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Welcome to Moonwater

The Moonwater House was originally a Plantation Managers house, constructed in traditional Sri Lankan style and architecture. Spacious, airy and shaded by the tropical King coconut trees, this ‘open’ style house is fresh with gentle breezes from the ocean and sounds from the local tree dwelling monkeys and island wildlife.

Moonwater sleeps 10 and is spread out on one, spacious open-plan  level with the addition of a separate en-suite double bedroom that sits above our Games and TV room.  This beautiful en-suite slumber room is also fully air conditioned, has a small balcony  that overlooks the main entrance and offers additional privacy underneath our mango tree.

In the main Moonwater house, we have a single twin bedroom, with a further three double en-suite bedrooms all in a row (one with a connecting door).  Two of the double bedrooms have what we call ‘Moon Roofs’ that let you shower looking up into the coconut trees and skies, lending to the character of this lovely house.  All double bedrooms lead out onto the garden beyond.

At Moonwater, you will be genuinely looked after by our housekeeper, Mrs Chandrani and her husband Tilak who is our trusted gardener, security and groundsman.  Along with upgrading the facilities at Moonwater, we have a full time chef who will be able to provide authentic Sri Lankan and European delicacies as well as provide cookery classes for our guests.

Natural, serene and secluded yet just a few minutes drive from the buzzing beaches of south coast Galle and the famous Unawatuna, Wijaya and Jungle beaches, Moonwater is a gorgeous five double bedroom home from home that you can privately rent as an exclusive, fully-staffed house that effortlessly blends sophisticated European elegance with Sri Lankan tropics.


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House Amenities

  • All Bedrooms A/C
  • Full Time Chef
  • Swimming Pool
  • BBQ Area
  • Five Shower Rooms
  • Equipped Kitchen
  • Games & TV Room
  • 1 Twin Room
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeper
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Morning Room
  • Transport Available
  • Yoga Shala
  • Yoga Classes
  • Poolside Dining
  • Wellness Retreats
  • Cookery Classes
  • Maximum 10 people


Moonwater Pool

The Moonwater Pool sits just outside the morning room adjacent to the kitchen and BBQ area and is perfect for relaxing in underneath the shady, tropical trees.

Installed in 2014, the pool is a welcome addition to the facilities at Moonwater for children and adults alike.  Our trusted groundsman and property manager ensure that the pool is maintained and cleaned regularly and therefore, is suitable for children and adults alike.  When you feel the need to cool off, chill out and relax, the Moonwater pool provides a refreshing alternative to the heat.

The newly refurbished patio, BBQ and outside dining tables which seat 10 are next to the pool and offer a wonderful opportunity to sit outside in the evenings, surrounded by the cacophony of crickets and delicately lit with scented oil lamps and fireflies.

There is also an outside freshwater shower for post dipping.

“We were very fortunate to have stayed at Moon water during our extensive travels in Sri Lanka.
The property is a gem in a superb beach front town. We particularly liked the open plan layout, great space to move and socialise. Beautiful thatched ceilings and amazing brass decorative inlaid floors, just added to the charm. The tuk-tuk driver, Gino was amazing, his english and wealth of local knowledge was very helpful. He was great with the kids, making reed grass toys on the edge of the beach during one of our surfing expeditions. An amazing relaxing place to stay!”


“My Husband and I recently got married in Unawatuna and stayed at the beautiful Moonwater House for our wedding week. As an Aussie living in Dubai, Sri Lanka proved a perfect destination for our nuptials and the location was perfect for family flying in from all over the world.  The house is equipped with all the trimmings of ‘home’ to make even the shortest stay feel like a home away from home. We would highly recommend Moonwater to anyone visiting the south of Sri Lanka. The team at Moonwater ensure that your stay is pleasurable and never forgotten. Our wedding guests are still talking so highly of the holiday and wedding in Sri Lanka and the amazing hospitality of Chandrani, Talak and Gino. “


If you have any special requests, please don't hesitate to ask!

Breakfast is not included in our prices but is available to book directly with Mrs Chandrani