The Villa

CATERING

All your meals can be served in the privacy of Khomba. Indrani, your cook, is incredibly talented and it is highly likely your meals will be among the most memorable you have in Sri Lanka. At the start of each day , the manager, Sisira (Indrani’s husband) will ask you what you would like to eat. There is never a shortage of fresh fruit, vegetables and fantastic fish/prawns/crabs and lobsters.

We grow some fruit and vegetables organically in the garden, depending on the season these will be included in the daily cooking.

DRINKS

Beer, wine and soft drinks are available and will be charged for according to what you drink. If you would like spirits we’d suggest you bring them with you as they are hard to find locally. Sisera

GARDEN

The house is set in six acres of old coconut plantations. These coconuts are used by Indrani in her cooking at Khomba Beach House.

At the beach front there is a ‘hut’ for the exclusive use of our clients.

FACILITIES

A cycle path following the beach joins all of the local facilities: Within 300 metres there’s the highly acclaimed Bar Reef Resort – sister to Sri Lanka’s most outstanding ayurvedic retreat, Ulpotha. The ambalama is the central feature of this stunning resort where you can have a classic Sri Lankan buffet for lunch or dinner. Bar Reef have kindly extended use of their yoga pool to Khomba clients.

A short walk to the North of Khomba you will find the recently completed Udekki with its amazing pool. Udekki’s philosophy on food is to provide guests with what they want to eat, when they want to eat it. Their chef can prepare a delicious range of local delights in the event you would like to ‘eat out’.

Just South of Bar Reef is another sympathetic group of cabanas called – Palagama. Here too you can have a Western style snack lunch or a sumptuous Sri Lankan dinner in the restaurant.

The management of Palagama have also very kindly offered the use of their glorious salt water infinity pool.A recently opened Spa offers body massages or a revitalizing head and shoulder.

HOUSE LAYOUT

Khomba has taken classic Sri Lankan architecture and given it a contemporary twist. Key to the level of comfort is ventilation. High ceilings, open air bathrooms and the vast openings of the veranda and main entrance make the most of the gentle sea breeze.

The main veranda is very wide and stretches the full West aspect of the buildings with views over the sea. Every room has a stunning outlook. It’s possible to lie in bed with your morning tea and watch the local fishing craft well out to sea.

WHAT TO TAKE

Khomba is in a remote location. The shops in the local village Puttalam are fairly basic, whilst you can get a fantastic array of fresh fruit and vegetables other commodities are quite hard to come by.

It is advisable to take a good supply of sun block, mozzy repellent, antihistamines, painkillers as well as basic first aid kit.

HOW TO GET THERE

Transport from Colombo airport can be easily arranged prior to your departure. please contact info@alankuda.com

GUEST BOOK

We had a wonderful time. It’s a stunning villa, conducive to relaxation in all it’s aspects. But perhaps it’s most remarkable assets, as I’m sure you know, are Sisera and Indrani. They looked after us so wonderfully, and with such grace. Always smiling, always helpful, never intrusive. We had a fun shopping trip by tuk tuk with Sisera – who went to great lengths to seek out the harder to find fruits and veg for us. We ended up enjoying some terrific cherimoya/custard apple and jack fruit, as well as the usual pienapple, papaya and banana.

And Indrani’s cooking is stunning – even better than we had around Galle on our first trip, and that was pretty good. She must be one of the best cooks on the island! We did our very best to let them know how happy and grateful we were for all they did for us, so I hope they understood how delighted we were with their care.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, February 2011

“BEST OF THE BEST FAMILY BEACH VILLAS”
Khomba is a sensational, fully staffed, open-plan beach house on an untamed section of coastline North of Colombo. Built to catch the cooling trade winds and soak up the last rays of the setting sun, it is also possibly the best place in the world for dolphin watching.

Harpers Bazaar April 2011

THE CLIMATE

High season runs from the beginning of November to the end of April.

Peak season is from mid- December to mid-January.

Low season is the end of April to the end of October. The sea will be rough during this period and unsuitable for swimming or going out in a boat to see the dolphins. This is the perfect time for Kite Surfing on the lagoon near to Khomba Beach House.