Where the gloriously aqua-hued waters of the Indian Ocean gently lap fine golden sandy shores of the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, is where you’ll find a unique and undeniably romantic boutique hotel that pushes the boundaries of luxury.
Enjoy a choice of gorgeously appointed rooms, spaciously elegant interiors, and sprawling gardens set against the backdrop of the ocean. Come discover escapism at its finest, delivered with attentive, personalised service and inimitable savoir faire.
Perched on a rocky headland dividing two long seemingly endless, surf swept, unspoilt beaches of golden sand backed by the luscious greenery of coconut plantations in the quiet fishing village of Aruruwella, Bentota lies award winning Jetwing Saman Villas, Sri Lanka’s first boutique hotel just a short two hour drive from the cosmopolitan capital of Colombo.
Set apart from luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, Jetwing Saman Villas hosts a collection of 26 suites and an exclusive duplex villa that combines the best of traditional splendour with modern sophistication. Designed to effortlessly complement our tropical seascape, every suite favours natural indulgence and serenity atop our private peninsula over the Indian Ocean.
Jetwing Saman Villas has always attracted travellers seeking private exclusive holidays in an undisturbed atmosphere with maximum privacy. All our guests appreciate the peace and harmony at Jetwing Saman Villas and recognize the resort as the perfect setting in which to rejuvenate.
All our suites are designed with king size beds which are ideally suited to accommodate 2 adults. The hotel’s cliff top location and open architecture may not provide adequate safety for young children.
Taking into consideration the concept of the hotel and safety for children, we are compelled to discourage children below 10 years of age. Children over 11 years of age will be allowed and should be accommodated in a separate suite as rollaway beds cannot be accommodated on the sleeping deck.
SAMAN VILLA SUITE WITH POOL
Immerse yourself in romantic privacy in our stylish and luxurious signature duplex villa. It boasts spectacular views, expansive interiors and blissful seclusion and comes equipped with every modern convenience.
GRAND DELUXE WITH POOL
Tucked away in the southern corner of our coastal outcrop lies the elegantly rustic Grand Deluxe Suite, with the added pleasure of a secluded lap pool within a private garden beyond the expectations of Sri Lanka beach hotels. Complete with sun decks and tasteful wooden furniture, the suite is especially remarkable for its spacious living areas designed for your indulgence.
Surrounded by a canopy of frangipani the beautiful tropical gardens that are offered with these suites overlook the magnificent Indian ocean and are perfect for sunny relaxation.
Dining at Jetwing Saman Villas is a gastronomic treat and our Restaurant has been designed to heighten your senses with every detail curated with you in mind. The lighting in all four of our dining areas is handcrafted by renowned Spanish designer Arturo Alvarez, bringing the luxury concept of emotional lighting to Sri Lanka.
Be it fine dining in our restaurant with its artisanal screens or more relaxed on our ocean-facing sofa dining or alfresco on the terrace overlooking the stunning infinity pool or enjoying casual dining in The Verandah.
Saman Villas has been providing some the finest cuisine in Bentota since 1995 with an extraordinary range of European, Asian and Sri Lankan cuisines and a fine selection of wines from around the world. The dining locations on offer boasts magnificent views of the Indian ocean and shoreline which complements to an ultimate dining experience.
Guests are welcome to discuss any dietary requirements so that our Chefs are able to tailor make their culinary needs ensuring a seamless dining experience. The extensive a la carte menus at Saman Villas offers signature dishes and fresh catch of the day. Every meal will be an inspiring and memorable treat unlike no other.
A wide range of cuisine to suite every palate. The extensive a la carte menu offers a selection of appetizers/ soups, salads, wide selection main dishes, selection of grills from seafood and meat items, Sri Lankan specialities, Asian dishes and an array of desserts. Among the menu items are an array of options for vegiterians.
A dinner at Saman Villas is not to be missed. The days 4 or 5 course set menu or the 6 course exquisite menu is an awe inspiring dining experience. The walauwa selection offers an exotic culinary experience with an unforgettable gastronomical experience showcasing the best of the Islands local produce prepared using local cooking techniques with intense flavours.
Famed for its Ayurveda resorts, Sri Lanka holds generations of ancient healing wisdom that we are delighted to share with you. At the Sahana Spa equipped with a jacuzzi, sauna, floral bath, and more amidst our secluded water garden, our professional therapists help soothe your mind, body, and soul with our signature Ayurvedic and beauty treatments, and aromatherapy and deep tissue massages.
An intimate treatment enhancing the bonds of love. Immerse yourselves in exotic aphrodisiac fragrances, warm honey, sensual massages, herbal body cocoons and aromatic flower baths. A package designed to keep alive the fairy tale of romance.
A popular treatment based on essential oils of therapeutic value, which will leave your mind and body rejuvenated and bring renewal and balance to your lifestyle. Gentle sweeping movements using the whole of the hand enables the essential oils to penetrate the body, helping to bring about a state of calm and relaxation.
This type of massage helps to increase circulation, relaxation of the muscles and relieves the body from stress and tension. If you are seeking a gentle and nurturing treatment, an aromatherapy massage may be your ideal therapy. You are invited to choose a massage to suit the needs of your body and mind.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGES
Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissues and aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted muscles.
When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissue, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly.
