Taru Villas - Rock Villa

Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

What to know before you go :

- A 6 bedroom property det amidst 2.5 acres of tropical gardens fringed with palm trees 

- Haven for bird-watching 

- Perfect blend of colonial craftsmanship and cosmpolitan style 

About the property:

Sri Lankan designer Nayantara Fonseka a.k.a. Taru revisits the trail-blazing path she forged with her original Taru Villas brand of small, independent "HIP" hotels, and opens the doors of her Private Beach bungalow to guests. Rock Villa is an enchanting, 170 year-old Walauwa (Heritage House) in a dream beach setting amid 2.5 acres of tropical garden, coconut palms towering overhead, frangipani scenting the air. Ideally situated on a beautiful, un-crowded stretch of coastline, tranquil enough to attract nesting turtles - a rarity along the over-populated Southern and Western coasts of Sri Lanka - and with only 4 deluxe rooms + a sumptuous 2-bedroom Suite, the convincing combination of intimate ambience, soothing pace and honest, unpretentious service at Rock Villa is the recipe for a totally relaxing Sri Lankan holiday experience. Like the other neighbouring villas and low-rise hotels along this stretch of coastline, Rock Villa is set back from the sea, behind the 60 metre wide Green Belt of mangroves and natural coconut lands. One of Sri Lanka's most stunning beaches lies directly beyond the bottom of the garden, over the (single-gauge) railway track and through the manicured mangroves. The surrounding area is also a haven for birdlife. Rock Villa is a private getaway, perfect for sharing with friends and family. For the well-travelled, discerning guest, Rock Villa ticks several boxes: it is the antithesis of big Chain Hotels yet is a convincing blend of modern creature comforts, colonial craftsmanship and cosmopolitan style. And as Taru says: “my staff and I don’t claim to offer flawless (read "soul-less") service, but we do promise you genuine smiles and the authentic, warm hospitality that Sri Lankans are famed for.

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Deluxe Double Rooms From 13000/night

The 247 sqft Deluxe Double Rooms come with a king sized bed, is spacious and stylish in design.

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast Included

Superior Double Room From 15400/night

This room could either be booked as double or triple.

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast Included

Walauwa Suite From 40000/night

The 700 sqft Walauwa Suite is a beautiful self-contained two bedroomed suite, adorned with antique furniture and contains a private living and dining area, TV lounge, pantry and a veranda overlooking the lush garden.

Upto 4 Adults Breakfast Included


Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations up to three weeks prior to arrival date will incur a one night cancellation fee per room booked.
  • For cancellations within three weeks of the arrival date a cancellation fee of 100% of the booking value will be withheld.
  • "No Shows", shortened stays and cancellations during the peak months of December & January will incur a 100% cancellation fee.


From 1300 hours


Until 1100 hours

Children & Extra Bed

  • Children aged 2 Y.O or under stay free with parents.
  • Children aged 3-6 Y.O. stay with parents.
  • The stay is free of charge if an extra bed is not required. 
  • Breakfast is charged additionally.

By Air: 
Colombo Bandaranaike International (100km) is Sri Lanka's international hub; it's a 3-hour drive away. 

From the Airport 
It's possible to take the train to Bentota and catch a taxi from there (a 15-minute drive). Alternatively, Sri Lankan Airlines operates an air taxi service to Bentota.