The beauty of Pooja Kanda lies on how it makes one feel blissfully wrapped in a Dutch-colonial style villa, surrounded by tranquillity and privacy. The majestic and spacious five-bedroom villa stands proudly on a lush hillside just inland from Sri Lanka's stunning southern coast. Villa Pooja Kanda's Dutch colonial style blends the old with the new beautifully. White pillars border the verandas furnished with rattan loungers which spill seamlessly onto the emerald lawn. Grab a book from the library, read it on one of the cushioned loungers beside the delightful 'jungle' swimming pool or take a nap on a daybed. Little ones will be kept busy and happy with a game of cricket on the front lawn or a competition to count the squirrels or wild monkeys swing through the branches. A large family group will be happy to know that the villa's roominess allows each generation an abundance of space to relax and unwind.

The team of staff will be happy to cater to your holiday needs; from organising a tuk-tuk to explore the local surroundings, creating a gourmet Sri Lankan feast for dinner to arranging a birthday surprise, they will make it happen. Pooja Kanda makes a wonderful base for enjoying the region's picturesque beaches, the serenity of Koggala Lake and the southern tea plantations, while the stunning UNESCO-certified Galle Fort – a living museum- is only a 20-minute drive away. Turtle hatcheries, spice gardens and an array of great restaurants and shops are also nearby.