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Sri Lanka’s best kept secrets awaits you, Duwa Villa river resort. Experience bliss in your luxury Dutch colonial villa, nestled within tropical fauna gardens, cinnamon and coconut trees. Located less than two kms from the pristine Indian Ocean & close to the UNESCO heritage site, Galle Fort. Enjoy an eclectic east meets west menu of clean, fresh & local, produce all lovingly prepared by our chefs, served in the villas by your dedicated butlers. When you feel the urge to leave your private poolside bliss - Unwind with a yoga class, a tailored massage pamper or wind through the stunning natural river waterways via canoe or stand-up paddle boards. All organised in-house and hassle free by our attentive management. This is just part of the Duwa experience. Secluded by fauna & jungle but connected by pathways the villas are ideal for individuals & groups. Encompassing the indoor outdoor Sri Lankan style of design the villas maximise on space & offer a secure window into nature. Enjoy the tranquility all year round. Duwa Villas is the perfect base from which to see all the best that the South has on offer, "wildlife, beaches, whale watching, cultural and heritage destinations." Relax around your own villa's private pool and pavilion and enjoy all the services you dream of. You will be cared for by our trained staff, offering attentive & thoughtful service. Our chefs will awaken your senses with a mix of East meets West cuisine, with fresh, local ingredients. Take a piece home with you when you have a private lesson, learning family recipes developed over the years. We offer a range of beauty therapy treatments or yoga in the comfort of your own villa or arrange for our massage specialist to leave you feeling zen. For a memorable surfing or stand up paddle boarding experience, our staff can tailor an expedition to one or more of the many great surfing locations on offer. They will cater to your level of skill. If you wish to ride your very first wave, we will make that happen. LOCATION DETAILS • Situated on Thal Duwa island within the Goviyapana River 1.7 km inland between Midigama and Ahangama beachfront, SW Sri Lanka • 2.5 hours drive South of Colombo or 20 minutes flight from Colombo to Koggala Lake by seaplane. • Take a short drive to the world renowned beach areas of Mirrisa, Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa • Best breaks on this side of the Island, this area is a surfers paradise. • 10 minutes to Mirissa for whale watching, diving and sports fishing • 30 minutes to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Galle Fort AMENITIES Duwa in house menu served from our kitchen; • Tea and coffee amenities in each villa, • Free Wi-Fi, • Satellite T.V. • iPod music dock • Outdoor entertainment pavilion with lounge and large dining facilities • Private swimming pool. • The villas are serviced daily. • 24 hour security. • Beauty therapy treatments, massage treatments and Yoga. • Laundry service available. BEDROOM DETAILS • Villas have four luxury bedrooms • All rooms with ensuites • A/C and ceiling fans. • Each villa has a "honeymoon suite" which is separated from the main villa. POOL DETAILS • Each Villa has its own private in ground pool. • Pool towels provided • Pools cleaned daily STAFF DETAILS • Chefs • Steward • House maids • Gardeners • Pool attendant • Security • Village musician VILLA NOTES • There is one cot available per villa. • Extra foldout beds for children are available on request. • Baby Sitting services are also available on request. • Please note that all villa bedrooms accommodate two guests per room. Two extra children under ten are free. • A small surcharge will apply for extra guests, please enquire for details
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Koggala Airport5 km
Mawella Lagoon Airport33 km
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Reviewed March 8, 2015

We spent an amazing 5 days at Duwa Villa in the one bedroom villa; the place is 20 mns tuk-tuk drive from the beach in a secluded and quiet area. They also offer a canoe trip early morning which is not to be missed. Staff...More

Date of stay: February 2015
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Reviewed March 7, 2015

I happened to stay for two days in this stunning place with some friends this last Feb. I can't appropriately describe the feeling it recreates being in the middle of nature and at the same time in one of the most beautiful houses I've been...More

Date of stay: February 2015
1  Thank Jazmín M
Reviewed March 4, 2015

Sri Lanka has it's own charm and Duwa Villas seems to have taken inspiration from it's surroundings to provide the perfect spot to switch off and lose yourself. Our hosts Mark and Heather were amazing and their tasteful sense for design and detail really shows...More

Date of stay: February 2015
1  Thank Raffael K
Reviewed March 4, 2015

I stayed here with my wife and 9 month old son for a few days in February as a treat. The river / jungle location is just stunning and to have such a luxurious villa, such attention to detail and such style nestled amongst the...More

Date of stay: February 2015
1  Thank Edward039
Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have been flying (air hostess) for 29 years. I am always looking for the new place and the new experience. This oasis is a must visit. It is so beautiful I am back for the second time within 12 months. Tasni, the resident beautician,...More

Date of stay: July 2014
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August 21, 2017|
Response from 790mikee | Reviewed this property |
Tomas is a great bloke. Really hands on with hospitality. Family suite does have a lounge. Plenty of room! Lovely building!😃enjoy
August 30, 2014|
Response from srilife | Property representative |
We have 8 paddle boards available. You may also enjoy canoeing. We have 5 canoes available . Each canoe is suitable for 2 people .
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"We stayed at the Villa Sicila, which was superb. Warmly recommended."
Apr. 11, 2018
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"We had two connecting rooms, one with double bed for the parents, another with two twin beds for the..."
Mar. 4, 2018
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"We stayed in Villa 1 but all of them have their unique style."
Feb. 6, 2017
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"The honeymoon suite has the most incredible in-room bath."
Jul. 6, 2015
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Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictAhangama
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