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River House

An exclusive creation by Nayantara 'Taru' Fonseka, Sri Lanka's foremost designer, the River House is an imposing villa set on a wooded hill slope overlooking the estuary of the Madhu Ganga River. Set in 7 acres of tropical gardens filled with birds and the chatter of monkeys, this is a haven of tranquillity and style. While the main villa is situated inland, guests can also enjoy the seclusion of a fabulous house on a private cove nearby.

The River House has five spacious suites named after signs in the Sri Lankan astrological zodiac. The decor bears distinctive influences of traditional South Asian design. Vaulted ceilings hover over slate plunge pools here. 'Taru' uses indigenous wood and antiques, period furniture and drapes from India, Thailand and Indonesia.

The beautifully landscaped tropical garden outside has an infinity pool and a small sun pagoda providing the perfect setting to relax and unwind while enjoying the views of the river. A walk through the tropical gardens teeming with birds or an enchanting boat ride on the river in the morning can be very rejuvenating.

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