Eraeliya Villas & Gardens

Sri Lanka: South West Sri Lanka

Set foot onto this beautiful island, once known as Ceylon, and experience the eclectic blend of rich culture and supreme surf.


Eraeliya’s nine bedrooms are set between five freestanding villas with their own unique character. Bedrooms are individually designed and furnished with antiques from across Asia along with a collection of mod cons including flat screen TVs, electric safes, free WiFi, luxurious toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities. Ensuite bathrooms are finished in smooth cement or terrazzo, and feature rain showers, twin sinks and some also have freestanding tubs. All bedrooms except for Villa Ambalama are equipped with air conditioners.

Villa Ambalama

This one-bedroom villa, and its concept is absolutely unique to Eraeliya. An ambalama is a traditional Sri Lankan resting place, and this special space has been designed to completely immerse its occupants in Sri Lanka’s tropical lifestyle and unify them with nature.

The villa has a high roof and open ventilation strips to the sides that allow natural breezes to infiltrate and cool. Instead of air conditioning, the villa is equipped with ceiling fans. The villa’s glass walls allow light to flood in, however curtains can be drawn for privacy. The villa is furnished with eye-catching furniture, and a stunning Jaffna antique carved doorway leads into an outdoor garden bathroom designed for showering under the stars.

The antiquarian four-poster double bed with mosquito net, desk, sofa and armchair create an atmosphere of homeliness yet you’ll find no TV here. This villa is perfect for creative minds and those in search of pure inspiration.

Villa Muhudu Bella

This wonderfully quirky colonial-style, one-bedroom chalet tucked just above the sandy beach. Secluded and wonderfully private, this intimate villa is an inspiring choice for honeymooners or romancing couples.

The villa’s geometry is fascinating. The bedroom (with a queen-sized bed) and dressing room occupy a circular space with a large glass door leading to a veranda that offers glorious panoramas of the Indian Ocean and the tropical garden where hibiscus plants blossom year round.  To add to its uniqueness, a gently spiraling staircase mirroring a seashell leads from the bedroom and curves its way down into a contemporary bathroom with shower.

As is the case with all of our villas, Villa Muhudu Bella offers a secluded space for creativity, yoga, meditation, or simple relaxation, right beside the sea.

Villa Nelum

Villa Nelum is a charming colonial-style, one-bedroom villa ideal for couples and honeymooners, or even a family as a sofa can be converted into an extra bed.

This individually styled villa comprises a living room and a bedroom with a low-slung queen-sized bed and an open plan bathroom featuring a gorgeous freestanding tub made from a single piece of marble. The design of Villa Nelum blends Sri Lankan culture with modern style and luxurious comfort.

The villa opens onto our lush tropical garden and is a short walk away from our sandy beach making this the perfect suite for creativity and rejuvenation.

Villa Walauwa

A walauwa is a traditional Sri Lankan house, and this colourful two-bedroom villa is a stylish renovation of an existing home that once stood on the property. In perfect keeping with its history, the villa is designed in a typical Sri Lankan style yet is seamlessly equipped with twentieth century luxuries.

The villa’s bedrooms have either a king- or a queen-sized bed as well as an ensuite bathroom, and the cosy sofa in the lounge faces a flat screen TV. The villa has a fully equipped kitchen and a large front terrace for living and dining with superb sea views that beautifully encapsulate the dream tropical lifestyle.

Villa Walauwa is the perfect family escape, promising privacy, independence and spaciousness with the benefit of first-class hotel services and facilities.


Villa Bawana

A magnificent two-storey contemporary-designed four-bedroom villa. Offering superlative luxuries, chic styling and superb views, Villa Bawana features a magnificent colonial-style living area and four luxurious palatial suites, located in pairs on the ground and first floors, with sea views and private verandas overlooking the hotel’s large infinity pool. Each suite bears a Sinhala name that underpins the essence of their exquisite design.

The high-ceilinged living area features a library, a grand piano and a poker table – all integrated into a luxurious space decorated with original Asian artwork and antiques. A central passageway leads through the villa to the infinity pool and spacious pool deck offering views of the garden and sea.

  • Beds: King bed
  • Number of Bedrooms: 4
  • Occupancy: 8
  • Size: 685 sqm
  • View: Terrace with sea view
  • Rates From: $635

Families and groups may book Villa Bawana on an exclusive basis or each of the suites, Diviya, Alaya, Samaya and Ramaya, may be booked independently.

Ramaya and Samaya: King size antique canopy ebony bed 45 sqm and 35 sqm terrace.