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Tropical Luxury Villas

Ambalama’s Story

Villas designed to feel like your luxury home

Ambalama is a Sinhalese (an ethnic group native to Sri Lanka) word that translates into ‘a welcoming resting place for weary travellers and pilgrims’. After many years of living in Asia, Chris Kidd, has a vision to create a 21st century interpretation of the word “Ambalama” that centered around reconnecting with one’s self.

In order for guests to truly relax, Chris knew he couldn’t simply create luxury villas – he had to create spaces that felt like homes. Every detail was taken into account to allow guests to rest and recharge—from the design of the villa to the interior furnishings, staffing and the guest liaison. Chris also knew the importance of connecting with his guests directly, which is why he continues to actively manage the business.

In 2006, Ambalama Sri Lanka was opened and its success led to the opening of Ambalama Bali in 2014. With over a decade of experience and an eye for detail, many of our guests return regularly to what they consider as their “home away from home.” Please read our Tripadvisor reviews for Sri Lanka and Bali to see more guest feedback.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or +65 6598158960

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“Often you take a holiday, but you don’t have a chance to truly relax. I want guests to feel like they’re home so they can fully recharge while experiencing a wonderful culture.”

— Chris Kidd, Owner



Tripadvisor Reviews

We stayed at Ambalama for a week for our honeymoon and had the most incredible time! GORGEOUS villa, very relaxed atmosphere, the friendliest staff and most delicious food! We can wait to go back with friends! Perfect location for exploring too (or just relaxing if thats what you want to do!) and the have a fantastic pack with local recommendations of what to see / do / where to eat etc. Couldn't recommend it highly enough!
Guest from Bath, United KingdomStayed April 2015
From the moment we arrived at Ambalama Villa, we were greeted with warm smiles and the service didn't fault once throughout the rest of our stay. We were really fortunate to have the villa to ourselves for the entire week which may have lent to the staff all being really attentive as well as very accommodating. Regardless, we felt thoroughly spoilt!
Rae from London, EnglandStayed April 2015
Very helpful staff who provide great service example bringing cold towels for us when we come back from trips. Rooms are spick and span and tastefully decorated. New experience to shower under the stars as the bathroom area is an open area where one can see the sky.
Villa GuestStayed June 2015