We had the BEST holiday at the Lookout. It's a great place for a family holiday...Beautiful villa, in such a peaceful location, with direct access to a vast and almost deserted beach. Short walk to humming surf beach, which the teenagers loved. The manager at the Lookout, Ash, and his team of staff are superb-nothing was too much trouble. Fabulous cooking, cocktails, and all-round help to ensure we had the best holiday. Would highly recommend!
A truly 5 star experience. Excellent service with a private chef. Beautiful well maintained property. Loved the private beach access. The booking process was seamless and the property owner, Nicola, was extremely helpful. Definitely wins my vote!
amazing service, close to all the surf spots i wanted to visit. Super private beach area with no hassle from locals or anyone around. All the employees were super friendly and well trained with 5 star flawless manors and etiquette.
Would most definitely no doubt stay again some time soon in the future!
We stayed here in January for 4 nights and had the most amazing experience at 'The Lookout'! From the moment we arrived at the villa we were warmly greeted by the staff and this level of hospitality and attention remained throughout our stay. Ash the butler is incredibly attentive, we never felt in need of anything and yet we felt this was perfectly balanced with privacy to enjoy the villa to ourselves. The Lookout is in a perfect location, with easy access to the beach whilst also feeling secluded. The villa itself is beautifully decorated, homely yet luxurious. We could not fault the food, every meal was different and every meal delicious. It really was the perfect stay and we couldn't recommend this place enough to anyone travelling to Sri Lanka. Thank You for having us, Emma and Layla x
I've been recommending The Lookout to all my friends since I got back. The villa is right on the beach with beautiful scenic views so you really feel like you're on holiday. It's a great place to come with family / group of friends. It's all the best parts of a five star hotel (ie a butler and a Chef) but without having to share it with a million other hotel guests! We really enjoyed the massages on the balcony, the barbecue of freshly caught lobster and crab, having our rooms turned down daily, the USB plugs by the bedside, Netflix on the TV and the delicious fresh fruit platter which came with breakfast everyday. What sets The Lookout apart from other places is the attention to detail and level of service. We left our Samsung phone charger at the airport and within 30 minutes of letting Ash (the lovely butler) know, he had sourced a new one from the market even though it was about 9pm at night. We also wanted to find somewhere to watch the World Cup matches, so he called the nearby bars to check which ones were showing it. We will definitely be back!
Could not express the quality of service!!!
The lookout is heaven.... the food was beyond
Ohhhh the view was to die for.
You literally had your private beach, and book the message on the beach during sunset
If you are thinking don’t just book I sincerely recommend this place
I had the privilege of meeting the owners in Colombo who told me about their property. In May 2018 I had the pleasure of staying here for a couple of nights, the apparent "off-season" in the area but what great weather we had!
The detail, perfection and thought that has gone into this property is something special and not seen much on the island. The architecture and interior, fittings and accessories. Perfection.
First of all the location is amazing, located meters from the sea in a little town: Dikwella is a small but has all the facilities you need, an ATM, liquor store, supermarket and market for your fresh fish. Besides that the beach is one of the better ones in Sri Lanka and with a minimum of properties, still very untouched for the area.
The property itself is luxurious design at its best, comfortable spacious rooms, great mattresses, very modern bathroom, a ocean view balcony overlooking the garden and beach, kitchen with everything you need and lots of places to sit and relax.
But the though that has gone into the design of the pool blew my mind, as I am almost 2 meters tall small luxury pools are often just too tiny for me. But not this, almost 20 meters and the perfect depth. Deep enough to comfortable swim in the morning but not too deep so you can relax with your beer in hand. Both sides have stairs which are the perfect hight and width to sit like its a underwater chair!
As a sushi fan I ordered some sushi for lunch, from all the places in Sri Lanka this is definitely one of the best I had! Fresh fish, proper sushi rice and even REAL wasabi. Recommended!
Last I want to mention the staff, exactly what you expect from a 5-star property. The host Ash was fantastic, catered to all our needs whenever we wanted. Fridge stocked with beer and he makes a great gin and tonic! He manages his other staff very well, food was always well presented and everything tidy at all times. The cleaning staff was something special too, I never even saw them! Invisible they made sure everything was always spot on.
Definitely recommend staying here, even in May when its off-season the place is amazing!