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Ambalama

Galle,  South Coast

Overview

A stylish, four bedroomed, modern beach villa designed by one of Sri Lanka's leading ex-pat architects. This 5 star resort villa offers both intimacy and complete privacy in its position near a beautiful coral lagoon, just south of Galle.  From its pristine strip of beach it is only a short walk to several popular restaurants, but the quality of the in-house dining will soon  tempt you back.

Spend lazy days under the shady araylia trees  by the sheltered infinity pool, welcome the evening with a sundowner and gaze out to sea at the  twinkling lights on ships passing by on the ocean. You may even hear the distant sound of temple music wafting along on the evening breeze.

The interior of the house is a lofty, uncluttered space with soaring, weathered timber pillars, where the neutral tones of the natural materials used in construction are highlighted by warm accent colours in the fabric of the large squashy sofas. The attractive floor is laid with large marble tiles of impressive size with interesting areas of small mosaics. 

The sitting area leads out onto a terrace through high louvred doors by way of oversized 'stepping stones' to an intimate courtyard with tiny garden and pool.  At the other end of the room the stylish round dining table and chairs are complimented by the very elegant white china and black handled cutlery.  Soft background lighting from modern fittings is augmented by well placed lamps and an interesting collection of art work adorns the wall and shelves. By night, the villa paints a spectacular image. Its exterior is flooded by light  thereby throwing up the palm trees black in relief against the darkening sky.

Historic, cultural Galle provides much local interest, from the sunset walk on the Fort ramparts, the countless quality boutiques tucked away in the narrow Fort streets, to an International cricket match. 

   Child Friendly
   Swimming Pool
   Beach Access
   Groups Welcomed
   Bird Watching

Rooms

There are four spacious, well appointed double bedrooms, two of which are fully air conditioned.

There is a double and a twin  room at each end of the villa, ideal for 2 families.  they are tight on space and there is no room for additional beds although a cot can be provided.

Floors here as in the living room are large, cool stone tiles, and the neutral tones follow through the decor of the bedrooms. The king size, four poster beds are beautifully draped with white mosquito nets. Windows look out onto the garden and a long, upholstered window seat tempts you to enjoy the view.  Each bedroom has a large en suite bathroom beautifully appointed, with long vanity unit, twin wash basins and modern taps. Above this is a huge mirror with directional lighting. 

A 'wall' of louvred doors leads on to the terrace and your panoramic view of the ocean.  

An experienced staff of six are in residence to cater for all your comforts. 

Dining

Food is in the hands of the resident chef, who will buy and prepare anything you desire.  Local lobsters, prawns and other delicious sea foods are plentiful.  You may enjoy accompanying Chef to market one day to admire the vast array of tropical fruits and vegetables and the amazing day's catch by the the local fishermen.

Discuss with Chef, daily or weekly, what you would like to eat, and how you would like it prepared.  If  you feel like a change of environment there are several popular restaurants a short walk away and some excellent sophisticated, restaurants in Galle.

Things to do & local tips

  • Visit nearby historic Galle with its ancient Dutch Fort; walk the ramparts at sunset, visit the many burgeoning desiger boutiques.

  • Admire the peaceful proximity of Buddhist temple, Mosque in a converted church, an Angican church and a Dutch Reformed church.

  • Scuba diving schools abound; go and explore the reef.

  • Visit the simple beach bars and restaurants nearby 

  • Visit a local turtle hatchery and join in the release of baby turtles back to the sea.

  • Walk inland through the jungle to admire one of the many temples

  • Take a day safari  to a game park.