Luxury hotel holiday Saman Villas Bentota

Saman Villas in Bentota is an intimate and luxurious resort of the highest standard, occupying a striking position overlooking a magnificent beach.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transport by private car with driver-guide if part of tour or private car transfers only
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Saman Villas, Bentota

Saman Villas is an intimate, luxurious 5-star resort in a striking position overlooking a magnificent beach. Modern, indulgent accommodation, Sri Lankan fine dining and excellent spa facilities make this tranquil and indulgent spot a superb romantic, beach hideaway.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location In a coastal village, a minutes' walk from the beach. Approximately 45-miles from Galle

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo International Airport

Distance from airport About 2.5 hours' drive (via expressway)

Hotel facilities and services

Two restaurants, Two bars, Swimming pool, Library with books and CDs, Sahana Spa, Jewellery shop, 24-hour room service, Laundry service, Evening entertainment, Weddings can be arranged.

Complimentary

Sparkling wine and fresh fruit for every Expressions customer.

Land sports

Snooker

Out and about nearby

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, Beruwala Fish Market, Brief Garden, Kalutara Vihara Temple. Walk to Bentota (3kms), Maduganga River boat trip. Further afield you can visit Galle, Singharaja Rainforest.

Sports nearby

Scuba diving, Snorkelling and other watersports can be arranged at Bentota.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior suite for 7 nights

From about

£2,580

Holiday Code WW45

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Saman Villas, Bentota

Saman Villas in Bentota is a small luxury resort with just 27 suites, offering high standards of comfort and cuisine. Occupying a striking position on a headland overlooking a magnificent stretch of beach at Bentota on the south-west coast, Saman Villas has been designed according to the traditions of ancient Sri Lankan architecture. Buildings are open-plan and in the terraced garden the swimming pool appears to merge with the Indian Ocean. The spacious suites face the sea on either side of the main hotel buildings. Their large glass doors afford uninterrupted views of the ocean as well as access to a private veranda or balcony; all suites at Saman Villas have a lounge area with a day bed and dining table, raised sleeping deck, dressing room and luxurious bathroom with open-air shower and courtyard. Days at Saman Villas can be spent basking in the peace of the hotel, swimming in the large pool, enjoying a massage or strolling along the sandy beach that stretches from the hotel's doorstep. Dining is a thoughtfully crafted fusion of Western and Eastern cuisine with spicy Sri Lankan flavours. Guests at Saman Villas can choose to eat in a number of romantic dining locations including on the beautiful sandy beach. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens is the Sahana Spa, where guests can relax in luxurious treatment suites endowed with aromatic saunas, elegant dining pavilions and the sound of soothing music and flowing water. After extensive refurbishment, Saman Villas in Bentota now offers ever-more luxurious fixtures and fittings and innovative design. 

Room descriptions

Saman Villas has 27 suites, all with a balcony or a terrace with a small garden, day bed, dining table, lounge area,sleeping deck, dressing room, open air bath, courtyard with a shower, bath tub, individual climate control, a telephone, CD player, LCD panel, hairdryer, make-up mirror, Mini-bar, and a safe.

Superior Suite First floor, balcony
Deluxe Suite With a private garden, sun beds and terrace
Deluxe Suite with Pool With a terrace, private garden, sun beds and private pool
Grand Deluxe Suite with Swimming Pool With a terrace, private garden, sun beds and private pool
Saman Villa Suite with Swimming Pool A two-storey villa with terrace, sitting room, secluded pool, rain and spout shower, 3 music systems, CD players and 2 LCD panels

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior suite for 7 nights

From about

£2,580

Holiday Code WW45

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Saman Villas, Bentota

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Saman Villas in Sri Lanka, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). This hotel is 2 hours’ drive from Colombo airport and is either a stay in its own right, in which case you will have a car transfer to the hotel and back, or it is stayed at as a coast extension at the end of a tailor-made touring holiday, in which case you will approach the hotel from a different location.

