Udekki – Alankuda

General Overview

Udekki named after a traditional south Asian hand drum, combines rustic style with a laid-back feel. It is the creation of its owner Glen Terry, an internationally acclaimed blues musician who spends much of his time at Udekki. Spread over three acres of sand dunes and coconut palms, the accommodation is in well-appointed suites and spacious private villas designed with courtyards and verandahs; whitewashed walls and cooling polished cement floors; and antique doors and windows collected from different parts of the island. Interiors are decorated with an exotic blend of Indian antiques, Middle Eastern lamps, and vibrant local art. Rise at dawn and set off on a dolphin spotting excursion. Once back at Udekki, cool off with a long swim and dine under the stars on your own rooftop terrace. If Glen is in the mood, he may even oblige with a private performance.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in private villas and suites.  Some have a/c while all have overhead fans and are well furnished with king size beds.

Villa 343:  This villa is designed with a spacious ensuite master bedroom furnished with a king-size bed and two day beds; central courtyard with a spa bath; lounge and pantry; and spacious verandah opening on to the garden and swimming pool.  By dusk, head to the villa roof top and catch the sunset or dine under the stars.    Villa 343 is equipped with a flat screen TV with satellite channels, DVD player, tea/coffee facility, and mini-fridge.  Additional guests can be accommodated on day beds in the verandah, living room or roof top.

Loft D:  Situated on the back terrace of Villa 343, Loft D is spacious and has large antique windows that let you take in spectacular views of the ocean.  Interior is comfortably furnished.  Overhead fans and the ocean breeze help to cool the room.

Villa 346:  This is a spacious two-bedroom villa that is ideal for a family.  The master bedroom is furnished with two king-size beds; the double room has one king size bed and there are day beds in the living room and verandah where more can be accommodated.  Villa 346 also has a central courtyard with a spa bath equipped with two antique baths; lounge area with a pantry; and spacious verandah opening on to the gardens and swimming pool.  There is a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and DVD player, tea/coffee facility, and mini-fridge.

Loft M: located on the back terrace of Villa 46, Loft M is a spacious room with a built-in king-size bed and sitting area and ensuite bathrooms with h/w shower.  Loft M has lovely sea views. Overhead fans and the ocean breeze help to cool the room.

Villa 349:  Set further back from the beach, Villa 349 is a shared villa consisting of four Suites that can be booked together or separately.  The suites have characterful names and are equipped with a/c, overhead fans, tea/coffee facility, king-size beds, and ensuite bathrooms with h/w showers.

Suite P – Has a king size bed and the ensuite bathroom has a raised bath tub.

Suite E and Suite 16–These two suites have king size beds and sitting areas.

Suite N’ Sour – This has two ensuite bedrooms and can accommodate upto four guests.

Facilities

Swimming pool   Water sports   Beach access   Cable TV   Internet   Ayurveda   Restaurant   Room service   Child friendly   Eco friendly

Vodka Head, an open sided restaurant with cadjan thatched roof, is set by the poolside. Traditional Sri Lankan and western cuisine and snacks. Meals are prepared with village vegetables and fresh seafood including prawns and crabs purchased directly from the local fisherman. You can dine in the restaurant or in the privacy of your own villa rooftop. The swimming pool is set amidst flowering gardens. There are plenty of places to relax and unwind at Udekki including the Ambalama (pool pavilion); on the swing or a hammock under a tree; in the boat house or in one of the beach shacks. There is a cadjan thatched spa room offering relaxing Ayurvedic and Aromatherapy massages.Udekki has two boats that are used for dolphin and whale watching excursions and also offers sailing, wind surfing, kite surfing, kayaking, canoeing, and snorkelling.

Excursions

During the season, hundreds of dolphins can be spotted in the seas off Udekki. If you are lucky, further into the deep seas, you may even spot a blue whale. Coral reefs offer much to see for marine enthusiasts with an array of exotic tropical fish, stingrays and several species of Marine turtles. Explore the fishing village of Kalpitiya and the Dutch period church – St. Anne’s in Thalawilla. Wilpattu National Park, arguably Sri Lanka’s most beautiful, offers a great day’s excursion and is home to the elusive leopard and sloth bear. Birding enthusiasts will enjoy an excursion to the nearby Anaiwilundawa – a wilderness sanctuary that has lakes and mangroves where numerous species of birds can be spotted.

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