Reef Villa & Spa, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka
Reef is a truly spectacular and luxurious villa, set in three acres of exotic tropical gardens with palm fringed pavilions and reflection pools that create the romance and grandeur of Sri Lanka.
With the shimmering Indian Ocean as its backdrop, golden sands and a tranquil beach accompany you as you arrive at this idyllic beach resort. To maintain the romance and privacy, there are just seven unique and exclusive palatial suites. They are the ultimate in elegance, luxury and discretion, designed with breathtaking extravagance on Indo-Colonial lines.
Reef has an intimate ambience; superb attention to detail creates a soothing blend of warm effortless service and harmonious spaces.
With the vast sandy beachfront, all weather tennis court, large swimming pool, lush tropical gardens, huge lily ponds, garden pavilions, gourmet kitchens and the fabulous Reefresh Spa, Reef sets a new bench mark for luxury accommodation in Sri Lanka. It is intimate, romantic and completely beautiful.
Location and Transfers
Reef is located in the small unspoilt seaside hamlet of Wadduwa on the south west coast of Sri Lanka.
The drive from Bandaranaike International Airport takes approximately 90 minutes.
The seven elegant suites are immense and feature unique antique romantic four-poster canopied beds together with soaring ceilings lined with Kerala terracotta tiles that give a feeling of relaxed grandeur.
The furniture is a combination of original Campaign antique pieces and beautifully crafted items based on furniture as used by members of the East India Company.
The highly decorated antique Calcutta four-poster beds were constructed for the British Raj and their families from the 1840’s and together with the antique electric fans and ceiling fixed punkah fans, enhance the fabulous Colonial style.
The contemporary Bharat hand-crafted coloured floor tiles, replicating the famous encaustic tiles, invented by 12th Century monks, are the legacy of the magnificent decorative floors which were so popular in the Colonies from the end of the nineteenth century. They are beautiful and cool underfoot.
There are soft 400 hundred thread count cotton sheets and pillow cases, lightweight cotton dressing gowns, the fluffiest of towels and complimentary slippers.
The bathrooms are incomparable; they feature a fabulous free-standing, hand carved granite bath tub, twin carved granite vanity basins, a gorgeous rain shower with polished granite shower screen – testament of fine Indian craftsmanship and also feature an immense and stunning Venetian style mirror.
In the bathroom you will find a selection from an exquisite array of beauty products by Kama Ayurveda of India, guaranteed to pamper your body.
The suites have various spacious shaded verandas for private dining and relaxation, perfect for a well deserved sun-downer.
The suites are named after the famed water flowers of Sri Lanka. Please call to discuss your requirements
Reef is for acclaimed for its attentive staff and meticulous attention to detail and so, dining is a special experience. There are two state-of-the-art kitchens that are orchestrated by the wonderful Chefs.
You can choose to dine at the restaurant by the pool under illuk thatched timbers with a gentle breeze from the Indian Ocean or, you may dine al fresco under the stars.
Whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Chef and his team have designed menus of exceptional quality featuring the best of both International and Sri Lankan cuisine and fine wines. Choose from the a la carte menu or the catch of the day – a daily specials menu is available, or try items from the delicious barbeque or tandoori oven.
You may also request to be served on your private veranda or in the more formal surroundings of the main house accompanied by the frog chorus from the ponds in the gardens
Facilities and Activities
Yoga Pavilion – Hatha Yoga tuition is available on request
Games – Chess, Monopoly, Backgammon, Scrabble, Dominoes, Liar Dice and many more
Table Tennis Pavilion
Landscaped Tropical Gardens
Watersports – in Bentota, approximately 25mins away. Watersports available include windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, deep sea fishing, freshwater fishing, canoeing/kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving. The season for diving in Bentota is mid November to the end of March, with ideal conditions around the 20th of December until about the 15th of March