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The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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relax by the private pool
Excellent
32 reviews
relax by the private pool
open plan living and dining area
dining area and staircase to first floor
indoor dining area
formal indoor dining
kitchen island and hob
the kitchen
double staircase
the view upstairs
upstairs landing
upstairs landing to third bedroom
master bedroom
master bedroom view
master bedroom dressing area
master bedroom and veranda
master bedroom en-suite
veranda off master bedroom
bedroom 2
bedroom 2
bedroom 2 dressing area
bedroom 2 en-suite
bedroom 2 veranda
bedroom 3
bedroom 3 dressing area
bedroom 3
bedroom 3 en-suite
outside dining area
outside dining table and stools
ground floor veranda
Lagoon view of The Retreat
the cabana
cabana view with ponds
our paddle boat on the lagoon
jetty view of the lagoon
front view of the villa
three wheeler in the driveway
the pool and gardens
rear view of the villa
sunbeds by the pool
pool view of The Retreat
side entrance
the fantastic team at The Retreat
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Overview
Villa -
3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Southern Province
The property was designed by a local architect and the simplicity of the design with lofty, light filled interiors, enhanced by contemporary furniture and the bold use of colour creates an environment which is a joy to encounter. High ceilings and natural airflow keep the villa cool sustained by the natural cement floors.



The glassy lagoon - literally on the doorstep –hosts abundant and extraordinary wildlife with parakeets, kingfishers, cormorants ,sea eagles and mynah birds that roost in the jungle bordering the lagoon and monitors, iguanas, chipmonks and leaf monkeys that visit the garden by day; while fruit bats fill the skies at dusk,
Locals say that the water never looks the same and changes constantly depending on the weather, time of day and activities of the fishermen. Fish off the house paddle boat or simply sit on the jetty...
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About the Owner, Philippa S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 32 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
The owners will not be present during the stay. They are represented by their managers Prem and Sunitha, a husband and wife on site team comprising housekeeper and cook, grounds man/security and cleaner. There is also a team of 3 drivers with tuk tuks for local and air conditioned mini bus for airport transfers and longer distance trips

Sunitha is happy to cook breakfast, lunch and/ or dinner for you, for a small extra charge (we suggest 1,200 LKR per day). All you need do is decide what you wish to eat, pay for (or buy) the ingredients.
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Excellent - based on 32 reviews
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  • German first
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English first
workout22...
Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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person found this review helpful

My wife and I with our 2 daughters ages 3 and 1 1/2 along with our live-in nanny stayed 11 days at Philippas's place. The pick from the airport in Columbo was arranged by Philippa and went very smoothly. When we got to the Retreat we were greeted by the amazing staff Prem and Suneeta with warm meal already prepared...

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Nicola B
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The retreat was our first stop on a 3 week first time visit to Sri lanka and we fell in love with the place. The villa and grounds are just stunning, everything is so well cared for and it is truly a place to relax and be spoilt. Our children range from 8 to 17 they all loved it and...

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Management response:

Wow, what a wonderful review, thank you so much. Prem Sunitha and the Hikkasurf boys will be so happy. Look forward to welcoming you back in 2019

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Caroline...
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We used the Retreat as a base to explore the area. It was perfect for our needs. We are a family of 4, our 2 children in their early twenties. Sunitha, the housekeeper and her husband, Prem, who maintains the pool and the gardens, were very friendly and informative. We felt welcomed and relaxed as soon as we arrived. We...

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • SuperKing Beds:(3)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
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House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
Can we remind you it is “a retreat” and as the names suggests is in a quiet residential area, so we ask that you respect this. Drug use on the site will not be tolerated There is...
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Bathrooms
    3 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
    3 Kings
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
£116
£136
£813
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1 Nov 2017 -
22 Dec 2017
Mid Season
3 nights
£135
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£945
£3,500
23 Dec 2017 -
2 Jan 2018
Christmas & New Year
7 nights
£246
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£1,725
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3 Jan 2018 -
1 May 2018
High Season
5 nights
£170
£187
£1,190
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About the neighbourhood
The glassy lagoon - literally on the doorstep –hosts abundant and extraordinary wildlife with parakeets, kingfishers, cormorants ,sea eagles and mynah birds that roost in the jungle bordering the lagoon and monitors, iguanas, chipmonks and leaf monkeys that visit the garden by day; while fruit bats fill the skies at dusk,
Locals say that the water never looks the same and changes constantly depending on the weather, time of day and activities of the fishing folk. Fish off the house paddle boat or simply sit on the jetty to marvel at the brilliance of the location. While Hikkaduwa beach (with excellent surf, diving and a variety of restaurants and nightlife) is a mere 10 minutes away. (£2 for return fare to Hikkaduwa)
Getting around
There is a team of 3 drivers with tuk tuks for local trips and air conditioned mini bus and car for airport transfers and longer distance trips
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Colombo: 144.0 km
Railway: Hikkaduwa: 4.8 km
Need airport transfer?
We need your flight number and expected time of arrival at Colombo airport. You will be met in arrivals by a driver with a name board. The cost is about 9,500 rupee (£47) one way in an air conditioned mini bus which seats 8 adults (or car for up to 4 persons). The transfer should be paid in cash to the driver in local currency (LKR, Sri Lankan rupee). There is an ATM at the services on the highway or you can purchase currency at the airport. The full postal address is:The Retreat, Rathgama Lake, Berathuduwa (off Pinkandra Road), Dodanduwa, Nr Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Sri Lanka 80250
If you have your own driver, we do suggest you ask your driver to call Channa or Sanje for directions if he is not local, as we are somewhat off the beaten track.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 4.8 km.
Nearby cities
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