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Dining

Sri Lanka boasts an incredible culinary heritage, the result of a unique fusion of local produce with recipes and spices brought to the island over many decades by Malays, Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and English. Thanks to Sri Lanka’s tropical climate, fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance.

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Restaurant

In our restaurant, we serve a wide range of traditional Sri Lankan food, such as delicious vegetable curries, special oven-baked bread, brown rice and fresh fruits. The owner of Villa Araliya lived in Italy for many years, where he discovered his love of Italian cuisine. That`s why we also serve a small and exquisite range of Italian dishes at our restaurants. With our professional oven, we make authentic and delicious Italian pizzas for our guests. Please note that we only serve vegetarian food in all our restaurants.

PHILOSOPHY

At Villa Araliya we are conscious of our responsibility to the environment, our employees and the local community.

We have considered many aspects of our operations to ensure that we embrace sustainable tourism, reduce our carbon footprint and ensure that our guests are staying in safe, non-toxic and energy-efficient accommodation.

  • Renewable energy sources (solar)
  • Guest room and hotel lobby recycling bins
  • Towel and sheet re-use (guests can tell housekeeping to leave these items to reduce water consumption)
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Organic and locally-grown food in our restaurant
  • Non-disposable dishes
  • Grey-water recycling, which is the reuse of kitchen, bath and laundry water for garden and landscaping
  • Newspaper recycling program

As a guest, we welcome your support in assisting Villa Araliya and Sri Lanka to become more sustainable. Here are some of the things you can do to help us in our mission.

  • Conserve Energy – reduce energy by switching off lights and closing windows if heating or air conditioning is on
  • Eat Local, Buy Local and See Local – support local producers and services, experience the true flavour of what Sri Lanka has to offer
  • Be Water Wise – please use water wisely by turning off the tap when brushing your teeth and adhering to towel policies or other water saving initiatives
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – assist us by avoiding over packaged goods or say no to that extra carrier bag
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OUR ANIMALS

Sri Lanka is home to millions of roaming dogs and cats. Living on the streets, they must contend with many hazards and threats to their lives and health. Some are natural dangers, while others are caused by humans. We envision a Sri Lanka free from animal suffering.

That’s why we try to do our part and help as much as we can. We adopt stray dogs and give them a new home. Villa Araliya is home to a few dogs and cats. We love our animals and we hope you do too. All our dogs and cats are vaccinated.