The Pineapple Villa is a traditional Sri Lankan mansion or ‘Walauwa’ that belongs to the Samarakoon family and is located in the charming rural village of Wathurugama on the outskirts of Colombo. The property is surrounded by vast Pineapple estates – giving its present name! The ancestral building dates from @ 1920 and has been converted to a luxury boutique hotel by the award winning Elephant Stables hotel at Kandy.
The concept of The Pineapple Villa is to offer a taste of ‘Old Ceylon’ in sumptuous luxury. The mansion has a gorgeous interior design incorporating original antique furniture with chic modern additions. Traditional butlers are on hand to cater to all of your requirements. You can explore charming local villages by mountain bike or our classic Austin A55. Alternatively, walk across paddy fields to ancient rock temples. There will be no other tourists in sight!
The Pineapple Villa is the perfect option for those arriving or departing from the island to experience a few days of idyllic relaxation before or after their international flights.
Roads from Colombo Airport can take you to The Pineapple Villa within 30 – 40 minutes depending on traffic to experience the calm and serenity of rural Sri Lanka at its very best.
Those continuing their journeys can easily move onwards to Kandy and the Cultural Triangle or even to the Hill Country through quaint rural back roads of the island.
The Pineapple Villa lies 34 km from Colombo Airport and 37 km from central Colombo.
Air Conditioned Vehicle
Pineapple Villa – Colombo Airport: 40 Mins
Pineapple Villa – Kandy: 2.5 Hours
Pineapple Villa – Sigiriya: 3.5 Hours
Pineapple Villa – Hill Country: 3 Hours
Pineapple Villa – Southern Beaches: 2 Hours
Food is cooked in traditional style – slow food, cooked over real fires. The focus is on authentic Sri Lankan dishes including Sri Lankan breakfasts and delicious rice and curries for dinner.
Guests are treated to rare recipes and unique regional dishes. Assorted traditional snacks and sweetmeats are always laid on the table.
However it is also an easy task for our Chef to make western dishes on request and fast food such as burgers and fries especially for kids if this is their preference.
There are 2 suites that are linked via the entrance verandah. Alternatively the Muhandiram’s Suite and The Inspectors Room inside the villa are adjoining rooms too.
Families are welcome to book the whole villa consisting of 3 rooms for extra privacy if required.
There is a lovely swimming pool for kids to play and an extensive garden too. Each room is fitted with wide screen 52 inch TV’s with multimedia facilities and huge film and music libraries.
A private butler service is provided for each room at The Pineapple Villa. They will look after every requirement of a guest during their stay, from housekeeping to service and even arranging sightseeing and local excursions.
There is a professional manager in charge of The Pineapple Villa.
An experienced gardener looks after the large grounds that contain a fascinating collection of tropical plants and orchids.