La Cannelle Cinnamon Plantation Villa
From $250 / night
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
La Cannelle is a private villa set on a cinnamon plantation in southern Sri Lanka. It’s an excellent place to tune into nature and relax — making an unforgettable get-away holiday! La Cannelle is less than five minutes away from incredible beaches.
The veranda at La Cannelle is your own private vista of paradise. Relax in handcrafted planters’ chairs and drink in the plantation surroundings - cinnamon and coconut in full flush, wild peacocks strutting on the grounds and lumbering in flight, together with over 30 species of tropical birds and monkeys swinging in the trees.
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La Cannelle Cinnamon Plantation Villa
Weligama, Sri Lanka
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
La Cannelle is on a peninsula at the end of a quiet village road. It is an exclusive plantation retreat with full time staff to serve you as needed whether it be tea service, drinks around the pool, making meals or laundry (this is included in our rates).
We are on 1/2 km of private riverfront - the river goes to the sea just minutes away.
Things to do locally include: swimming in our private 15m pool, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, fishing, whale watching, cricket, badminton, petanque, dirt biking, cycling, beach combing, bird watching, turtle hatcheries, rain forest trails, tea plantation tours, cooking classes, temple visits, gem hunting, Perahera festivals, massage, spa, yoga,hot air ballooning, bird sanctuaries, safaris, sunset drinks and learning almost everything you would like about cinnamon. We also have a number of games at the villa including Scrabble, Chess, Backgammon, Petanque, Badminton and Twister.
La Cannelle is the perfect base for exploring Southern Sri Lanka in style.
How to get to La Cannelle:
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEAR COLOMBO:
You can fly down south on a sea plan to Koggala Airport on Cinnamon Air or Sri Lankan Airlines or by private chartered plane. Sea planes depart from the domestic terminal which is an easy transfer from the international terminal arranged by the airlines. Koggala Airport is a 15 minute drive from La Cannelle. We can help arrange your pick up transportation.
You can book a car or van with a driver. The entrance to the new Airport Expressway is close to the airport. From the Airport Expressway you can connect with the Southern Expressway or take the longer coastal route (see below).
You can rent a car or van with or without driver in Colombo. If you want to drive a car yourself, you need an international driver’s license that must be certified at the Ceylon Automobile Association conveniently located near the Galle Face Green in Colombo.
The beautiful Southern Expressway runs through vast swathes of rubber, tea and coconut plantations. Most people do not think of highways as bucolic but the lack of traffic and the scenery make for a very pleasant 1 hour 20 minute drive down to Weligama. The Weligama exit is just 4 km from La Cannelle. Of course, one could take the alternative route along the coast, 3-4 hours driving in the company of careening buses and darting tuk-tuks – a colourful and adventurous experience.
Slower than the highway, the train is a throwback in time and is an experience in itself. See Sri Lankan life as you trundle along on the narrow gauge track down the coast with a sea view for most of the journey. We recommend the express train from Colombo. It leaves early and takes about 4 hours to Weligama train station.
Locally you can rent tuk-tuks with drivers, motorbikes, scooters and cars.
To reach Galle or Matara, you can take a leisurely drive along the scenic back roads or coastal road or zip along the Expressway, or go by train from Weligama train station.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Water sports nearby, Fishing nearby
Nearest beach: Mirissa, 2 miles
Nearest shops, 0.5 miles
Nearest airport: Kogala, 10 miles
Nearest train station: Weligama, 2 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on August 31, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $250
- Tax rate | 12% of rent
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Corporate bookings allowed
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Hair dryer
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Ceiling Fans
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 8 Dining chairs
- 24 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 3000 square feet