Discover the Perfect Film Locations – Great Villas for Filming in Sri Lanka

1. Introduction

Through our many blogs written in the past, it’s hard not to stress on the natural beauty of Sri Lanka with its diverse landscapes and eco systems. Watch any video featuring Sri Lanka on social media streams and you will see great outdoor locations such as the pristine beaches of the south Sri Lankan coast, Sigiriya rock fortress, Taprobane island, the picturesque hill country. Unbeknownst to many, Sri Lanka also offers many top-of-the-line villas, ideal for indoor and outdoor filming that offer a touch of luxury to the already beautiful landscape.

2. Choosing Sri Lanka for Filming

Just as many production houses have begun to handpick Sri Lanka as their next film location, this is pearl shaped island, snuck away under the behemoth Indian subcontinent, is still one of the best kept secrets as a prodigious film location in Asia. The unique blend of quality and affordability that filming in Sri Lanka is hard to ignore in these financially strained times for the film industry.

Benefits of Filming in Villas

  • Privacy – Villas offer a level of seclusion and privacy that can be challenging to find in traditional film sets, making them ideal for intimate scenes or for avoiding unwanted interruptions. Noise pollution could also be minimized when filming indoors without disturbing the surroundings.
  • Unique Settings – Each villa has its own unique charm, from beachfront properties with panoramic ocean views to jungle hideaways surrounded by tropical greenery. This diversity allows filmmakers to choose the perfect backdrop for their stories.
  • Versatility – Villas often come equipped with a range of amenities, which can be repurposed for different scenes. This versatility allows filmmakers to create a variety of shots without changing locations.

3. Top Villas for Filming in Sri Lanka

Let’s take a closer look at some of the top villas in Sri Lanka that have garnered a reputation for being exceptional filming locations. These tried and tested villas have guaranteed an unparalleled filming experience. 

1. Serene Beach Escape in Mirissa. (Mirissa Beach Villa)

  • Location             

Nestled on a secluded beachfront, this villa offers breathtaking views of the Indian ocean. The southern coastal town of “Mirissa” is becoming ever so popular with filmmakers as it offers a myriad of activities such as whale watching and Catamaran cruises.

  • Filmography

 Reality TV Series Fboy Island España have used this villa as one of their main filming villas which the contestants resided in. Also dubbed “The Girls Villa” this offered a luxurious, elegant, chic and vibrant look and feel that exuded seduction. Perfect for a dating reality show!

  • Amenities

 The villa boasts an infinity pool, spacious gardens, and modern interior settings that make it a versatile choice for filmmakers.

2. Jungle Elegance (Malabar Hill)

  • Location

Situated in the heart of a lush hilly jungle, these individual villas offer a unique blend of natural beauty and luxury. Using architectural details from the Moors, it creates an evocative safari encampment at the jungle edge.

  • Filmography

 It served as the backdrop for scenes in Fboy Island Sweden and Fboy Island Spain filmed in Sri Lanka.

  • Amenities

 The villa features a canopy walkway, lush gardens, infinity pool, and Mediterranean architecture that adds authenticity to your productions. Each individual villa has a plunge pool and spectacular views of green paddy fields and greenery as far as the eye can see.

3. Traditional yet Modern (Saman Villas)

  • Location

Situated in the peaceful fishing village of Bentota, on a rocky headland that separates two seemingly endless, golden sand beaches untouched by surfers and bordered by lush coconut plantations. It takes only two hours to reach the bustling capital of Colombo.

  • Filmography

It was used in the filming of one of the most watched miniseries of all time in Indian television – The Night Manager. Starring Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur and Shobita Dulipala

  • Amenities

 The villa showcases a traditional yet modern design, infinity pool, spa, snooker table, 26 suites and an exclusive duplex villa that combines the best of traditional splendour with modern sophistication.

4. Tips for Filmmakers

As you embark on your filmmaking journey in Sri Lanka, consider the following tips

  • Cultural Sensitivity

Show respect for local customs and traditions while filming to maintain a positive relationship with the local community.

  • Safety

Ensure the safety of your crew and equipment by taking precautions, especially when shooting in remote or challenging locations.

  • Clear Communication with the Villa Management

It is important to understand to “Do’s and Do not’s” when taking over a property for filming for smooth operation from both parties involved.

5. Conclusion

Sri Lanka’s diverse landscapes and the charm of its villas make it an ideal destination for filmmakers. The top villas we’ve discussed in this blog offer unique settings and amenities that can add a touch of magic to your film projects. Whether you’re shooting a romance, an action-packed adventure, or a historical drama, Sri Lanka’s villas provide versatile backdrops for all your creative needs. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this captivating island and create cinematic art in paradise.

Contact Information and Booking

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