Fringed by a soft sandy beachfront it’s undeniably stamped by mother’s and my partiality to the blending of wood, the simplicity of naked cement and glass. Dotted with antiques, which radiate their Dutch heritage, it embraces the flavor of the locale. Heavenly beach life sneakily meets earthy luxury
With minimalist indoors and modern, adorned with paintings from young Sri Lankan artists, the openness lets in our beautiful coconut tree-sprinkled garden and an endless expanse of sea
The 16th century UNESCO World Heritage site is a 30-minute drive away. The Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications is said to be the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South-East Asia, displaying European architectural styles fusing with South Asian traditions. Some of these structures now house art galleries, antique jewelry stores and quaint cafes worth perusing.
Closer home is Unavatuna with a character all its own. Laid-back yet throbbing with life made of seafood, heaps of cafes, pubs and lively nightlife.
Mirissa is further south, a little fishing town with a charismatic port for trawlers. Depending on the time of year whale and dolphin watching with a responsible tour operator is a must-do