- Saman Villas’ setting – a sea-splashed rocky promontory in Bentota with far-reaching coastal and ocean views – is a country standout, and everything is geared to romance and relaxation: private dining, highly personalised service, roomy suites and a lovely spa.
- Not only does the position command one-of-a-kind coastal views and extreme privacy, but it’s accessible too – you can wander down onto one of two beaches for a stroll or a seasonal sea swim.
- Bentota is also the centre for west coast watersports (water skiing, jet skiing and mangrove boat trips) and also offers casual restaurants should you fancy eating out.
- Sri Lanka’s first boutique hotel just a short two hour drive from the cosmopolitan capital of Colombo.
- The 27 ocean-facing suites boast dramatic views either north up Bentota Beach or towards southerly Induruwa Beach.
- Relax on sun loungers in the lush gardens eyeing the heart-stopping sea views or beside the Art Deco-styled pool – a true infinity pool – which gazes all the way up the coastline to Bentota.
- Located nearby to Bentota and Hikkaduwa, this is an ideal sport for relaxing and also enjoying nearby water sports such as scuba diving and snorkelling.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Enjoy a scenic cycle tour across picturesque paddy fields, a 125 years old Katukoliha temple with its ‘Dagaba’ located at the highest point of elevation, Dutch architectural houses, the Mullegoda temple with beautiful murals and the Dedduwa lake. Ideal trip for nature lovers to experience the scenic beauty of village life.
Enjoy a scenic trekking route across picturesque paddy fields and streams in a typical village. The trek will cover the 125 years old Katukoliha temple with its ‘Dagaba’ located at the highest point of elevation in the Bentota – Aturuwella area. This ancient temple has attractive wooden & terracotta carvings and statues that belong to ancient architectural styles in Sri Lanka. The site offers panoramic views and it is an ideal visit during the evening hours to see the sunset. You may also see houses which have been built according to Dutch architectural styles. Towards the end of the journey you will pass by beautiful marshy lands with variety of birds.
Developed over a period of fifteen years by Bevis Bawa, a well known Sri Lankan artist, and the elder brother of famed architect, Geoffrey Bawa, the garden is aesthetically laid out on five acres of land and is noted for its lush vegetation. The wide variety of tropical trees, plants and sculptures that dot the garden is a true representation of all the energies that Bevis put into Brief. Bevis Bawa passed away in 1992 but the Brief garden continues to be maintained in just the way it was envisioned to be. Well worth the trip if you are a nature lover.
The Kande Viharaya temple has a long history, dating back to 1734 and continues to this day to be an important link in the Buddhist cultural and religious activities of Sri Lanka. Observe devotees dressed in white as they flock the temple grounds daily.
A wide range of water sports activities such as water skiing, jet skiing, mono skiing, wake boarding, banana boat rides, wind surfing and cannoning are available.
Undoubtedly the most iconic structure of our sunny south, the Galle Fort is a 17th century UNESCO World Heritage Site that effortlessly blends history with the modern-age. While its colonial ramparts stand tall above the Indian Ocean, its interior is lined with cobblestone streets filled with quaint boutiques and restaurants that also make for wonderful walking tours.
For guests interested in finding out how a typical fish market operates in Sri Lanka… Witness how the night’s catch is auctioned off to retail sellers. Active from 5.30 am to 8.00 am daily, except on Poya days. A word of caution that noise levels can be deafening.
Kanneliya, covering an extent of 10,140 hectares, is a forest complex located in southern Sri Lanka which was designated as an important biosphere reserve in 2004 by UNESCO. Excluding the Sinharaja rain forest, Kanneliya is acknowledged as the only remaining rainforest in Sri Lanka. Identified as one of the richest areas in terms of flora, in the whole of South Asia, the forest reserve is located approximately 35 Kilometers northwest of the city of Galle. Kanneliya is a must visit for nature lovers.
The Lunuganga estate was the beautifully landscaped country home of the famed Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Lunuganga, with its rare flora, is a real treat for nature lovers. The garden is open to visitors from 9 am to 5 pm daily with an entrance fee payable at the gate. A guided tour is also available on request.
Cruise through the mangroves and a host of little islands along a river resplendent with natural beauty. Boat rides and lagoon fishing can be easily arranged for your enjoyment.The Maduganga wetland is considered to be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka and nature lovers should set aside some time for a visit.
The Sinharaja forest reserve covers several different provinces and districts in the country and is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot. The forest reserve gained international significance after having been designated a biosphere reserve and world heritage site by the UNESCO organization. The reserve stretches approximately twenty-two kilometers from East to West and seven kilometers from North to South. Despite its compact size, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve is abundant in endemic species that includes insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and trees.
Watch turtles in their natural habitat…you may even get to see turtles laying eggs in the evening hours. The Turtle Conservation Project is the only place where turtles are not held in captivity and therefore we strongly recommend that you visit this location instead of other hatcheries.Located only twenty minutes away from Saman Villas, a day’s notice is required for a visit. Set a date to see the five species of turtles found in Sri Lanka and the survival threats that turtles face.
