We had a wonderful stay here with extended family including older relatives and younger children. The setting is unbeatable, right on the beach and the house beautifully designed and very spacious. The perfect place from which to visit the local area or just chill out and swim in the lovely pool. Thoughtful and courteous staff who looked after our every need and made the stay extra special. We can't wait to come back!
Thank you to everyone at The Boat House for making our stay so amazing. The food was insanely good, which is not easy with all our dietary requirements which were catered for. The view of the beach is stunning and the accommodation really needs to be seen to be believed. The pool is so tranquil and great for unwinding with a book and a coconut.
5 minutes walk to the amazing Hiriketiya beach which has 2 excellent breaks for beginners and advanced surfers. Even when there were flat conditions there it was a 10 minute tuk tuk ride to a good break.
Can't wait to visit again!
The Boat House looked amazing in pictures but it was even more beautiful, spacious and idyllic in person! Every detail in the entire villa had clearly been well thought out and altogether the house felt luxury yet homely at the same time.
The villa is situated right on a stunning horseshoe bay, which basically seems like your own private beach with the iconic surf beach Hiriketiya within walking distance just around the bay. The swimming pool is huge and the pool area was just perfect.
All the staff were lovely and went out of their way to ensure we had a relaxing stay. The food was exceptional with such great variety ranging from home comforts like homemade fresh fish and chips for the kids to traditional Sri Lankan food. Furthermore, the chefs catered to allergies and dietary requirements within our group fantastically. Breakfast each morning was sublime - consisting of an abundance of fresh fruit, eggs and pancakes.
The staff organised for us to have surfing lessons, a day trip to a national park to see elephants and drivers to and from the airport. Everything was so straight forward and easy.
Thank you to Prince, Mohamed, Premil and the rest of the Boat House team for making our stay so amazing, we will be back!
We had an amazing time at the Boat House, really quite a special place. Firstly the location, walk across the pool area, down a few steps and you’re on the beach, a huge sandy bay, the sea was the perfect temperature for swimming and very clear water. The next bay along is a super cute coconut lined, a great surfing spot and a few other great surf spots dotted around the coast nearby. Good location for day trips to Galle, Mirissa, Uda Walawe National Park etc. Local shops a walk away in Dikwella, the house is in town but away from the main street so all you can hear is the sound of the sea, very restful.
The house itself has been finished to a very, very high standard. Really spacious, big bedrooms each with their own character and huge living/kitchen/outdoor areas. The finishes are really impressive, very luxurious, feels like no expense has been spared, quite unlike anywhere I’ve stayed before.
The staff were super nice, Prince who headed up the front of house and Mohamed were both very helpful and attentive and really nice people. The chef was incredible, we ate some amazing food and the local seafood in particular prepared by his skilled hands was to die for.
Wish we had a few more days at the Boat House but hopefully we’ll be back again!
We stayed in The Boat House last April for a week and I have to say it was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The wonderfully charismatic Prince was on hand to cater for all our needs and the food was out of this world....especially the breakfasts which were like a feast every morning. The chef catered for all our tastes and having a celiac in the group was not an issue.
The interior is stunning & all fixtures & fittings are high end. Nothing was overlooked. There were 8 of us staying altogether and the villa was a perfect size and we never felt on to of each other at any point.
The pool was stunning and the kids were in their element all day long. The beach is fantastic and literally at the end of the garden I loved going for a walk in the evening and the sea was excellent for surfing but I'd take special care of any kids if they are not strong swimmers as the surf can be strong.
I can't recommend it highly enough & we are already planning to return for our next anniversary!
I have recently stayed at the Boat House. It was an amazing experience! The facilities and the location are out of this world! The staff were fantastic and always happy to help and accomodate our needs. I would love to go back and would definitely recommend the place for families or friends to get away! Long weekend or a longer stay! The Boat House is perfect! Thank you to the the staff for the time I spent the! Will never forget how fantastic it was!
I have just returned home after the most amazing time at The Beach House and thought I needed to write something about it- I NEVER write reviews.
I don't know where to start!
First, the staff; the team led by our very own 'Prince' were fantastic and catered for our every whim (and there were a few!) The wonderful chef made great recommendations (the fresh seafood was hard to beat) and cooked us whatever we wanted, even when we asked for lobster and kottu (a Sri Lanka street food must try) three nights in a row!
A morning coffee made and presented to me downstairs (and before my eyes were even fully open) was absolutely magic.
My next favourite thing was the decor...as I said, it really is as good as it looks in the photos. This villa is absolutely beautiful; it's one of those places you visit and think 'I want my house to look exactly like this' (and then you realise it might not look the same in London?) It really is as good as it looks. Some of the photos I took really do look like something out of an Interiors magazine.
I was with a group of girlfriends so our main focus was on the pool (and hydration!) but the amount of wildlife walking around the villa grounds would have kids enthralled- peacocks, crabs, tortoise, beautifully coloured birds (just off the top of my head)....
It really is the most wonderful place and my only negative comment was that I had to make the journey home.
I will be returning without a doubt.
Thank you Boathouse x