Apa Villa Thalpe is located just 8 km east of Sri Lanka’s historic UNESCO-listed fortress port of Galle, the villa is at once elegant, discreet and a retreat by some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches, making this one of the best villas in Thalpe Sri Lanka.
Three distinctive villas house seven sumptuous suites, where the mood is stylish and leisurely as you ease into swimwear or a sarong to enjoy the seaside garden, our superb cuisine and our famous infinity pool by the Indian Ocean.
Apa Thalpe evokes a gentler time, a tropical time of monsoon rains, surf and splendid sunsets. The pool is framed and shaded by swaying palms. The deck-at-beachside is the perfect location to read and snooze or simply while away the day watching the rolling waves and the fascinating fishing style of Lanka’s evocative stilt fishermen, tracking ships on the horizon or spotting the giant turtles surfacing for air. Come late afternoon, and the deck is your impromptu bar to sip cocktail sundowners to close another day in paradise, before you do it all again tomorrow.
Apa Villa Thalpe welcomes you to its breezy, sunny, open spaces in and around the villas. Whether seated in the interior lounge of your suite or surrendering yourself on the sun deck, you feast your eyes on the lush greenery, the clear blue waves and white foam and the dark blue depth of the swimming pool. Then you notice that the tiled sloping roofs, elegant pillars, wood-steel-and-glass furniture add up to the aesthetics and charm of the house and garden.
Our staff serves breakfast on the verandah of each suite at your time, any time. We provide a standard breakfast of fresh fruit, blended fruit juice, tea or coffee or milk. The main course for breakfast is the Western fare of eggs with sausages, bacon or cheese. We offer Sri Lankan breakfast specialties of plain or egg hoppers, a pancake of sort made with rice flour and coconut milk with an egg added. Hoppers have to be ordered the evening before. A favourite for breakfast is the buffalo milk curd with sweet treacle.
Dine in the shade of the coconut palms. Gather on the beach deck. The staff carries out your wish, effortlessly.
Your choice of meals – Sri Lankan curries, fresh lobsters, tiger prawns and yellow-fin tuna cooked to recipes of the world. Taste the young jackfruit curry, fresh herbs, red rice and local specialties harvested from our estate.
Tropical fruits of pineapple, mango, banana, watermelon and passion fruit are simply delicious. Out of this world homemade desserts include pancakes with coconut and palm sugar filling, buffalo curd and treacle, and chocolate and fruit fondue.
Apa Villa Thalpe is acclaimed island-wide for its service. Neither overwhelming or pretentious, our staff attend you with style and sophistication, in anticipation of your needs; a fluffy towel, a cup of Sri Lanka’s famous tea, a snack, a smile and a chat. Our trained English-language staff will gladly arrange details of your trip to Apa, and Sri Lanka beyond.
Apa Villa Thalpe has a well-stocked library and broadband wireless access is available — free — in each room and environs.
The three suites in the Cinnamon villa are discreet, light and airy, with a spacious lounge area spilling onto a deep outdoor terrace facing the garden and the ocean. A large double bed sits under a mosquito net canopy on a cool polished cement base. There is an en suite bathroom with hot shower, ample wardrobe space and a writing table-cum-dresser. All are air-conditioned and Cinnamon 1 connects with the neighboring suite to create a spacious apartment for our family guests.
Cinnamon 3 is the largest of the three suites, a standalone suite adjacent to the library and Apa Thalpe common lounge.The two Cardamon suites are separate or joined expansive rooms with en suite bathrooms, walk-in dressing area, lounge and air-conditioned bedroom screened by evocative accordion door panels. Guests can relax on the long shared veranda of cool polished concrete, with comfortable banquette and dining table for breakfast in the cool morning air, or a romantic candlelit dinner. The view is stunning, to the pool and the surging ocean horizon beyond.The two Saffron suites stand out as lovely places to while away a holiday. These designer suites have their own verandas overlooking the garden and sea. Doubled bedrooms adjoin a master bathroom with separate doors to the garden, living room and pool. The two suites are separated by a fish-filled lily pond, and Saffron 6 is the most spacious of Apa seven suites.Show More