No 1 Indian Ocean, Bentota


No 1 Indian Ocean is a modern four-bedroom villa with an idyllic setting perched on a sand strip between a tranquil river and the turquoise seas. Located in Bentota on the West Coast, the journey from Colombo’s international airport will take about two hours. The historic city of Galle is one hour away.


No 1 Indian Ocean is a wonderful holiday retreat set close to an estuary where the Bentota River meets the shimmering seas. The property consists of two chalets opening out to the tranquil river. The Indian Ocean is just a short stroll across the mangroves. Designed by Sri Lankan architect Philip Weeratne, the chalets are contemporary in design with polished cement floors and tall windows that allows for beautiful views and light and airy interiors. Each chalet has a large open plan living and dining area and two spacious ensuite bedrooms. Rise leisurely and relax by the poolside or go water-skiing on the river. By dusk, stroll across to the beach and take in the spectacular sunsets. No 1 Indian Ocean is rented to one party exclusively and can accommodate up to eight guests.


There are four a/c bedrooms (two in each chalet). Bedrooms are spacious and are furnished with king size beds. Ensuite bathrooms have h/w showers.


Each chalet consists of a living and dining area opening out to the swimming pool and river beyond. In addition, there is also a separate dining and lounging area set in the gardens. Sri Lankan and Western meals are served prepared with fresh seafood and village vegetables. Discuss your meal preferences with the chef ahead of time. Guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages. Other facilities include a full length lap pool, sun deck, laundry service, and a butler per chalet. There is plenty of river based water sports on offer nearby including water skiing and jet skiing. Safe swimming in the sea is possible during the season from December to April. Relaxing Ayurvedic massages are on offer at the Ayurvedic Spa nearby.

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