Melheim Resort is perched on a hillock overlooking terraced gardens and bordered by forest reserves. Surrounded by mountains, this is an utterly relaxing setting. The 14 bedrooms are spread across four separate buildings. Interiors are contemporary with timber decks, polished cement floors and large glass windows that allow breathtaking views. On a clear day, the views extend to the Uda Walawe reservoir and the southern coast. The gardens attract numerous birds, monkeys, and the occasional mongoose. Melheim is a peaceful and tranquil setting where the soothing sound of flowing water from a nearby stream, rustling leaves and bird call is a constant. This hilly setting is not recommended for those with mobility problems.