Dikwella
from £ 5,562
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ANI Private Resorts – Villa Monara

16 pers. max. 8 bedrooms 15 staff
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from £ 4,144
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ANI Private Resorts – Villa Divia

14 pers. max. 7 bedrooms 14 staff
10/10
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from £ 3,187
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Mountbatten Bungalow

30 pers. max. 12 bedrooms 12 staff
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from £ 3,058
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The Rosyth Estate House

20 pers. max. 10 bedrooms
10/10
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Bentota
from £ 2,800
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The Long House

20 pers. max. 10 bedrooms
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from £ 2,612
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18 pers. max. 9 bedrooms 25 staff
Ambalangoda
from £ 2,332
per night

Kumu Beach Villa

20 pers. max. 10 bedrooms 26 staff
Colombo
from £ 2,250
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Maniumpathy

18 pers. max. 8 bedrooms 21 staff
Galle
from £ 2,136
per night

The Frangipani Tree

18 pers. max. 9 bedrooms
9/10
2 Customer reviews
Galle
from £ 1,880
per night

Why House

24 pers. max. 10 bedrooms 11 staff
10/10
80 Customer reviews
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from £ 1,841
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Rock Villa

16 pers. max. 8 bedrooms 20 staff
10/10
5 Customer reviews
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from £ 1,831
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Camellia Hills Villa

10 pers. max. 5 bedrooms 16 staff
Kandy & Hill Country
from £ 1,761
per night

Nine Skies Villa

10 pers. max. 5 bedrooms 15 staff
Tangalle
from £ 1,726
per night

Villa Ranawara

14 pers. max. 7 bedrooms 24 staff
10/10
1 Customer reviews
Dikwella
from £ 1,576
per night

Villa Meda Gedara

18 pers. max. 7 bedrooms 8 staff
10/10
3 Customer reviews
Bentota
from £ 1,487
per night

The Muse

18 pers. max. 9 bedrooms
Nuwara Eliya
from £ 1,404
per night

Goatfell Villa

8 pers. max. 4 bedrooms 15 staff
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from £ 1,304
per night

Villa Mosvold

24 pers. max. 12 bedrooms
10/10
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Sri Lanka villas for rent

Palm-fringed beaches, rugged mountains, lush tea plantations, spectacular ruins - Sri Lanka’s diverse landscapes are a sight to behold. The island is breathtaking, but beyond its physical beauty it’s also an intriguing destination to discover: there are sprawling national parks to visit, riveting UNESCO World Heritage Sites to see, myriad water sports to try out, picturesque train rides to enjoy and more.

Depending on your destination, your Sri Lanka villa could be just a skip away from the beach, nestled away in a bucolic hillside setting or be within proximity to historic landmarks. Regardless of the location, the essentials remain the same across our properties: impeccable service, ultimate privacy, top of the line amenities and the option to choice from a variety of in-villa experiences.

Located slightly over a two-hour ride from the airport is the coastal town of Galle. The town has retained much of its historical charm, which you’ll find in its beautifully preserved buildings, colonial-style villas and cultural landmarks.

The must-sees include Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to 1588, the Dutch Reformed Church and Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex. Beyond historic attractions, villa vacationers fill up their days with visits to the Handunugoda Tea Estate, making day trips to the Kanneliya Forest Reserve or Yala National Park, or discovering the myriad boutiques and dining establishments within the fort.

From Galle, you’re just an hour’s ride to the island’s paradisiacal south coast, where white sand, palm-fringed beaches and glimmering waters are the norm. Weligama and Mirissa are the hotspots, but holidaymakers may reside in the neighbouring town of Koggala, or even further out in Tangalle.

As with most coastal towns, there’s great surfing, swimming and sunbathing to be enjoyed. But there are plenty other options available - from whale watching tours at Mirissa Harbour to taking in the architectural details and majestic statues of Wewurukannala and Mulgirigala Temple or making a day trip out to the sprawling Udawalawe National Park.

In Central Sri Lanka lies Kandy, the cultural capital of the island. There are many ways to immerse yourself in the local culture: catch a traditional dance show, partake in the vibrant processions of the Esala Perahera Festival or visit the National Museum of Kandy. Don’t miss out on the main draw: the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, said to contain a tooth of the Buddha.

From Kandy, it takes over two hours to arrive at Nuwara Eliya. Here, the setting is bucolic and postcard-pretty, with rolling hills and emerald tea plantations. The cool springtime climate offers a refreshing change from the tropical heat and humidity elsewhere, and is just perfect for exploring nature attractions like the Hakgala Botanic Gardens or Single Tree Hill. Nuwara Eliya is also a great base for exploring world-renowned sites like Adam’s Peak and Knuckles Mountain Range.

Northwest Sri Lanka boasts a picturesque, unspoilt landscape that’s thankfully untouched by mass tourism. Nature and wildlife lovers will enjoy an excursion out to Wilpattu National Park, a vast nature reserve known for its leopard population. Kalpitiya, a peninsula the juts out westwards of Puttalam is a kite surfer’s haven. Bar Reef, located several kilometres away from the northern tip of the peninsula boasts striking coral formations and colourful marine life; it’s a renowned snorkeling site. Kalpitiya also makes a great base for exploring the Sacred City of Anuradhapura - one of the destinations that make up Sri Lanka’s famed Cultural Triangle.