Dikwella, Sri Lanka

Àni Sri Lanka

Low season per night from$800


Capacious modernity


Beachfront playground



Sleeping up to thirty guests, the two Àni Sri Lanka villas are a something-for-everyone stay. Take your kids, your friends, your parents, your siblings, your siblings’ kids… go crazy and even take your in-laws. There’s space for ‘em all. The five-acre grounds mix wild and manicured with labyrinthine paths between villa buildings past your four swimming pools and 200 metres of private beachfront. And in case that’s not enough – perhaps you’re avoiding the aforementioned in-laws – there’s also a fully equipped gym, a yoga pavillion and a tennis court, complete with coach (should you need them, you’ll find the in-laws over on the shuffleboard court). Too much to choose from? Head instead to the massage room and let the two therapists help you relax. The possibilities at Ani Villas are limitless.

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First Glance

  • The villas are modern and spacious, reflecting the architectural heritage of the area as well as the natural environment.
  • In each villa’s main pavilion there’s an enclosed library overlooking a bar kitted out with telescopes for stargazing.
  • Each villa has elegant living rooms decorated with dark woods, antique furniture and plush sofas with magnificent views of the ocean.
  • Villa Monara includes a further living room on its second floor – a covered indoor/outdoor space perfect for taking advantage of long balmy evenings admiring the view.
  • Dining spaces abound at Àni – Sri Lanka and the dedicated staff will set up meals in any desired spot, including on the beach, terrace or in the living pavilions.

Villa highlights

  • Beachfront views
  • Four swimming pools
  • Yoga pavilion

Sleeping arrangements

  • Villa Monara has eight bedrooms.
  • Villa Divia has seven bedrooms.
  • Each villa has a three split-level master suites and three classic master suites.
  • Villa Monara has two guest suites and Villa Divia has one guest suite (arranged with either two twin beds or one king-size bed).
  • Each of the 15 bedrooms can be arranged with either king-size beds or two twin beds (separate twin beds in three rooms, Hollywood twin beds in the remaining 12 rooms).
  • The split-level master suites are large, luxurious affairs of 97sq m. Each has outdoor seating, a lounge on the ground floor and the sleeping quarters on the first floor; bathrooms are private, with baths and indoor or outdoor showers.
  • Some split-level master suites have a plunge pool.
  • The classic master suites are 138sq m and each has a private terrace with seating area and ocean views. Bathrooms are private, with baths and indoor or outdoor showers.
  • Some classic master suites also have plunge pools.
  • The guest suites are 64sq m and have private bathrooms with baths and showers; if travelling with young children, these rooms are ideal as they can be connected to one of the classic master suites.
  • Each of the rooms is immaculately decorated in crisp neutrals with dark woods with the occasional burst of rich colour in a traditional carpet.

Key kit

  • Specifically designed for wheelchair access.
  • High speed WiFi with great connectivity throughout the grounds (including mobile reception).
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Surround-sound music system with a wireless connection.
  • Parking for up to six cars.
  • Free laundry service.
  • Daily housekeeping visits.
  • Pool table.
  • Games and television room.
  • Cots and highchairs available.


  • Villa Monara has an elegant 24 metrr beachfront infinity pool flanked by six sunbeds, six in-pool sunbeds (because why get out to sunbathe when you can stay in?) and a double-canopy sala at each end.
  • There are two dedicated kid’s pools, one in Villa Monara and the other in Villa Divia, each with a waterslide.
  • Villa Divia also has its own beachfront infinity pool, weighing in at 23 metres, offering the same six in-pool sunbeds, six traditionally placed sunbeds and two double-canopy salas, one on each end.
  • Each pool is one and a half metres deep throughout, with stairs in and out (unless, of course, you prefer to slide).


  • There are five acres of verdant gardens with manicured lawns, lush tropical foliage and a 200m beachfront.
  • Each villa has a terrace where outdoor dining is possible.
  • Barbecues on the beach.
  • Yoga pavilion.
  • Tennis court.
  • Shuffleboard court.
  • Spa pavilion.
  • Gym pavilion.
  • Event pavilion at Villa Monara.


  • Àni – Sri Lanka is on the southern coast of Sri Lanka in five acres of gardens, with the nearest beach a few paces away from the infinity pools.
  • It’s a three-hour drive from the airport; call Smith24 to arrange transfers.
  • The closest town, Dikwella, is a ten-minute drive away.
  • During your stay at Àni – Sri Lanka there are also plenty of excursions and experiences to discover in the region, including Udawalawe National Park, Galle Fort, whale and dolphin watching, a turtle hatchery and mask village or Mulkirigala Rock Temple; if you prefer more physical activity, arrange surfing lessons on your private beach, or traditional dance lessons.

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