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Sri Lanka’s best kept secret villas

Ishq Luxury Villas, located in Colombo and Talpe, are easily among the island’s best kept secrets. Few luxury villas in Sri Lanka can compare to the extremely attentive service offered at Ishq Luxury Villas, which boasts an incredible range of services, fine cuisine, and exciting experiences to keep guests entertained for days in either of two private, luxury holiday homes. In recent times, Ishq Luxury Villas have been the backdrop to exclusive and intimate celebrations.

A hidden gem in Colombo

Located discreetly amidst a leafy residential in the capital, and under an hour’s drive from the island’s international airport, this four-bedroom opulent private villa in Colombo was designed by Channa Daswatta, a protégé of the late architect Geoffrey Bawa. Equipped with first-class facilities to rival the finest boutique hotel, the exquisite villa is a celebration of modern lines and island living, playing with natural light across its spaces and allowing the island’s tropical breeze to flow through its corridors.

A celebration of island design & living

Every corner has a story to tell – interiors are adorned with Moroccan artwork and carpets, rare collectibles from Sri Lanka and across the world, while outdoor spaces are an exotic vision of riad-inspired gardens, through immaculate terraced gardens and tumbling vines.

The villa also features a spa room complete with a rooftop jacuzzi and steam room, a library filled with rare reads from the owner’s personal collection, an elegant private dining space and a professionally kitted kitchen, staffed by a skilled culinary team. The private home is just minutes from the finest restaurants, galleries, spas, places of historical interest and boutiques in Colombo, and after a day exploring the city, you’ll love returning to the exclusivity of the villa for a dip in the swimming pool and a sensational, curated meal. Post-dinner down time is usually spent out in the living room or soaking in the rooftop jacuzzi.

Soaking up the south

The golden sandy beach and turquoise waters of Talpe frame this spectacular, modern five-bedroom luxury villa in Galle. An absolute gem, Ishq Talpe is among the most unique beachfront villas in Sri Lanka. Its interiors take inspiration from the ever-changing ocean hues on its doorstep, and its open sky showers are a nod to the tropics, with indoor/outdoor bathrooms framed by typical island foliage.

A base for exploring Galle and beyond

The villa offers easy access to stunning nearby beaches and UNESCO World Heritage Galle Fort, if you can manage to tear yourself away from this luxurious space. Like its sister property Ishq Colombo, Ishq Talpe is made for deeply restful and intimate stays. You’ll want to spend the most special occasions here, like a milestone anniversary or birthday, or just a well-earned break with family and friends.

The villa’s live-in butlers and chefs are on hand to prepare a delicious meal or barbecue, to rival the island’s finest restaurants. You might like to visit the local markets with one of the butlers and pick out your own preferred seafood from the day’s catch. Back at the villa, and just steps from the expansive garden, is Talpe beach, a popular stretch of beach along the south for nesting sea turtles and dotted by a few casual beach bars and cafes, if you’re in the mood to get social. When not lazing on the beach, the villa offers plenty of in-house activities like a private cinema stocked with movies (and ample popcorn on the house!), board games, an extensive collection of books and spaces for reading. On request, the villa also provides in-house spa treatments, yoga by the breach, and transfers to local places of interest.