The Swimming Pool -
fully tiled in pure white, the overflow type pool with its Granite rock border
will beckon you from the time you wake up, until you retire for the night.
Relax on the poolside sun lounges with a good book and an ice-cold fresh
lime juice. The pool is floodlit, so you can enjoy a dip at night, under
a star lit tropical sky. Magic!
The Temple -
built for the family of the once village Ayurvedic doctor as a quiet place
to conduct their devotions in the Buddhist tradition. Today the restored
Temple may be used for meditation, contemplation, yoga, or a quiet place
to conduct your own devotions. The building features the Singhalese style
trelliswork at the front and entered through the original antique double
The Badminton Court -
which can also be used for volleyball, will give you fun and exercise to
burn off some of those calories we'll be providing you with. Racquets and
shuttlecocks are available for your use. The court is of clay, so lightweight
tennis shoes are recommended.
River Cruises -
on the beautiful Bentota River , in a dugout catamaran is a must. You will
be gently paddled by a couple of oarsmen. With only the sound of the water
swishing by, travel through some wonderful mangrove waterways and be delighted
by the passing flora and fauna. Have your camera at the ready! The River
is a five-minute walk from “Nisala Arana”.
Water Sports -
when you feel like something more energetic take advantage of the various
water sports on offer. A five-minute drive towards the mouth of the river
and you will be able to go skiing, diving, wind surfing, or jet skiing.
At night, perhaps take in a dinner on a floating barge.
some around two thousand years old, can be found within walking distance
Arana”. Visit the five temples in the area, some displaying wonderful
ancient frescoes, OR, take a twenty-minute drive and visit the Temple referred
to locally as the mini Adam's Peak .
the Bentota Beach is only ten-minutes away, where you may have the entire
beach to yourself. If you need a change from the pool this makes for a
pleasant alternative. Take some sun protector and insect repellant.
Cultural Music -
listening to a Sri Lankan classical music group, in your private garden,
under your private stars, sipping your favourite drink, will be an experience
you'll remember for the rest of your life.
Mask Dancers and Fire Walkers -
have a long tradition in Sri Lanka . The Mask dancing was performed as a
cure for a variety of ailments. Notwithstanding this you will find them
to be wonderfully humorous. The Fire Walkers will of course leave you aghast.
Once again enjoy this performance privately, in the comfort of your garden.
early in the morning, around the village roads, will not only be healthy for
you, but also give you an experience which cannot be bought. Watch the village
come to life and even chat with the villagers as you stroll along.