Long after the sun has finally set on the British Empire, the romance and elegance continues and flourishes at Reef where we transport you back, reminiscent of the days of the East India Company and the British Raj, where antique ceiling fans stir lazily in the heat, wicker chairs nestle among palm trees and striped shadows of light made by louvered doors lie gently on shaded verandas.
Reef Villa & Spa, 78 Samanthara Road, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka, KT 12560.
Brendan O'Donnell; firstname.lastname@example.org; 0094 (0) 38228 4442
Bernadette Barker; email@example.com; 00 44 (0) 20 8874 7000;
Reef Villa & Spa is Tourist Board approved.
Reef Villa & Spa is wholly owned and operated by Reef Developments (Pvt) Ltd, a Sri Lankan BOI approved Company, wholly owned by Brendan O'Donnell and Bernadette Barker.
Reef Villa & Spa designed by Brendan O'Donnell and Bernadette Barker.
LOCATION: The sun kissed island of Sri Lanka lies in the Indian Ocean, to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Reef Villa & Spa is located in the small unspoilt seaside hamlet of Wadduwa on the south west coast of Sri Lanka.
SEVEN LUXURY SUITES SET IN THREE ACRES OF TROPICAL GARDENS
Set in three acres of lush landscaped gardens with extensive lily ponds and beside a palm fringed beach, Reef Villa & Spa has an intimate ambiance with superb attention to detail and service.
With seven exclusive palatial suites, designed in line with Indo- Colonial décor, each features colourful antique encaustic floor tiles, 150 year old four poster beds and luxurious private verandas.
The luxurious bathrooms open onto their own private walled palm filled garden with waterfall showers.
For the energetic, Reef offers an all-weather tennis court, table tennis, an azure swimming pool and yoga on request, while cricket mad staff are always on hand to teach the uninitiated how to play the national sport.
Dine at Summer Breeze, Reef’s beachfront restaurant, serving fresh lobster, crab and prawns with hints of chilli, mustard seed and curry leaves.
Further indulgence can be found at the Reefresh Spa with two treatment pavilions hosting a vast collection of luxury spa treatments.
SUMMARY OF FACILITIES: Airport transfers; all weather LTA size tennis court; BBQ; Bar, excursions; in house laundry; infinity edge swimming pool with integral spa and two children’s pools; library of books; croquet and board games; Summer Breeze, Coastal Cuisine Restaurant; private dining in the Plantation House; Reefresh Spa; luxury Ayurveda Spa; Reefined Gift and Antique shop; seven suites; table tennis pavilion; three wheeler; tropical gardens with lily ponds, volleyball net; yoga on request; 65 meter beach frontage.
SUMMARY OF SUITE AMENITIES: Air-conditioning; antique four poster beds (7 foot long); bath and shower; broadband internet access; ceiling fan; coffee table and chairs; complimentary bathroom amenities; dressing table and chair; direct dial telephone; double wardrobes; dressing gown and slippers; electronic in-room safe; footstool; hairdryer; luggage rack; punkah; satellite television; smoke detectors; snack drawer; stationery; tea and coffee making facilities including cafetiere; umbrellas; valet stand; veranda table and chairs; well stocked mini bar fridge; writing desk and chair; Wi Fi; yoga mats;
LILY POND SUITE, OLU: Size : 46m2 plus veranda of 30m2 and planted enclosed courtyard shower of 12m2. This exquisite suite is a gem hidden amongst the tropical lily ponds and is accessible by stepping stones across the pond or via the Plantation House.
This suite is on the same level as the ground floor of the Plantation House allowing for easy access. It has all the features of all other rooms except it does not have an ocean view but marvels in its privacy amongst the foliage and flowers. The room has antique doors to a shaded veranda with a coffee table and chairs overlooking the lily pond and running the length of the room. Leading from the bedroom is an enclosed open to stars tropical planted courtyard with its own private sunken mosaic tiled spa bath. It also features a hand hewn granite waterfall shower. A cot may be added to the Lily Pond suite at an additional charge
MANEL PLANTATION HOUSE SUITE
Size : 90m2 plus decked shaded veranda of 25m2 and planted enclosed courtyard shower of 7m2.
This elegant suite is the second largest suite at Reef. It is on the first floor of the Plantation House and offers greater privacy than the Ocean Suites.
It has all the features of all other suites with the addition of a spacious Burma teak sun-kissed veranda overlooking the gardens, the swimming pool and a terrace with sun beds, coffee table and chairs. Perfect for viewing magnificent sunsets over the Indian Ocean.
