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Meda Gedara in Sri Lanka is a stunning beachfront villa that is ideally suited for guests who are traveling with a group of 10 or more people. With seven bedrooms, the villa is spacious and even the sprawling lawns outdoors will prove to be a fun way for the kids to spend their time. Water slides and a private pool along with beach access are all available at the villa! The aesthetics of the villa are calming with a neutral color scheme and large, open windows for the fresh breeze to flow indoors and keep the rooms airy.
Meda Gedara offers the guests seven bedrooms and a projector room that can also hold a bed, if needed. Six bedrooms are located on the first floor, and three of these bedrooms are furnished with four-poster, king-sized beds and the fourth bedroom has twin beds. Another children’s room is found on the first floor with six bunk beds. A nursery with twin single beds and is attached to the master suite and shares a bathroom. A garden suite is located on the grounds, separate from the main building, and is furnished with a sleigh, built-in bed and air-conditioning. Five of the other bedrooms, besides the nursery are also air-conditioned and have en-suites.
A gorgeous freeform swimming pool invites you into its cool and crisp waters so you can splash around with the kids or your friends and family. The glorious tropical weather of Sri Lanka is the perfect catalyst for a memorable holiday. Head down to the beach for a swim or a stroll, sunbathe and get that tan working, but don’t forget the UV protector! The pool deck is home to sun chairs and parasols and the pool itself is accompanied by a Jacuzzi. For the kids, there are water slides hidden by the lush vegetation that grows on the manicured lawns. A sala has been dedicated to yoga and meditation, accommodating around 18 people and a teacher at one time.
The open-plan living area at Meda Gedara is refined and luxurious with the simplest of colors highlighting the pleasing, traditional aesthetics of the private holiday home. Intricate wooden archways, marble flooring, comfortable sofas, and a variety of antique armchairs don the living area making it homely and cozy for all the guests to gather around for quality time. Traditional artefacts are found decorating the cabinets that enhance the understated beauty of the interiors.
The dining area is located on the verandah overlooking the beach and the swimming pool. A 14-seater dining table is lavishly set up for a beautiful dinner amidst natural elements that are sure to perk up your mood and lift your spirits. The kitchen is open so everyone can enjoy together and a breakfast table is placed in front for a fun time. A media or kids’ snug room with sofas and toys is great to keep the kids occupied.
The staff is excellent and experiences in providing quality services to guests of the villa. There is a resident manager to oversee the functioning of the villa including housekeeping, maintenance, and the security detail.
Since the beach is right at your doorstep, head down to explore its sandy shores and play in the water. Check out some of the restaurants that are in the vicinity such as Eagle Nest, Visma Plus, Island House, and many more. You can find much to do in the area as you walk around and discover the hidden gems in Sri Lanka!
I am unsure how or which superlatives to shower on this Shangri La, nestled away from the road, there is little on the approach to belie what a delightful paradise awaits behind the gates of Villa Meda Gedara. The situation is breath-taking; staff bearing huge smiles, cold towels and drinks, welcomed us into this palatial villa. The beautiful terrace leading down to one of two or three pools, depending on how one looks at it. A spacious Yoga Shala sits with a commanding view of the Indian Ocean amongst the leafy foliage. It pretty much has it all, a stunning beach to walk on, especially when others are torturing themselves with Yoga sessions. Supremely attentive staff led by the head chef/manager Roshan, he can do anything, a bit like a wizard really. The cuisine was divine, the local curries and dishes were superb, again Roshan and his team bowled us over with his rich and delightful repertoire. There really was something for everyone and I fear my waist proves it. The surrounding area is charming, tuk-tuk rides to beaches and towns, for trips further afield we enjoyed the “Golden Lounge”, a mini bus with palatial trim and blast freezer air conditioning just when it was needed. All very well but I think all I really wanted was to get back to the delights of Meda Gedara and those wonderful staff. The bedrooms are luxurious with beds to loose your partner in, and sleep comes fast with the sound of the ocean in the background. Water slides at night into pools twinkling with lights is a must, I’ve never laughed so much in my life. Absolutely recommended, top notch, unadulterated bliss.
We are always a little nervous when booking something unknown in a country that we have never been to before especially with 4 young children. Upon arriving at the villa, everything from the property to the staff blew us away. Each member of staff, headed up by head chef Roshan, was excellent in the way they cared for our family. The villa is brand new, and each of the rooms is designed for families in mind as the British owners also have young children and that was comforting for my husband and me to know. There are 7-bedrooms with 6-bedrooms upstairs enough to sleep 2 - 3 families or 4 couples plus two children's rooms comfortably plus an outhouse for the 5th couple by the pool who might want to escape. The villa sits on the beach, and the black and red sand just on the beach is unique giving it a raw and wild feeling - perfect for family walks. The beaches are not yet developed so you feel like you can really explore. The staff were attentive, kind and amazing also with the children who were very patient and Roshan's cooking was out of this world. My husband being Italian highly rates Roshan's Italian food (highly recommend his pesto pasta and spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce) and we also loved his Sri Lankan cuisine. Roshan and his team were amazingly accommodating to any needs, and very knowledgable to organise anything along with the Eden Villas management team. We really feel that we could relax and be taken care of. The interiors of the property are beautiful with a blend of east meets west. There are two pools; a main pool with a gradual gradient for younger children, and a pool with the best slide - our children were on it for hours. We can't wait to book this villa again!
|Minimum stay||5 bedrooms||7 bedrooms|
|from 26/10/2017 to 01/12/2017||Low season||3 nights||USD $ 699||USD $ 979|
|from 01/12/2017 to 16/12/2017||High season||3 nights||USD $ 1,175||USD $ 1,645|
|from 16/12/2017 to 11/01/2018||Peak season||7 nights||USD $ 2,237||USD $ 2,237|
|from 11/01/2018 to 10/02/2018||High season||3 nights||USD $ 1,175||USD $ 1,645|
|from 10/02/2018 to 19/02/2018||Peak season||7 nights||USD $ 2,237||USD $ 2,237|
|from 19/02/2018 to 29/03/2018||High season||3 nights||USD $ 1,175||USD $ 1,645|
|from 29/03/2018 to 10/04/2018||Peak season||7 nights||USD $ 2,237||USD $ 2,237|
|from 10/04/2018 to 01/05/2018||High season||3 nights||USD $ 1,175||USD $ 1,645|
|from 01/05/2018 to 01/07/2018||Low season||3 nights||USD $ 699||USD $ 979|
|from 01/07/2018 to 01/09/2018||High season||3 nights||USD $ 1,175||USD $ 1,645|
|from 01/09/2018 to 01/12/2018||Low season||3 nights||USD $ 699||USD $ 979|