A stylish and soothing property, combining the perfect balance of colonial charm and modern contemporary, Maya will impress the most style conscious and well-heeled guests.
Hidden away within two acres of lush gardens, amongst trees as old as the property, Maya is conveniently located near the small village of Aranwella, just a fifteen minute drive from Tangalle. As you enter the property, you drive past ancient trees and a small Buddhist shrine, before this beautiful 110-year old colonial house reveals itself.
With five en-suite suites, this property is perfect for a chilled out getaway and it can also be rented out as a private villa. In 2012 it was renovated into a hotel, with homage to its Dutch and British roots – the historic building exterior and intricately carved windows have been maintained – and the interior has been given a chic facelift by Niki Fairchild, an interior designer with an impeccable eye for style, detailing and subtle colouring. The house cradles a 20 metre L-shaped pool, and faces out onto a savannah-like landscape bordering lush jungle, attracting a large number of birdlife. There is also a cool outdoor dining and bar area, and a secluded hammock in the garden to admire the views.
Maya is perfect for families with toddlers, a group of friends or ideal for honeymooners looking for space and seclusion.
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
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