The 12 Best Airbnbs In Sri Lanka

July 31, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Sri Lanka, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Sri Lanka and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Villa Monara

16 Guests | 8 Bedrooms | 8 Bathrooms

Book Now: $7,900 per night, airbnb.com

Villa Monara offers countless spaces to entertain and relax, from the indoor bar and media and game rooms to the beachfront pool with a bar, al-fresco living and dining areas, and the open-sided event pavilion. Adults will appreciate the spa, fitness center, tennis court, and yoga pavilion, while kids will love the children’s pool with a waterslide. Ani Villas is perfect for a family looking for a break and to have everything taken care of while on holiday.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“If you’re looking for an extraordinary beach vacation, let Villa Monara take your breath away. One of the Ani Villas Sri Lanka, the eight-bedroom property delivers an exclusive, pampering experience, gorgeous beachfront location and beautifully designed interiors.”

Amenities

Pool | Tennis court | Dining area | Pool bar | Gym | Lounge area | Yoga studio | Hot tub | Courtyard | Spa | Childrens pool | TV

#2 Villa Divia

14 Guests | 7 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms

Book Now: $7,100 per night, airbnb.com

Your stay at Villa Divia begins with an airport transfer and continues with daily gourmet chef service and even spa treatments. The showstopper for adults is a pool (with pool bar) that stretches along Dickwella Beach; for kids, it’s a children’s pool with a waterslide. This is an ideal place for a family vacation enveloped in luxury, surrounded by pristine beaches and tranquil nature.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Experience true luxury at Villa Divia. One of the Ani Villas Sri Lanka, the seven-bedroom property is superlative in every way, offering personalized service, an incredible beachfront location and beautiful contemporary architecture with tropical charm.”

Amenities

Pool | Tennis court | Dining area | Pool bar | Gym | Lounge area | Hot tub | Courtyard | Spa | Childrens pool | TV | Chef’s kitchen

#3 Ani Sri Lanka Estate

16 Guests | 15 Bedrooms | 15 Bathrooms

Book Now: $13,600 per night, airbnb.com

Each villa has outdoor lounging and dining areas, a beachfront pool with a bar, a kid’s pool with waterslide, a tennis court, a spa, and a fitness center, as well as media and game rooms and a bar for lively evenings. ANÌ Sri Lanka also has its own yoga pavilion and special event space. It’s definitely a place for families to come together in celebration, be it Diwali, Christmas, or birthdays for some southeast Asian hospitality.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Experience the pampered luxury once reserved for royals and celebrities at Ani Villas Sri Lanka. Set on the south coast of Sri Lanka, the sprawling 15-bedroom property is laid out as a series of pavilions that follow the line of a gorgeous white-sand beach.”

Amenities

Pool | Tennis court | Dining area | Pool bar | Gym | Lounge area | Hot tub | Courtyard | Spa | Childrens pool | TV | Yoga studio

#4 Bright, Contemporary Villa With Ocean Views

10 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $700 per night, airbnb.com

Set within a complex of villas, this property is located along the coast in the province of Kamburugamuwa. This property boasts 4 bedrooms and can accommodate 10 guests, ideal for an island getaway for the ladies to celebrate turning 50- all facilities such as the beach and spa facilities are at walking distance so you can celebrate these milestones while having a restful and relaxing time with your friends.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“From its floor-to-ceiling windows and spiral staircase to its robust wood furnishings and contemporary design details, this modern villa offers an airy world of calm throughout. Fix dinner in a sleek kitchen with concrete surfaces and dine al fresco.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Gym | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“We had a wonderful trip to Sri Lanka, the house was beautiful and everyone was very helpful and incredibly welcoming, it was a total pleasure. Thank you. ” – Alessandra
“I’ve just returned from my first trip to Sri Lanka. We spent some time travelling around the country finishing on the south west coast staying at Nisala Villas. Our stay at Nisala was fantastic. The Villas is as beautiful and as seen in the pictures. Chris and Jill were fantastic host …” – Gavin
“We really loved our stay here. The pool and theater room were a few of our favorite features. It rained quite a bit during our stay but fortunately, there are tons of cozy spots to lounge and enjoy the incredible views.” – DayNa
“The villa is just incredible! Lovely location and great staff! Jill/Chris is a great host and literally all my needs were taken care off.” – Raghav
“Nisala Villa exceeded our expectations ten-fold, and was truly an amazing experience! The location, villa, staff and food was exceptional. Highly recommended and looking forward to visiting again next year!” – Tim

