Villa Baywatch
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Villa Baywatch

Jungle Beach Road, Buonavista Rumassala, Unawatuna 80600 Sri Lanka
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4.5
#26 of 56 hotels in Unawatuna
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Baywatch is a luxury villa, located atop the legendary Rumassala Hillock, just an hour away from the city of Colombo. The Villa comprises of 6 air-conditioned luxury rooms (3 Double Rooms and 3 Triple Rooms), each with an attached toilet having both hot and cold water, Wi-Fi, mini fridge and TV. Villa Baywatch offers a spectacular panoramic view of the ancient city of Galle, its famous Harbor, the historic Dutch Fort and the famed Unawatuna Bay, all across the stunning blue waters of the Indian Ocean. A five minute eco-trek along the pathways down the hillock, will lead you to the famous 'Jungle Beach' of Rumassala, offering its rich bio diversity. Those who seek to explore the beautiful turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, will find the Jungle beach on the Rumassala promontory absolutely irresistible. For those who swim or snorkel, there is a wealth of underwater treasures, including a number of coral reefs comprising the best-preserved corals in Sri Lanka, shipwrecks, and a great variety of fish and turtles. Over 60 species of endemic birds have been sighted on the Rumassala Hillock. After long hours of exploring the hidden mysteries of Rumassala, you can expect to relax and unwind at Villa Baywatch, basking in the luxurious modern comforts it offers, coupled with delicious gourmet cuisine, and the famed, genuine warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality. Villa Baywatch merges seamlessly all that matters to create a vacation of luxury, peace and adventure.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Breakfast available
Concierge
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Mid-range

Location

Jungle Beach Road, Buonavista Rumassala, Unawatuna 80600 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 59 out of 100
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Koggala Airport
Mawella Lagoon Airport
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Warren wrote a review Nov 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Villa Baywatch has a very chilled and calming atmosphere which is the perfect environment to relax. The freshly prepared food was excellent as well!

Plenty of good views of the sea and the Galle town. The jungle beach is a short walk away and a trekking path leads to Unawatuna beach.

Our hosts were very warm and made us feel at home. It is a great place to get away and relax.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Linda J wrote a review Feb 2024
Shanklin, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Villa Baywatch is a very small hotel set in the most spectacular gardens. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable and an ensuite with shower. They are equipped with tea & coffee making facilities and a fridge. The area is very quiet, a short walk to Jungle Beach and a tuktuk ride to Unawatatuna. There is also a small but essential swimming pool. The staff are lovely and the breakfast is excellent. There's a very small restaurant close by, Speak to Anushka for tuktuk rides. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. This is somewhere I'll remember for all the right reasons.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The walk to Jungle Beach is very uneven, so a good pair of sandals is essential. Spend some time...
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makingmoremusic wrote a review Apr 2014
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We got to know of the place through a friend and I believe we couldn't have been happier in any other place. The owner is very warm, hospitable and so is the cool who will make food to your liking and you will soon find out why his >14 years of experience is invaluable.

We took the 'brown' room, the one with the large(r) porch and boy, just sitting there in the evening was a bliss. Also saw the Milky Way, although a bit faint (but clearly distinguishable to the naked eye).

The peace pagoda that is right behind will offer you chants and soft drums and it is just wonderful hearing them. You don't hear any other noises anyway :-)

The Jungle Beach is right around the corner, a 5 minute walk and it is a nice place to hang out ... for hours.

