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Max Wadiya  Price rating for Max WadiyaPrice rating for Max WadiyaPrice rating for Max Wadiya South West
Ambalangoda

Overview


 

Max Wadiya sits on a virtually private, broad, sandy beach in the popular south western corner of the island. Though the busy tourist villages of Bentota and Ambalangoda are not far away, the villa is well tucked away from the usual tourist route and the suggested regime of the house - 'no watch, no shoes' -  gives you an idea of the relaxing ambiance of the villa. Wadiya means rest home in Sinhalese.  The friendly and helpful staff are managed by Ranjan who has a fair command of English and a willingness to understand.  He lives on the premises and is therefore always available should there be a problem.

Max Wadiya is owned by well travelled ex-patriates who love the island and the community and their wish is to ensure all guests enjoy the spirit of the culture and village and  that  their stay is stress-free - all the payments are all-inclusive and all the little extras are accommodated.

The coastal railway can be heard, but only just, over the swell of the ocean and the chattering of the parrots who roost nightly in the coconut grove.  The area is known locally as Parrot Junction.

The large gardens remain natural at present, shaded by the coconut palms and are dotted with loungers.  There is a hammock near the beach for the agile and a peaceful courtyard with a fountain for a more sedate snooze under the ancient jacaranda tree.  This part of the bay is ideal for swimming and other beaches nearby may even offer some good surf.

The villa has been extended from a 3 bedroomed house to include 2 new, self-contained suites, each room now having glorious views over the ocean.  The original bedrooms are of modest size but are well furnished and have en suite shower rooms; the new suites are more spacious, are air conditioned and have sitting rooms and private verandahs.  The villa shows off its colonial history in its high ceilings and interesting collection of antique furniture from Dutch, Portuguese and Brittish colonial days. The ambiance is comfortable, elegant and welcoming. The various objets d'art decorating the rooms are an indication of the owners' love of Asia, and Sri Lanka in particular.

Dining is very much in your control.  Meals will be discussed with you and your 'spice tolerance' assessed! An important ingredient of your dinner  will be the incredible tropical sunset shared with you every evening.

Travellers will be pleased to have the availability of washing machines and/or a laundry service.  

 

 Highs  Lows
 
  •  Wonderful ambience and extremely friendly staff from the village
  • Truely Srilankan village with  lively fishing community
     
  • Great value
  • Swimming Pool is now available

 

 

 

 

   
   

 

Quality
Overall Quality
Overall grade varies between 92% and 96%
Quality of Restaurant
Restaurant grade varies between 88% and 98%
Command of English
English grade varies between 88% and 98%
Quality of Service
Service grade varies between 90% and 98%
Quality of Bathroom
Bathroom grade varies between 90% and 96%
Child Friendly
Swimming Pool
Beach Access
Groups Welcomed
Maid Service
Landscaped Gardens
Good mobile
reception