Launches and Openings

Teardrop Hotels launch luxury villas in Sri Lanka: Teardrop Villas

  • 13 June 2023

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Teardrop Hotels, Sri Lanka’s leading experiential luxury hotel group, is proud to announce the launch of Teardrop Villas. This marks the brand’s entry into luxury villa rentals and builds upon its portfolio of intimate properties that are authentic to their location and reflect the relaxed luxury of Sri Lankan hospitality.

The first villas to be introduced into the Teardrop Villas portfolio are the iconic 41 and 42 Lighthouse Street, located in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Galle Fort. Both villas are a short walk from the town’s fascinating historical landmarks, museums, shops, and cafes and close to the stunning local beaches, ideal for swimming, diving, surfing and whale and dolphin watching in deeper waters.

Once voted by UK Tatler as Galle’s ‘sexiest’ villa, 41 Lighthouse Street is a three-bedroom, luxury private dwelling which can accommodate a maximum of six-seven guests. Having undergone a three-year renovation, the two-storied villa offers a beautiful swimming pool in verdant gardens, (among the largest found in the Galle Fort), and an intimate base from which to explore Asia’s only living fort.

Originally the home of a 18th-century Dutch merchant, 42 Lighthouse Street is a grand four-bedroom villa for up to nine guests, complete with elegant living spaces, curated for a relaxed and authentic Sri Lankan holiday. Highlights of staying here include, watching the world go by on the veranda, or enjoying the ‘secret’ sky terrace and the romantic sunset views over the Galle Fort ramparts and Indian Ocean.

Like the wider Teardrop Hotels portfolio, both these villas bring together the best of historic Sri Lankan architecture, modern interior design and of course the exceptional service expected with elevated private villa hire.

CEO of Teardrop Hotels, Henry Fitch, comments, “We are thrilled to have launched Teardrop Villas with two stunning properties which are close to our hearts. We’ve seen a growing trend in families that are looking for exclusive use villas in the south, and 41 and 42 Lighthouse Street fit the bill perfectly. These two villas are just the beginning of a collection of holiday homes that will stand out and elevate the luxury villa experience in Sri Lanka. We believe that this collection will also bring the most unique and memorable experiences to friends or families travelling through Sri Lanka together.”

Seven-nights’ accommodation in 41 Lighthouse Street on an exclusive hire B&B basis with butler service, starts from US$2,450/£1,975 and in 42 Lighthouse Street from US$7,595/ £6,138. For bookings please visit: