Apa Villas



Owned by Hans Hoefer, photographer, publisher and founder of The Apa/Insight Travel Guides Apa Villas Thalpe is one of the first boutique hotels in Sri Lanka with an irresistible location on a beautiful stretch of palm-fringed beach. This small luxury hotel is 5 miles away from the historic town of Galle and a 3 hour drive south of Colombo

Once you arrive at the red gate of Apa Villas you enter a retreat of bungalows all individually designed to lend themselves to the relaxed, tropical way of life synonymous to old Ceylon.


On a bicycle, guests can get far into the old Buddhist temples and small tracks cut among the rice fields. Apa Villa's in-house tuk-tuk (three-wheeler) driver can take two to three guests for a ride on the bumpy lanes. A hired vehicle with driver can be arranged for guests to make day trips to several bird sanctuaries, game parks and the famous Sinharajah Rain Forest all under 7 hours drive. Other activities within reach of Apa Villas are diving, fishing, wreck diving and snorkelling. On moonlit nights during the season turtles come up onto the beach to lay their eggs in the sand.

The trained English-speaking staff can arrange transport, Ayurvedic massage service, babysitting and give friendly tips on local sightseeing. The library has a stunning collection of reference books, children's books and travel guides for guests to enjoy.


Dining at Apa Villas is casual and always a satisfying experience. Sri Lankan specialities are the favourites. Fish and other seafood are caught locally and freshly prepared. Innovative Asian and fusion dishes are continually being introduced and many of the vegetables, herbs and fruits are from Apa Villa's six-acre organic gardens at the Illuketia Estate.

Why is it chic?
watching the turtles arrive on the palm-fringed shores

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chic treats

5% reduction on room rates if booked 3 month in advance of arrival & a room upgrade (subject to availability)


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Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is USD.

Rates at Apa Villas are per room per night and include local taxes, service and breakfast. A villa at Apa has to be booked for a minimum of 3 nights. A suite will sleep 2 pax. Christmas and New Year Rates are Dec Rates are at additional rates applicable from 15th December - 10th January Children under 12 yrs of age sharing a room are free of charge. All prices quoted are in USD per night, inclusive breakfast, tax and service. Transfers from the airport can be arrange by air-conditioned van.



tangalle, sri lanka

Sister property to three other Sri Lankan boutique hotels The Last House, The Kandy House and Taylors hill, Coco Tangalla can be booked as a luxury seaside villa in its entirety or the rooms can be booked individually as a boutique hotel. Beauty on the beach.


tangalle, sri lanka

Manor House Concepts is known to own some of the best boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. This time it presents The Last House, the best beach boutique hotel in Sri Lanka representing barefoot luxury at its most stylish. Famous architect Geoffrey Bawa's stunning design has resulted in a chic villa offering guests intimacy, and space for relaxation and escape.


tangalle, sri lanka

When is a boutique hotel not a hotel? When you take over the 4 bedroom Kadju House, Tangalle, Sri Lanka, in its entirety.  Why share this Chic Retreat when you can have it all to yourself along with the 4 charming staff including a very talented gourmet chef.  Of course if you are travelling a deux then just one of the breezy rooms will suffice.


sri lanka

Sri Villas is one of the few luxury properties that is privately owned on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka that has an absolute beachfront location.  This stunning Chic Retreat sits quietly at the end of a beautiful deserted beach and with its stylish interiors and beautiful pool is the best place to stay this side of the island.


Unique benefits such as complimentary dinner or spa treatment

This is in addition to the usual boutique hotel benefits of complementary early check in, late check out, room upgrade when available and welcome drink


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