Beliatta, Sri Lanka
Maya: Timeless SerenityI wanted to immerse myself in history and finer things in life complemented by tranquility and lush greenery in a village known as ‘Aranwella’ located in Beliatta, Tangalle. I felt like I was whisked back to an era of ancient luxury.Crammed with artistic attractions are 5 charming rooms all built around the pristine swimming pool.The living room opens to a veranda with a collection of timeless classics and literature. Enveloping the house is a luscious 2-acre garden, home to melodious armies of exotic birds, large trees and a well-trimmed lawn, and this setting enticed me to just grab a book and find myself on the bench outside.
The enchanting sea of paddy fields rolling out beyond its emerald lawns is something you could bask in the whole day while lounging on the steel seats placed nearby. The colours change chameleon-like according to the season, and is a stunning backdrop to the ’hammock’ and ‘swing’ built in the garden. The hotel will arrange a massage for you on request. If you’d like to step out and visit the the sandy beaches, safaris or cultural sights, this can be arranged too. We were invited to dine by the swimming pool overlooking an open pavilion with a 12 seater dining table and lounging sofas.The setting couldn’t get any better than with the cool breeze flowing across the property encompassed with the candlelit ambiance. The ‘Maya’ team strives to maintain the calm and quiet atmosphere to ensure guests bask in the true meaning of a serene vacation.