Reef is a truly spectacular and luxurious villa, with the vast sandy beachfront, all weather tennis court, large swimming pool, lush tropical gardens, huge lily ponds, garden pavilions, gourmet kitchens and the fabulous Reefresh Spa, sets a new bench mark for luxury accommodation in Sri Lanka. Intimate, romantic and completely beautiful.
With the shimmering Indian Ocean as its backdrop, golden sands and a tranquil beach accompany you as you arrive at this idyllic beach resort. To maintain the romance and privacy, the resort offer just seven unique and exclusive palatial suites. They are the ultimate in elegance, luxury and discretion, designed with breathtaking extravagance on Indo-Colonial lines.
The sun kissed island of Sri Lanka lies in the Indian Ocean, to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait, located in the small unspoilt seaside hamlet of Wadduwa on the south west coast of Sri Lanka.
Lily Pond Suite, Plantation House Suites and Ocean Suites are immense and feature unique antique romantic four-poster canopied beds together with soaring ceilings lined with Kerala terracotta tiles that give a feeling of relaxed grandeur. The furniture is a combination of original Campaign antique pieces and beautifully crafted items based on furniture as used by members of the East India Company.
The highly decorated antique Calcutta four poster beds were constructed for the British Raj and their families from the 1840’s and together with the antique electric fans and ceiling fixed punkah fans, enhance the fabulous Colonial style. The contemporary Bharat hand crafted coloured floor tiles, replicating the famous encaustic tiles, invented by 12th Century monks, are the legacy of the magnificent decorative floors which were so popular in the Colonies from the end of the nineteenth century. They are beautiful and cool underfoot. There are soft 400 hundred thread count cotton sheets and pillow cases, lightweight cotton dressing gowns, the fluffiest of towels and complimentary slippers. All suites, are named after the famed water flowers of Sri Lanka, have various spacious shaded verandas for private dining and relaxation, perfect for a well deserved sun downer.
Located within the lush hotel gardens, a stylish, al fresco restaurant that overlooks the Indian Ocean and the twinkling lights of the garden affording views of the azure infinity pool, the restaurant encompasses a traditional thatched roof pavilion decorated with local ancient artifacts and wonderful old traditional wooden and brass cooking implements.
Our journey into the countryside takes us through low country tea and rubber plantations. Some of best tea plantations in the world are here in Sri Lank. Ceylon tea was broght to here by the British, who found the region tailor-made for the plantation of tea. This excursion starts the latex following and the tapper leaves a littel cup underneath the cut, and this begins the process of making rubber.