#5 Beautiful Beach Front Property To Unwind In Style

16 Guests | 8 Bedrooms | 8 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,000 per night, airbnb.com

This villa rests on two and a half acres of tropical gardens, an ideal setting if you’re looking to sleep with the breeze and the beach at close distance. With 8 bedrooms, this villa can host up to 16 people, perfect for a family vacation or a location for a beach wedding. Take a stroll to Mirissa Beach to catch some waves and dine with your toes in the sea or explore the temples and turtle conservatories nearby.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Combining contemporary Sri Lankan design with traditional materials and craftsmanship, these two villas feature wide verandas, open living areas, and colonnaded courtyards which blur the boundaries between home and the natural elements around. The villas are fully staffed with manager, houseboys, cooks and security so you do not have to worry about anything other than ordering your day’s meals from our manager at breakfast time.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Hey! THE BEST air bnb I’ve ever stayed in. Clean, comfortable, breathtaking view and total relaxation. Highly recommend it.” – Kitingin
“Cannot recommend this location highly enough. Wish we could have stayed longer! Andrews team were fantastic and very helpful throughout our stay.” – Benjamin
“Thank you for an amazing time. Everything was great, I just wish the AC was on before we came. We came after a very very long trip with young kids and the rooms were very hot and stuffy.” – Rima
“Beautiful place, amazing views and hospitable staff! Definitely a must try if you’re looking to relax and have vast amounts of greenery to explore!” – Sara
“We rented both villas as our group was large and we had an absolutely fabulous time. The villas are very tastefully decorated with beautiful art and furniture. The service was excellent and the team attentive but never intrusive.” – Ruwanthi

#6 Elevated Villa With Tropical View From Infinity Pool

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $450 per night, airbnb.com

The architecture at Kumara Villa is one that respects the temperature and weather of this beautiful Southeast Asian island. Conveniently located 2 kilometres from the Weligama township, this 3-bedroom villa welcomes 8 guests, a perfect setting for a family or a group of friends, so there’s enough space to mingle, relax, and have privacy. Tranquil Mirissa Beach is also nearby, while Galle Fort is a beautiful 30-kilometre drive away. Venture out and explore the town’s restaurants, bars, and shops.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“As COVID-19 continues to spread, we want to reassure you of the procedures we have in place to protect our guests and staff during this period. Sri Lanka has a strong public health care system and has followed a strict screening process at the Colombo airport.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchenette | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Air conditioning

Guest Reviews

“We had the most amazing stay at Kumara. The host & the staff were friendly & very accommodating” – Anna
“We had an incredible stay here. I would highly recommend to anyone! Communication was great, everyone went above and beyond for whatever we needed.” – Jenna
“What a beautiful house with such lovely people managing it. Everyone from the house manager (Kelum) to the cleaning ladies (Amara and Lalita- hope I spelt their names right! ) made us feel right at home.” – Tamara
“Out stay was great! Great staff, awesome place and facilities. Food was delicious.” – Bernardo
“amazing stay.. Kids were super happy with all the space and amenities.. highly recommended..” – Asha
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#7 Serviced Villa Within The Galle Fort Facing The Ocean

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $230 per night, airbnb.com

If you have Galle Fort on your list of places to visit in Sri Lanka, this villa is for you as this UNESCO World Heritage Site is only a walking distance away. You’ll also have other nearby spots to visit like other museums. It’s a 3-bedroom villa, suitable for 6 friends exploring Galle. Take a short stroll and you’re at a little beach, with the big surf beaches of the south not far by road.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Watch the sun set over the water while catching the gentle ocean breeze that makes the house cool even on the hottest days. A dip in the plunge pool is also a refreshing option. The Picasso “Head of Woman” statue is one of many artistic standouts. Very friendly staff and stylish Home.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Amazing villa in great location which was easily found in the center of the Fort. Very pleasant and professional staff who made our stay easy and “like home” – Ira
“This villa is everything everyone else says in the glowing reviews. Honestly one of the most beautiful houses in a fantastic location – definitely stay here if you can.” – Sarah Kate
“Our second time in Galle and our second stay at Yann’s place. We were mostly content to wander around the fort and chill. Fabulous design and amenities.” – David
“Yann’s house was very moden & nice next to the Galle Fort within walking distance. The staffs are very helpful & can cook very good local dishes. ” – Sandra
“Yann’s Villa is stunning. The entire home has incredible works of art around it. The beds were comfortable and the en-suites were very clean.” – John

