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Paradise adventure

"We ended our 6 weeks of travel in Sri Lanka and the Maldives at Tara's Garden.  Having stayed at a variety of different accommodation over the course of the holiday this was by far the standout."

                                             Cate, Australia

ABOUT

ABOUT

Tara Garden is nestled on top of a hill near Bentota and overlooking its own tea plantation and rice paddies. Surrounded by tropical forest it offers you pure relaxation with genuine forest sounds. Beautiful beach of Bentota is reachable with our private driver and just 15 min away.

 

Recently renovated 4-bedroom Colonial style villa is designed for sharing and is an idyllic venue for family reunions and get-togethers. House is only rented to a closed

groups and  can therefore provide a private environment.

For those who would feel the need of some housework - besides a fully equipped kitchen we can offer you a laundry machine, fans and an iron.

The swimming pool is newly built, 45 feet long and has a toddler’s area. It is located directly in front of the bedrooms and is equipped with comfortable pool furniture and pool lights, including the “star” lights for night swims.

 

In addition to the villa, there is a spacious service house on the property. It is occupied by a gardener, who keeps the property tidy. The fully equipped kitchen in the service house is used by an experienced chef who prepares three meals per day (western or Asian cooking).

 

Airy, open-sided main living and dining pavilion is central to the entire villa and has ample lounging and dining areas for up to 10 people.  

Relax on contemporary sofas in privacy of your own terrace or enjoy the pool view on sunbeds placed under the thick shadow of magnificent garden trees.

 

If you are searching for a spectacular, relaxing and nature-surrounded vacations, welcome to Tara Garden.

 

Great location allows you to pay a short visit to a wide diversity of places (Galle, turtle hatchery, mask exhibition, tea shops, fruit/vegetable market, safari on Bentota river..). We’ll be happy to arrange and guide you to visit a more remote place as well (Yala national park, Sigiriya, Candy, Elephant orphanage etc.).

ROOMS

OUR ROOMS

Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own bathroom and an exit to a veranda. So the guests can enjoy  their own privacy or the company of friends or family.

All bedrooms equipped with A/C, fans and safety deposit boxes. Beds are protected with mosquito nets.

OUR SERVICES

OUR SERVICES

Dining service

 

Our chef can prepare delicious Western or Asian meals up to your request. Ingredients are not included in the price of your stay .

Free Wifi

 

Wireless internet and a 45-inch flat TV screen with a wide selection of TV channels.

Daily Housekeeping

 

Our staff  will discretely look after you and cater to your every whim. Tara Garden is surrounded by a brick wall and a fence. It is under 24h supervision by our staff.

Garden

 

Sri Lanka is the third biggest tea producing country in the world. Tara Garden is surrounded by a neat tea plantation. But tea isn't the only thing Tara Garden has to offer. Your eyes will get lost in the greenery of a tea plantation stretching at the tongue of the hill.

A walk in the garden is an unique agro experience as you can find a wide diversity of threes growing in the property (bananas, three different types of mango, papaya, green oranges, coconut, pepper, cinnamon, passion fruit and many more).

Pool

The swimming pool is newly built, 45 feet long and has a toddler’s area. It is located directly in front of the bedrooms and is equipped with comfortable pool furniture and pool lights, including the “star” lights for night swims.

Driver

We have a driver with a van available at any time. Contact us about the prices. 

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GALLERY

GALLERY

private pool with toddler area
private pool with toddler area
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renovated colonial villa
renovated colonial villa
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THINGS TO DO: ONE DAY TRIPS

Bentota river safari

 

 

 

 

 

Discover the nature with a riverboat cruise, which takes you on the Bentota River and under the Bentota Bridge. You are taken through mangroves, which surround you with astounding beauty. Experience nature first hand as your guide helps you identify unique plants and animals. You can see amazing animals like varan, crocodile, chameleon and endless number of birds. 

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Ariyapala Mask Museum

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you’re interested in Sri Lankan Mask Tradition this is the place to visit. In the small museum you will be able to see the workshop with artisans making masks step by step.
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Kande Viharaya Temple
 

 

Kande Viharaya Teple (temple on the hill) was established in 1734 and became the regional Buddhist center. The temple is beautiful, calm and the Buddha statue (largest statue of sitting Buddha in Sri Lanka) is truly breathtaking both from the outside and within. Place is crowded during full moon poya days and therefore interesting because of all the devotees. The magnificent statue, picturesque murals and paintings inside the temple will fascinate children and nothing can beat the kind temple elephant Kumari. We recommend visits on early mornings or evenings, before the sunrise.

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City of Galle
 
Beautiful city Galle with its wonderful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions. Above all else, Galle is a city of trade and, increasingly, art. Today the historic Fort area is crammed full of little boutique shops, cafes and hotels owned by local and foreign artists, writers, photographers, designers and poets.

Later your driver can take you to one of the famous beaches on the way: Hikkaduwa or Unawatuna.

 

 

 

 

 

You can stop by the fish market and bring your chef a fresh piece of fish to prepare as your dinner. 

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Water sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bentota is the water-sports capital of Sri Lanka and Club Bentota is the exclusive spot for surfers and jet skiers alike. The comprehensive water sports centre is equipped with jet skis, water skis, surf boards, speed boats, banana boat and much more.

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SEE & DO
Turtle Hatchery 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be a part in saving endangered turtles. You will be able to see the entire process from egg collection to hatching. When turtles are 2 days old, they are being released to face the oceans.  You will be privileged to handle the baby turtles and wish them luck on their dangerous journey. It’s a wonderful experience not just for children, but for adults as well.

Ayurvedic Massage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ayurvedic massage is a key part of Ayurvedic therapy. Just as a machine needs to be oiled, the body loves to have its largest organ, the skin, soothed, which is why oils are commonly used in Ayurvedic massage. Relax under the experienced arms of a professional masseur.

Longer Excursions

Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Orphanage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sri Lanka’s third most visited park is beautifully situated just south of the hill country.

The principal attractions are, of course, elephants, of which there are usually around six hundred in the park. They are free to migrate along an elephant corridor between here and Lunugamvehera National Park, though most stay here. There are also hundreds of buffaloes, plus macaque and langur monkeys, spotted and sambhur deer and crocodiles, while other rarely sighted residents include leopards, giant flying squirrels, jungle cats, sloth bears and porcupines. 

About 5km west of the park entrance on the main road is the engaging Elephant Transit Home – usually referred to as the “Elephant Orphanage”. Founded in 1995, the orphanage is home to around 25 baby elephants rescued from the wild after the loss of their parents. As at the better-known orphanage at Pinnewala, elephants here are bottlefed milk until the age of 3½, after which they’re given a diet of grass. At the age of 5, most are released into the national park (around thirty so far); a few have been donated to important temples.

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Whale watching





 
Seeing Blue Whale in its natural habitat is a unique experience. If you don’t mind spending a few hours on a boat than this is the opportunity you shouldn't miss.
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GUEST REVIEW

Everything you need, want and more! Amazing stay and experience, perfection!

           Joe R., Ireland

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