We stayed 5 nights in this beautiful location and I have to say that everything was perfect!!!
Let's start with the villa. It's not on the beach, but it's in the middle of the mangrove forest. The surroundings are beautiful (you can jog or walk in the morning). They have a splendid garden, very big, with flowers, coconut trees, a natural pond with fish and a nice pool.
In this fantastic garden is the newly built villa with 6 rooms. The rooms are super large and light, with high ceilings, nice decorated, very clean, large bathroom, large balcony with hammocks.
The owners, Melani and Chrishan are the perfect hosts and they are offering you the best service in every way, every time, with a big smile.
Let's talk about food - if you are staying here, it's a must to try their dishes!!!
Apart for the breakfast which is included in the price, you can also have lunch or a candle light dinner in the garden.
Any special request that you have for food or anything, you only have to ask and they will provide.
I have to say that we've tried here some of the best dishes in Sri Lanka. Chrishan is cooking a lot of dishes, but his mangrove crab is heavenly tasty, cooked to perfection!!!
Chrishan, congratulations again for your cooking!
They can arrange for you excursions, transfer from the airport, etc. And if you are lazy and don't want to walk to the beach (it's a 30 minutes walk), Chrishan will give you a ride by tuk-tuk.
We were really impressed by everything and very sad that we had to leave.
I'm looking forward for our next trip to Sri Lanka, because as Melani's father said - definitely Villa Gaetano will become our second home in Sri Lanka.
Many thanks for everything Melani & Chrishan and the rest of the family and see you soon!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Gaetano - Melani and Chrishan's Home located in the village of Atharagoda, Unawatuna in a fully natural setup in mangroves.We have three large separate rooms ach with balconies, each with attached bathrooms & a refrigerator. All bedrooms are furnished. Melani and Chrishan's Home offers 1 free shuttle service per day to beach at your command. Rare facilities like free cookery class& kitchen facilities also are available on request.Other services: Swimming pool - (10meters long), Internet, frees bicycle, Library, Ayurvedic therapy and yoga, 24 hour safety guaranteed service, spacious garden for playing Laundry service, Airport pickup and Sight-seeing. When you are coming to villa gaetano please turn to Heenatigala Road from near the Post Office and turn again from Mangrove Road and come until you find Aturvedic Village Garden then pass the biggest bridge and left side with a green gate is Villa-Gaetano as we are new and a little place there is a little board with ''Melani+Crishan's Home'' Thank you! ... more less
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