We have just returned from Sri Lanka after a wonderful stay at The Coconut Orchard. The villa is located in a paradis garden and is very well looked after. The pool area is great! Gamini is such a gentle, kind and caring person as well as an excellent cook! We liked very much the location in an authentic Sri Lankan neighborhood and within 10 minutes you reach some of the island´s most beautiful beaches. Many things to experience in the area; turtle farm, river safari, spice gardens, temples etc. Gamini also arranged a trip to Yala National park for us. I great experience! We also want to thank Andrea, the owner of the house, for good information prior to departure and even ordering a table for us at The Asian Jewel on New Years eve! The house and area is highly recommended! We will visit again!
Marianne and family
couldn't help but spending every moment by the poolside, serenity and service impeccable. the amount of bird watching and poolside ambiance was out of a paradise magazine. We stayed @ 3 different villas in hikkaduwa and this place was icing on the cake. Truly fantasy and spiritual all in one! Thank you Andrea, Don, Ryan, Gummie, and Ayesha for making it absolutely perfect!
We had an amazing time at Coconut Orchard. The house, gardens and pool are beautiful and we were looked after so well throughout our stay by Andrea, Gamini and Hiro. Andrea was really helpful during the months before our trip, helping us with arrangements which made our holiday run smoothly. Gamini is very knowledgeable about Sri Lanka and arranged some great day trips for us, with some perfect suggestions from Andrea, as well as a short stay in Yala national park, which was a fantastic experience. There is plenty to do and visit in and around Hikkadua. Our family of 5 adults enjoyed our days and evenings at the house as much as anything, relaxing in the garden, watching the wildlife and cooling off in the pool. Generally the garden was very peaceful but occasionally a neighbour did play their music rather loudly. Gamini is an excellent cook and we made the most of this, enjoying a wide variety of meals, such as delicious curries, fish, squid cooked over the fire pit, fried rice, pancakes and wonderful fruit salads. We also enjoyed learning about Sri Lankan history and culture from him. Hiro kept the house and gardens immaculate, arranged a bowl of beautifuland flowers daily and even washed and ironed our clothes; it was a real luxury. Andrea made us feel very welcome and was always happy to give us advice and suggestions. We all thought this was one of the best holidays we've had. Thank you
From the moment I booked The Coconut Orchard the owner, Andrea Hussey, was more than helpful in every way, to ensure our stay would be as comfortable as possible. The villa was beautifully furnished, with all the facilities we expected. The staff who look after the property, Gamini and his daughter, Hiro, were so helpful and friendly. The tuk-tuk driver, Mahesh, was always available to take us wherever and whenever we wanted to leave the villa to go out on day trips or to local restaurants. The relaxed beachfront restaurants of Hikkaduwa were only a 10 min tuk-tuk ride away, and we also had a delicious curry cooked for us in the villa one night by Manori. Andrea even booked a restaurant for my birthday meal before in advance of our arrival in Sri Lanka, and was always available to answer any queries very promptly. Andrea even ordered a beautiful birthday cake as a surprise delivery for me on my birthday! It was wonderful to just relax in the tropical garden and spot the local wildlife, or just lounge in the pool drinking fresh coconut water straight out of the coconut, chilled in advance by Gamini! The only thing I would say is mosquitos are quite a nuisance there, despite our best efforts not to be bitten, although it had rained heavily in our first 2 days which did not help. Also the swimming pool tiles could be a bit slippery underfoot in the pool, but the pool is no more than 5 feet deep so it was never really an issue for us. I would highly recommend this villa to any one staying in Sri Lanka, especially with children. Thank you, Andrea, and your team for a really relaxing holiday!
We have just recently returned from the Coconut Orchard. Firstly I would just like to say what a beautiful villa and surroundings. The villa, Garden and pool are exactly like the pictures. Gamini and Hiro greeted us as we got to the villa with a fresh coconut drink (yummy) just what we needed after traveling. Gamini is so helpful arranging Tuk Tuk's for us to get around. Taking us to the mangroves and to see the turtles etc. I would definitely recommend Gamini to cook. He makes a good curry,BBQ etc.
Lastly many thanks to Andrea,Gamini and Hiro. Can't wait to re-visit 1 week just wasn't long enough.
Our family spent 6 months living in this secluded oasis within the small village of Pinkanda, about 5 to 10 minutes from Hikka. The villa is great and has everything we needed. We spent a lot of time sitting on the terrace watching the stars, full moons, birds and animals, entertaining at the the bar or swimming in the pool. Could not be happier with the staff who have been very kind and helpful, Hiru looking after our kids, Gamini's amazing curries and bbq's, Manjulas nightly watch and transport into town at all hours. Andrea has been a fantastic host and a wealth of local information. I could write on for hours but our expectations have been exceeded and we will look back on our time here with some unbelievable memories. Many thanks to Andrea, Gamini (and his whole family), Hiru, Manjula and Mahesh.