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Step back in time and experience the magic of a 19th century Sri Lankan Manor House. Built by one of the ruling elite in Ceylon, Aranwella Walauwa is a classic illustration of 19th century properties - a little gem in the Tangalle area. Drawing on influences from Dutch and British colonial architecture, Aranwella Walauwa’s restitution provides a glimpse into history. Seamlessly blending Sri Lankan heritage with contemporary design, the atmospheric five suite villa pays homage to its original features - a simple harmony of modern luxe with local charm and style.
Maya (or Illusion in Sanskrit) is the creation of interior designer Niki Fairchild. She first stumbled upon the old Walauwa in 2004 and was instantly enchanted. Together with distinguished Sri Lankan architect Pradeep Kodikara, Niki renovated and brought back to life this heritage home. The stunning result blends period features with unique style: enhanced space, sky-high ceilings, open views, sleek lines and supremely comfortable living.
Wake up to the soothing sound of birdsong.
Bathe in the fabulous L-shaped pool.
Sip a signature cocktail whilst watching natural wonders unfold nearby.
Let yourself be seduced by the striking architecture and luxurious setting. Soak up the energy of a truly magical place.
Nestled at the edge of a peaceful village, amongst pretty paddy fields, Maya’s impressive gates open to this stylishly restored 19th century Walauwa, situated in a serene and lush estate. A short walk through the landscaped gardens leads you to this spacious colonial chic manor house - a true sanctuary villa for couples, honeymooners or families.
Maya’s five exquisitely decorated luxury suites all lead straight to the 20 metre pool.
Thekka in the Old House opens out to the sky-blue pool. Original 25ft high ceilings, original intricate lattice work, a towering kingsize 4 poster bed draped by a mosquito net and antique fittings, evoke that colonial chic atmosphere, so unique to Maya. Thekka and Khumbuk are the perfect rooms to book if you are coming to Maya with your family.
Khumbuk in the Old House, opens out straight to the sky-blue pool. This blissfully quiet room has a view of the garden. The beautifully high ceilings provide space and good ventilation. Similar in style and layout, Khumbuk is opposite Thekka in the Old House. These 2 rooms are ideal if you are coming to spend your holiday at Maya with your family.
Enjoy the privacy of your own garden and courtyard. Finely decorated and retaining the sleek style of the Villa, Kohomba’s sliding doors open out to a covered courtyard, extending directly to its own private garden. Tranquility on your doorstep.
Taste… the delights of Sri Lankan fusion cuisine. Fresh, local and with a creative twist on classic dishes, the chef Darshana, reputedly one of the best in the Tangalle area will seduce your taste buds with an infusion of flavours. Enjoy a drink wherever tickles your fancy and choose from the extensive wine and drinks list. Dining can be arranged in the stunning outdoor pavilion, by the pool, at your favourite spot in the garden or in the Old House’s atmospheric villa dining room.
When in season, pick a breadfruit from the garden and let the kitchen cook up a fabulous curry! So whether it is breakfast by the pool, lunch in the garden or a romantic candle-lit dinner, let it be a feast for the senses.
An ode to everything romantic. Set the tone for a picture perfect wedding, a glorious anniversary or a dream-like honeymoon. A birthday at Maya is another special occasion to let them spoil you. The private villa location and exotic décor acts as a flawless backdrop for moments of romance.
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