An award winning architectural achievement, Villa Maggona is a hidden gem located in the Golden Triangle of Sri Lanka’s southern coast and off the beaten track in peaceful seclusion. Immersed in tropical gardens in blissful privacy, this home is in complete harmony with it’s environment with beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. The focus here is on generous hospitality and exceptional service derived from memories of family gatherings and traditional food and thoughtful but unobtrusive pampering.
Designed by architect Madhura Prematilleke whose Colombo based practice specializes in both residential and commercial environmental design, the villa won the 2010 Architect’s design award and combines both function and style with influences from his work in Asia, the Middle East, India and Finland. Constructed using local wood and stone, the horizontal silhouette aligns with the horizon with open air living spaces and views out to sea. Three of the four en suite bedrooms open out along the veranda that runs parallel to the swimming pool with a fourth en suite “garden room,” for a total occupancy of eight.
The large dining pavilion at the far left of the pool and the breakfast veranda offer intimate alfresco dining options with ‘elevenses’ by the pool, tea and cakes in the shade of the coconut trees in the afternoon and delicious bites for cocktail hour along with personalized menus with your preferences in mind. Food is prepared and served in an authentic home style with the belief that when cooked and served with joy and generosity, a meal becomes a blessing to both giver and receiver.
This is a delightful and authentic Sri Lankan experience with all of the modern comforts and unique character and traditions of the island.
Fully staffed with 24 hour room service available and custom menu cuisine. Wifi throughout, TV and DVD in each room. Housekeeping and laundry services. Optional spa and massage services available.
Located just minutes from Bentota beach and lagoon and within a short drive from the UNESCO heritage town of Galle, you are situtated in the “Golden Triangle.” The most well preserved colonial city and fort on the island, Galle is home to the most popular beaches of Unawatuna and Thalpe, Wijaya and Midigama. Don’t miss the lowland White Tea plantations, the amazing home and gardens of Sri Lanka’s best known architect Geoffrey Bawa in nearby Lunganga, the water falls and Yala National Park for leopard spotting and Mirissa for whale watching and nature enthusiasts. The capital of Colombo is approximately a two hour drive.
Maggona, Sri Lanka. Nearest Airport: Colombo International Airport (1 hr)