The Ark villa overlooks 40 hectares of land on the edge of the Sinharaja Forest Reserve. If you are going to Sri Lanka for your holidays, consider spending at least one night in this extraordinary hotel!
Consisting of three bedrooms and a den, all lined with bay windows that let you admire the beauty of the landscape, the Ark villa really is a place apart in the world. The walls and the floor which are entirely made of wood offer a very pleasant rustic atmosphere. Isolated, you can only get there by tuk tuk. So to take advantage of it, you will really have to commit.
During your stay, you can pick the fruits that come from the plantation belonging to the villa and enjoy many local dishes prepared by the great on-site chefs. If you do not want to venture into the local cuisine, the chefs can also serve you more Western breakfasts.
There are also many things to do. First of all, you can go for a walk in the forest reserve, watch the birds, visit the tea plantations and discover the art of harvesting. You can also enjoy the villa’s swimming pool which rests at the edge of the footbridge, offering a dizzying view. If you want to get away from it all, there is Bentota Beach, famous for its jet ski activities as well as for its Buddha statue, the largest in Southeast Asia in Batamulla Kanda.
The full price is £225 per night.