Luxury Why House vacations

Why House

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Why House, nestled in the idyllic village of Mihiripenna, Sri Lanka, is a captivating boutique hotel that features the exclusivity of luxury amenities with the warmth of a homely retreat.

This enchanting property is spread across a verdant three-acre garden, offering a lush oasis of tranquility. Situated conveniently near Sri Lanka’s southern coast, it provides easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the region. It’s owned and managed by Hen, a queen of hospitality, who’s charming obsession with her sausage dog Violet Elizabeth can be seen in the house’s quirky decor.

A stone’s throw from the stunning Dalawella beaches, Why House is the perfect spot for guests looking to indulge in beachside relaxation, sunbathing, and swimming in crystal-clear waters. Additionally, the hotel offers a unique opportunity to engage in a range of traditional experiences, such as cooking classes and cultural performances, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the rich heritage and vibrant traditions of Sri Lanka.

Why House also prides itself on its personalized service, ensuring that each guest’s stay is tailor-made to their preferences, whether it’s organizing local excursions, culinary adventures, or simply providing a relaxing environment to unwind.

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  • Unique boutique accommodation
  • Lush three-acre garden and beach proximity
  • Diverse cultural experiences
  • Personalized service from a fantastic host

Whilst the legal situation for LGBTQ+ people in Sri Lanka is less than ideal, travellers to the country will find a different reality as the majority of resorts and hotels provide safe haven for foreign queer people. Whilst some discretion is advised, Sri Lanka is an incredibly popular gay travel destination.


These delightful rooms, nestled in the lush garden, offer comfort and direct pool access. They are perfect for guests who enjoy being close to nature while retaining a sense of luxury.

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This room features a private veranda overlooking the lush garden and is wheelchair-accessible. The large bathroom, equipped with a rain shower, is also suited for wheelchair users.

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This suite features a king-size bed and an anteroom for two extra single beds, ideal for families. It includes an oversized bathroom with a large walk-in shower and lovely views over the pool and gardens.

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The Garden Villa comprises three rooms: two interconnecting and one with a mezzanine, ideal for groups or large families. There’s a wheelchair-accessible private veranda with garden views, and the spacious bathroom has a rain shower and is also wheelchair-friendly.

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The Garden Bungalow is 230 sqft and features a private terrace with garden views, a king-size bed (or two queens on request), and a large ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower.

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The dining experience at Why House caters to a variety of palates, offering both local Sri Lankan cuisine and international dishes, all prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients.


Cultural Performances & Classes

Guests can immerse themselves in the local culture with engaging activities like cooking classes and cultural performances, providing a unique and enriching experience.

Cultural Performances & Classes


Daily yoga sessions are available, offering a peaceful and rejuvenating way to start or end the day, suitable for all levels of experience.


Our Experts

Jaike Rowe

Jaike Rowe

Luxury Travel Expert

"Sri Lanka is truly one of the most special places I've been lucky enough to visit. There's so much heritage and culture to discover on this small island nation - and the vistas are absolutely breathtaking."

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Dionne Charles

Dionne Charles

Luxury Travel Expert

"Sri Lanka is the ideal place to pair with a trip to the Maldives, offering a dose of cultural stimulation following a sumptuous Maldivian escape. There's also a bounty of luxury properties in Sri Lanka. "

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