Villa Indika
Tangalle Tangalle and surroundings
€269 - €623 +44 20 3318 7269
7 9.7 10

Villa Indika

Serene, relaxed and intimate villa situated in Tangalle, private Ayurvedic spa, an infinity pool with sweeping sea views, tropical garden, beachfront, fully staffed

In summary

Shower under a Frangipani tree, luxuriate in a cinnamon-walled spa or stroll down the hill to the beach. Villa Indika is serene, relaxed and intimate. This is also one of the most spectacular villas of Sri Lanka. The villa rests atop a hill and offers fantastic views. The villa is a 2 min walk from one the best beaches along the coast. It is about an hour and a half from the largest national park in the country teeming with elephants, illusive leopards, sloth bears and many other animals.

Overlooking a pristine crescent-shaped beach, the house offers five bedrooms including four ensuite, an Ayurvedic spa and an infinity pool with sweeping sea views. The design blends a simple tropical aesthetic with modern luxury. The four full-time staff include a gourmet chef. The house is located in a cashew grove just outside the fishing village of Tangalle and close to nature reserves and temples.


There are 5 bedrooms. Four of the bedrooms offer great sea and garden views. The elegant minimalist design is one of understated elegance, subtle luxuries and an uncluttered attention to detail. Extra mattresses can be placed in the twin room that overlooks the gardens. All the doubles have views out to the garden or ocean and private decking.

- Sea room : Lie in bed and watch waves crash on the beach below or soak in the tub and gaze at the stars above. From the Sea Suite's balcony, enjoy views of the large tropical garden and the Indian Ocean.
- Courtyard room : The courtyard suite opens into its own secluded garden. The room has sea views and its own deck. The shower is outdoor, open to the sky and shaded by a frangipani tree.
- Pool room : The Pool Suite offers complete privacy from the rest of the house. It has high ceilings, sea views and opens onto a private deck and tropical garden. From the shower there are tantalising glimpses of a thin blue sliver of sea.
- Garden room : The Garden Suite opens onto a lush garden filled with fruit trees. It has twin beds and is perfect for children. The bath tub stands next to lily pond full of fragrant red flowers.
- Spa room : The Spa Room is located on top of our spa. Wrapped in cinnamon sticks, the room looks over our herbal garden and has views all across the Seenimodera bay. It is not en-suite. Guests have to use the spa loo.

For dining, guests can eat at the long table in the formal dining area, on the terrace by the pool, and at any spot they like in the lush garden or on the beach itself.


The 36-foot-long rooftop infinity pool seems to merge with the breaking waves below as you swim along it towards the sea. Those who want to stay dry can sunbathe on the adjacent terrace or lounge in the breezy and shaded pavilion, with its mesmerising view of the sea and gardens.

The 4,000 year-old Ayurvedic tradition of herbal medicine is still widely practiced in Sri Lanka. Local therapists offer simple massages or more specialised treatments in Indika's cool, breezy spa room with its cinnamon stick walls. A garden of medicinal herbs is being laid out under the supervision of Dr Vasantha, the area's foremost Ayurvedic expert.

Only a handful of private homes have direct access to such a picture-perfect beach, with its soft white sand and swaying palms. The warm, clear waters of the Indian Ocean are ideal for body-boarding and swimming all year round.
Fishing boats land in the morning and fresh fish can be bought directly from the boats. Around the rocky headland from our cove lies a long, curving bay with more enticing spots for sunbathing and beach-combing. Boating, fishing and snorkelling trips can be arranged, where guests may encounter pods of playful dolphins and migrating whales.

Staff and service

The chef, Anoja, cooks both Sri Lankan and European food. Fresh fish can be bought straight from the fishing boats on the beach. He serves fresh organic ingredients from nearby waters, local markets and the villa's vegetable garden. Fishermen amble by the villa with lobsters and fish caught that day just offshore and if required, Jumbo, the delivery man can source a wide variety of other equally fresh seafood.


10% service is not included in the prices. We prefer guests to reward staff direct for the service they receive.


