Barefoot simplicity is the key to The Teak House. Relax in the inside/outside living room. Plug your favourite tunes into the Philips sound system. Swing in a hammock beneath the coconut palms or take a cocktail on the bespoke teak sun loungers.
As the heat of the day turns to dusk, take an evening swim in the Indian Ocean below, join a game of cricket on the beach, stroll beneath the cool canopy of the coconut plantation or enjoy a cup of delicious Ceylon tea on the verandah. Nothing is too much trouble for our staff. After a day or so, you won't even have to ask - a refreshing drink will simply appear.
Early mornings are very special at The Teak House. As the sun rises and the hibiscus flowers open, the garden is a truly special place. Planted with a breathtaking variety of hibiscus, bougainvillea, flowering ginger, frangipani, it never ceases to delight. With over two hundred coconut palms on the plantation surrounding the house, a fresh coconut is not a luxury but a daily necessity.
"I had been told, prior to the trip, that Sri Lanka was a paradise, but it is even better than that. Thanks to my hosts' open arms welcome, generosity and sense of humour, these holidays have opened doors to new worlds, new plants and new friends (not necessarily in that order though)! Thank you - du fond du Coeur - for these marvellous two weeks which have been a depaysement total. Please can I come back?"