Villa Ahangama

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    Surfing at Kabalana Beach: 3km (7 mins by car)
    Whale Watching MIrissa: 19km (30 mins by car)
    Handunugoda White Tea Estate: 3km (5 mins by car)
    Elephant Safari at Udawalawe: 109km (2hs by car)
  • Colombo International Airport (CMB): 163km (2hs by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Villa Ahangama

What is the story behind Villa Ahangama, what was your inspiration to create it?

Over the past years, we’ve lived in Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Hong Kong. It was during this time that we went to Sri Lanka on holiday. We found it unique — it had this special magic to it. After going back a couple of times, we decided to have a look at some land to get a feel and see what was out there, originally without any serious intentions to buy. But then we fell in love with the place.

For this project, we worked with an architect and a construction company trying to establish themselves as the go-to company for more contemporary designs in the area. We were keen to work together because we were all entrepreneurial and trying to do something different. The architect has a contemporary style that the construction company really liked because it allowed them to show off their skills and expertise. Now we would call them all good friends — the owner of the construction company even had his engagement party at Villa Ahangama shortly after we opened.

There is already a lot of beautifully refurbished colonial architecture in Sri Lanka and we felt that Villa Ahangama needed something different. Contemporary is more our style and we wanted something that would blend into the surrounding environment. During the process, we’ve had a lot more input than we initially anticipated and have enjoyed it more than we thought we would.

 How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Villa Ahangama?

Villa Ahangama is located on top of a hill at the end of a little peninsula and surrounded by nature, with nothing but paddy fields surrounding it. The birds and monkeys in the trees are your neighbours. It’s super calming and there’s a deeply relaxing energy about the place. When you get here, your stress instantly disappears — everyone comments on that.

To you personally, what is so special about Villa Ahangama?

I particularly like the vantage point and the breeze, as well as the fact that we’re starting to harvest the fruit and vegetables that we planted after finishing the build. We’re trying to use as much of our produce as possible in guest meals and that’s quite exciting.

I also love that we are really embedded in the local community and all of our staff come from the area.

Pool area
Kitchen and dining area
Living area
Pool area
Primary Suite
Primary Suite
Primary Suite
Primary Suite
Primary Suite
King Suite 2
King Suite 2
King Suite 2
King Suite 3
King Suite 3
King Suite 3
King Suite 4
King Suite 4
King Suite 4
King Suite 4
King Suite 5
King Suite 5
King Suite 5
Villa
Villa
Garden
Villa entrance

Villa Ahangama rooms & rates

A set of stairs leads to the top of the hill where you enter the property’s open-plan living space. There’s a pantry to one side with a coffee machine and fridges, then a living room, dining table, a comfy sofa and a secluded library if you need to work on the computer.

Directly in front of the living space is a 40-foot swimming pool with sun loungers. A few stairs lead down from here to the master suite and one of the bedrooms, both with private balconies. On the other side of the pool are the remaining rooms. Number three and four have a shared lawn while number five is the most private room, with a balcony that offers a different aspect from the others.

  • Villa Ahangama for 10-12 people / 500 m²
    550 / night
    • 5 Double bedrooms
    • 5 Shower rooms (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 2 Extra beds (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
Included in the rates
Rates include: breakfast (consisting of tea/coffee, fresh fruit juice & fruit platter from the garden where possible, a choice of Sri Lankan style breakfast with egg hoppers & sambol, string hoppers etc. or Western Style breakfast with eggs any style, bacon, sausage etc.) – tea, coffee, chilled mineral water – welcome drink and cold towel – daily room cleaning – daily turndown service – chef to cook lunch and dinner onsite – 24/7 onsite security – use of the bicycles.
Optional extras
Available on request: transportation, airport transfers, massage therapists, yoga instructors, lunch and dinner, torchlit BBQ in the garden for a special occasion etc.
Extra charges
If you would like to order lunch, dinner, snacks or extra drinks, there is an additional charge (+10% service charge on these items for the team).
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. We just encourage the supervision of children and make parents aware that there is no shallow end in the pool. There are 2 extra single beds available on request (extra charge to cover the cost of the additional laundry and breakfast of USD 25 per bed per night). One baby cot is available free of charge.
Minimum stay
1 - 3 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 14:00
Check out time
before 11:00

Facilities & services

  • Maid service
  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Children welcome
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Music system
  • Courtyard
  • Iron & Board
  • BBQ area
  • Laundry service
  • Safe box
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer

We have pretty much everything guests need — good Wi-Fi, TVs in the rooms and toiletries in the bathrooms. Our villa manager is usually always on-site, as is our chef and gardener. We also have a housekeeper and a handy man/IT guy, as well as a security company that is around at night. One of the staff members always stays overnight too.