  • Baby cot
  • Children welcome

Entertainment, well-being & sports

  • Books
  • Outdoor private swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa

For your comfort and convenience

  • Covered terrace - Verandah
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Private parking space
  • Wifi, internet access 4G

Kitchen & Appliances

  • Fully equipped kitchen


  • Beach in ten
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining table
  • Parking
  • Pool lounge chairs
  • Terraces


  • Cook
  • Fully staffed villa
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What is Included

Included in rates

  • Bed and household linens
  • Domestic staff
  • Electricity, water, gas
  • Housekeeping
  • In-house chef
  • Preparation of 3 meals daily

Not included in rates

  • Airport transfer
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Cost of food (groceries, drinks...)
  • Driver
  • Service charge
  • Tips for the staff

Rental conditions

- Children must be supervised by an adult at all times when using hot tub, pool, sauna or hammam
- Children welcome
- Cooking service is included. Cost of food is not included.
- It is not allowed to organise events in the property without prior approval by Villanovo
- No safety fence around the pool
- Pool has no swimming guard
- Smoking is not allowed inside the house
- Language spoken by staff : English
- Check-in : 15:00 h - Check out : 11:00 h

Reservation conditions

- Guarantee deposit charged by Villanovo upon reservation : 50 %
- 2nd payment 60 Days to arrival day : 50 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- Hotel / Owner may require on site payment to be made in local currency. .
- The reservation price does not include optional incidentals or on-request items which will be added to your final bill.
- Payments in local currency are subject to variation in currency exchange rates.

Cancellation policy and cancellation fees

- Any booking modification or cancellation must be sent to us by email
- Cancellation policy is applied according to villa local time
- For all cancellations, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.
- Cancellation occurs less than 65 Days to arrival day : 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- No show 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo
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The Area

For some of our properties, the map does not show the exact location of the house.

Distance from

Restaurants / Shops (7 Minutes by car)


July 2022
August 2022

Our Guest Reviews

Villa Indika Recommended by 100% of our customers (7 reviews)
Average rating 9.7/10


The house is amazing! The staff is incredibly nice.
I ranked the staff good because although they say the service is intended to be low-key, it was almost too low-key. There is no easy was to get the staff’s attention from the pool area, and they never come up to check on you. They should at least come by once in a while.
The property was amazing. The kitchen staff and chamara were absolutely incredible and so obliging. The property was well maintained and we loved the food, the extras and everything about the location. Great stay.

Wonderful stay and felt very spoilt and looked after by Villanovo. Amazing value for money.
We had a few issues with keerthi which we will email you separately about. Soured our stay slightly. Would be great to have a games room.

Architecture idéale pour les vacances entièrement ouverte.
Accès à la plage déserte en 3mn à pied
Personnel de maison très serviable et d'une discretion exemplaire. Cuisine délicieuse
Proche du village ( 5kms) mais nécessite l'utilisation d'un véhicule. Difficile à obtenir. Idem pour permis de conduire. A préciser dans le descriptif
La 5ième chambre non utilisable (peinture écaillée, moisissures). Ne pas proposer cette villa pour 5 chambres.
La zone spa sous 5ième chambre à améliorer, peu convivial, salle de bain à reprendre
Améliorer l'éclairage des chambres et SDB quasi absent
Pas de pression dans douche chambre étage, pas d'eau froide dans lavabo
Chambre jardin remplacer moquette podium pas béton ou bois et ajouter placard de rangement
Chambre sous piscine un peu humide
Prévenir de la présence de 2 chiens (pour nous pas de problème mais pour certain cela peut être gênant). Améliorer les serviette (couleur hétérogène)
We were privileged to stay at Villa Indika. From arrival to departure we were well looked after . We appreciated the indoor-outdoor living in this beautiful setting and modern structure , the staff were discrete and charming and the cuisine was excellent. The beach is clean and practically private, a rare luxury. One of our best family vacation yet.

Thank you Evane and Adleen for your quick responses to my many questions.
La piscine, le calme, le personnel, le service exceptionnel, tout en fait !!!
A peine éloigné de la ville
Confortable, pratique et conviviale pour la vie en vacances, la piscine merveilleusement intégrée au salon. Un personnel discret et très qualifié avec lequel nous avons bien sympathisé.
Je ne vois pas..... (personnellement, je ne suis pas emballée par le béton qui rend l'aspect de la maison un peu austère mais c'est un avis très personnel qui n'est pas forcément partagé par tous les membres de notre groupe).
Service, Personal, Zimmer und Essen absolut top. Es werden im Gegensatz zu anderen Häusern wirklich nur die Kosten für die Lebensmittel berechnet. Das gilt ab 3 Tagen Aufenthalt oder als Gruppe. War echt super.

Der Blick vom Pool ist der absolute Knaller.
Strand war nicht so toll
The staff made this property so special.
The layout of the house, with the pool is lovely.
There needs to be brighter lighting in the bathrooms somehow, or a dimmer switch ideally.
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