Khomba Beach House was designed by a leading young Sri Lankan architect and completed in 2009.
Set in six acres of lush tropical garden it offers a unique beach front position - exactly what everyone searches for.
Situated 2 1/2 hours’ drive North of Colombo’s airport on the West Coast, it’s the only house of it’s kind on a privately owned, pristine beach. Unlike the beaches in the South, the calm waters have no currents so children are perfectly safe.
With its own boat, Khomba is perfectly situated to visit the stunning dolphin and whale displays a short distance offfshore. Other activities can include sea fishing, snorkelling off the reef and water skiing.
Set 150 metres back from the water’s edge, Khomba is designed on an open plan basis with high ceilings, fans, polished floors and overhanging eaves in order to enjoy the cool ocean breeze while also bathing in the glorious temperate light.
Khomba House comprises two separate large double bedrooms, with their own en-suite facilities. Each of these bedrooms has a further daybed suitable for small children. Adjoining bedroom one is a separate sitting room with three further daybeds.
The main 80 sq metre verandah provides a fantastic area in which to relax and look out at the sea views.
Khomba boasts one of the finest chefs in Sri Lanka. A mouth watering range of local delicacies awaits you, with daily supplies of fresh lobster, prawns and the daily catch and the freshest of local vegetables from the garden. Depending on your tates the chef will cook to order.
At the end of the garden is one of the most brilliant beaches in Sri Lanka. Completely private, very few other people (just the occasional fisherman) and you have your own private beach hut.
While Khomba is completely private, within a short walk you will have access to three neighbouring boutique hotels, all of which have swimming pools which they have kindly agreed our guests can use. In addition they have beach side bars and restaurants if you can rip yourself away from Khomba.
The area is largely undiscovered, which means there are no beach hawkers and you're encouraged to help pull in the fishermens nets.
Our team of gardeners have built a tropical paradise in the six acre harden. With an abundance of fruit trees, a coconut grove, teak plantation and a fresh water pond stuffed with Koi carp, its a paradise for the stunning local birdlife. Aside from the many tropical birds, flashing with colour, and the 1,000's of dolphins which put on a daily display, turtles are ofetn spotted on the beach in the evening and migratory whales can be found a little further out following the continental shelf.
Khomba has four bicycles which can be used to visit the neighbouring resorts, who have kindly allowed us to use their facilities, or venture further afield to the local town.
Aside from numerous hammocks and chill out spaces the garden also has a full size badminton/volleyball pitch.
Kalpitiya has a growing reputation for wind and kite surfing during the low season on the lagoon. There are numerous local schools offering courses for beginners and experienced surfers alike.
If you are planning to include Khomba Beach HOuse as part of a longer tour of Sri Lanka, It falls on a route which would include Wiulpatu National Park, the cultural triangle and Kandy tea estates.
Khomba was selected as one of the best beach side properties in the world by Conde Nast Magazine.
We live in Dorset UK, but my brother was working in Sri Lanka for the Red Cross post Tsunami, when he 'discovered' the West Coast.
Vicky Fuller purchased this villa in 2009
For us this is a brilliant opportunity to get away from it all. For the kids it is treasure Island heaven snorkelling, climbing coconut trees and marvelling at the whales and dolphins. Even in my advanced years I can still get up on the skiis - see photo 2014.
For us this was a chance to really immerse ourselves in Sri Lankan culture. Our greatest allies are Sisera and Indrani, who have been running Khomba for the past five years. Their energy and enthusiasm are unrivalled and fill me with happiness every time I visit. It's also quite handy that Indrani is an outstanding cook. Every day she buys the best of the days catch whether it be Tuna or mackeral (local version) she works her magic with the local spices and turns out mammoth feasts. If you want to BBQ down at the beach - nothing is too much.
This has been an amazing journey for us - challenging at times, but the end result is just magical.
We had a wonderful stay at Khomba house, and loved every minute we spent there! The house is wonderful (our children wanted to stay and live there, and we understand them!), Sisira and Indrani are fantastic, I could'nt believe that but after just 4 days there I had tears in my eyes when we left them!
We had an amazing time thank you! We went with the understanding that it was the windy season, so we weren’t at all disappointed by the beach.
Sisira was amazing, all the staff were. He set up two trips for us to the elephant orphanage and a lagoon tour.
