Saman Villas, Sri Lanka
This hotel is still considered one of the best beach resorts on
the island. Situated just a couple of hours from the international
airport in Bentota, Saman Vilas sits on its own private headland
and offers some of the best sea vistas. Enter through a canopy of
giant oaks and fruit trees to this property of 27 privately
situated suites, each with a view over the beachfront and the
Indian Ocean. Each suite offers casual luxury, decorated with soft
linens and homely furniture, accented with brightly coloured island
Travel to the nearby Benotota village to discover laid back
fishermen, friendly villagers and an age-old cinnamon trade, or
take a cycling tour across picturesque paddy fields to see the 125
year old Katukoliha Temple. Water lovers can try their hand at
fishing, diving and watersports, or just relax on the beach whilst
listening to the rolling waves.
Head to the bottom of the hotel's tranquil water garden where
the Sahana Spa combines Ayurveda traditions and healing treatments,
with locally sourced, organic products.
Saman Villas offers a variety of cuisine, from international
dishes and 'catch of the day', to traditional Sri Lankan feasts,
which guests can enjoy wherever they want. Influenced by eastern
temple architecture, the dining pavilions offer some of the best
views of the hotel.