Rock Villa, of the Taru Villas collection, is a 170 year-old Walauwa, ancestral heritage villa, set within 2.5 acres of tropical gardens and mangroves and within a few short steps of the beautiful golden beaches of Bentota. The property can be rented out as a private villa and sleeps a maximum of sixteen guests so is great for families and groups looking for exclusivity and a personal experience.
The main villa has impressive amenities with six spacious ensuite bedrooms, an outdoor swimming pool, dining room, sitting room, TV lounge, dining pavilion, outdoor veranda, and lobby. There is also a separate Pool Villa on the estate with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living rooms, a dining pavilion, office and it's own private pool. So there is plenty of space to spread out, and this is the ideal choice for multi-generational group trips with lots of room types and layout options.
The style of the villa stays true to its heritage using Ceylon textiles, art work and antique decorative features around the property, whilst keeping décor light and fresh and contemporary. Dark wooden furniture typical of the colonial era match well with the colours of the paintings hanging on the walls, and it's all complimented by white washed walls and high ceilings of the spacious rooms and walkways. Throughout Rock Villa there is an air of sophistication and charm - you can't help but feel fully relaxed here.
The 50-foot swimming pool is wonderful, surrounded by sun loungers and garden, it overlooks the mangroves dotted with hammocks. There are many a quiet corner here to escape to with a good book or for an afternoon siesta. The villa is a short walk to the beachfront although it is important to note that there is a railway track between the villa and the ocean, which is quite usual in Bentota. This causes minimal disturbance and if anything gives the villa more character.
When you book the villa full board dining is included and you will have a fantastic in-house chef on site to cook all meals. The chef creates carefully curated menus to suite your group and of course changes can be made to suit your tastes. Traditional Sri Lanka fare is on the menu with delicious curries and fresh grilled seafood. Meals can be taken in the dining room, dining pavilion, or under the stars. A new menu is served every day and all ingredients are sourced locally to ensure for the freshest, tastiest food.
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Leslie Siben, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Anonymous, India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India