As a family we wanted something special and practical for our stay in Sri Lanka. Having read all of the other reviews we chose this property. It remains to say that this is one of the best family holidays we have all had together. It was very easy to book through George and he put us in contact with Gayan who manages the place locally. He and the other 5 full time staff could not have done anything better. Gayan organised our daily meal requirements, advised on things todo as well as organising the transport. But it was the effort to make my daughter feel special on her 18th Birthday that really was exceptional. Right down to organising a decorated cake and midnight fireworks.
This place, the people and the location are the real deal. I have returned to tell a host of friends who have already attempted to book. Stella Beach Villa couldn't be more perfect. Thank you George, Gayan and the team for a marvellous stay.
We had a week at Stella beach villa in Feb and without a doubt it was one of the most amazing holidays we have ever had. Gayan and the team made us feel so welcome that at the end of the week, we didn't want to leave. We have two young daughters and they had the time of their lives, playing in pool, catching hermit crabs, trying the wonderful food that chef Suranga cooked for us and hanging out with Baxter, the coolest dog on the planet.
Stella beach villa is ideally located to a number of attractions such as tea plantations, child friendly beaches, the bustling city of Matara and it's markets. One day we took a Tuk Tuk to the local fish market to catch our dinner. The prawn curry was absolutely amazing!
Stella beach villa is an oasis in a virtually undiscovered part of the world. I thoroughly recommend it as the ideal destination to explore this amazing country.
A large group of us stayed here for 4 nights and we couldn't have been happier. The villa was absolutely beautiful, and the pool was perfect. We also enjoyed watching the sunset by the ocean and top quality Sri Lankan breakfasts and dinners made by the on-site chef. It was relaxed but very well run. Highly recommended!
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WOW! We had high expectations for our stay at Stella Beach and Gayan and team did not disappoint. The villa is amazing - clean, new, well designed, private. I have no complaints about the villa at all, but what makes this place amazing is the staff. Gayan would always help schedule our day and it was never a problem to be driven to a great beach, tea plantation, etc. He was always there to help out. Suran, the chef, belongs in a 5 star hotel. He is that good. The ingredients are fresh and food is amazing. I actually had my 4 children, who are notorious for not agreeing, all eating the chicken and fish curries that Suran made.
The pool is fantastic. The beach is beautiful, but more of a surfing beach than a swimming beach due to closeness of rocks and heavy waves, but was never a problem to go somewhere else.
Staff looked after our every want/need and made this a spectacular experience for my family. We can not wait to go again.
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