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Coco Tangalla

Tangalle

Overview

A pretty 1910 colonial beach house nestling beside Tangalle Bay has been restored to a luxurious standard by British expats Tim Jacobson. His wide knowledge of the country influenced them to settle in this undisturbed southern tip of Sri Lanka where the wide sandy beaches and cool sea breezes make for easy living.

Coco Tangalla†builds upon†the stunning portfolio of Tim's hotels and fantastic management team.††They have† recently worked their magic on the elegant surroundings, with a newly refurbished villa and gardens.

What's more they have just secured another fabulous chef and we are confident that Coco Tangalla will become the "place to eat " for realy foodies on the South Coast.

The hotel may be rented as individual rooms†or in its entirety to offer complete privacy.† Coconut and palm trees sandwich the house and beach whilst the pretty frontage opens onto the coastal road. Much new building and refurbishment has taken place in 2011 including the construction of a salt water swimming pool and a large dining terrace.

Coco Tangalla lies close to a rocky outcrop but is†just 4kms from a quiet beach with perfect surfing and swimming, 9 acres of gardens peppered with sunloungers for silent sun worshippers.

Highs

†Lows

  • ‚§˜Malacca‚§™ room is filled with antique ebony furniture. Laze in your bath next to your open windows, lulled by the soporific sound of the Indian Ocean.
  • Tangalle‚§™s beaches and climate are the best in Sri Lanka.
  • The sea plane now flies into nearby Mawella Lagoon so you could begin your holiday in style.
  • Tangalle is an undeveloped town and Western luxuries are hard to find.
  • The beach here is rocky and limited†for walks but the pool provides a cool relief to SE sunshine.

   Swimming Pool
   Beach Access
   Groups Welcomed

Rooms

A stunning black and white beach house set down from the coastal road. The rear of the property is the focal point and its breezy verandah looks out to the ocean.† Bright and bold cotton fabrics are used imaginatively in the upholstery and bed linen to bring "prana" (life) to the house. A wonderful collection of art nouveau canvasses and crafts/costumes from various continents enliven the pristine white walls.

A central ‘cosy’ living area opens on to a large TV room and library. Traditional white arches and attractive mouldings break up the high ceilings.† All 6 luxurious rooms are air-conditioned. All 6 luxurious rooms are air-conditioned

In the Main house, there are 4 bedrooms (3 Deluxe & 1 Standard) , which differ in design and colours giving a sense of individuality, and the feeling of staying in a home. All have ensuite bathrooms with shower, as well as a basin, WC and bidet. One of these rooms has Twin Beds.

Adjacent to the main house are two more bedrooms. These can interconnect by a short passageway, making them an ideal combination for a family. The larger bedroom has its own private verandah over looking the sea, with a large beanch seat covered in cushions and dining. There is a large ensuite bathroom with rain-shower, as well as double-basin WC and bidet. The other bedroom has Twin Beds, connecting into a large party outdoor bathroom with shower, as well as a double-basin and WC.

All rooms have mosquito nets but the sea breeze almost makes them redundant.†

Dining

Breakfast time offers a tropical or western menu and for dinner a more comprehensive choice is planned, featuring the plentiful sea food of the region but also including meat dishes to satisfy the carnivores. Light lunches are available on the terrace.

The dining area† has wonderful views over the verandah, sea and rocks.† An attractive Mara table and modern rattan chairs seat 8 comfortably, but should you wish to dine al fresco, you may take advantage of the large, newly completed terrace, also overlooking the sea.

Things to do & local tips

  • Tangalle is†quiet†but†slowly becoming a more sophisticated†beach resort. Relaxing, sunbathing and sunset walks are the daily diversions.
  • For great swimming, body boarding and surfing the owners will direct you to their local beach only 4 kms away. This is one of Sri Lanka's best† private stretches of beach. Light lunches and drinks†are available.
  • Yala is only 1-11/2 hrs drive away and an exciting safari to sight leopards and elephants.
  • Bundala Bird Sanctuary and the many turtle conservation farms are close by.
  • Tangalle has a few dive centres and a reef approx 1/2 mile off shore.

For recommendations on places of interest, restaurants and local transport in Tangalle and the South coast,†click here.