Ranawara Dining Area | Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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(7 customer reviews)

From US $2,234 US $1,898 /night

Kahandamodara, Sri Lanka – 7 Bedrooms

Experience next-level luxury at the majestic Ranawara with its expansive tropical surrounds, your own pristine beach, and colossal 30m infinity pool.

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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
  • Kitchen
  • Private pool
  • Tennis court
  • Cinema room
  • Library
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • In-room safe


  • Villa manager
  • Chef
  • Housekeepers
  • Butlers
  • 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

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Ranawara Living

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.

Living Room

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.

Dining Room

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.

Cinema Room

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.


Ranawara Bedrooms

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.

Master Bedrooms

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.

Guest Bedrooms

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.


Ranawara Layout

Claughton House Floorplan | Kahandamodara, Sri Lanka

Ranawara Staff

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.

Villa Manager

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.


Butlers are on hand 24 hours a day to assist with serving during meal times and attend to other guest requirements throughout the day.


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 Location

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.


Ranawara Bookings

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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!
  • 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)
  • Payment can be settled by credit card (Visa / Mastercard / Amex)
  • Payment can be settled by bank transfer in your preferred currency (AUD / EUR / GBP / JPY / NZD / SGD / USD)
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7 reviews for RANAWARA

  1. Avatar for Matt_Jacks


    Holiday of A Lifetime!

    I may not have stayed in all the worlds best hotels or villas but would be very surprised if this is not in the top 10. The venue is unsurpassed in its beauty and the pool is enormous. But what really makes Ranawara amazing is the on-site staff who are exceptional! The food served to us was consistently excellent, and going the extra yard is what this team is all about e.g. we never asked for cool boxes full of children’s snacks but they did it anyway. I would love to come back but I fear I may never and worse still, this benchmark will never be surpassed.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed April 2019
    Stayed in April 2019

  2. Avatar for Seaside624741


    The Best Ever

    We had a complete wonderful stay. Professional and excellent and nice staff that took so good care of the whole family. The villa is so beautiful, big and fully equipped bedrooms.
    The park is enormous with birds flowers and lot of space to play around.
    Excellent food and drinks. I had guest for dinner and they were overwhelmed by the view and the villa.
    A big thank you for all.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed March 2019
    Stayed in January 2019

  3. Avatar for Bleidraner22


    Awesome Experience

    This is an incredible villa. Beyond the luxuriosness of the whole place, and all the details, the very careful maintenance, the location is beyond awesome, with an absolutely stunning beach in front of the property. The team in the villa, headed by Senaka, was fantastic and we had phenomenal food every day, nothing frozen, everthing fresh. The team also organized all our day trips with great drivers and very interesting experiences of Sri Lanka. Our whole family had a great time and the kids enjoyed themselves tremendously. We´ll be back!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed March 2019
    Stayed in February 2019

  4. Avatar for Siddarth B

    Siddarth B

    Ultra Luxurious Villa

    The pictures do not do justice to this place. It is exceptionally well maintained and the team there is always smiling and at your service. Great place for a huge group. Will definitely visit again.

    TripAdvisor Reviewed November 2018
    Stayed in November 2018

  5. Avatar for GoPlaces602852


    Fantastic in All Respects!

    This was the holiday we needed and had really looked forward to. Private, luxurious and quiet.

    Everything was geared towards us being fully happy and satisfied, from the food, to organizing trips out, to humoring us with a staff vs guests cricket match-guess who won! To organizing a dream wedding in the gardens of the villa in less than 2 weeks, complete with band, registrar, flowers and all documentation done, legalized and correct!

    The villa is perfect for relaxing in quiet sophisticated lux. but the staff make it all possible. They were outstanding, professional kind and generous. thanks to the villa manager who went way further than the extra mile-in fact all the way to Colombo for a translated document for the wedding. He has his team well organised and trained beautifully and the assistant manager was always ready with suggestions and a smile. even the security staff were friendly and fun!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed September 2018
    Stayed in August 2018

  6. Avatar for Lorraine C

    Lorraine C


    Amazing house, very well decorated with beautiful details. Service was juste perfect.

    We had the best family relax time.. thanks again

    TripAdvisor Reviewed January 2018
    Stayed in December 2017

  7. Avatar for StewartMcNair


    “One of the most beautiful places we have ever experienced.”

    We were looking for a high end villa to accommodate our family of 13 to celebrate my wife’s big birthday. We found this private estate through Eden Villas who described it beautifully although to be honest we were not expecting the dramatic and overwhelming impact of the place when we arrived. We travelled Air Lanka direct from London and then had a 4 hour journey in a comfortable private 28 seater bus.. the journey was fairly hairy to be honest as driving is relatively creative in Sri Lanka and by this stage we had been travelling a long time; however we finally arrived and the sheer visual impact and the realisation that we would be staying in this beautiful , extraordinary estate put our travel weariness behind us. We were greeted by the staff at the grand entrance with chilled towels and coconuts and given a personal tour of the rooms and facilities so we could choose the permutations.

    We spent 10 amazing days being pampered and spoilt under the professional eye of the resident manager Seneka – what a great fellow with a sense of humour to match. Nothing was too much trouble for him and the staff who were always on hand from 7.00 am until 10.30 pm and later wherever necessary.

    There were so many brilliant touches that were unexpected and yet consistent with the 5+ star service. The cuisine was cordon bleu 3 times a day with afternoon tea and chocolate brownies if required. Fresh fruit of a wide variety and outstanding cooked combinations ( crispy bacon and grilled tomatoes , eggs benedict etc ) served for breakfast and juices prepared throughout the day.

    There is an entertainment room with a full wall screen projector; a well stocked library, a ping pong table which provoked much noise and excitement, the gardens full of wild life including peacocks, lizards, iguanas, tropical birds and two friendly resident dogs who live on the perimeter of the 23 acre estate. The long pristine beach is deserted and we walked there everyday. The pool is 33 metres long and is central to the villa where we spent most of our time – brilliant fun. The garden is huge in front of the pool and great for cricket , rounders and other games.

    One point worth mentioning that nearly put us off was the weather forecast for July and August from the internet … every weather forecast suggested that we would get thunderstorms, clouds and torrential rain every hour , every day from 22nd July until 1st August due to the summer monsoons. The reality was that we enjoyed blue skies and a few white fluffy clouds every day except for 20 minutes on Sunday when we experienced a cloudburst of warm rain.

    The temperature was consistently 30 degrees by day and 25 by night. We ate all our meals outside by the pool; in the evening the staff lit flaming candles around our dining canopy which was magical; our grandchildren were mesmerised as were we by the clarity of the stars and the constellation of the planets , all clearly visible. We had a masseuse visit us two days and pummelled us in the bespoke cabana with the sound of waves in the background. There is also much to do in the area around Tangalle .. we went on Safari in the Udawala National Park which was incredible and again reasonably priced. There were bugs which were swiftly discouraged by “fogging” every evening at sunset .. very few mosquitos as a result. Worth bringing insect spray to further discourage.

    I could go on……. Eden Villas are based in Sri Lanka and they were amazing from the outset; for us they teamed up with Red Savannah in the UK who organised our flights and pulled the whole package together. It was great value for money and created memories that will last us forever.

    A big thank you Jack Eden and the great team on the ground!!

    TripAdvisor Reviewed August 2017
    Stayed in July 2017

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