ISHQ Villa

Welcome to ISHQ Villa

ISHQ villa takes its name from the Persian word for love, which is certainly an appropriate word for this stunning property. It was clearly built with love, passion and attention to detail. It was one of the first luxury villas built in Sri Lanka, by the renowned architect Bruce Fell-Smith in the 1990's. With direct access to a palm fringed beach, views over the Indian Ocean and just 20 minutes from Galle Fort, this is prime location.

It brings together all the comforts of a boutique hotel with the privacy and exclusivity of a private villa, making it a great place for couples, families or small groups. The villa marries a love for style, sophistication and space allowing guests to relax, unwind and feel incredibly special.


The four beautiful, spacious suites have a contemporary south Asian design with a coastal theme. They
feature include king sized bedding, private garden patios, en-suite double indoor and outdoor rainwater showers framed against exotic and fragrant frangipani trees, children's bedding, and a private outdoor Jacuzzi lounge, with views across the garden and ocean beyond.

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The focus at ISHQ is on fresh and seasonal local produce, where the traditional east meets a contemporary west to plate up the most gorgeous dishes. Start the day with an elaborate tropical spread and finish with a private dinner on the beach or garden, under the stars.

Here's what our guests say

Forget five star hotels, forget Aman, forget other villas--if you are going to Sri Lanka stay at ISHQ. I wish we had booked our entire trip at ISHQ! The only problem you will have is that you never want to leave the villa to explore because it is simply a slice of paradise. The property is even more amazing than the photos suggest. Every detail is carefully thought through....

Shelby - December 2017 - AirBnB


ISHQ Villa is 20 minutes east of Galle. Shooting down the highway – with a brief juncture to nip across Colombo – you can be there from the airport in a couple of hours. Those coming from inland may fancy the seaplane, landing on Kogalla lake, barely a mile from the villa.
10 km Galle
2 hours Colombo airport
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We’re very happy to organise transfers to and from the airport, or to other Collection properties around the island.