The food was unbelievable!
It was my first trip away from our kids, who are 5 and 1, so I got to relax and read and sleep whenever I wanted to which was a treat in its self!
We made use of the Bar Reef pool and drank our fair share of Pina coladas! On our last day we went across to Udekki and met the very interesting Blues musician owner, who was also so accommodating and we had a drink with him.
It really was an amazing trip, our first time to Sri Lanka, and I think we will definitely be back one day.
Khomba Beach was one of our best trips ever. The house is amazing, the staff fantastic, the food outstanding. We were two families with three younger kids. We did sightseeing and kitesurfing near Khomba House.
I have to say, Khomba house was the most beautiful, relaxing place we have ever stayed. And Sisera and Indrani are amazing. The food was heaven and now I am trying not to eat anything as can't fit into any of my clothes! Thanks so much for having us.
The villa was outstanding, everything you want for a complete rest, the staff do look after you so very well. We had fresh meals cooked for us each day, which were different each time and so well presented and they tasted lovely, afternoon tea served with homemade cake yummy.
We had a couple of trips, one was to see whales and dolphins, we saw 8 sperm whales and lots and lots of dolphins, this was arranged with Sisara the villa manager who goes out of his way to make your time at the villa so memorable, the trip to the national forest, we saw elephants, and a sloath bear which is quite rare, i think we were very lucky.
Vicky the owner was easy to work with, each query dealt with promptly, highly recommended.
We've enjoyed one of the best times of our lives at Khomba House. You know that pleasant feeling when you get much (much!) more than you expected... Sisira, Indrani & staff, the house, its surroundings and the local wildlife made us feel like living in paradise.
Khomba Beach House is heaven. Surrounded by 6 acres of gorgeous gardens, the house opens fully to the trees, birds, noises and sounds outside. The beach and sea lie just beyond this with a view through the trees. The sitting room is completely open to this view like a huge veranda. The bedrooms & bathrooms are huge, cool and well thought out and it slept nine of us comfortably.
We arrived to be greeted warmly by Cissara and his wife Indrani and a cup of tea for an 8 day stay. Breakfast, lunch, tea & supper were cooked by Indrani and were delicious, varied & always Sri Lankan - just what we wanted. We didn't taste better food than this anywhere in Sri Lanka. Better still, there is no menu, no cooking, no washing up, no cleaning & it is all provided with such care & charm.
The sea is warm, absolutely safe with no tide or rip currents, and not even very deep all the way out to the reef. We took two boat trips; the first was a fishing trip where we caught a barracuda (cooked by Indrani for supper), the second to see dolphin. On the second trip we saw super pods of dolphin i.e. hundreds and then, amazingly, two blue whale just 25m from the boat - a real thrill.
Another excursion was to the Wilpattu National Park where we were lucky again to see a sloth bear, leopard, elk, a crocodile, colourful birds such as bee eaters and hornbill. Although it's a long time in the car, worthwhile nonetheless.
A typical day was: wake and take a dip in the sea, back to the house where a cup of tea arrives magically, breakfast, back to the beach, on to the neighbouring hotel for swimming and cabanas, back to Khomba for lunch, siesta in a hammock in the garden or a massage, read, beach ball in the garden, cycle into the nearby town (bikes from Cissara), drinks, supper, bed.
We stayed over Christmas and it was a treat to get away from the commercial razzmatazz, overeating & drinking. It was a real rest, the people are really charming and Khomba is exceptional.
Thanks so much to the owners, Cissara and Indrani.
Alankuda is a beautiful stretch of beach in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka. Khomba House is a wonderfully luxurious villa very well placed to enjoy some of the fantastic activities and excursions Sri Lanka has to offer. This includes but is not limited to kite surfing, whale watching, dolphin watching, water sports, and safari trips to Wilpattu National Park, Kalpitiya Fort and Town, St. Anne's Church and the Cultural Triangle.
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Notes to the rental rates
• Tariff includes B&B. Other meals are charged at $7.00 pp for a vegetarian option with meat and fish dishes added at cost, which allows you to specify in advance exactly what you would like to eat.
• Prices quoted are for four people. For each further child over six a further £10/£15/£25 will be charged.
• Children under six receive free food and accommodation.