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Kosgoda, Bentota, West Coast, Sri Lanka

Villa Saffron & Blue had its name inspired from the coral-coloured sands of Thambapanni Beach and clear azure skies.

True to its name, this 4 bedroom elite haven in Kosgoda, Bentota is a mixture of hues and flavors – a reflection of its owner’s exquisite taste and wealthy experience.

Ranil de Silva, an Ad man founding Leo Burnett, Sri Lanka’s largest advertising agency, has successfully expressed his likes, his inspirations, his description of the places he has seen and his multi-faceted creativity through the personal handpicking of every single piece of furniture in his plush holiday home.

This complemented the villa design of Channa Daswatte, a leading renowned Sri Lankan architect whose work extends to the sub-continent.

He is a protégé of the late Geoffrey Bawa, the world-famous architect himself. The villa boasts huge spaces, modern facilities, jacuzzi and outdoor pool, mezzanine area in the rooms and fine art collection.

In-villa staff provides for every guest’s needs, from housekeeping services to special dietary requirements! At Saffron & Blue, food is very important.

The resident chef and his assistant were personally trained by celebrity Chef Koluu. Planning meals is extremely thrilling knowing that an amazing chef is there to fix one’s cravings.

Barbecue party? No problem! The villa has an outdoor barbecue facility that is enjoyable on a moonlit night, whole-day swimming in the beach or pool parties.

Lunches and more formal dinners may be served from the dining room with a table that hosts up to 12 guests. The daily complimentary breakfast may be served from the semi-outdoor nook that features a cement table and wooden barstools.

Though utterly tempting to stay in the comfort of the villa confines, guests will find it delighting to visit the local markets selling all kinds of delicacies, spices and fresh produce.

Experience turtle hatchery, wide beaches, beautiful bays and enchanting reefs of Kosgoda.

LOCATION
Kosgoda, Bentota, west coast, Sri Lanka
CAPACITY
8 adults and 2 children (4 bedrooms: 1 king-bedded master, 2 guest rooms with king beds and 1 with a queen-size bed) A sofa bed in the Blue Room mezzanine can sleep 2 children
LIVING
Furnished entrance pavilion and breakfast area, main living room, dining room with table for 12, TV lounge
POOL
Length 12m x width 5m x depth 1.5m
STAFF
Villa manager (off-site), greeter, chef, two villa attendants
DINING
Western, Sri Lankan and children’s dishes Requests accommodated (including special diets)
COMMUNICATION
WiFi internet access, landline for local calls (international calls chargeable at cost) Computer, fax, printer and mobile phone can be provided on special request (extra charges apply)
ENTERTAINMENT
Satellite channel TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock & Speakers, board games
FOR FAMILIES
Saffron & Blue is an ideal villa choice for families The mezzanine with sofa bed makes the Blue Room a good family suite and a baby cot and high chair can be arranged with prior notice Please notify us at the time of booking if you would like us to source any other children’s equipment on your behalf
WELLNESS
With 24 hours’ notice, in-villa massage treatments and yoga classes can be organized at Saffron & Blue (extra cost applies)
TRANSPORT
Airport transfers can be arranged at minimal cost Chauffeured cars can also be arranged for daily rates, and for short local distances a tuk-tuk can be hired Parking space is available next to the villa for self-drivers
ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
Jacuzzi (in 2 bedrooms), barbecue, diesel powered back-up generator, safety deposit boxes, pet-friendly villa
PROPERTY AREA
745 sqm (villa)
1495 sqm (land)

