Eraeliya Villas and Gardens

Welcome to Eraeliya

Sri Lanka’s southern coast doesn’t lack for beautiful beachside properties but Eraeliya must be right at the top of the pile.

A stunning colonial style house overlooks an infinity pool that reaches down to gardens and a beautiful collection of uniquely designed private villas. Just beyond those – down a dozen or so steps – is the Indian Ocean, lapping up against what’s effectively a private golden beach.

Add in wonderful food, a secluded high-end spa, and fantastic service and it's clear why we think so highly of Eraeliya.

Beach villa paradise

Eraeliya offers 9 bedrooms, spread across 4 free-standing villas and the main house. All are furnished in their own individual style, with antiques and furniture from Sri Lanka and across Asia.

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The island's freshest seafood

You’ll enjoy a wide range of wonderful dishes at Eraeliya but the seafood is second to none.

Here’s what our guests say

“Splendid hotel - Very relaxing hotel with superb location and excellent facilities. A little bit away from local amenities but this is a small price to pay to stay in such a lovely hotel. We stayed here after a 3 hour drive from Colombo airport - great place to re-charge the batteries in preparation for 10 days or so travelling around Sri Lanka...”

Ian S, UK, May 2016 - TripAdvisor

“Unique and Elegant - The house and the rooms are breath taking. The location stunning. Sea front with challenging surf break for confident surfers, not so easy for casual swimmers. Lovely mature trees and well tended gardens. A really nice pool. The staff friendly and helpful, looked after us well. The food was a slight disappointment, we felt it didn't live up to the standard of the house. Everything else was exceptional. A truly memorable experience.

Bobby B, March 2016 - TripAdvisor

“Passing through weligama - This place is top class in every way.
Class rooms, we stayed in the main villa with a balcony view over the beach. Beautiful food and tastier than any where else I ate in weligama or mirissa.
The price of the food is the same as you would pay on a beach front view restaurant but miles tastier.
Class staff, always smiling and keeping us amused with local tips.
This was a tip top choice place to stay:))

Bushyboo, Edinburgh, May 2016 - TripAdvisor


Eraeliya is just outside the small town of Weligama on the very southern tip of Sri Lanka. The highway brings you quickly south from Colombo and Erealiya can be the perfect beach stop off between the parks on the east of the island and nights either in Galle or in Colombo. Weather down south is best and most reliable from January to April and then again through August through to October.
25 km Distance to Galle
2.5 hrs Time to airport
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Tonic Lanka will very happily arrange transfers to or from the Why House and, indeed, can help plan and build your entire trip.