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About Paragon Luxury Villas

26/06/2013 by Sabrina Espeleta


Established in 1999, Paragon Holidays is a leading Luxury Tour Operator and Villa Rental Company in Sri Lanka. Our Services include Villas to Buy, Rentals and Management.

We pride ourselves as locals on the ground able to offer you handpicked, quality villa accommodation, at an affordable price. Our dedicated and specialist team is here to offer you the service you expect from a company which is arranging your all-important luxury villa holidays in Sri Lanka.

In 2008, we started our villa rentals service and in the process, we set up Villa in Sri Lanka as our official website for those interested in renting holiday villas and private holiday homes in Sri Lanka, for the short or long term.

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Here at Paragon Luxury Villas, we remember when it was a one-person organisation giving a high quality of personalised service from a one-room office, based in Kandy, Sri Lanka in 1999. We still hold dear the value of a bespoke service with one-to-one contact which we had then, and which enabled the organisation to grow.

Since 1999, Vinod (the founder of Paragon Holidays) has, with the support of many returning customers and satisfied villa owners, turned the hobby of travel into a more diversified business. First with Paragon Holidays and its Luxury Sri Lankan Holiday Experiences, then to Luxury Villa Rentals in Sri Lanka. The small idea grew quickly, as Villa in Sri Lanka became exceptionally busy over the peak seasons and previous customers came back and began to ask for new destinations, saying they valued our personalised service. So our rental portfolio needed to grow in terms of the number and locations of the high quality villas we were able to offer our guests.

Many of our guests come back to us, year after year for all their luxury villa holidays. It is our service, the attention to detail, and our wide-ranging portfolio of villas and castles and holiday experiences that sets us apart from the rest.

From a single villa, Paragon Luxury Villas has gone from strength to strength, now offering guests over 200 villas and Ski Chalets in more than 5 fabulous destinations across Europe and in Sri Lanka.

Today, we have set up offices in the UK, making things more convenient for our guests. We are pleased with our reputation and maintain a passion for offering the very best villa holiday experiences.

Our Villa Experts

From small beginnings as ‘Sri Lanka Villas’, we have now grown into a team of professional individuals who are specialised, multilingual, and friendly. We Speak English, French, Spanish and Italian. Tailored to you, we build your villa holiday around what you want, not our preferences. We take the time to understand what you enjoy so we can create the perfect holiday for you.

Our villa specialists have an excellent knowledge of our villas and locations. We have lived in the countries that we now so passionately promote as holiday destinations. Furthermore, we have a high-level of understanding of each villa and its surroundings, having personally investigated each one, enabling us to guide our guests to their perfect handpicked luxury villa holidays in Sri Lanka, France and Italy, as well as Ski Chalets in the Alps.

Distinguished Service

You can trust us, not only to tailor the right holiday for you, but to look after you from the moment you speak to one of our specialists, until after you have returned home. We will take care of you every step of the way, whatever happens. Here at Paragon Luxury Villas, we offer everything from fully staffed villas, castles and chalets, to child-friendly villas and villas by golf-courses and lakes. We have first-hand knowledge as our specialists visit all the places we sell, so we know our properties and the local area thoroughly.

We believe in value. While we do not promise to be the cheapest, we think the quality of our service and expertise makes the value for money we offer difficult to beat.




Vinod Gordon founded Paragon Holidays in 1999 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. As Managing Director, he is responsible for the Paragon Luxury Villas operations, ensuring that every member of the Paragon Luxury Villas team is putting the guest at the heart of what they do. Vinod has over 20 years’ travel industry experience, mainly in luxury villa rentals and is familiar as a Villa Specialist for Sri Lankan Villas. Apart from finding some of the world’s hand-picked villas, his travel industry experiences have also included arranging private tours, specialist experiences and coordinating large events. When not working, Vinod can be found swimming, trekking, or enjoying his favourite sports: cricket, rugby, and football.




Nic is a travel geek in his own right. After graduating from the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds, Nic has worked in publishing and more recently as a Geography teacher in both the UK and and Asia. He has extensive experience of travel in Greece and Southeast Asia. Nic joined Paragon Luxury Villas in 2018 and works with our UK-based office. He assists with marketing, both writing and editing content on our websites. Presently, Nic lives in Cambridge. His hobbies include scuba diving, sailing, cycling, walking, meditation and travel. His favourite type of holiday involves some sunshine, some activity, some great scenery and good food.




Sabrina has been working for many years in the charity sector, particularly in organic agriculture and Community-based tourism projects. Her latest experience was in Sri Lanka. She specialised in Digital Marketing to support tourism businesses. Sabrina is never afraid of new challenges: she worked as a Tour Guide in Norway, taking groups to spectacular fjords, she has slept under the stars in the Argentinean Patagonia (her motherland), trekked in the Macchu Picchu and the Aconcagua, hiked in the Italian Alps several times and she knows how to chill and where to spot the best beaches and culinary experiences in her adoptive country (Italy). She is in charge of Search Engine Optimisation and Web Development, keeping our website fresh and updated.