#8 Indie Beachouse – Step On To The Beach

7 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $210 per night, airbnb.com

An authentic Sri Lankan experience awaits 7 guests looking to live and breathe the Sri Lankan daily experience. From here, you can watch the local fishermen ride the waves, and walk to the famous heritage site of Galle and its fortifications. In the mornings roll out your exercise mat at the pool area for some sun salutations before heading out to explore Galle.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“This fantastic beachhouse features large open rooms with high ceilings and an abundance of natural light. The white decor is accentuated by bright colours and wooden textures with a glistening pool outside that’s great for relaxing. Enjoy our spacious verandah with a cool drink in hand to watch the sunset. Start your day beachside with our complementary breakfast.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Thank you for such an excellent stay! It was great to get out of Colombo after the curfew and the beach house provided comfort, style and relaxation. Anoja (whose cooking is indeed fabulous!” – Louise
“Amazing stay at Indie Beachouse. It was immaculate, beautifully presented and well cared for by Nirman and Anoja. The amenities were excellent, we’ll never forget our breakfasts by the beach.” – Robert
“This is a fantastic property situated right on the beach. The accommodation is excellent with nice touches all around the house. Quality is everywhere and Indie was the most luxurious of all the places we stayed in our 2 weeks in Sri Lanka.” – Ray
“Wow. What an absolute amazing experience Indies beach house was. Indie and her staff were extremely helpful and attentive to us and our needs.” – Harry
“We enjoyed the stay as a family. The apartment is right by the beach and there is a boutique hotel next to it with a bar and restaurant. Good vibe, nice breakfast, convenient location.” – Joey

#9 Green Parrot Beachfront Villa With Private Pool

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $230 per night, airbnb.com

Between the pool and the idyllic beach, there’s much to see and do for both parents and kids in this 2-bedroom villa with 2 queen size beds. For parents, the setting of the villa makes it a really nice place to read a book while looking at the ocean or go for a swim in the pool and relax. For kids, the beach itself is an everyday playground of swimming, discovering, and playing under the sun.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The Green Parrot Beachvilla is a very large luxury guest house, located on the beautiful deserted sandy beach, about 1 km outside of Ambalangoda city. The villa was built in 2014 according to international standards and is led by Singhalese-German management. Ambalangoda is well accessible by highway, and is located near Hikkaduwa, and only 30km from the world heritage site of Fort Galle.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Our family (2 adults and 2 kids) visited the Green Parrot villa in Feb half term. We had a wonderful stay. The villa was perfect for us, and the kids were entertained between the pool and the idyllic beach.” – Rebecca
“Usually when we arrive at places with fab pictures they never quite live up to expectation but Green Parrot was as good, if not better than we hoped it would be. It’s a beautiful modern and well kept villa, the pictures are real!. The bedrooms and bathrooms are lovely.” – Kay
“Very nice house, literally on the beach, and excellent staff. The breakfast, which is included, is amazing. We also decided to have our dinners at home as we have small children.” – Marie
“This place is really wonderfull!! The beach, swimmingpool, house, we enjoyed everything. Especially the beach feels like a private beach.” – Naima
“Wonderful! There is no other word to describe our stay. We stayed with friends for a few days.” – Marjolaine

