The Villa Sunbird

Facing the Indian Ocean, on a tranquil, stretch of isolated beachfront and backing onto the Ging River, are two Dutch styled guesthouses, which make up Villa Sunbird. Though only forty minutes from the airport and just over an hour from Colombo, this is an unspoilt part of the West coast. Guests can stroll down the beach, see the Catamarans operating and fishing boats pulling up their catch, or wonder along the river which runs past one side of the Villa with teeming bird life and water monitors. Yoga teachers, (Kundalini and Hatha) and massage therapy can be arranged if we are given sufficient notice; or, you can just wallow in the pool. Given its proximity to the airport, Villa Sunbird is the ideal place to unwind after a long plane journey, or to return to calm, prior to departure. Transfers to and from the airport can be organized.

Indeed, this family owned property, managed by an experienced hotel group, provides for an authentic ‘home from home’ experience. The Villas can be hired individually or on a room-by-room, basis. All, but one room faces the sea. The two butlers and the Chef are on hand, unobtrusively providing for guests needs 24 hours a day. Originally designed to be an escape from the stress of Colombo for the owners, the villas permit a more relaxed and private holiday without the formality of most hotels. One can choose one’s own menu with the Chef, or even watch and learn how he makes a great curry. Guests are welcome to bring you’re their own alcohol as alcohol is not sold.