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Welcome to Villa in Paradise 

We are Maureen & Roger and we welcome you to our Villa. We both originate from Yorkshire (Sheffield ) but have lived in Lincolnshire for the past 35 years. We divide our year into 7 months in UK and 5 months in Sri Lanka, November to April.

We happened upon the Villa 14 years ago, whilst on holiday and decided to buy the property.
Seemed like a good idea at the time!!!

Our first season was quiet apart from a few frantic days visit by the “Barmy Army” who were supporting the England cricket team playing Sri Lanka at the nearby Galle International Stadium.

During their stay a stray dog adopted us and was named “Fred” after Fred Flintoff. He is now part of the family along with Emma, rescued from the beach, plus Kitty the originally named cat.

Our second season began well with a fully booked diary, until 26th December 2004, the day of the Boxing Day Tsunami. We were serving breakfast and heard a commotion and loud roar of the sea. Over 100 tsunami victims sought refuge here. We fed & watered them for 3 days until the British High Commission transported them back to Colombo and then to the airport. We have had several people return to thank us.

The following seasons have been somewhat quiet but last 5 seasons have been better and the outlook for Sri Lanka is positive.

We are ably assisted by Nuwan, who prepares breakfast and organises room cleaning etc and is also manager during our absence. We have a  caretaker, Guna, who keeps the Villa neat and tidy and secures the gates when all are safely in. Our third member of staff is Sriani, who serves breakfast and cleans the rooms daily.

Our aim is to help make your stay an enjoyable one and we are only too pleased to assist in any way we can.

We organise tours and airport transfers and recommend places to visit.

We have snorkel gear for hire (fins, mask, & snorkel) @ Rs 400 per day.

Most of our water comes from a well. We now have mains water also. We ask that water is used with care as it is a valuable resource, especially during the dry season (Dec to April)

Sri Lanka suffers from power cuts in the dry season as most of the electricity is generated by Hydro electric means. We ask that when you leave your room to go out to eat, or go to the beach, that you please switch off air conditioning as this eats up a valuable resource

There is no smoking allowed inside the Villa. Please use balcony and outside space.

Do not leave shoes, flip flop, towels etc unattended on the beach whilst swimming etc. Chances are they may disappear. Far better to leave them at a friendly bar or restaurant.