Tropical escapism doesn’t get much better than at Khomba House. This striking seaside haven three hours north of Colombo is perched on a tourist-scarce stretch of north-west coast. The Kalpitiya Peninsular – an arid strip of land arching between the Puttalam Lagoon and the Indian Ocean – is a unique location boasting near-deserted stretches of pale golden sand shaded by thick stands of whistling pines, crunchy-leafed palmyrah palms and Khomba trees, after which the house was named. Khomba House’s private garden is huge and its soft carpet of sand is dotted with shrubs, flowers and vegetables. From fully reclining loungers and oversized daybeds in the open-sided living room, you can soak in these breezy beachy scenes exclusively to yourselves. This house just lives and breathes R&R. Even with children in tow you’re likely to devour great chunks of books in a day as it’s so easy to succumb to the sublime distraction-free setting and easy-going vibe. With two spacious bedrooms, Khomba House is amply big enough for a family and easily able to sleep up to ten (costs extra). With an adorable husband and wife team on hand to clean the house and cook (meals are on guest account), you have little choice but to relax and unwind. The house is very child-friendly and kids will find lots to occupy themselves here, especially outdoors – the whole garden is one big sand pit after all! Khomba doesn’t have its own swimming pool as yet but guests do have access to the facilities belonging to the low-key resorts on neighbouring Alankuda beach which include two swimming pools, a couple of restaurants, a spa and a water sports centre. Whale and dolphin watching trips run daily from Alankuda’s Boat House and you can kayak, kitesurf, windsurf, snorkel, fish and dive (with a few days notice) to your heart’s content (extra charges apply for these activities). Don’t expect to see any TVs at Khomba, it’s all about chilling out and enjoying the outdoors – there’s not even any electricity during the daytime. As such, the house will be a paradise for adventurous serenity seekers looking to escape the madding crowds and enjoy some much-needed down time.
Fabulous Balinese-inspired beach villa in an excellent location on the Galle coast close to shops, bars, attractions and restaurants. With 4 bedrooms, Ambalama is ideal for families, groups and couples alike. This fully-serviced tropical villa comes with an infinity swimming pool, large grassy garden, cosy lounging areas and superb chef.
A superb 6-bedroomed beach villa with extensive lawned gardens, magical fibre-optic-lit swimming pool and spectacular sea views. Perfect for families and group get-togethers, Auraliya features sociable living and dining pavilions, a sunset bar and lounge, a full staff team and direct access onto one of the region’s best swimming beaches.
Dalawella’s famous swimming beach is just a 100m stroll from this contemporary 4-bedroom seaside villa, eight kilometres from Galle. Ample living space spreads across two floors and the villa also features a TV room, two dining areas and a six-metre swimming pool. Footprints is staffed and completely air-conditioned.
Sited on the most desirable section of beach in Talpe, IF is a gorgeous Dutch-colonial-style villa with verdant garden, spacious sundeck, panoramic ocean views, private swimming pool and spacious dining pavilion. The property comes staffed with a cook and is perfectly set up for families and groups of friends.
This fabulous 1-bedroom beach house bursts with colour, energy and soul. It’s perfect for couples who will love its privacy, intimacy and blissful comfort. Enhanced by the services of a housekeeper who’s also an excellent cook, Kikili Beach has a great location within sight of Unawatuna and close to Galle.
Lush palm-shaded lawns topped with loungers soaking up the serenity of sun and sea stretch generously in front of this five-bedroom beach pad that feels spacious even when full. There’s a swimming pool and loads of living space whilst Olanda’s staff of four graciously tend to your needs.
An elegant 4-bedroom beach villa, with a near-symmetrical design, which works well for two families holidaying together. The ocean views are shared from every room, living and dining space abounds – both inside the house and out in the garden – and there’s a pool, TV snug and enthusiastic staff team.
Gorgeous 5-bedroom private beach villa with spacious palm-shaded garden, inviting swimming pool and sweeping sea views that’s only eight kilometres from Galle. Victoria’s restful character, experienced staff team and useful location close to many attractions and facilities make it an excellent holiday home for families, groups and couples alike.
If you’re looking for a big house for an extended family getaway or group occasion then eight-bedroom Why House is perfect. Set in two acres of tropical gardens with a stunning swimming pool, Why boasts a full staff team and a beautifully tranquil inland location just five minutes from Galle’s beaches.