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Secret Garden  Price rating for Secret GardenPrice rating for Secret Garden South Coast



A stone’s throw from the beach, Secret Garden villa hides behind high stone walls and fruit trees. Enter through the arched gate from Unawatuna’s hub of charm and sociability to an old colonial villa and bungalows, which successfully marry old and new. A fresh water stream flows quietly behind the peaceful meditation dome, bridges join pretty flowerbeds, pagodas and villa verandahs, and hammocks swing invitingly between coconut and pink araliya trees.

Once residence to a Colonial governor, the villa comprises 3 suites with access to an open pantry, ideal for families and groups. The small bungalows/chalets offer simple accommodation to the solo traveller.

Yoga and Reiki programs are available and evening citadel/calypso music brings guests and non-residents together in a serene yet interactive environment.  Newly found friends unite over Secret Garden’s unforgettable breakfasts and evening cocktails.  This is a prestige guesthouse offering a taste of colonial villa and antiques on a budget. Families are a frequent sight as Unawatuna provides snorkelling, beaches and beachside restaurants to entertain.

Owner Simona is a charming hostess and spends August to May at her Sri Lankan homes at Secret Garden and Colombo. She escapes the monsoon to visit native Switzerland but her heart and karma remain at the villa.



  • Secret Garden breakfast after morning yoga
  • Snorkelling in the bay reef
  • An extremely friendly guesthouse in buzzing Unawatuna
  • Peace, spirituality and serenity prevail
  • The gardens are full of pretty insects. Mosquito repellent must be replenished regularly but the night fire flies are a pretty and harmless sight
  • The early moring tuk-tuks can keep very light sleepers awake.
  • Unawatuna’s beaches are very narrow but with excellent snorkelling and you can escape to bays along the coastline
  • No pool




Overall Quality
Overall grade varies between 70% and 90%
Quality of Restaurant
Restaurant grade varies between 80% and 90%
Command of English
English grade varies between 80% and 100%
Quality of Service
Service grade varies between 60% and 80%
Quality of Bathroom
Bathroom grade varies between 70% and 80%
Child Friendly
Beach Access
Groups Welcomed
Maid Service
Landscaped Gardens
Private Cook
Dining Room
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Secret Garden, Unawatuna - check availability and book online for Secret Garden in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka - visit Boutique Sri Lanka now for more details. Secret Garden in Unawatuna: As charming as the name, with particular interest for the yoga enthusiast. Buzzing location beyond the encircling walls, group/family friendly rooms; delicious dinners often with live music.