Prior to my daughter’s wedding in 2018, we wanted to find suitable accommodation for all the family, travelling from all parts of the globe. The Lookout offered a short-term rent to us so that we could experience the property at first hand, rather than reading other people’s reviews! The villa is excellent in all respects but please bear in mind that it is ‘conjoined’ with its four-bedroom sister property called The Boat House. Both properties have their own dedicated compliment of staff who live in their own bungalow across the garden. All the rooms are very large, so that a full party of 12 won’t feel on top of each other. The property has its own short path leading direct to the amazing beach and the pounding ocean waves - fantastic for strolls through the water and watching the local fishermen in their outrigger boats. Overall The Lookout is thoroughly recommended.
We recently had the most fabulous holiday at The Lookout and I can't recommend this place enough. It was the ultimate place to relax. The house is amazing, it is beautifully designed with stunning views of the sea. Ash and the staff were excellent and made us feel very welcome. They were always on hand to answer questions and to help arrange trips around the area. Premil is an exceptional cook and we had the most delicious meals using fresh and local ingredients.
I have no hesitation in recommending The Lookout, with its amazing surroundings, luxurious bedrooms, beautiful bathrooms and a team of staff who went out of their way to make our holiday the most enjoyable and memorable experience.
Thank you to Ash and all the other staff for looking after us so well and we will definitely be coming back.
This place is unreal. It's truly a slice of heaven in one of the nicest places of Sri Lanka with quick access to shops and surf. It's perfect for a weekend getaway from Colombo... or, you could get stuck here for weeks! It's a hard place to leave. The staff are top notch and always there to help, everything is cleaned daily and everything is made and designed with quality and experience in mind. Nice open spaces, overlooking the beach as you sit in an infinity pool... honestly, AMAZING!!
We had two weeks of a dream holiday at ' The Lookout' to the world'! The villa, elegant, spacious with stunning views, provided all we needed to relax sit back and read and observe nature's wonders: myna birds, kingfishers and peacocks, monitor lizards, chipmunks, mongoose, monkeys and the occasional cow stralling in to greet us! We were utteryly spoilt by the kindest attentive people, and a chef who prepared the most amazing dishes. Truly a paradise!
Had an absolutely incredible time staying at The Lookout for my birthday, couldn't have asked for a better place to spend it. The location is fantastic, as you have complete privacy but you are only a 5 minute walk from the middle of Dikwella and a 10 minute walk from the Hiri surfing bay! The villa itself is very well thought out and has everything you could possibly need!
Will definitely have to get back there soon! :)
We stayed here over Christmas for a change from our usual jaunt back to the uk. I think I will stay here every Christmas from now on!!! Lobsters and grilled prawns to die for and such wonderfully accommodating staff. Not a soggy brussel sprout in site here!!! There was never a moment that I didn't have a frozen daquari in my hand! Stunning location, superb design and simply a home away from home to relax, recharge and enjoy. I'm planning on going back in June and I'm counting down the days.
I had the pleasure of staying here in February and have been meaning to write a review for some time about my wonderful experience.
Situated on a serene stretch of beach on the southern tip of Sri Lanka, this is the perfect spot for anyone looking to escape the chaos of modern life, recharge and relax in a peaceful setting. The long sandy beach, lined with palm trees is protected by headlands, making it ideal for swimming and the stunning infinity pool on the terrace is really the perfect place to unwind.
The property is decorated in a contemporary style with a hint of Sri Lankan tradition and everything is really impeccably finished down to the very last detail both inside and out.
What really made our trip so special though, was the personalised service of Ash and the Foh team, for whom nothing was too much trouble.The meals cooked by the in-house chef, from local ingredients and fresh seafood from the area were truly delicious.
If you ever do feel like venturing out of this paradise (which you might not!) there are plenty of places to explore in the area such as the neighboring surf spot, Hiriketiya Bay or the Sea Turtle Sanctuary ( though be sure to book ahead as local conservation regulations only allow visitors at certain times).
Would love to come back again!