Additional information

Children: Children below 12 years are not allowed. A maximum of 2 persons can be accommodated in a suite.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior suite for 7 nights

From about

£2,580

Holiday Code WW45

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Saman Villas, Bentota

About South west coast

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the south-west coast of Sri Lanka incorporates a popular holiday destination for tropical sun, sea and sand. It offers wonderful beaches and a variety of hotels and guests houses to choose from, with the added attraction of having local life and interesting places to see and things to do nearby. What’s more, facing directly west to the Indian Ocean, visitors are treated to the most magical sunset views. This 100-kilometre coastline between the cities of Colombo and Galle is blessed with miles of palm-fringed golden beaches interspersed with harbours, inlets, mangrove-lined rivers and lagoons. Bentota and Beruwela are the primary locations for restaurants and nightclubs which are mostly found in hotels, and also offer a range of watersports along with Hikkaduwa. Hotels of every size and quality vie with private villas, coconut plantations and fishing villages for a space on the beachfront and those priceless Indian Ocean views. We have selected a range of hotels on Sri Lanka's south-west coast which are ideally located to explore the highlights of the region, including luxurious boutique hotels and resorts such as Saman Villas and Serene Pavilions.

Highlights of Bentota, Wadduwa & the south west coast

In addition to relaxing on the beach, there are plenty of other things to see and do in this region. In and around Wadduwa: Fishing life along the coast; Long beach walks; Kalutara – famous for its historic Bo tree, grown from a sapling of the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura, and Gangatilaka Vihara Temple - the only Buddhist shrine in the world which is hollow; Kalu Ganga (river) and Bolgoda lake; Richmond Castle – a 19th century spice plantation mansion, built for a regional Governor resembling an Indian Maharaja’s palace design, now open to the public. In and around Bentota/Beruwela: Watersports at Bentota/Beruwela on the Bentota river (there is a well-equipped centre offering a range of motorised and non-motorised water sports, including diving); Bentota mangrove river boat trip; Long beach walks; Brief Garden – home and landscaped gardens created by Bevis Bawa, the artist brother of Geoffrey Bawa. Behind a bamboo hedge lie walled gardens, bowers, lawns, sculptures and a Japanese garden; Lunuganga Estate – the home of celebrated Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa; Aluthgama – shops and market; Galapita Vihara Buddhist Temple - 12th century, 5 km upriver. Inland: Singharaja Rainforest; Plantations, farming and craft villages. Between Bentota and Galle: Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery; Buddhist Temples – e.g. Kumarakanda Vihara; Balapitiya –boat trips on Madu Ganga river and lagoon – birdlife, water monitors, islands; Mask carving and painting in Ambalangoda; Moonstone quarry in Meetyagoda; Beach walks; Hikkaduwa - tourist shops and restaurants, lower budget; Fishing trips, Snorkelling and scuba diving, waterskiing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing – at Hikkaduwa (12 km from Galle). Wherever you stay on the south-west coast, day excursions can be made to historic Galle, Buddhist temples, Sinharaja Rainforest, Ambalangoda mask factory, the Kosgoda turtle hatchery. The water sports facilities at Bentota/Beruwela (or Hikkaduwa) are within an hour’s drive from any of the hotels.

Cultural highlights of Bentota, Wadduwa & the south west coast

In the small towns and villages that straddle the main trunk road and railway line, Buddhist temples sit alongside churches and mosques whilst livelihoods are gained through a mix of tourism, trading and fishing, farming and skilled crafts. It is fascinating to stroll along the beach and watch the fishermen preparing to launch their brightly-painted boats, later seeing them return with their catch. A venture into the hinterland reveals a world of lush plantations, tropical forests and lagoons. The rural villages are often known for a particular skill such as furniture or mask-making and weaving using dyed reed. Wadduwa, Bentota, Beruwela and the stretch of coast between Bentota and Galle all offer golden sand beaches, small fishing communities and watersports. Further inland, the Sinharaja rainforest is the only large undisturbed rainforest left in Sri Lanka where over 800 of the island’s endemic species of flora and fauna can be found.

Climate of Bentota, Wadduwa & the south west coast

The south-western part of Sri Lanka is the wet tropical zone. It is warm and humid all year round. Sea breezes make the coast a little cooler. The sunny, dry season is between November and March with average temperatures at around 26C. The south-west monsoon brings intermittent torrential rain, winds and rough seas, normally in May, June and July, with temperatures of up to 32C.There is also changeable weather during September and October. Humidity fluctuates between 70% in the day and 90% at night, which can be oppressive in built up areas.

Travel around the region

We include private transfers with all our holidays to Sri Lanka, and a personal chauffer with all our touring holidays. Driving Distances: Colombo International Airport to Wadduwa – 1.5 to 2 hours (56 km), Colombo International Airport to Bentota – 2 ½ to 3 hours (90 km), Colombo International Airport to Galle – 3 hours (150 km), Wadduwa to Kandy – 4 hours, Bentota to Kandy – 4.5 hours (180 km), Colombo to Wadduwa – 45 mins to 1 hour (30 km).

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