Saraii Village believes that travel is not just about seeing the new, but about feeling and breathing in a rustic experience that touches your soul. As one of the most eco-conscious hotels in Sri Lanka, we invite the conscientious traveler seeking something off the beaten path, and encourage our visitors to embrace the Saraii philosophy of respecting the serene environment that surrounds them.
The sensation of fine wine and good food in your private nest under the stars is all part of Saraii’s magic spell. Hidden beneath a canopy of trees deep in the heart of Weerawila, Saraii Village is a private estate featuring a series of mud chalets designed to imitate the open air concept of rural homes in the locale. However, the highlights of the property and a firm favorite with guests of all ages, are the magical tree houses, built especially for the wild at heart.
Massage is beneficial at any age but because children are still developing it can be especially helpful for them.
Believed to be over 2000 years old, traditional Thai massage is an authentic healing art and unique form of body therapy. It is the combination of yoga stretching, calmness of meditation, with acupressure, exercise movement and reflexology.
Traditional Ayurvedic full body massage with medicated herbal oil. According to ayurvedic manuscripts, Abhaynga is recommended as a daily routine to provide wellbeing and balance the doshas.
All rooms at Saraii Village have, free Wi-Fi, extra beds, a lounge, fresh linen, free natural toiletries, tea and coffee, room service, a private bathroom, and luggage storage.
The lounge spaces are uniquely Sri Lankan in their design which means you can expect open spaces and not air conditioned rooms, mosquito nets and not poisonous repellants, a rustic collection of furniture, a comfy range of cushions, and mattresses and mats to sleep, chill, and lay on.
Tree house suites The large tree house suites are Saraii’s newest addition to the collection of treetop experiences. The tree houses are large enough and laid out to house even eight guests. Each tree house suite comes with two floors with an extra-large bed and inbuilt bathroom upstairs and a large spacious lounge downstairs. The suites are perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway or for friends who travel in groups. Superior tree house The superior tree house is located among Saraii's oldest tree houses with two floors providing room for three to four persons. The superior tree house is built on a sturdy old Palu tree, the tree house is 25 feet high and lives up to its name, known for giving its guests an immense feeling of safety high up in the leaves. Once you clamber up the ladder you will discover why it's also a guest favorite.
The superior tree house is a popular choice of accommodation amongst eco lodges in Sri Lanka and is also great for groups who want to bunk down together and families with kids.
Deluxe tree house The deluxe tree house is easily the coziest tree house at Saraii. Built for a maximum of three persons, this is a true hideout in the leaves. Each deluxe tree house at Saraii has a little survival box from binoculars, a cool box, and first aid kit. The deluxe three houses are perfect to look out of your tree house hideout with your morning tea or coffee, seated on the cushions spread out on the floor of your tree house.
Mud chalet suites The mud chalet suites are large and spacious with bigger than king-size beds and are perfect for the visitors wanting to stay grounded. The mud chalet suites are cozily placed for comfort. One faces the rising sun and is surrounded by garden patches of organic fruits and vegetables. The other is tucked away in the corner of the man-made forest.
The mud chalet is private and spacious with a fan for additional cooling and mosquito nets. The cushioned outer porches of each suite at the eco lodge, allows guests to put their heels up and just enjoy the surroundings or catch up on some reading. The original mud chalets are unique in how they are built, using the age-old practice of mud walls that literally breathe. The walls absorb the cold and moisture at night, which help keep the interior cool during the heat of the day.
Superior mud chalet Tee superior mud chalet stands apart and alone but is best placed for privacy, comfort, and simple relaxation. Lovingly designed with antique doors and windows and its own private bathroom The superior mud chalet is a home by itself for couples wishing to just stay in and enjoy the peace and quiet or for the lazy guest looking for a quiet read, a comfortable bed, and breakfast in bed. The spacious area of the superior mud chalet also makes it perfect for groups of friends wishing to spend their holiday time together. The chalet has its own collection of board games, books, and a great collection of tea and coffee that will keep you up for those late night conversations.
Deluxe mud chalet The deluxe mud chalets are small and beautiful, nestled under the tree house suites, the cozy couple of deluxe mud chalets are perfect for those romantic escapes. Colorful and comfortable, each of the deluxe mud chalets are well appointed with some creative niches and fittings and are lovingly crafted with some artistic nooks that add detailed authenticity to each chalet.
During this retreat, you will be served three delicious locally sourced meals including a special traditional Sri Lankan breakfast by the lake, a bonfire barbeque dinner, and a picnic by the lake. Food is a central part of life in Sri Lanka and at Saraii Village; you will find some mouth-watering surprises on the homegrown menu of the resident artisan cooks that will serve you authentic Sri Lankan meals with an occasional diversion to a Western dish whenever you may demand it.
The authentic Sri Lankan meals are from a seasonal menu that is decided by what's growing in the local garden, what's selling at the local market, and what can be found locally. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be an abundant spread of local fruit, traditional Sri Lankan curries and salads, lots of bread and rice, and even a Western spread for those who don't favor the spicy cuisine. At Saraii Village, you may also enjoy vegan specialties, snacks, and special drinks for an additional cost.
Driving directions from Hambantota Follow the A2 highway towards Wirawila Lake Just before you hit the lake watch out for the Saraii signboard on your right. If you've passed the lake then you've missed Saraii Village. Driving directions from Yala National Park Continue on the Tissa-Palatupana Yala Road (B499) Take a right turn to B422 on the Tissa Kirinda road until you reach a junction at the Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya temple. Take the left turn called Rubberwatte road that falls back onto the A2 highway with the Weerawila Domestic Airport (WRZ) on your left. When you enter the A2 highway, take a right and go about 1.2 kilometers until you see the Saraii signboard on your right. Arrival by airplane Please book your flight to arrive at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) or Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) on request. Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.