Why House, Mihiripenna, near Galle

Why House is an exceptional villa for extended families, large gatherings and groups of friends looking for a tranquil rural setting close to Galle’s picture postcard beaches. The villa has 10 well-equipped rooms spread between three elegant buildings and a pair of cabanas, amidst a lush three-acre tropical garden.

Facilities include an open-sided dining pavilion, a spacious lounge, furnished verandas and a large swimming pool. As an exclusive private retreat, Why House is excellent for celebrating a special event, such as a wedding, milestone birthday or anniversary. The villa is fully staffed by an attentive team including managers and chefs who warmly contribute to the villa’s home-from-home ambiance.

Rooms in the villa may be booked individually. Please see here for more details.


  • 10 a/c bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Sleeps 20 adults + up to 10 children
  • High service standards & superb food
  • Massage room & yoga shala
  • Private garden with huge swimming pool & jacuzzi jets
  • Fan-cooled lounge, furnished verandas & a dining pavilion
  • Personable staff team
  • Free tuk tuks to the beach


  • Learn how to make hoppers and curries with the villa chefs
  • Make for the beach and relax on an idyllic stretch of sand
  • Take a guided bicycle ride through Galle’s rural hinterland
  • Visit a lowland tea factory for tasting sessions and tours
  • Embark on coastal cruises or whale/dolphin watching in season
  • Tour the atmospheric streets of the history-laden Galle Fort
  • Relax with an in-villa massage or beauty treatment
  • Go shopping and eat out – ask us for recommendations


  • Mihiripenna is 10km from Galle
  • The air taxi landing spot is 7km away in Koggala
  • Distance to Colombo is 132km (via the Southern Expressway)
  • Distance to the Bandaranaike International Airport is 160km