The downside I could think of is the distance from the Galle centre - kabout 5 km is my guess. So you need a vehicle or else walk up to the Tuk-tuk stop to get any place. Also, while the food is great, you've got to ask for it in advance to hide time for preparing it.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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Response from VillaBaywatch, Owner at Villa Baywatch
Responded 10 Oct 2014
Dear guest. Thank you very much for your nice review regarding your recent stay with us. It's a pleasure to know that you were satisfied with our premises and services. It'll be a pleasure to welcome you again. Best regards from Baywatch!
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Steph C wrote a review Mar 2014
Kailua, Hawaii
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was such pleasure to find this new and beautiful location, close to gorgeous Jungle Beach and the Peace Pagoda with impeccable views. The rooms are clean, new and perfect for a pleasant stay. The breakfast was incredible, best Sri Lankan food I have had on the whole trip. The personnel and boss sweet and accommodating. I can highly recommend this location for any traveller in Unawatuna or Galle. I meditated every morning at the Peace Pagoda. What an amazing spot of peace. I will come back for sure!!
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Date of stay: March 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: ask for the upper level, first floor
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Response from VillaBaywatch, Owner at Villa Baywatch
Responded 31 Mar 2014
Thank you very much for your appreciative words about the villa and it's staff. We were very lucky to have such a wonderful and courteous guest such as you. I am sure we served you well and we are obliged to serve you even better on your next visit. Our villa is still very young and needs to grow in many ways. Reviews such as yours matters a lot for our growth. Thanks again. "Isthuthi!!!"
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Jetsetr30 wrote a review Dec 2017
Dallas, Texas
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Let me start on a positive note. Prior to the visit I contacted the owner and he was very helpful in answering our questions. Also the staff at the property were friendly and tried their best to help as well. Unfortunately the current condition of the property was beyond their help! We arrived in the evening and upon arriving in our room we noticed the bathroom was infested with insects. The staff did come and spray however some insects still persisted. When we attempted to shower no water came, we notified the staff it looks like they didn’t turn on the water to our room. They turn it on but it was cold! Finally the TV also didn’t work and when we asked for blankets we were only given sheets and told that’s all they have. Also some of the sheets appeared to need further cleaning. The next day the water didn’t work again and we had to shower in a separate room. The breakfast the next morning while ok was below the level of all the other hotels in Sri Lanka we stayed at and they charge extra for it where it was free everywhere else. The location was nice and the property has a lot of potential to improve but for now it is substantially below International standards!
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from VillaBaywatch, Owner at Villa Baywatch
Responded 9 Jan 2019
Thank you for your response. We will consider all your points to improve ourselves.
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Jaimertorres wrote a review Mar 2015
Aegina, Greece
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited the property when it opened first time and got a very nice impression.
Rooms were nice and location is very quiet but close to the activity in the nearby centre.
Ideal for people willing to sleep in a quiet place, walking distance to a wonderful tiny beach with small restaurant.
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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pkopijn wrote a review Mar 2017
Bussum, The Netherlands
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights in the rooms on the 1st floor which are a bit more spacious. The hotel is very good located to visit thr lovely beach and its rught across the main street. Still, no noise dyring nights. Very friendly staff. All in all excellent valie for money!
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from VillaBaywatch, Owner at Villa Baywatch
Responded 9 Jan 2019
Thank you very much for your review.
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MrsMiggins46 wrote a review Jan 2017
Warlingham
5.0 of 5 bubbles
- Spacious rooms with great views towards Galle Fort
- Good air con & fans
- My room had a Fridge, cooking facilities, TV (only CNN & BBC)
- Walk-in wet room with decent showers
- Wifi OK in rooms, less reliable outside
- Breakfast $10, fruit, toast, cooked breakfast of eggs as you liked them with sausages or fish cakes or spiced mash
- Dinner $20 – fish and crab, soup e.g. banana fritters or fruit and icecream
- Tuk Tuk waiting almost outside at Japanese peace pagoda – 20 minutes to Galle Fort (600RPs) and about 10 mins to Unawatuna main beach strip (500Rps)
- Jungle Beach – not just the first beach you come to at end of the track – turn right and at end of beach step up over rocks to footpath to lead around to main beach where bar and sun loungers are
- Great friendly staff, especially owner Channa and hotel manager, Dilshan
- If coming by car/Tuk Tuk, tell driver it’s just by the Japanese peace Pagoda
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Date of stay: December 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from VillaBaywatch, Owner at Villa Baywatch
Responded 2 Mar 2017
Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation about our hotel.
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Nish_Sene wrote a review Jan 2015
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights occupying 3 rooms with family and friends and had a great time enjoying the lovely scenery overlooking the bay... Its a short walk to the jungle beach, a lovely quiet and clean beach where the kids had some great fun.....Friendly staff and excellent food was another great plus plus.... and not to mention the super frindly boss who is always there to help...
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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MLS S wrote a review Jan 2015
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean rooms and great service. We stayed for 3 nights in the bottom floor room. It was not the quietest part of the hotel. The upstairs room with balcony is better. We enjoyed one meal in the hotel dinning room and it was very tasty. Quick access to the Jungle beach and a 15 min walk to the main beach. Good location.
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Date of stay: December 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get room with the balcony
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Response from VillaBaywatch, Owner at Villa Baywatch
Responded 23 Jan 2015
Dear Madam/Sir Thank you very much for staying with us and appreciating us through your review. We would greatly benefit from reviews such as yours. Being a very young hotel we welcome such reviews. Hope you get a chance to visit us again. Thank you very much.
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torykate asked a question May 2018
36 contributions8 helpful votes
Do you have a fitness centre/ gym
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka4 contributions1 helpful vote
No Gym. However we have a few weights which can be used for your training.
plymouthpat asked a question Oct 2016
Plymouth, United Kingdom66 contributions27 helpful votes
is there a pool in villa baywatch
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka4 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes we have a plunge pool.
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka4 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Sir Our villa consists of 6 bed rooms and they are given out separately. Unfortunately most of the rooms are already booked during the end of the year. Regards
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka4 contributions1 helpful vote
You can reserve a triple room, and we could arrange an extra bed for your child. Yes it has direct access to the beach.
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka4 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Christopher Basile Firstly I appreciate your interest on Villa Baywatch. However much we would have loved to have you're group we need to decline your request as we will not be able accommodate a group of 40 as our villa comprises in all only two triple rooms and three double rooms. Hope you will understand.
Linda J wrote a tip Feb 2024
Shanklin, United Kingdom84 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The walk to Jungle Beach is very uneven, so a good pair of sandals is essential. Spend some time in Unawatuna-beach & restaurants are great."
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Hashendra F wrote a tip Jan 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sea view balcony"
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Siraj C wrote a tip Jan 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka16 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstair room with the balcony gives a stunning view of the bay. Downstairs are 2 interconnecting rooms ideal for a family."
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Dushyantha D wrote a tip Sept 2018
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Top floor rooms have balconies facing the bay. ground floor rooms open out to the garden or the pool."
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rabeth khan wrote a tip Dec 2016
54 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the top floor are the ones to go for as they have great views of the ocean and private seating terraces"
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PRICE RANGE
£53 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictUnawatuna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Baywatch
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Baywatch?
Nearby attractions include Japanese Peace Pagoda - Rumassala (0.02 miles), Swing Ceylon (0.7 miles), and Jungle Beach (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Baywatch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Baywatch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Baywatch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Baywatch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Love Gelato, Wasantha’s Sri Lanka Cuisine, and Sea Waves Restaurant.
Does Villa Baywatch have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Baywatch offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Villa Baywatch located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Unawatuna.
Are pets allowed at Villa Baywatch?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Baywatch?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Galle Fort (1.8 miles), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (1.5 miles), and Galle Fort Clock Tower (1.7 miles).
Is Villa Baywatch accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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