#10 Paddy-View Villa In Tranquil Setting Near Unawatuna

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

For those who like to live in a tropical jungle surrounding, this is the place to be. Wake up to the sound of birds in this 2-bedroom villa situated in a stunningly tranquil jungle home, surrounded by peacocks, monkeys, and birds. It’s the kind of place you’d described as paradise on earth. An added bonus is the paddy field view from the villa- a picturesque setting especially if you’ve never seen a paddy field before.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Spot peacocks, monkeys and a vast variety of birds in and around the lush gardens overlooking the surrounding paddy fields, not forgetting the hosts’ 2 tortoises. Have a sunrise swim before working on a tan by the pool and snoozing on the hammock.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“The villa is very comfortable, has a large garden and is very easy to access thanks to the team on the grounds.” – Peter
“Linda’s place is a little piece of heaven. This is a sanctuary full of warmth and love. Upul and Jagath make sure that every detail of your stay at the Pedals is easy and delightful.” – Joe
“Words can’t describe how relaxing and wonderful this villa is. From the moment we arrived until the moment we had to sadly leave, everything was just perfect. Jagath and Upul really take care of you like you’re their family.” – Maybo
“I stayed here with my wife and in-laws and everyone really enjoyed their stay. The staff really help ensure everything runs smoothly. Sagarth’s hospitality, attention to detail, cakes and general attitude was first class.” – Christian
“We had a fantastic stay for 6 nights with our two kids aged 8 and 10 years. The property is very clean and a lovely oasis away from all the hustle and bustle. Lots of wildlife spotting and we loved the doggies too.” – Maree

#11 Hikka Hill Loft Apartment Near Hikkaduwa Beach

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

An idyllic loft created to offer calm, tranquillity, and peace. Nestled on the hills of Hikkaduwa, every morning you here you’d wake up to a landscape of palm trees and sunrise with peacocks on the porch. Comfortable, huge, and tasteful interior design makes this 1-bedroom villa suitable as a honeymoon spot for couples who want a piece of home in a unique land.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Work on a tan on the sunny terrace and stay cool on the shaded veranda connected to the bedroom. Individually controlled air conditioning ensures interior comfort throughout as well, while traditional artefacts add to the serene atmosphere.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades | Air conditioning

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful apartment with lots of attention to details and comfort. You would need to get a tuk tuk to go to beach or into Hikkaduwa not walkable.” – Sharon
“This is a fantastic apartment A little bit away from the hubbub if Hikkaduwa beach but close enough to get to in a 5 minute tuktuk. Perfect if you want the beach an peace. Really well designed and fully kitted out.” – Thomas
“Thilan was a wonderful host! He is kind, prompt and helped us with every aspect of our reservation and stay. Always went above and beyond to help our needs and recommend some great restaurants!” – Annabel
“HOLY MOLY! Best place we stayed during our 2-week trip in which we changed accommodation 5 times. This loft has everything you need and even if it doesn’t have something (which is very unlikely), Thilan and his team is ready to provide you with anything you need.” – Alexandra
“Highly recommended!! The Hikka Hill Loft ist awesome! You have absolutely everything you need!” – Rachel

#12 Ambakanda

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

An open colonial-style 2-bedroom house is the perfect location for 4 travellers looking for a one-of-a-kind Airbnb listing in Srilanka. Many of the furnishings complement the weather and the natural surroundings, the spacious grounds allow for tranquil mediation, a hammock to laze in and read a book, and coconut pancakes prepared by the housekeeper for an amazing start every morning. This is the place you will want to disconnect to connect, embrace nature, and just enjoy its stillness.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Ambakanda is a boutique 2 bedroom 3 bathroom villa nestled in the hills overlooking Unawatuna Bay in Southern Sri Lanka. It’s the perfect base to relax, unwind and explore the beautiful surrounding countryside. The spaceAmbakanda is a bright airy conversion of an old colonial cottage. Perched on a hillside above Unawatuna Bay, it’s the perfect place to base yourself whilst you explore the surrounding area.”

Amenities

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Guest Reviews

“The house in general or Jotha – all of it was exactly what we wished for – near the beach and the yoga center, cozy and quite out of the mainroad,” – Mira
“We had a lovely stay here. The place is really stylish with a wonderful outside verandah. The beds are comfy and the shower pressure is fab – best we had!” – Joanna
“Beautiful home with many great touches. Very clean, great hot showers and elegantly decorated. Thanks so much for hosting us.” – Jessica
“A hidden gem, near enough to the beach and far enough up the hill to be perfectly quiet. Jotha was great company and an incredible cook.” – Kate
“The property is set high on a hill near a temple and is little jungle hideaway. Monkeys and chipmunks come into the tropical garden in the mornings and the plants and trees are lush and provide a peaceful retreat.” – John
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