I was lucky enough to enjoy a weekend on Taprobane Island with some close friends.
Taprobane is a beautiful island not far from the beach in Weligama Bay, overlooking the brightly painted fishing boats and tropical landscape of the coastline.
When you book the island you get the entire island and villa all to yourselves! I had admired this spot for years dreaming of one day getting the chance to treat my friends to a weekend of luxury. We were not disappointed!! What I liked most about the island was that the entire place feels relaxed and comfortable. It is not like many of the stark and sterile pricey villas. Instead we felt at home and had no qualms about walking through the rooms with sandy feet or chilling out with our feet up on (one of the many) day beds.
The excitement started with our group wading across to the island in waist high water (they can arrange a boat if needed but this all added to the excitement). The Island's house has 5 large bedrooms all with their own massive bathrooms. Each room has a unique design with its own outlook and private outdoor sitting areas. The gardens are thick and jungle like but still well maintained with beautiful tropical flowers. It was tough to leave the infinity pool overlooking the sea.
Each day the staff moved our dining table to a different spot and the food was devine. We could order what we felt like and they would pop across to weligama town to buy the fresh ingredients. We especially enjoyed the rice and curries and the seafood. The staff were friendly and willing to help any way they could without hanging around making us feel uncomfortable or spied on.
I celebrated a birthday on the island and the staff decorated the dining area beautifully and arranged a cake with candles for our desert. A birthday no one will ever forget!
We did not want to leave and I still dream of returning to this day. I highly recommend Taprobane Island to anyone wanting to treat themselves to some laid back luxury.