Villa Tanderra
Villa Tanderra, Hungama, Sri Lanka
Villa Tanderra

Located on the secluded and stunning Kalametiya beach this architecturally designed villa is built on an idyllic spit of land nestled between the ocean and lagoon.

Built as a holiday home of an expatriate family from Sydney, the name Tanderra meaning ‘a restful place’ is taken from the language of the Indigenous Australians. Embracing the natural beauty and cooling breezes of the Indian Ocean, the Villa offers informal and comfortable open plan living, a place for friends and families to spend their days swimming, exploring, feasting or just relaxing in one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Sri Lanka.

The Villa is rented out for your exclusive use and is fully staffed including a chef and two general staff.  Simply and comfortably decorated with teak and cane furnishings, a forty-foot swimming pool, a Bose sound system, flat-screen TV and WiFi complete the picture.

Local produce and seasonal food is our focus wherever possible.  With abundant seafood at our doorsteps as well as plenty of farming in the area, our seafood, fruit and vegetables come from local farmers and fishermen.  We recommend an early morning visit to the harbour, with our chef, as the local fishing fleet returns to port with the night's catch, a wonderful opportunity to select from the fresh and abundant fruits of our local seas.


Tanderra’s private chef is skilled in a number of Sri Lankan and regional specialties.

We believe that an important part of a good holiday is delicious food and we aim to please from delectable rice and curries to seafood BBQs.


Your Chef will speak with you each evening to plan your dining choices for the next day.

As a boutique Villa we buy supplies daily so this is an important step to allow us to get to the market early the next day to source the freshest and best seasonal produce.



Dining around us

Variety is the spice of life and so we encourage our guests to look at the variety of dining options in the area from pizza to seafood bbq’s some of our favorites are as follows:

  • The Lounge, Seafood, cocktails, Tangalle
  • Upoint, Seafood, Kalametiya.
  • Il Mare, Italian, Anantara, Tangalle (Fine dining)
  • Verala, Asian, Japanese, Anantara, Tangalle (Fine dining)
  • Kura Place, Seafood, cocktails, Tangalle
  • The Last Drop, Seafood, cocktails, Tangalle
  • Ceylon Excel, Tangalle
  • Sera, South East Asian cuisine, Shangri -La, Hambantota

Our little part of Sri Lanka is all about relaxing but that doesn’t mean there are not many things to fill up your days and nights if you so choose.  Our team can assist you in making any necessary arrangements. 


  • Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
  • Rekawa Turtle watch
  • Yala National Park
  • Bundala National Park
  • Dolphine and Wheel watching in Mirissa
  • Shangri La 18 hole golf course


WiFi is available as complementary, however, given our regional location, the wifi strength varies based on where you are in the villa. The login network is “villa tanderra”

  •  A Bose soundbar is provided for your enjoyment. It can be used to play music from your phone or laptop using Bluetooth, it also connected to the TV for watching movies. The features are controlled via remote control. To connect your Bluetooth-enabled device simply press the “Power” and “Bluetooth” button (look for the blue light on the bar) and search for the “Bose Solo 5 system” on your device.
  • Dialog TV is Sri Lanka’s cable TV provider and has a wide selection of channels including sports, news and movie channels. The Dialog remote control will help you navigate the
  • system.
  • Board games and the start of a small ‘exchange’ library is to be found in the Lounge room.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee are provided for guest self-service as is drinking water
  • The Indian Ocean’s ever-changing conditions such as currents can be dangerous to inexperienced swimmers and people unfamiliar with the ocean. Kalametiya beach is not surf patrolled and guests who choose to swim do so at their own risk.
  • Our pool caters to all ages with both a shallow and deep end. As a private villa, our pool is not supervised by lifeguards and guests are requested to take care and supervise all children.
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Reviews and Location
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

a great get away
by Pavithra K on 05/11/2022

Although I had seen pictures of the Villa, the experience of actually being there is breathtaking. The Villa has a very calming effect: the breeze, light, ocean, and the sounds of the waves the whole...

Simply Amazing
by dinalig on 04/18/2022

Villa Tanderra is a fairly new beach front property. The rooms are nice and spacious, with clean toilets and the living/ dining area opens to the pool and beach. Breathtaking views throughout the...

Fabulous stay
by Dilshani G on 04/18/2022

We had a fabulous two nights stay at Villa Tanderra. Food was very delicious. We wanted a crab curry and it was out of this world. Staff were very friendly and their service was excellent .Bedrooms...

Nearest Airport : Mattala International Airport, Appox 50Kms/01 Hour
Nearest Railway Station : Beliatta Railway Station/30kms/45mins

Cancellation Policy:
Terms & Conditions:
  • Full payment with the confirmation.
  • All Extras need to be paid at the time of check out