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The Reef

Wadduwa,  Wouth West

Overview

Deep within the perimeters of the quaint seaside hamlet of Wadduwa is where you will discover the Reef Villa and Spa – the ultimate tropical beach villa. Set within 3 acres of luscious green, the Reef is inspired by Indo –colonial influences.  Seven suites built  with palatial proportions are a mix of priceless Asian antiques and contemporary high life amenities.  Huge lily ponds , verdant tropical  gardens, palm fringed pavilions kissed by the sun, edged by a golden sandy beach unite to form a picture of refined elegance.

The Spa offers luxurious beauty treatments and a gourmet kitchen creates exquisite cuisine.  You have the privacy and seclusion of an exclusive retreat coupled with attentive pampering from  warm and friendly staff... there is much to give you pleasure at this beautiful tropical haven.

A 40 minute drive from Colombo and a 90 minute drive from the airport makes the Reef easily accessible. In design, concept and service the Reef is a delight for any discerning  traveller  wanting to enjoy the beauty and serenity of Asian culture.  Each piece of furniture and tile is individually chosen.  The Reef was conceptualized by two people in love with Sri Lanka, architecture, design and Asian history and culture and you see that passion translated to the very core of the Reef’s Design.  Created to share joy, beauty and pleasure, The Reef provides the perfect backdrop for beautiful and unforgettable memories and experiences.

   Swimming Pool
   Beach Access

Rooms

The 7 luxurious suites named after exotic Sri Lankan Flowers are enjoy spacious proportions.  The huge canopied 4 poster beds date back to 1849 and have been brought specially from Calcutta.  The intricate floor tiles describing an exquisite design have been hand crafted in Kerala, while most of the furniture creating the classical, elegant atmosphere is antique, dating back to times of the East India Company.

400 thread cotton bed linen, light weight cotton dressing gowns, the fluffy soft towels and slippers just build on the sense of being spoilt and pampered. Old fashioned electric fans and ceiling fixed punkah fans engender a sense of days gone by.

But then you walk into that luxuriously designed bathroom with its free standing hand carved granite bath tub, complemented by the twin  granite vanity basins, and smell the Kama Ayurvedic skin care products and you are glad you are here in this moment, privy to all the wonderful experiences that the Reef has created for your pleasure.

Dining

The Reef is acclaimed for its attentive staff and the superlative attention to detail when serving you, so meal times are a very special experience. Two highly qualified and experienced Chefs masterfully manage two state-of-the-art kitchens to produce an eclectic selection of gourmet dishes.

You can either dine in the restaurant by the pool, charming with its thatched roof, or  dine under the  starry tropical night, watching the moon glisten off the waves that lap the shore.  Or choose the seclusion of your own verandah or the more formal setting of the dining room  in the main house.

Excellent ala carte menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner offer you many exotic dishes.  All meals offer a fine selection of western, Sri Lankan and fusion cuisine. The daily specials may include the delicious barbeque  and tandoori items.

For breakfast you may choose to go western or Sri Lankan. Just a hint – the scrambled eggs with a hint of cheddar and fresh basil leaves are just divine, but  so is the Sri Lankan omelette cooked in coconut milk and served with your choice of Roti or stringhoppers.

The lunch menu has an interesting selection of sandwiches and wraps , eg.  Avocado and Prawn, Curried chicken and pineapple sandwich and  Indian pocket sandwiches.

Dinner is an elegant, refined affair. The Sea Food dishes featuring the fresh catch of the day are  especially delightful. A fine selection of wines and alcohol will please even the most demanding connoisseurs.

Things to do & local tips

Masterminded to be a self contained haven the Reef offers many diverse forms of leisure and activity.

A soak in the pool or the Jacuzzi

A walk along the beach and if the tide is out a quick dip in the sea

Maybe a board game – which do you fancy? Chess, monopoly, backgammon, scrabble or dominoes?

To still your mind and experience perfect peace and tranquility arrange a tutorial  in the art of Yoga.  Or if you already experienced you can be at peace with yourself  at the yoga pavilion.

A well equipped library gives you a good selection of classical and contemporary authors.

For something more energetic why not try a game of tennis or table tennis.

Your most pleasurable hours may be spent at the “refresh Spa”.  Indulge in a long, relaxing massage, a detoxifying clay cocoon, a body wrap or an invigorating herbal salt scrub  to be seduced by its sensuous luxuriance.