Rock Villa is one of Bentota’s newest additions and is easily one of its most romantic hideaways. With just four rooms and one two-bedroom suites spread across two and a half acres, this beautifully designed boutique property feels completely intimate and secluded. The main house dates back 170 years and its colonial architecture means there are high vaulted ceilings, original red tiled floors and white washed walls. The design of the property has been brilliantly thought out; expect to find old planters’ chairs, wooden or polished concrete beds, antique wardrobes and restored white shutters. Bougainvillea drapes the walls throughout the property, complimenting the bright white exteriors and turquoise doors. Food is a real highlight here and can be enjoyed in the airy restaurant that overlooks the crisp 50ft pool, the massage pavilion and even the garden. We think this is one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful boutique hotels and is perfect for those who like an intimate atmosphere. Please note that a railway track runs between the beach and the hotel with several trains per day. This is similar to most boutique properties in Bentota and very few find it an issue.