The farm

Jim’s Farm Villas offer a wealth of experiences to introduce you to the fantastic diversity of Sri Lanka’s environment.  Kevin, the owner of the hotel and farm, dedicated the farm to his father’s memory.  Jim was a farmer in Suffolk, England for many years, and inspired Kevin to create his own sustainable organic farm in Sri Lanka.

Coconuts and much more!

You can find out more about coconut farming or see the nuts being harvested (every six weeks) by our skilful pickers.  There are over 2500 coconut palms, 500 banana palms, plus several hundred mango and papaya trees, providing delightful shade and wonderful vistas as they disappear off towards distant hills.  We will explain the organic method of cultivating coconuts, bananas and other crops on the farm, including black pepper, mangoes, papaya, cinnamon, coffee and cocoa.  We have free-range chicken and eggs. Plus we have our own cows to provide milk and natural manure.

Sustaining Paradise

We aim to protect and enhance the beautiful Sri Lankan environment, and have therefore installed solar hot water panels on the roofs of the Villas, and a rainwater harvesting system to feed our lakes, where fish keep the water free from insect larvae. 

We treat and re-use the waste water from our kitchen and bathrooms to irrigate appropriate crops. Our cows provide dairy products for the local market, or for our guests, after processing. All organic waste from the kitchens is fed to the farm animals. 

Our Chef’s kitchen vegetable garden and native citrus fruit trees ensure fresh produce daily for our guests.

Bird watching:  Sri Lanka is a paradise for birdwatchers (twitchers) with many indigenous species, including the famous hanging parakeet.  Many of these birds visit the farm at different seasons - 102 species have been spotted so far - including peacocks! We can supply reference books and binoculars to get you started.

Further afield

 If you would like to venture off the farm, we can arrange a tuk-tuk (bajaj or trishaw in Sri Lanka) tour of our local village to experience the hustle and bustle of Sri Lankan village life, the beating heart of the country.  Or you might like to hire one our bikes and really get in touch with your locale. There are 3 Buddhist temples nearby, where a local priest will be delighted to provide an overview of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, plus his traditional blessing.  You might like to learn more about the ancient healing tradition of Ayurveda at one of the leading spice gardens with links to Jim’s Farm.

Contact us at bookings@jimsfarmvillas.com for availability