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"An impossibly romantic island villa eccentrically accessible only by wading through the sea"

Taprobane Island Weligama Sri Lanka
Taprobane Island is the only privately owned island in Sri Lanka which is situated in Weligama coast. Taprobane was built in the 1920's by the eccentric English Count de Mauny as his dream home. The island, has played host to kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, aristocracy, writers and eccentrics, giving it a very colorful history. This villa build in palladio style and located highest point of the 2 acre island with sweeping views of the Weligama bay.

The house itself is planned around a central hexagonal hall and surrounded by large verandahs and terraces, it is a fantasy experience in outdoor living; perfect for honeymooners, families and anyone wanting to experience island life. The house has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, huge verandahs and balconies and many a secluded spot to get lost in. There are 2 houseboys, a steward, chef, gardener and 2 uniformed security guards. Taprobane villa has a stunning infinity pool, seawater rockpool, shaded verandahs, boogie boards, board games and tropical garden.
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In-front of Taprobane Island Weligama

Facilities in the Taprobane Island

With a staff of five to cater to your every need, the fantasy of this 2.5 acre island can be enjoyed all to yourself with no disruptions or disturbances, completely sealed from the outside world. Only accessible by wading through the slow-moving surf, the statuesque neo-Palladian mansion of Taprobane is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens which enjoy 360 degree ocean views.

Accommodation in Taprobane Island

The octagonal shape of the main house allows for the appreciation of the panorama of every angle from the wraparound verandas. Rooms revolve outwards from a grand central space characterized by a 30m high-domed roof, and its open plan design allows for the cool flow of air. The main house features comfortable living areas and three suites, while two more are located on a lower level of the house. Taprobane sleeps 10 people comfortably in its five en-suite bedrooms: 4 doubles and 1 twin, which can be rented by the room or in its entirety, with its cool white terrazzo floors and high wooden ceilings has 5 spacious en-suite bedrooms each with sea views. Light and airy living areas and shaded terraces and verandahs provide many a secluded spot to sunbathe, paint or read.
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Ariel view of Taprobane Island Weligama

Dining of Taprobane Island

At Taprobane Island you have your own private chef to provide you with delicious tropical cuisine built around the freshest of local ingredients. Meals are predominantly seafood with an Asian influence, but our chefs are also brilliant at creating mouthwatering Sri Lankan curries and hoppers for which Sri Lankan cuisine is known. After discussing your menu requirements for the day, your chef and his staff will procure the food from local markets and local fisherman who have hauled in their catch overnight.

A highlight of living on Taprobane is that every angle of the island affords a unique view over Weligama Bay, and the Indian Ocean. Breakfast, lunch, cocktails, dinner and late night star gazing presents a dizzying array of gorgeous views. Whether it's cocktail hour, lunch time or dinner time, our staff will ensure that each location is memorable & unique.

How to get in here : Taprobane Island

Travelers can witness this Mansion by walking from Weligama city. It is located in-front of Weligama Bay hotel. You can easily walk down from Weligama surf center. You do not need book the villa to see it. It is openly available but you can not enter without a prior booking. Never mind you can see around.

Fascinated in Taprobane Island? : Book your next private Island villa in Weligama beach

Travelers can book Taprobane Island via their own website.

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