Reef Villa & Spa is set in stunning tropical gardens and offers breath-taking views of the majestic Indian Ocean in its beautiful location on the sun-kissed island of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is situated in the Indian Ocean, to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.

Reef Villa & Spa is idyllic beach resort located 40 minutes south of its capital, Colombo, in the small unspoilt seaside hamlet of Wadduwa on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, with the Indian Ocean as a backdrop, golden sands and a tranquil beach.

Set in three acres of lush landscaped gardens with extensive lily ponds and beside a palm fringed sandy beach, Reef Vila & Spa has an intimate ambiance with superb attention to detail and service.


With seven exclusive palatial suites, designed with Indo-Colonial décor, each features colourful antique encaustic floor tiles, 150-year-old four poster beds and luxurious private verandas.

All suites have timber slatted doors to their spacious shaded veranda for private dining and antique Indian swings, which overlook lush, verdant gardens with views of the sparkling blue Indian Ocean. Every suite features an enormous bedroom and a lavish bathroom with kumbuk timber floors, and a huge polished granite bath tub.

All suites have walk-in dressing rooms with armoires and a dressing table. The furniture is a combination of antique pieces and contemporary items based on furniture as used by members of the East India Company and the Jacobean Calcutta four poster beds were used during the British Raj.

The bathrooms are enormous with rain showers and Venetian style mirrors. The twin basins, freestanding bathtubs and shower screens are all polished granite and a testament of fine Indian craftsmanship. The luxurious bathrooms from the Ocean Suites, Nelum Plantation House Suite and the Lily Pond suite all open onto their own private walled palm filled garden with waterfall showers.\

Wining & dining

Dine at Summer Breeze, Reef’s beachfront restaurant, serving fresh lobster, crab and prawns with hints of chilli, mustard seed and curry leaves. Located within the lush hotel gardens, the stylish, al fresco restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and the twinkling lights of the garden affording views of the azure infinity pool. The restaurant encompasses a traditional thatched roof pavilion decorated with local ancient artefacts and wonderful old traditional wooden and brass cooking implements.

Whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Chefs and their team have designed menus of exceptional quality featuring the best of both International and Sri Lankan cuisine all accompanied by a selection of fine wines and an impressive cocktail list. Choose from the extensive a la carte menu which offers a delightful combination of flavours, colours, aromas and textures

You may also choose to dine on your private veranda caressed by the sea breeze or in the tranquil surroundings of the Plantation House verandas.


For the energetic, Reef offers an all-weather LTA size tennis court, table tennis, an azure infinity edge swimming pool with integral spa and two children’s pools plus yoga on request. Further facilities at Reef include BBQ; Bar, in house laundry; library of books; croquet and board games; Summer Breeze, Coastal Cuisine Restaurant; private dining in the Plantation House; Reefresh Spa; luxury Ayurveda Spa; Reefined Gift and Antique shop; suites; three-wheeler; volleyball net and 65-meter beach frontage.

The hotel also offers a range of excursions including trips to Kandy, Galle, Pinnawella elephant orphanage, Kalutara temple and the stilt fishermen.


What better setting for the most special and romantic day of your life?

At Reef Villa & Spa you will be lavished with a great variety of options for your reception; be it ocean side, pool side by the coconut grove or highly recommended, at the resort’s magnificent Plantation House. Here, soaring ceilings and a majestic sweeping staircase, all surrounded by tropical lily ponds, come together to provide a truly heavenly setting for your wedding of a lifetime.

Combine your wedding and honeymoon at Reef and experience the resort’s hospitality, which offers tranquil surroundings, soothing ambiance and unmatched luxury to create everlasting memories of your wedding and honeymoon.

Reef Villa & Spa offers a complimentary civil wedding should the bride and groom stay for seven nights or more.

The complimentary civil wedding includes:

  • Services of a Registrar;
  • Documentation (Wedding certificate);
  • Translation of documentation (translation of wedding certificate);
  • Bouquet of seasonal flowers for the bride;
  • Buttonhole for the groom;
  • A traditional Sri Lankan decorated oil lamp;
  • Witnesses as required;
  • Wedding coordinator;
  • Wedding cocktail for two.

The bride and groom need to be resident in Sri Lanka for four working days (excluding any Sri Lankan Bank Holidays before the wedding) and they are then married on the fifth day. The bride and groom need to submit their papers to the resort ahead of the wedding.

Additional services which include a photographer, fireworks, a floral arch, a decorated flower swing, a visit from a temple elephant, Kandyan dancers and drummers or singers for a Sri Lankan Buddhist blessing, amongst many other things, can be selected from downloading this link:

On your wedding day enjoy a private romantic dinner or BBQ with the Chefs in the garden.

If your family and friends are joining you for your wedding discuss your requirements with the hotel’s wedding co-ordinators. Reef is fully licensed with an extensive wine and cocktail menu.

Prior to your wedding, indulge at the utterly tranquil and totally private Reefresh Spa and enjoy some luxurious spa treatments on the eve of your wedding. Relax in the secluded outdoor bath under floating frangipani petals accompanied by strawberries, champagne and candles. Treatments include body cleansers, unique facials and body treatments.

Further information

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