A sister property to Serendip Stone Bungalow in Kandy, Villa Araliya is the creation of its owner, who personally designed the buildings and interiors. The wallawua-style trellis work, columns and verandas and terracotta and cement flooring is blended with touches of contemporary design. Villa Araliya has double rooms and apartments and kindness to animals is strictly adhered to here as the family is involved in the rescue and nurturing of homeless animals in Negombo. In-keeping with this philosophy, mainly vegetarian meals are served here, with the exception of fish. Palitha, the owner, also runs a popular Italian restaurant adjacent to the hotel. Eco-friendliness is emphasised, particularly the recycling of waste materials and conservation of water.