I first fell for Sri Lanka some years ago, a deep love affair that led to building and creating Satori as a retreat from my busy business life in London.
The beauty of the villa in every detail and the private serenity of its location, high in the hills, are my joy. It is great place to unwind in a glorious natural environment, yet within easy reach of the beaches, villages and everyday life of Southern Sri Lanka.
My passion is to share the unique energy of Satori and create an experience that cannot be found in a hotel or resort. I designed the villa to be the perfect setting for my family – and a home from home for our guests. For me, Satori is a place of inspiration; a place to relax, refresh and recharge. Where busy modern life melts away, so you can find your centre once more.
Whether you find it lying in the garden hammocks fanned by coconut palms or floating in the pool under the stars listening to the jungle noises, there is a slowing of pace that is rich to the soul and the spirit. Here, the environment is one of simple pleasures – wandering around the lush gardens, picking a ripe mango or papaya, sharing breakfast with monkeys chattering overhead or winding up through the jungle and paddy fields after a relaxing day on the beach. And if you have a spirit of adventure there is a wealth of things to discover and explore in the local area.
For me though, what makes Satori so special is the extraordinary kindness of our manager, Chathura and our team, many of whom have been with us for years. Their generosity, smiles and genuine care and attention have touched us deeply as well as our guests. Sri Lanka itself is a beautiful country with warm and friendly people. And all as-yet unspoilt by mass tourism. Satori offers a perfect slice of this gentle harmony – and I am excited to welcome you to my beautiful home in paradise.
P.S. The sounds of Satori