1. A tropical state of mind
Perched on a rocky headland dividing two long seemingly endless, unspoiled beaches of golden sand, backed by the luscious greenery of coconut plantations in the quiet fishing village of Aruruwella, Bentota lies the award-winning Saman Villas, Sri Lanka’s first boutique hotel just a short two-hour drive from the cosmopolitan capital of Colombo.
Upon entering the large traditional gates, you will be awed by the tropical canopy of frangipani and fruit trees adopting architecture inspired by Sri Lankan temples. Ascending steps through a water garden will take you past a restaurant to the terraced garden where the infinity pool appears to merge with the dazzling Indian Ocean. The architectural wonders don’t end there.
2. Classically beautiful suites
Luxury is non-negotiable at Saman Villas. The 26 suites and duplex villa located on either side of the rocky promontory with hints of traditional Sri Lankan design and open plan layout offer breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. All suites are complete with exquisite furnishings and modern amenities such as an LED TV, iPod/iPhone docking station, and complimentary WiFi. Those who stay at Deluxe Suites with Pool, Grand Villa Suite, and Saman Villa Suite are reassured of privacy with a 7-meter infinity pool overlooking the sea. The elegant bathrooms are semi-open and spacious equipped with carefully picked bathware fused with ethnic motifs.
3. Intimate dining set beside the ocean
Dining is a true gastronomical experience at Saman Villas. The main restaurant boasts of local and international cuisine with fresh catch of the day encapsulating the best of flavours. The terrace restaurant is the ideal location for a light salad or sandwich. After a walk on the sun-kissed beach or a relaxing swim guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the sunset sipping on their favorite cocktail at the pool bar. For those seeking a personalized experience, private dining can be arranged in several romantic locations set against the pristine beauty of its secluded beachfront. To make it the most unforgettable experience the team will pair each meal with a complementing wine from its wide selection.
4. Indulge in complete rejuvenation
The Sahana Spa, inspired by Balinese designs is carefully crafted to heighten the sense of relaxation. With all facilities of a luxury spa, guests can choose from a wide selection of Ayurvedic and other therapeutic treatments. The luxurious treatment suites set amidst a water garden includes an aromatic sauna, steam shower, Jacuzzi, mud bath, treatment room and dining pavilion. Each area is also provided with music that is meant to calm your mind and rejuvenate. A separate treatment area is available for reflexology, pedicure, and manicure. The trained therapists use local oils, herbs, and spices with different therapies such as aromatherapy, reflexology proven for natural healing.
5. Explore the tropical paradise
Guests feeling a little adventurous and wanting to step out of the villa can choose from a myriad of outdoor activities ranging from religious and cultural visits, water sports or spend the day picking fresh vegetables and seafood at the local market. Hidden away like a perfect secret with its unique style and concept Saman Villas allows guests to wander around the beautiful island during the day but return warm hospitality at any time they wish. If you are only searching for infinite indulgence Saman Villas is the ultimate holiday destination but also works wonders when you have just completed a tour across Sri Lanka and crave for some pampering just before you head home.