Aspara is a three-bedroom villa overlooking the tranquil Bentota River, one mile inland from Bentota town - one of Sri Lanka's most loved family resorts, where the beach is broad and the turquoise seas are ideal for surfing and swimming during the season from December to April. Aspara is a spacious and well-run holiday villa. Its river frontage location is ideal for those seeking a peaceful spot in a rural setting. The waterfront and the gardens attract many species of birds, monitor lizards and even the occasional monkey. Aspara offers comfortable rooms, living and dining area, and a swimming pool set in lush tropical gardens edged by the river. Aspara can accommodate up to six guests and is rented on a villa-only basis with meals provided at cost price.
The three a/c double rooms are located around the central courtyard. Interiors are furnished with four-poster beds and fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom has a safe. Ensuite bathrooms have h/w showers.
The living and dining areas open out to the gardens, swimming pool and the river beyond. The living room is equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD player for watching movies, surround sound system (which also extends to the pool area), Wi-Fi and a selection of board games. Other villa facilities include well-equipped pantry with cooker/oven; laundry room with wash/dryer and iron; swimming pool with deck, and private jetty for boating. Water-sports are on offer right off the private jetty at Apsara. There is a manager, housekeeper and cook who will ensure that you are well taken care of. The cook can prepare Sri Lanka cuisine. He will also help with purchasing seafood from the local fish market and fresh vegetables from the village fair. With prior notice, he will also organise a beach BBQ or sunset drinks and canapés at the nearby lighthouse. Guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages.
Why We Like It
The exquisitely hidden and peaceful location on the banks of the Bentota River
Apsara can be accessed by land or by boat up the Bentota river. The journey from Colombo’s international airport will take approximately two hours.