Nestled along the coast of Hikkaduwa lies Villa Saffron, an architecturally striking building designed by one of Sri Lanka’s most renowned architects, C.Anjalendran.
The harmony of interiors with Sri Lanka’s incomparable nature sets the perfect scene of peace, calm and beauty overlooking the Indian ocean.
Famous for becoming Sri Lanka’s first beach along the south coast to arise as a popular tourist destination in the 1970s, Hikkaduwa is known for it’s buzzing charisma and all embracing approach to globetrotters from all over the world.
Although the epicentre of town is known for it’s vibrant nightlife, Villa Saffron is undisturbed on the quieter end of the stretch- suitable for all kinds of travellers from solo, couples to larger groups of family or friends.
As well as Hikkaduwa beach, the surrounding areas host a plethora of sights and sounds to experience- best explored by tuk tuk! From world heritage site Galle Fort, turtle hatcheries, temples and markets to neighbouring beaches including Unawatuna and Mirissa.
Each of the 5 rooms are unique, with the 2 suites upstairs (including the master ‘Saffron’ suite) complete with a balcony jacuzzi. Villa Saffron exudes a perfect balance of Sri Lankan hospitality, homeliness and style- the best combination on this magical island.
From spicy traditional Sri Lankan cuisine to their delicious signature burger, pasta and seafood dishes, there is something (if not the whole menu in my case!) to tickle everyone’s tastebuds on the menu.
The luxury of booking a villa as opposed to a hotel is that personal requests can be effortlessly accommodated, with the small, passionate team striving to provide a tailor made experience- one of the reasons I tend to prefer smaller guesthouses when travelling along the south coast.
Do enjoy the slideshow below featuring many more photos of the rooms, food and ambience of Villa Saffron, all taken by myself, Alice Luker.
For bookings please contact email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+94) 777772744