Ocean’s Edge Villa in Sri Lanka is a nature lovers’ delight. This serene seclusion is set within eight hectares of palm-shaded parkland and, as its name suggests, overlooking a gaping wave-sloshed bay.
Its location, close to a couple of bird-filled wetlands, the island’s only marine turtle sanctuary and three of Sri Lanka’s most prominent national parks – Yala, Uda Walawe and Bundala – guarantees an idyllic retreat for families, escapists, and nature lovers.
This fully-staffed four-bedroom villa is sensationally situated on the fringe of Kahandamodera village, near Rekawa, 16km east of the commercial township of Tangalle. All the bedrooms come with a queen-size four-poster bed draped in soft mosquito netting, oriental wardrobes and arched doorways leading onto the wraparound balcony, revealing views of the pool and garden.
Peace is exactly what the owner of Ocean’s Edge looked for in his tireless search for land to build this villa; however what wasn’t immediately obvious to him was that this deserted beach harboured visiting marine turtles who’d come to lay their eggs on the undisturbed sandy shore. This became a clear indication – if ever one was needed – of his success in finding a location that was truly serene. One has to admire the dedication of these gentle giants lumbering onto the moonlit beach and the bravery of their hatchlings bursting from the sand, scuttling towards the surf and becoming uncertainly licked up by the sea.
Ocean’s Edge is an ideal setting for a tranquil tropical living. The lovely T-shaped swimming pool and living rooms spill out onto breezy verandas – perfect for cooling off in the heat of the day. Lay on the beach, relax under the roof of stars and doze to the gentle sound of lapping sea. Ocean’s Edge is a refreshing escape from the distractions of the 21st century.