Stella Beach is just a dream.... Everything from the front line sea location, extensive grounds, super healthy food, luxurious comfy beds to Gayan and his wonderful team!
After travelling through Sri Lanka for 3 weeks, Stella Beach was the highlight of our trip in terms of service, location and quality of accommodation.
Stella Beach has all the home from home comforts whilst offering luxurious inside/outside living. We enjoyed relaxing with the Bose speaker by the pool, powerful hot showers plus small touches of local fresh flowers and fresh coconuts straight from the tree.
Gayan and the team were always on hand to help with requests or questions we had… From snorkelling with turtles at a local beach, to an Ayurvedic spa day, surfing lessons to helping with our departing train. Lovely to have someone know the area so so well and take away all the stress of our holiday.
I would recommend Stella Beach House to any one contemplating a visit.
Top local tip if you drag yourself away from the pool -
Coffee Point, cool surf cafe for some of the best coffee in Sri Lanka
We had a fantastic time at Stella beach. There is absolutely nothing not working about this place. The location is amazing with view on the sea and waves just in front - both left and right breaks.
The house is beautifully built and decorated. Beds are comfy.
The service was just unbeatable: the stuff has always been helpful with any request and cooking delicious food (we couldn't find a better restaurant outside the house). They have kept the house cleaned the whole week while leaving our privacy. They have helped organize trips outside to Galle and Yala National park and they also arranged for private massages here at the villa. Special mention goes to Rassika who is always kind and helpful and speaks very well English!
This solution is great for kids too. We came with a 2 years old and she had a great time at the pool and food that she could enjoy (with no spices!).
We rented scooters so that we could get around easily although walking distance from the house there are nice beaches, restaurants and bars (The Doctor house)
So, we are sad to leave, but we are sure we will be back!
Stella Beach was an amazing experience and probably the highlight of my holiday in Sri Lanka. Gayan and his team looked after us really well and helped us with anything we needed, we couldn't thank them enough. The chefs at the villa cooked some of the best food we had all holiday and the breakfast was great every morning.
The house itself is really impressive and even better than it looks on the photos. Spacious rooms and chill out areas with plenty of beds and loungers by the pool made it the perfect place to unwind. The best part about Stella Beach though is the surroundings, It is like your own personal paradise with the large grounds and towering palm trees to walk around and to have private beach at the front as well was incredible.
When we did manage to drag ourselves out of Stella we were surprised by how chilled and nice the rest of the village was. Some really cool laid back cafes and restaurants are walking distance and the area is also really great for surfing and snorkelling with turtles. The place is also really well located on the south coast which meant we could get to nearby towns and sights we wanted to see in just a short taxi ride.
Definitely one of the most unique places I have ever stayed in and my favourite in Sri Lanka for sure.
We had an amazing time, fantastic weather, loved the country. and totally enjoyed our stay at Stella Beach house.
The house is beautifully laid out and tastefully decorated. Beds are comfy.
The location is fantastic on a great surf beach, with Left and Right hand breaks. There are local shops and a short walk to the fabulous Doctors House for cocktails.
From this location you can make easy tourist trips to Galle and the National Park, both well worth a visit.
The service we got at Stella Beach was exceptional, we never had to ask for things twice and they always remembered our preferences. The housekeeping of the villa, the grounds and the pool was excellent. All the drivers that Dushika organised were nice, polite and as far as a Sri Lankan can be in that traffic - good drivers.
The Chef especially needs to be complemented as the food at every meal was lovely.
The quality of good staff is what makes the holiday in a Villa and the staff should be congratulated.
I have no hesitation recommending Stella Beach house to any body else looking for a great stay in Sri Lanka.
Hopefully we can get back there again soon.
Just returned to NZ after a week with my family at Stella beach Villa Sri lanka. The Villa is awesome, Sri lanka is awesome and the neighboring villages close by super interesting!! The best part of the trip without doubt is the staff at the Villa they are super nice and there for you 24/7. Gayan took us on day trips to beaches and towns which were really interesting and fun and returning home to the Villa and the smiling team always the highlight for the kids each day. Surf pumped out front and always fun to head down to The Doctors House only a few minutes walk for a cocktail!
Had a wonderful time at Stella Villa. Perfect location to explore all the amazing beaches and culture of south Sri Lanka. Fantastic staff, food and facilities! We'll be back.
We spent a week in the Stella Beach House along with our friends, a family of 4.
What an experience after travelling around Sri Lanka for 2 weeks, it was the ultimate place to relax. From the moment we arrived and were greeted with cold towels and warm smiles, Gayan and his team were outstanding.
They stocked our fridge with everything we needed upon arrival, and were always at hand to meet any request we had. The food was exceptional, a constantly changing menu including anything we requested. Barbecued fish, a variety of curries (including jackfruit) and egg hoppers just a few of the highlights.
The house was simple but spacious, nothing else needed. The pool the perfect the perfect place to unwind while the kids splashed about.
A couple of options within walking distance (including a wood fired pizza place a multiple bakeries) on the odd occasion that we felt the need to venture out.
We had a late flight out on our last day and they happily allowed us to stay in the villa next door whilst the house was getting prepared for the next visitors, including full use of the facilities.
This place absolutely opened up my eyes to a whole new accommodation option. A more relaxing and cost comparable option to more traditional resorts.