Villa Velmarie, Beruwala – the perfect getaway

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Villa Velmarie is a stunning colonial home located in Beruwala that has today been transformed into a beautiful villa, combining the beauty of the islands history with supreme modern comforts. Set amidst a serene village surrounding with a large tropical garden fringed by palm trees, this is a place of absolute tranquillity. To enjoy the best of the tropics, Villa Velmarie offers an outdoor pool and is also just a five minute walk to the secluded Maggona Beach.

Whether you seek solitude for you and a loved one or wish to get away with the whole family and friends, Villa Velmarie is a perfect choice. The six exclusive double rooms can be booked individually or the entire villa can be reserved for utmost privacy.

Each room lets you look out into the scenery around, with four of the rooms overlooking the poolside. Old and new world charm blend perfectly in the well-appointed rooms with pretty antique furniture and spacious en-suite bathrooms, coupled with modern comforts such as air-conditioning, cable TV viewed off an LED screen and complimentary Wi-Fi too.

The menu at Villa Velmarie is a true treat for the taste buds with dishes from around the world crafted using the freshest of ingredients harvested in the area. Fine seafood features strongly to give you a real feel of the best of the south coast. Whilst the menu includes Western and Asian cuisine, it is the native Sri Lankan dishes true to age old recipes that guests are likely to savour the most. Meals can be served in the cosy restaurant or even outdoors in the garden.

Villa Velmarie’s secluded setting also makes it ideal for celebrations be it an intimate gathering for a birthday, a barbeque under the stars with friends or even to spend time with work colleagues for bonding. The villas can arrange special buffet menus for such events and will cater services to meet guest requirements.

There’s still more to the great offerings here – with carefully designed yoga and meditation packages, Villa Velmarie offers holistic healing for the body, mind and soul. The well thought out yoga packages range from beginner to advanced and are conducted by qualified instructors. Yoga classes can be held both in the privacy of the villa or by the ocean as the sound of soothing waves carry over. Villa Velmarie also offers a special menu for participants which focuses on healing elements to detox and cleanse the body from within. With therapeutic massages too, this yoga retreat is sure to leave you feeling revitalized and peaceful.

Villa Velmarie in Beruwala is easily accessible via the Southern Expressway with approximately 90 minutes travel time from Colombo. With its colonial setting amidst a scenic garden, rooms of supreme comfort, great cuisine and mostly, the smiling service Sri Lanka is known for, a holiday here would be one that would carry treasured memories.

Source : http://www.ft.lk/article/535164/Villa-Velmarie–Beruwala-%E2%80%93-the-perfect-getaway#sthash.3lQRsSa2.dpuf

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