Found on the pristine white sand beach of Mawella-Tangalle in Sri Lanka, Taru Villas is a private, luxury getaway for the traveller looking to spend some quiet moments with friends and family. With four bedrooms in the main house, two bedrooms in the pool house, and two bedrooms in the Kurumba House, the villa is well-suited for large groups of friends, couples, families, and even for a private event. Retaining Sri Lanka’s colonial past in its architecture, you will be greeted by a pleasant facade flanked by luscious green gardens, a lavish swimming pool, and opulent interiors!
Straight out of a postcard, the grey-theme continues into the bedrooms at Taru Villas. First, we have the master bedroom with a king-sized, four-poster bed fitted with modern amenities like TV, air-conditioning, wi-fi, etc. With glass doors and large windows, this whimsical bedroom is delightfully comforting to be in, especially if you’re looking for an intimate escape. The calming tones and underlying theme of the bedroom will ensure a good night’s rest. The master bedroom boats access to a private outdoor area fitted with a plunge pool! There is an en-suite bathroom as well with necessary amenities.
There are three double, en-suite bedrooms in the main house and two in the pool house. The sea-view room offers a stunning vantage point to enjoy a pleasant scenery, the veranda room leads to the gardens, and the pool house bedrooms have their own fully-furnished and comfy living area. Each bedroom is furnished with king-sized beds and has en-suite bathrooms. Other two bedrooms are in Kurumba House. Each features a plush double bed with canopy netting, sea vistas, air conditioned interiors, writing desk, armchair and attached en suite.
An estate found at the end of a sandy road, Taru Villas boasts of a vast garden area that is flush with natural foliage and dense groves casting shade upon the ground. Lie down leaning on a tree trunk, read a book, take a stroll along the gardens, or relax on the pool deck for a nice day out in the sun. The private swimming pools are another great communal spot for relaxation, as you swim laps and even play water games with other guests. There are sun beds for lounging and sunbathing for guests.
Featuring traditional intricate ceilings, a stunning vista of the ocean, and careful décor is the main living area of Taru Villas. Muted lighting, a high-vaulted ceiling, and shades of white or grey add a cosy and homely ambiance to the room making it all the more inviting and relaxing. The plush, grey couches, antique cabinets, wooden side tables, and luxe décor compels you to feel utterly well-rested within these walls, as you lie back on the sofa and watch movies or television on the flat-screen. Everyone can gather in the living room for an evening of drinks and appetizers for a nice way to end the day!
With gorgeous marble flooring and a high-pitched ceiling, the fan-aired dining area at Taru Villas is nothing short of magnificent with a ten-seater antique, wood dining table set with flair and crystal. Overlooking the ocean, you can enjoy a hearty meal in these splendid surroundings. The kitchen is fully-equipped and features all modern amenities for your use. The pool house features a private living area with comfortable sofas, TV, and other amenities.
The interiors at Kurumba House are best described as contemporary, uncluttered and cosy - just right for creating an inviting and cosy ambience in a seaside holiday home. Soak up the tropical vibes as you relax in the open-air common area. The space comes complete with sofas, a coffee table, daybed and dining set. Ceiling fans keep the area cool and breezy, and a tasteful selection of artwork adds pops of colour to the neutral colour scheme. Meals may be prepared in the fully equipped Western-style kitchen.
The luxurious Taru Villas are fully-serviced and staffed with a team of professionals to look after guests and their needs during their stay. Daily housekeeping and free wi-fi are only a few of the services on offer. The staff is happy to help out guests with their itineraries with recommendations on where to go and what to see around Mawella.
Since the villa provides direct beach access, guests have the entire beach to themselves as there are hardly any tourists and only a few locals in sight. There are many exciting things you can do in Sri Lanka including a visit to the historical city of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or go on the Yala Safari for a tryst with nature and its inhabitants.
We stayed at Taru Villas - Mawella in mid-September for two nights. We noticed a one or two less than complementary reviews on here and honestly we could not disagree more. From the moment we were welcomed at the gates by the manager and his team we knew we made the right choice. What a lovely place to spend a couple of days relaxing after a busy week of touring Sri Lanka. The stay and villa was perfect. We loved the location - right on Mawella beach which could have been out of a picture postcard. We quickly settled in to holiday mode. A quick snooze under the garden hammock, lazing by the pool and catching up on well needed sleep. Our bed and room was so comfortable it was difficult to get up on a few occasions. Luckily the staff told us there was no set time for breakfast! From teatime treats to lighting candles in the room at turndown, it was the little touches that made our stay so special. A mention must go to the food. The homemade banana granola at breakfast is highly recommended as are the cocktails! We would recommend Mawella in a heartbeat. We'll be back!
We spent 3 nights here. Our first stay in a Taru property. Peaceful setting. Property is well maintained, rooms are comfortable and spacious. Direct access to a quiet and beautiful beach. Staff were very helpful, courteous and friendly. We had all our meals at the Villa except for one night.....delicious meals! Meals could be had either outside our room or at the main dining table....both were perfect setting. Massages were organized from outside and were brilliant! All in all a wonderful stay and we left completely relaxed and rested.
We stayed there with our kids for the last 5 nights of our trip to Sri Lanka. Very relaxing atmosphere, great service and the good is delicious. Not so many things to do in the area, but the beach is beautiful and they have body boards to use for free. Ideal if you're looking for a quiet place with excellent service. We stayed at the pool house and felt like in a private villa. You even have a little bell to ring when you're hungry or thirsty;-)