Indoor Living
– Spacious sitting area with large sofas
– Dining room with a square table for up to 12 diners
– Semi-open breakfast nook with cement table and wooden chairs
– TV room
– Fine art pieces collection
Outdoor Living
– Private outdoor pool
– Jacuzzi with beach view
– Outdoor sitting areas
– Spacious green lawns
Bedrooms
– Four spacious bedrooms, three with a king-size bed and one with queen bed
– Ensuite bathrooms with bathtubs and standing showers
– Air conditioners, ceiling fans, in-room safe
In and around Kosgoda, there’s plenty to do culturally, historically and recreationally. A ten-minute walk from Saffron & Blue brings you to a turtle hatchery – a must-see experience, particularly on a moonlit night.
Eco boat rides through the mangroves, water skiing, antique hunting and temple explorations are some of the best-loved local offerings.
While the historic town of Galle – with its charmingly restored boutique hotels, cobbled streets and glorious ramparts – is just an hour’s car journey away.
And then there’s the beach, just a few footsteps from the villa. Bentota’s fine stretch of sand is great for swimming from October to April, and with care at other times of year. The main beach has lifeguards, so look out for flags.
The stretch to the south is prettier and quieter though not so good for swimming. Visit Lunuganga, the magnificent 23-hectare estate of the late architect Geoffrey Bawa.
Comprising a beautifully renovated old house, a number of gorgeously-positioned buildings and intertwining terraces designed to overlook the gardens and frame the views; this garden is a true inspiration. Tours are best followed by a delicious rice and curry lunch or high tea.
Learn all about Sri Lanka’s five species of endangered marine turtles at the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, just along the beach from Saffron & Blue.
The project has been running since 1988 and its main aim is to monitor local sea turtle activity and conserve the local nesting sites. Hatchlings are released into the sea most evenings
Features
  • ON THE BEACH
  • PRIVATE CHEF INCLUDED
Different rates for using
  • 4 bedrooms

DAILY RENTAL STARTING AT

$350 $333/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.

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MINIMUM STAY
Summer: 3 – 5 nights
Chinese New Year & Easter: 5 – 7 nights
Christmas & New Year: 7 – 10 nights
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
TRAVEL CONCIERGE
Planning your luxury holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the villa of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the villa can be arranged. A villa manager will meet and greet you at the airport ensuring your transfer to the villa is smooth and effortless.
Private tours and boat hire can also be arranged in advance. We will handle the arrangements to collect and return you to your villa after the event. Why not enjoy a fabulous day out and explore the surrounding islands and national marine park on a luxury speed boat?
Book a car with us and have it waiting at your villa when you arrive, we have a wide range of vehicles from a 2 seat Suzuki Jeep to a 7 seat Toyota Fortuner. Price includes comprehensive insurance, unlimited miles, collection and delivery, and optional baby and booster seats.
Prior to your arrival we will send you a food and wine shopping list allowing us to stock the villa with your favorite foods and beverages.
Once on site, your resident villa staff will ensure the villa is kept clean and tidy. Your villa manager is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize island activities, massage and spa treatments, as well as helping communicate requests to the Thai chef and dealing with any matter arising at the villa. Bed linen is changed every third day and towels are changed as necessary. Pool towels are provided and replenished as deemed necessary.
Planning your Sri Lanka Experience
AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Depending on the number of guests arriving at once, a variety of vehicle options are available including saloon cars, 4 wheel drives, and people carriers, as well as fixed wing sea planes and helicopters.
GUIDED CYCLING
Sometimes the simpler things in life provide the greatest pleasure. Guided bike tours through the lush green paddy fields give a glimpse of an often unseen part of Sri Lanka. Marvel at kingfishers and bee-eaters, glimpse the daily rituals of village life or just enjoy the cool breeze of free-wheeling through a magnificent landscape. This has been a longtime top excursion.
WELCOME BASKETS
There’s nothing better after a long journey than delicious smells coming from the kitchen and a few bottles chilling in the fridge. We will send you the villa menus and work with the best suppliers to produce a fantastic collection of wines and champagnes to complement any palette. Wines need to be paid for in advance of arrival.
KANDYAN DANCERS / BUDDHIST BLESSINGS
An intimate front row seat of the unique Kandyan Dancers – expect back-flips, drums, masks and fire display – all from the comfort of the villa. Most villas have a shrine and guests can benefit from a visit by Monks from a nearby Temple to conduct a blessing for a gentle and moving experience.
WHALE WATCHING
From December to April Whales and dolphins, including the mighty Blue Whale, can be seen off the southern coast. Seeing one of the largest animals on earth in one of the most agreeable temperatures is a truly amazing experience. We always recommend a private boat so that guests can swim or snorkel before coming ashore.
SAFARI
Udewalawa and Yala are the big two and offer fantastic game viewing of Leopards, Elephants, Buffalo & Sloth Bears. For birders, SL is a dream destination. Kalametiya and Bandula National Park are a must and some 197 different species of bird will stop here throughout the year.
SUNSET SAILING
Setting out from Mirissa harbor to enjoy the sunset from the comfort of a luxury catamaran has been one of our top-rated experiences. For 3 hours embrace the joys of the ocean, sipping a sundowner or snorkeling. This is an unforgettable experience and one your clients will treasure forever.
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