situated in an acre of tropical garden...
Adorned by frangipani trees and coconut palms with breathtaking views over the property. The villa is located in the middle of the idyllic Palutagaha beach enhanced by a stunning, unspoilt coral lagoon – one of only four villas with direct access to the beach on this exceptional reef-protected stretch of coastline.
Auraliya has six double bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate a maximum of twelve guests. Beachside there are two family suites, which include two double bedrooms with a conduit bathroom. The front bedrooms on either side have eight foot square family size four-poster beds.
The second bedrooms to each of these family suites open on the walkways overlooking the swimming pool. One room has a double bed, the other a double and a single bed. There are two additional suites opposite the dining pavilion; one with twin four-poster beds, the other with a large double four-poster bed. All bedrooms have air-conditioning, cupboards, shelves and a built in window seat. Four of the bedrooms have electronic safes to store valuables and every bedhead is lockable.
All bedrooms have spacious en suite bathrooms, tastefully designed with a white terrazzo finish and modern fittings. In every bathroom there are double basins, a bath, a shower and a central fan. Heated towel rails in each bathroom ensure that damp towels and swimsuits are dry and ready to go in no time.
- Six double bedrooms with air-conditioning
- Four bathrooms (2 front suites have conduit bathrooms)
- Dining pavilion
- Relaxation pavilion
- Beach-side pavilion
- Two sunset seating areas
- Study/tv room with en-suite bathroom
- Separate WC
- Swimming pool
- Direct access to reef protected beach
- iPod connection in public areas
- Fully staffed
Jagath, our talented cook, has a wide selection of dishes and food to chose from. He’s a connoisseur of local curries as well as embracing western cuisine. He will do your shopping for you at cost.
We strongly recommend that you contact us with your selection of meals for your first day in advance of your arrival to allow the staff to bring in provisions. This means that you can relax on arrival rather than worrying about meal-planning immediately!
With the reef-protected beach only a few metres from the property wall, there are endless possibilities for beach fun and activities. Sand castles, body boarding, surfing and swimming will keep you entertained for hours in the sun. Or spend your days lying by the pool reading or swimming. A large garden provides a virtual playground for games of cricket and football. Or sit and play cards in one of the pavilions enjoying the view!
Numerous watersports are on offer in Unawatuna and Mirissa including sailing, fishing, coastal cruises, river trips, sea kayaking, snorkeling, and boating. Surfing at Weligama can be enjoyed for a couple of hours where local instructors and boards may be hired by the hour. Koggola Lake with its many islands inhabited with several species of birds, is another wonderful experience. Day trips can be organized to Sinharaha Rainforest and Yala National Park. Further South near Matara it is possible to go whale and dolphin watching. Cycle rides through the paddy fields are a wonderful way to sample Sri Lankan life inland.
We recommend a visit to the historic 17th Century Galle Fort, – one of the largest ‘living’ forts in the world which is enjoying an artistic renaissance. Strolling around this UNESCO World Heritage Site with its narrow streets lined with Dutch and British colonial era buildings, sturdy ramparts looking out to sea, the lighthouse and a growing collection of art galleries, jewellery shops and boutiques is a great way to while away a few hours.