Those who assume that only the Galle Coast can provide stylish Sri Lankan beach villas should take a look at Villa Saffron. Just to the south of the bustling town of Hikkaduwa, on the more select bay of Narigama, and hidden behind sturdy wooden gates, Villa Saffron possesses style and flair in both its five strikingly large bedrooms and communal areas and benefits from an excellent pool and a splendid beach that remains lightly trod even in peak season. This is quality to rival the best
From plush sofas in a refined downstairs area, you can gaze through large French windows across the terrace and pool to a small private sandy area, studded with palm trees, from where a small wooden gate leads you to a magnificent beach expanse. There is great personal pride in every aspect of Villa Saffron – the walls even bear the owner's private art collection – which makes this elegant villa a great choice for upmarket travellers who are also imbued with a little of the youthful spirit seen in the bars and restaurants of Hikkaduwa, a stroll to the north.