Our second visit to Hilltop view Colonial villa, Matara.
A short drive off the expressway, along a country road, across the paddy fields to Hilltop view villa; a warm & welcoming colonial bungalow located in a coconut plantation.
Tastefully renovated & furnished preserving the grandeur of a bygone era.
Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine at its best. Ambulthiyal fish curry and curd & kitul treacle are 'must haves' during your stay.
Plenty of safe, open spaces for the kids to cycle, run around and play a game of touch rugby or cricket. The kids absolutely loved this interesting garden. A bath at the well by the paddy fields was a welcome refresher after the mid-day drive from Colombo.
In case you run out of things to do ( which is highly unlikely) a snake farm is a short drive away. (The knowledgeable Ayurvedic physician was happy to showcase his collection of rescued snakes which were to be released in Yala) ( A cobra from the snake farm is seen in the pic ).Mirissa beach/Whale watching (during the season) is 30minutes away.
The hosts provided useful tips on local delicacies and with planning visits to places of interest.