The Villa in the Jungle
While at our retreats you will stay at the Bandara Watted colonial-era villa in the jungle. This secluded and historic home is surrounded by six acres of gardens and surrounded by lush rainforest. Located near a small village outside of Welligama, Sri Lanka, the villa is a five-minute 'tuk tuk' ride to the beach, ten minutes to Mirissa Beach, and twenty minutes along the beautiful coastal road to Galle.
The house has great historical importance locally, and to reach it you must travel down a narrow secluded lane which leads only to the rivers edge. The lane begins at a Banyan Tree made famous by the poet Gajaman Nona, and there are various small 'boutiques' which sell basic daily provisions and local food. There is also a vibrant village vegetable market every Wednesday and Saturday which is a lovely 10-minute scenic walk from the villa.