Sri Lanka is home to one of the largest resident populations of blue whales in the world. Between November and April every year, Saman Villas offers responsible tours with our sustainable partners further down the southern coast in Mirissa, where a chartered boat will take you to the deep seas to witness these magnificent mammals in their natural habitat.
Where the gloriously aqua-hued waters of the Indian Ocean gently lap fine golden sandy shores of the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, is where you’ll find a unique and undeniably romantic boutique hotel that pushes the boundaries of luxury. For those who truly seek escape with exceptional service, breathtaking views, pristine beaches and possibly the most exquisite sunsets to be found, it is here that the beauty of this island will inspire.
This boutique hotel has a collection of 26 suites, some with sea views and private pools and also a duplex villa. Refurbished in 2010, accommodations have wooden furniture and a contemporary style. Facilities at the Saman Villas include an infinity pool with sea views, fitness centre, badminton court, library, snooker table and the luxurious and pampering Spa Sahana with aromatic sauna, steam shower and water garden. Dine indoors or outside on the beach, by the pool, or wherever you wish, enjoying eastern and western meals. Sip drinks at the pool and sunset bar too.
The 27 ocean-facing suites boast dramatic views either north up Bentota Beach or towards southerly Induruwa Beach. The roomy interiors have a tropical modernist feel with split level timber-floored bedroom and lounge areas and semi-open bathrooms. They are classically furnished yet equipped with smart televisions, Blu-Ray DVD players, iPod docks, surround sound, electric blinds and air-conditioning, though there are no in-suite tea or coffee-making facilities.
Luxury comes as standard and these suites offer breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean from their spacious balconies. The rooms, with hints of traditional Sri Lankan style and eye-catching artwork have a contemporary edge and offer all modern conveniences.
Surrounded by a canopy of frangipani the beautiful tropical gardens that are offered with these suites overlook the magnificent Indian ocean and are perfect for sunny relaxation.
Deluxe Suite with Pool
Luxuriate in stylish comfort while soaking up spectacular views from your own private pool and enjoy impeccable service coupled with every modern convenience. The swimming pools are for private use for the occupants of the suites. Privacy of the swimming pools cannot be guaranteed as the swimming pools are out doors and may be seen by other guests. If you require a higher level of privacy and luxury we recommend that you book the Grand Deluxe Suite with Pool or for ultimate privacy and luxury the Saman Villa Suite with Pool.
Grand Deluxe with Pool
Tucked away in the southern corner of our coastal outcrop lies the elegantly rustic Grand Deluxe Suite, with the added pleasure of a secluded lap pool within a private garden beyond the expectations of Sri Lanka beach hotels. Complete with sun decks and tasteful wooden furniture, the suite is especially remarkable for its spacious living areas designed for your indulgence.
Saman Villa with Pool
Immerse yourself in romantic privacy in our stylish and luxurious signature duplex villa. It boasts spectacular views, expansive interiors and blissful seclusion and comes equipped with every modern convenience.
Lose yourself in gourmet delights expertly crafted by a renowned team of chefs and dine at one of our signature locations upon our coastal rocks or sandy shores, to restaurants and lounges hosted in pavilions inspired by ancient Sri Lankan temples, fine dining in tropical luxury is an intrinsic experience of our boutique hotel in Bentota.
There are two bars yet with such open grounds and dramatic views, pre-dinner sundowners are superb anywhere.
The restaurant’s positioned at the centre of the headland, and while the menu offers international dishes (plus multi-course set menus for those on half-board), it really champions Sri Lankan cuisine. For breakfast, do try the Saman Villas special – kola kanda followed by perfectly crisp rice flour hoppers and coconut roti served with creamy curries and sides. Private dining maximising the hotel’s position is very much encouraged here.
Destinations range from in-room dining (all suites allow this) to spectacular spots around the hotel – the infinity pool pavilion, a deck cantilevered out over the sea, or on the beach below.
The staff are armed with warm smiles and are very quick in responding to requests. Non-intrusive and discreet, they understand the needs of their clients – honeymooners and couples looking for peace and quiet. There’s a gym, library and superb spa, as well as an infinity pool with an ample shallow wading section, though since many rooms have their own private pools the main pool is rarely crowded.
Relax on sun loungers in the lush gardens eyeing the heart-stopping sea views or beside the Art Deco-styled pool – a true infinity pool – which gazes all the way up the coastline to Bentota. It’s not cheap to stay here yet the dramatic views, tranquility and privacy are just rewards.
Famed for its Ayurveda resorts, Sri Lanka holds generations of ancient healing wisdom that we are delighted to share with you. At the Sahana Spa equipped with a jacuzzi, sauna, floral bath, and more amidst our secluded water garden, our professional therapists help soothe your mind, body, and soul with our signature Ayurvedic and beauty treatments, and aromatherapy and deep tissue massages.