This suite also has an enclosed planted courtyard with granite water fall shower leading off the bathroom. This suite has a walk-in dressing room.
NELUM PLANTATION HOUSE SUITE: Size : 90m2 plus two decked verandas of 15.5m2 and 46m2.
This elegant suite is the largest suite at Reef Villa. It is on the first floor of the Plantation House and offers greater privacy than the Ocean Suites. It has all the features of all other suites except it does not have an outdoor shower but features two extensive Burma teak verandas.
One veranda runs along the north side of the suite, overlooking the ponds and its teeming wildlife and a further Burma teak sun-kissed veranda, overlooks the Indian Ocean. This suite has a walk-in dressing room. Perfect for viewing magnificent sunsets over the Indian Ocean. The veranda is furnished with a coffee table and chairs and dining table and chairs
THE PLANTATION HOUSE: The Plantation House offers an extensive triple height living area and dining room with terraces which face the lily ponds and the Indian ocean. Ideal for afternoon tea and cocktails.
We have a small library of books and a selection of contemporary as well as antique games.
PLANTATION HOUSE BAR: We have a fully licensed bar where we offer a wide variety of alcoholic beverages including Champagne, fine wines and cocktails. Guests may enjoy their favourite tipple around the pool, on their private veranda, on the beach or at our Plantation House Champagne Bar.
SUMMER BREEZE, COASTAL CUISINE: Dining is a special experience at Reef. Guests can choose to dine at our Summer Breeze restaurant by the pool under illuk thatched timbers with a gentle breeze from the Indian Ocean or may dine al fresco under the stars. Whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, our Head Chef and his team have designed a menu of exceptional quality featuring the best of both International and Sri Lankan cuisine and fine wines. Choose from the extensive a la carte menu.
Guests may also request to be served on their private veranda or in the more formal surroundings of the Plantation House accompanied by the frog chorus from the ponds surrounding the Plantation House. All current menus are downloadable from our website.
Menus are available in Russian and English and a Children's menu is also available..
Two fully equipped commercial kitchens offer flexibility.
REEFINED GIFT AND ANTIQUE SHOP: Our guests love our decorating ideas and our distinctive style and always ask where they can source items from our vibrant collection. A small selection of unique, carefully sourced and specially commissioned items are available for sale in our Reefined gift and antique shop.
Our shop sells high quality items, one of a kind, beautiful and exceptional items, much made in Sri Lanka. Many of these items are designed and commissioned for us exclusively. We offer a carefully selected range of gifts as well as holiday essentials such as hats and sarongs and a wealth of beautiful items to accompany you on your travel home
REEFRESH SPA: Reefresh Spa offers two spa pavilions.
The utterly tranquil and totally private Reefresh Spa is accommodated in a separate building with its own garden courtyard. We offer a wide range of massages and treatments including for body cleansers, facials, warm candle massages, hot stone therapy, scrubs and body treatments. Reefresh Spa packages are designed to give the ultimate experience in body pampering. As well as offering individual treatments multiple day packages are available.
The Garden Spa offers luxury Ayurveda treatments including for Shirodhara. A steam bath is available in the Garden Spa.
TROPICAL GARDENS: Set in just under three acres of land, Reef Villa & Spa is set in extensive landscaped tropical gardens containing a wide variety of exotic plants and trees including for bottle palms, wax palms, travellers palms and various species of heliconia. One particular plant of interest is popularly known as Elephant Ear whose leaves can grow from 1-2 metres long
The tropical plants and protected gardens attract a variety of birds, insects and fauna.
LILY PONDS: Two contrasting lily ponds in the gardens are stocked with a wide variety of fish offering a quiet place to read. Fish species include for gorami, koi carp and three- foot long catfish.
WEDDINGS, BUDDHIST BLESSINGS AND RENEWAL OF VOWS: Civil weddings, renewal of vows, Buddhist ceremonies, and Catholic or Methodist blessings can be arranged. At Reef we lavish a great variety of options for a reception; be it ocean side, pool side by the coconut grove or highly recommended at our magnificent Plantation House . Here, soaring ceilings and a majestic sweeping staircase, all surrounded by tropical lily ponds, come together to provide a truly heavenly setting for a wedding of a lifetime.
Combine a wedding and honeymoon at Reef to experience our hospitality which offers tranquil surroundings, soothing ambiance, unmatched luxury and create everlasting memories..