Written by Arijana Tkalčec
Villa Wambatu is a modern villa, fun and light-hearted in its conception, and bold in its design, situated outside Galle. It's a perfect place to stay while visiting Galle region which became a popular location in Sri Lanka. Despite many tourists visiting, you can still get a peaceful and quiet stay by booking this villa. Villa Wambatu offers privacy as it is surrounded by jungle and located outside Galle city, but is still close enough to all the main attractions.
Wambatu is a trademark of this villa. It means eggplant and according to this trademark colors of the villa are pink and purple.
Villa has five main bedrooms (with bathrooms), a kitchen, a dining room, two living rooms, and a huge swimming pool. Villa Wambatu is not like every other villa. An enormous roof supported by massive Palmyra tree columns covers the main breezy living area adjacent to a stunning landscaped garden and a pool. Everything is connected but at the same time, every room can function for itself. That's why it is possible to rent a room alone or entire villa. Each bedroom has its unique style so choose wisely.
I highly suggest hiring a villa's private chef. Chef Anthony is a great chef and an even better human. He will cook anything your heart desires and is always ready to have a friendly conversation with you. Trying his rice and curry is a must. And the rest of the staff is available 24/7 for whatever you need so you don't have to worry about anything.
To make your stay more pleasant, you can book a massage as the villa also has a massage room. There is table tennis, TV and Netflix, board games and a small library too.
While staying in Villa Wambatu, don't forget to visit Galle Fort (great place to watch a sunset), the palm tree rope swing at Dalawella Beach (Dream Cabana is the exact spot) and the famous „Instagram rocks“ nearby too (at Wijaya Beach). If you're feeling lazy, staying in the villa is also a great option as it offers the most magical sunset straight from a living room.
Prices for the villa vary depending on the season. Standard rate is the US $900 per night, while in season (14th December 2019 to 10th January 2020) it is US $1,200 per night. Booking just a room is from US $190 to US $250, depending on which room you choose.
I enjoyed my time in this extraordinary villa, and you can enjoy it too. The place is perfect for both working and relaxing. Let me know if you decided to stay here!