A unique large property which is embedded in the nature of Sri Lanka.
Sudu and Kate
- english, slovenian
About Sudu and Kate
We are Kate, Primoz and Sudu. As creators and owners of Tara Garden, we joined the European model of comfortable accommodation with fascinating Sri Lankan traditions.
Sudu and Kate purchased this House in 2014
Why Sudu and Kate chose Beruwala
Sudu is an experienced manager of three luxurious villas and a wedding hall and has been running a successful business for 15 years. We fell in love with Sri Lanka in 2014, when we and our three kids were Sudu’s guests in one of his villas. He made sure that we had the best possible experience of this diverse country. We became enchanted by the animals, greenery, constant warm temperatures and most of all - people. Sudu has offered us an amazing personal insight into the lives Sri Lankans. After 14 days we weren’t leaving as tourists but as family.
What makes this House unique
We have decided to invest in renovation of an old colonial villa. With its quiet garden, tea plantation, rice field and variety of animals visiting daily, the property had a special positive and calming vibe. After 3 years of renovation Tara Garden was born. We kept the villa’s colonial design and enriched it with modern minimalism, comfort and spotlessly clean facilities. We made sure that ourselves and our guests will enjoy the western luxury in a Sri Lankan environment. Sudu is taking the best possible care of the house, garden, pool and other facilities. Our chef will spoil you with magnificent meals and our driver will take you sightseeing around the island or help you uncover secret locations. Your holiday in Tara Garden will be an unforgettable experience.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
A spacious relaxing villa nestled in the countryside and away from the hustle and bustle. All the facilities you could ever need in kitchen and bathrooms along with spacious bedrooms and lounge as well as a fabulous pool for swimming and lounging around. The villa is supported by a group of friendly and attentive staff. The gardens are kept immaculately by Isuru with plenty of fresh fruit and wildlife without leaving the grounds. A highlight of our stay was the 'Master Chef' Susil who was very humble and friendly yet extremely skilled. He cooked for us daily, asking us what we would like but also suggesting and creating delicious combinations - providing us with sumptuous banquets of fresh Sri Lankan and western food - post holiday diet definitely required after all that amazing food. The villa manager Shami and part owner Sudu were friendly, helpful. They were on hand to advise and answer any questions as well as organising and accompanying us on local and distance trips. A short tuk tuk or car ride away are local markets, waterfall, turtle sanctuaries, great beaches and plenty of water sports and when we did want to go further afield to the elephant sanctuary, Galle or Kandy it was easy to organise with Shami and Sudu. We had a fantastic 2 weeks here mixing lazy days by the pool with days of sight seeing. Airport pick up and return went smoothly and we had a fabulous holiday in the capable hands of Tara Gardens.
Amazing end to a perfect holiday!
Wow! Words can't describe what we were all thinking when we pulled up to this property for the first time. The photos do not do the property and its gardens justice. Our stay here was a truly wonderful way to end our family holiday after travelling around Sri Lanka for the past two and a bit weeks. It was an amazing experience to stay in this beautiful 'home away from home' with stunning gardens and attentive people who went over and above to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The chef, Susil, was exceptional chef cooking us all fabulous meals and even catering to the kids desire for all things chicken nuggets! We appreciated the flexibility provided to accommodate us and will be encouraging many more Aussies to visit this amazing place. Thank you for having us all.
Dear Naomi and family!
Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending us to your friends. Our entire staff has enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you have enjoyed your stay. We hope your next stay is just around the corner - please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.
Can't say enough
This place is fantastic. The setting is gorgeous -- mango/orange/banana/avocado trees, tea, cinnamon, & peppercorn bushes, etc. The rooms are clean and spacious. All rooms have their own bathroom. The pool is blissful. Monkeys are in the nearby trees, sometimes making an appearance on the property. A few fruit bats come in at night, which was great. What I can't say enough about is the service. Absolutely everyone servicing the property treated us like royalty. It was beyond expectations. The place is a bit remote (which was a blessing!), but they take you wherever you want to go; shopping / supplies is just a short ride away. There aren't restaurants within walking distance, but it doesn't matter, because you literally have the best chef in the country there hooking you up. He made anything we requested (and then some!!). Their kindness, service, and character would be hard to match. You won't be disappointed.
Thank you for your nice words. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are hoping to seeing you again in the future.
Breathtakingly beautiful in every way!
Wow, where can I start? The owners of this property really are not telling the truth about Tara Garden. The property is simply stunning, the interiors are stunning, the location is stunning and pool amazing. The countryside around the property is beyond words. The sounds of the monkeys from the trees, looking for fruit to eat. The little chipmunks, the lizards going about their own business, the fruit bats swooping over the pool at dusk. The staff that maintain the property are discreet, respectful but work so hard to keep Tara Garden perfectly beautiful. The Chef prepared amazing food every day, catering to the desires of children that hated spicy food and only wanted familiar western dishes. But also to the adults who sought everything for very spicy to moderately spicy. One day we fancied a BBQ, and so a large butter fish was bought, marinated and cooked on the BBQ and it was amazing. The following night we had wild boar curry, again mind blowing.
The property manager, worked with us to enable us to get the holiday structure we wanted. A great balance of lazy mornings and evenings, with interesting places and sights to see in the locality. He really cared about us seeing the beauty of Sri Lanka: meeting his temple elephants and the children feeding the female marshmallows while she took her bath; releasing baby turtles into sea on Bentota beach; boat trip to see lizards, birds and crocodiles; holding baby crocodiles; elephant safari; and watching monkeys eating fruit in Tara Garden's trees...... so much to talk about and yet we were only there one week.
I can't recommend Tara Garden enough, and I have to say there is nothing negative I could say! Even the journey from the airport was comfortable and not too tiring. Met by Tara Garden's chef when we arrived with a cool glass of freshly squeezed juice.
Tara Garden is a little slice of paradise for all ages......
Tara Garden is as good as and better than the pics. The place is beautifully kept and the accommodation is excellent.The pool is perfectly situated with views of the jungle that are inexplicable.
The best thing about this stay was the exceptional service and care we received from the staff. Sudu is the most patient person we have ever dealt with. The best tour guide and even better driver:) The rules of the road in Sri Lanka are strict and the traffic can be hectic. The food was beyond amazing.The chef Sousil is exceptional. Everything was perfect and more than enough to feed an army. We all got few pounds each :).
Tara Garden is situated remote enough to feel the peaceful solitude and still close to the city, beaches...
All in all, wonderful experience! We can by all means recommend staying in Tara Garden!
Close to paradise
Dreams have come true: from the very first moment we knew about Tara Garden untill our final night. Our idea was to really relax after a demannding trip in India, ideally a “Home for a week”. And this turned out to be Tara Garden, in all its aspects. Based upon the keyword Perfectionism. The house and its surroundings, so beatifully restored, together with the level of hospitality from the moment we arrived at the airport.
Sudu overlooking it all most wholeheartedly, Susil preparing miracles in the kitchen or making Barraduda on the grill, Chsmi supporting and guiding whenever and Insuru making sure everything was all set around the house and after all meals. We can only consider this team to be Made as a Match Made in Heaven, close to paradise.
We wish the team good times after all the hard work done in realising this wonderful place!