each. All of the rooms and ensuite bathrooms are designed to capture the essence of colonial luxury, while still remaining modern, comfortable, and totally relaxing for the duration of your stay.
Your stay in Ranawara is made enjoyable by the professional staff. Ranawara’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly hospitality.
Ranawara’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.
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.
Ranawara 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 $35 per day for adults and USD $17.5 for children – this includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It’s nice to know you have security and many villas will have full-time guards or night time security available. Additional security can also be arranged if the villa doesn’t include any in the daily rate.
Ranawara is located in Kahandamodara in southern Sri Lanka. Perched on a stunning pristine beach location, Ranawara provides guests with direct access to a peaceful stretch of blessed talcum white sand and crystal clear waters. The villa is conveniently adjacent to the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary and Safari Park, while the historical Galle Fort is two hours away by car. Ranawara is a 3.5 hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport.
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Need to Know
- Minimum stay: Low Season: 3 nights, High Season: 3 nights, Peak Season: 7 nights
- Our rates include Government tax and services. Other websites add this on at the end of the booking!
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- 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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