Villa Maya

$800-1650    Per Night
place BEDROOMS : 5
room  SLEEPS : 14

Step back in time and experience the magic of a 19th century Sri Lankan Manor House. Built by one of the ruling elite in Ceylon, Villa Maya – originally known as Aranwella Walauwa – is a classic illustration of 19th century properties; a little gem in the Tangalle area. Drawing on influences from Dutch and British colonial architecture, Aranwella Walauwa’s restitution provides a glimpse into history. Seamlessly blending Sri Lankan heritage with contemporary design, the atmospheric five suite villa pays homage to its original features – a simple harmony of modern luxe with local charm and style.

Villa Maya has five air-conditioned double suites – three with their own private verandah and dining area. We can arrange four extra beds in four of the rooms and one baby cot.

Located about 20 minutes inland from the famous beaches of Tangalle, Maya is a peaceful retreat sitting in beautiful two acre gardens and overlooking tranquil paddy fields.  Private, secluded and perfect for small events and activity holidays.  Ask us about our yoga, wildlife and honeymoon packages.  We can also make all the arrangements for a small (up to 24 people) catered wedding ceremony with all the traditional Sri Lankan trimmings.

Villa Maya comes with a full staff including a private chef to cater for you.  Breakfast is included in the rental price.

What makes this villa special?


Five luxurious air-conditioned en-suite bedroom suites with king sized beds. Option to add a child's' bed to any room


Breakfast and afternoon tea in included. Lunch, dinner and snacks available from an a la carte menu


Set amongst peaceful paddy fields in the South of Sri Lanka, the beaches at Tangalle are a mere 20 minutes away