Located close to Bentota, Saman Villas is a luxurious 27-suite hotel, perched on a private headland with glorious ocean views. Everything about the property is well thought out to make the most of its stunning location; all the suites are sea facing, there’s an infinity pool and verdurous tropical gardens. The beach that sits adjacent to the property is one of the finest around; when we visited it felt secluded and quiet. The dining options at Saman Villas are superb, with an airy pavilion at its center serving 4-course dinners in the evenings, along with classic Sri Lankan curries and western comforts. There’s also a poolside terrace and private dining options available too. For those wanting to really indulge, The Sahana Spa offers massages, a sauna and a steam room.
The 27 clean and airy suites sit in two story villa houses, all of which are facing the sea. The Superior Suites are found upstairs and the Deluxe Suites are located downstairs. Think teak floors, white washed walls, and beds draped in white linen. The bathrooms are impressive and semi open air.