The latest boutique hotel to open on the south west coast is Reef Villa in Wadduwa, a seven bedroom luxurious villa – ideal for a pampered beach holiday. Owned and designed by a British architect, Reef Villa is a blend of Sri Lankan manor house architecture and colonial grandeur. Antique Calcutta four-poster beds and ceiling-fixed punkah fans – previously used by the East India Company — are all tastefully blended with vibrant colours and contemporary touches creating an exotic ambience. The elegantly designed rooms are spacious with private verandahs overlooking the Indian Ocean. Ensuite bathrooms with marble inlaid mirrors, bathtubs and granite waterfall showers are a treat! Wadduwa is only two hours from the International Airport making Reef Villa a convenient first or last stop on your holiday in Sri Lanka. This is truly a romantic escape.