A hearty breakfast is included in the stay and includes fresh fruits and juice, toast and jam, plus eggs in a style of your choosing. For lunch and dinner, there is an a la carte menu that guests can select from and we can do barbecues in the garden with fire lanterns. We also have bikes that guests are welcome to use and the area is fairly flat, so you can easily cycle around the paddy fields and visit the local village or the nearby tea estate.

We have a good relationship with a local transportation company and they can easily come with a car or a few tuk-tuks to take guests where they want to go. In addition, we can arrange for masseuses and yoga instructors to come to the property or host small events (a maximum of 30 people).

In addition to everything that is included in the standard package, we have plenty of optional extras as well:

  • Lunch and dinner available
  • Torchlit BBQ in the garden for a special occasion
  • Massage therapist onsite
  • Yoga instructor onsite
  • Doctor on-call if needed

FACILITIES/AMENITIES

  • High-speed Internet connections throughout the property
  • 24/7 security
  • Safes in all rooms
  • Beans to cup coffee machine
  • Cool drinking water
  • Washing machine and dryer for guest laundry
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Ceiling fans
  • Uninterrupted power supply
  • TVs in each room
  • Projector
  • 2 extra single beds can be added to any room
  • UK plug sockets
  • Mobile chargers
  • Hairdryers in all rooms
  • Choice of pillow
  • Sunloungers
  • Transportation
  • Airport pick up and drop off

Things to do in Southern Province & Ahangama

  • Art / Culture
  • Cooking classes
  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing / Kayaking
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing

It’s all about nature. You can pop down to the beach for a cold beer and a pizza, then go swimming with the turtles in the lagoon. The continental shelf is close to the south coast of Sri Lanka, which means that cold water from the Antarctic meets the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, making the area a great feeding ground for whales. You can also go on safari to see elephants and leopards in Udawalawe or Yala National Park.

There is so much to see and do nearby, we couldn’t possibly list it all, but some of the things we’d recommend are:

  • Cycling around the Thiththagalla area with Tharindu
  • Surfing at Kabalana beach
  • Whale Watching at Mirissa — arrange public or private boat tours to see whales and dolphins
  • Deep Sea Fishing — for those that would like to catch their own tuna!
  • Elephant Safari at Udawalawe — don’t forget to head to the orphanage for feeding time in the evening
  • Yala National Park Safari — a little further afield to go in search of the elusive leopards
  • Ask the team to arrange for Asiri to come over to provide yoga lessons for individuals or small groups by the pool
  • Visit the Handunugoda White Tea Estate — a hidden gem just down the road
  • Kogalla Lake Safari Tour — explore the wildlife around the lake or have some fish therapy
  • Cooking Classes — learn how to make some Rice and Curry
  • Swim with the turtles at Wijaya Beach — there are almost always turtles in the lagoon
  • Visit the turtle hatchery at Habaraduwa
  • Kanneliya Rainforest tour
  • Stilt Fisherman photos
  • Jungle Beach visit — great for snorkelling or just sunbathing
  • Cinnamon plantation and factory visit

The location of Villa Ahangama

Villa Ahangama is in a village called Thiththagalla, which is a cinnamon and rice-farming community. It is a friendly local village where people can’t do enough to make you feel at home. It’s just seven minutes in a tuk-tuk from a couple of surf beaches and 15 minutes from the closest swimming beach where there are turtles.

Ahangama is the nearest town and is just 10 minutes away. It’s an up-and-coming destination and growing in popularity with European tourists, so there are lots of new cafes and restaurants opening up.

We are equidistant from the historic fort town of Galle (the main city in Sri Lanka’s southern province) and Mirissa (a big resort town that’s famous for whale and dolphin watching), both of which are around 30 minutes away. Galle is the closest place to go for a high-end meal.

What I love about this part of Sri Lanka are the people – they are genuine, warm and friendly. It’s one of the things that has really struck us now that we have the property. The local community is just so excited that we have this villa and their friends are working there, as well as the opportunities it brings. They can’t do enough to help the guests and show them around.

When is the best time to visit Southern Province?

The most popular time of year to visit is from mid-November to mid-May, then you get into the monsoon season. Unlike a lot of Southeast Asian countries, however, it’s not a constant rain. It’s typically a short shower, then back to sunshine.