A treatment inspired by Ayurvedic traditions using sesame oil infused herbs with soothing rubbing movements to open up energy channels, which are believed to cause an imbalance or blockage in the body. The treatment begins with a 60-minute body massage followed by fermentation with herbal poultice to ensure total relaxation and well-being.
WEDDINGS IN SRI LANKA
With a verdant outcrop that lets you have the Indian Ocean to yourself, Jetwing Saman Villas is undoubtedly one of the most enchanting hotels for weddings in Sri Lanka. Our intimate settings are isolated as they are inviting, and serve as a magical backdrop to celebrate your union of love with our tailor-made packages crafted with true island luxury.
At Jetwing Saman Villas you’ll find a special place that is a true piece of paradise. Here you can soak up the style and sophistication of one of the most luxurious boutique hotels on the island, walk on the pristine Bentota beach or take a relaxing dip in the sea.
Discover inner harmony with a pampering spa session or lose yourself in the gourmet delights on offer. At Jetwing Saman Villas luxury comes as standard and ‘getting away from it all’ takes on a whole new meaning.
With an abundance of things to do in Bentota and beyond, your experiences need not be limited to the plush sanctuary of our coastal promontory – from marveling at iconic masterpieces on the Bawa Trail, wandering the historic streets of the Galle Fort, or even witnessing the largest animal on earth in its natural habitat.
Enjoy a scenic cycle tour across picturesque paddy fields, a 125 years old Katukoliha temple with its ‘Dagaba’ located at the highest point of elevation, Dutch architectural houses, the Mullegoda temple with beautiful murals and the Dedduwa lake. Ideal trip for nature lovers to experience the scenic beauty of village life.
Enjoy a scenic trekking route across picturesque paddy fields and streams in a typical village. The trek will cover the 125 years old Katukoliha temple with its ‘Dagaba’ located at the highest point of elevation in the Bentota – Aturuwella area.
This ancient temple has attractive wooden & terracotta carvings and statues that belong to ancient architectural styles in Sri Lanka. The site offers panoramic views and it is an ideal visit during the evening hours to see the sunset.
You may also see houses which have been built according to Dutch architectural styles. Towards the end of the journey you will pass by beautiful marshy lands with variety of birds.
Developed over a period of fifteen years by Bevis Bawa, a well known Sri Lankan artist, and the elder brother of famed architect, Geoffrey Bawa, the garden is aesthetically laid out on five acres of land and is noted for its lush vegetation.
The wide variety of tropical trees, plants and sculptures that dot the garden is a true representation of all the energies that Bevis put into Brief. Bevis Bawa passed away in 1992 but the Brief garden continues to be maintained in just the way it was envisioned to be. Well worth the trip if you are a nature lover.
Undoubtedly the most iconic structure of our sunny south, the Galle Fort is a 17th century UNESCO World Heritage Site that effortlessly blends history with the modern-age. While its colonial ramparts stand tall above the Indian Ocean, its interior is lined with cobblestone streets filled with quaint boutiques and restaurants that also make for wonderful walking tours.
For guests interested in finding out how a typical fish market operates in Sri Lanka… Witness how the night’s catch is auctioned off to retail sellers. Active from 5.30 am to 8.00 am daily, except on Poya days. A word of caution that noise levels can be deafening.
Kanneliya, covering an extent of 10,140 hectares, is a forest complex located in southern Sri Lanka which was designated as an important biosphere reserve in 2004 by UNESCO. Excluding the Sinharaja rain forest, Kanneliya is acknowledged as the only remaining rainforest in Sri Lanka.
Identified as one of the richest areas in terms of flora, in the whole of South Asia, the forest reserve is located approximately 35 Kilometers northwest of the city of Galle. Kanneliya is a must visit for nature lovers.
The Lunuganga estate was the beautifully landscaped country home of the famed Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Lunuganga, with its rare flora, is a real treat for nature lovers. The garden is open to visitors from 9 am to 5 pm daily with an entrance fee payable at the gate. A guided tour is also available on request.
MADUGANGA RIVER SAFARI
Cruise through the mangroves and a host of little islands along a river resplendent with natural beauty. Boat rides and lagoon fishing can be easily arranged for your enjoyment.The Maduganga wetland is considered to be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka and nature lovers should set aside some time for a visit.
TURTLE CONSERVATION PROJECT
Watch turtles in their natural habitat…you may even get to see turtles laying eggs in the evening hours. The Turtle Conservation Project is the only place where turtles are not held in captivity and therefore we strongly recommend that you visit this location instead of other hatcheries.
Located only twenty minutes away from Jetwing Saman Villas. Set a date to see the five species of turtles found in Sri Lanka and the survival threats that turtles face.
SINHARAJA FOREST RESERVE
The Sinharaja forest reserve covers several different provinces and districts in the country and is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot. The forest reserve gained international significance after having been designated a biosphere reserve and world heritage site by the UNESCO organization.
The reserve stretches approximately twenty-two kilometers from East to West and seven kilometers from North to South. Despite its compact size, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve is abundant in endemic species that includes insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and trees.
WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING
Sri Lanka is home to one of the largest resident populations of blue whales in the world. Between November and April every year, Jetwing Saman Villas offers responsible tours with our sustainable partners further down the southern coast in Mirissa, where a chartered boat will take you to the deep seas to witness these magnificent mammals in their natural habitat.