Saman Villas is a luxurious beach hotel perched on a rocky headland in the fishing village of Aturuwella in Bentota. The headland is divided two long, unspoilt beaches of golden sand, backed by dense green coconut plantations. The atmosphere is one of sheer tranquility. Named after the Saman or Jasmine flower – the most fragrant of all oriental flowers, which is said to evoke good fortune for lovers – this exquisite small luxury hotel is a romantic escape and a perfect oasis to escape stressful modern life. Saman Villas is designed with picture-perfect views of the Indian Ocean from each and every location. Romance, peace and tranquillity is the hallmark of this exquisite hotel. Here, guests are pampered but not disturbed – time is yours to do as you please. Saman Villas discourages children under 12, mainly to protect the hotel's peaceful atmosphere.
Saman Villas consists of 26 elegantly furnished suites housed in two-storey chalets located on both sides of the rocky headland, providing spectacular sea views. Each suite is designed to give a sense of privacy and seclusion. All suites come with a balcony or a terrace with a small garden, day bed, dining table, lounge area, sleeping deck, dressing room and ensuite bathroom with exquisite white marble floating bathtubs and open-air shower. All suites have a/c, overhead fans, CD player, LCD panel TV, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, mini bar and safe. Some of the deluxe suites have private swimming pools with breath-taking views of the ocean.
Superior Suites: The 13 superior suites are situated on the ground floor on either side of the rocky headland – all have direct sea views. The rooms are 62sqm with a quaint terrace which opens to the garden and sea beyond, ideal for watching the sunset.
Deluxe Suites: Similar to the superior suites but slightly larger, these suites are also on the ground floor with a terrace and a small garden with private sunbeds for lounging.
Deluxe Pool Suites: These eight ground floor deluxe suites come with an individual seven-metre private swimming pool which overlooks the sea. There is also a terrace and small garden with sunbeds. Bedrooms on the upper floors look down towards the sea, so privacy around these swimming pools is limited.
Grand Pool Suite: These luxurious 69sqm suites are located on the ground floor and feature a terrace, small garden and sleeping deck which opens out onto a private swimming pool overlooking the ocean.
Saman Villa Suite: This exquisite two-storey suite extends over 118sqm, ideal for a family. The ground floor consists of a terrace, living room, dressing room and large bathroom that opens on to a sundeck with private swimming pool. The upper floor houses the bedroom with a living area, attached bathroom and balcony with beautiful sea views. CD players, LCD panel TVs and mini bars are available on both floors for maximum comfort.
Tall shady trees with cascading roots and waterways lead to the luxurious garden spa, Sahana, which offers an array of relaxing treatments as well as yoga and reflexology in luxurious suites. The spa’s Deluxe Suite is set in a water garden with an aromatic sauna, steam shower, large Jacuzzi, mud bath, treatment room, dining pavilion and relaxation pavilion with double bed. The spa’s Superior Suite incorporates all these facilities and is set in a tranquil tropical garden. Saman Villas takes great care in providing the ultimate dining experience. Dine indoors in the restaurant or outdoors on the beach, perched on a rock, at the edge of the pool, in the water garden at the spa, or even in the privacy of your own terrace. A varied selection of Sri Lankan, eastern and western dishes are served. The pool bar and upstairs Sunset bar, which has magnificent views of the sea, is perfect for taking in the red skies at sunset. Adjoining is the a/c library bar, complete with snooker table and a varied selection of books. For the more active, there is a fitness centre, badminton court and table tennis.
Why We Like It
Saman Villas' headland position gives this upmarket resort a special something
Saman Villas is just south of the west coast resort of Bentota. The journey from the International Airport is about two hours.