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The Moonwater Villa, sleeps 10, Fully Staffed, A/C, Pool, BBQ and Yoga Shala

Welcome to Moonwater!
Very good
18 reviews
Welcome to Moonwater!
Moonwater House
Dusk at Moonwater
The layout of Moonwater (for more information go to  Facebook Moonwater54
Wijaya Beach - 5 mins away
The gorgeous sunset at Unawatuna Beach - 5 mins from Moonwater
5 Bedrooms, sleeps 10 very comfortably
Relax by the Moonwater Pool
Welcome to Moonwater!  De-stress, disconnect and re-connect with the things that matter...
Double Bedroom
The view from inside the Moonwater Yoga Shala
The Moonwater Staff Team are on hand 24/7
Review August 2016
Moonwater Seafood BBQ by the pool
Twin bedroom
Looking for Monkeys!
Moonwater House
Fully equipped kitchen
The Moonwater Pool under the banana and king coconut trees.
King Coconut reflection on the pool
Welcome to Moonwater - your tropical home from home in beautiful Sri Lanka
The big Buddha fountain by the yoga pavilion
The Morning Room next to the kitchen, over looking the pool and outside entertaining area.
Moonwater Bananas!
Mrs Chandrani, our Housekeeper extraordinaire!
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province
Moonwater is located on 45 perches of beautiful, tranquil landscaped tropical gardens in the southern part of Sri Lanka in Unawatuna, close to stunning Wijaya and Jungle beaches and the World Heritage site of Galle. Moonwater is fully staffed, sleeps 10 and is the perfect retreat for families, friends and groups; In fact, we’d like you to think of it as your tropical home from home.

There is a large swimming pool as well as fantastic outside dining, BBQ and entertainment areas that comfortably seat 10. Recently, we added a fantastic Yoga Shala in the grounds next to a tranquil water feature and are happy to organise both private and group yoga/meditation sessions as you wish.

Our peaceful property is fully staffed with a resident full-time housekeeper, groundsman providing 24 hour security and a property manager who is on hand to ens...
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About the Owner, Julie A
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2012
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 18 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
When you arrive at Moonwater, you will be met by our resident housekeeper, Mrs Chandrani. She will be on hand to answer any questions you may have during your stay and can help to easily organise local transport. You may come and go as you please at Moonwater and don't have to worry about locking up as Mrs Chandrani and her husband Tilak will be there at all times.

Breakfast is included in your stay and will be cooked for you each morning; please let Mrs Chandrani know your preference for either Continental or traditional Sri Lankan breakfast. If you wish to have evening meals or a special dinner/BBQ at Moonwater, please let us know in advance and we will ensure a professional Chef is on board to cook for you (charged extra).
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English first
Paris, France
1 review
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Two families: 4 adults with 3 children: age 2, 3 and 4 stayed for 10 days in the villa. We have not used serviced villas before but regularly stayed in various types of resorts so we were not sure how it would work out. I can say that Moonwater was the perfect place for us as it provided almost everything...

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely words and your recommendation. We are happy that you enjoyed the best that Moonwater has to offer and would be delighted to welcome you all back anytime! It is our genuine intention that all of our guests experience the peace and tranquillity that Moonwater offers and that your stay with us is as relaxing as...


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Bryan S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This is a lovely retreat to spend some time in while exploring Galle and the surrounding area. The rooms are great and each room has AC but the main living space only has fans due to the open nature of the space. The staff at the hotel are really nice and friendly. They were very playful with out 2 year...

Management response:

Hello Bryan, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences whilst staying at Moonwater. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and would welcome you back at any time. Best wishes, The Moonwater Team.


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Laith R
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The Moonwater Retreat is a truly wonderful villa. Large, spacious and immaculately maintained. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, always ready to give advice about areas of interest. The villa is ideally located for trips to Galle and the many beaches in the area. During our stay there, we enjoyed every minute and will be booking again. The only...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are already looking forward to welcoming you all back to Moonwater. Wifi and connectivity can be patchy in some areas of Sri Lanka but at Moonwater, we have invested in the best available packages to ensure our guests can stay in touch with 'the outside world' and share photo's across...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (4)
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(4)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
* No Smoking inside bedrooms or in the Yoga Shala * BE RESPECTFUL! Moonwater is situated in a rural mainly Buddhist community * Please avoid loud music, especially late at...
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About the neighbourhood
Unawatuna was voted one of the best beaches by Lonely Planet. It is protected bay surrounded by shops and restaurants.

Moonwater is a quiet retreat that is privately situated, yet within minutes, you are surrounded by the bussle of the village and beach. Quieter beaches also surround the bay area including Jungle Beach.

The World Heritage site at Galle is a must visit and is full of eclectic shops, cafe's and excellent restaurants. Only 10 minutes away from Moonwater, you won't regret a trip there.
Getting around
If you require local transport, Mrs Chandrani and the team will organise the tuk-tuks for you that seat two adults comfortably and are a very economical way of getting around. Normally, the tuk tuk's will be with you in around 5 minutes of ordering them.
Car not needed
How to get there
Railway: Unawatuna Train Station: 0.5 km
Moonwater is located in Unawatuna and is approximately 2 hours drive from Colombo Airport.

For local travel, we are happy to arrange tuk-tuks which can be arranged at your convenience and usually, are with us in a few minutes.

We are more than happy to arrange airport transfers if you email us your itinery and let us know of any special requests you may have such as baby car seats. Airport transfers are usually USD $110 one way and you can pay the driver direct.

An alternative route to Moonwater is the train which arrives in Unawatuna and is literally a couple of minutes from our house. Again, if you decide to take this route, we will be happy to collect you and your luggage.

Thank you.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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