Ambalama - Galle
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Overview

Indulge yourself at this outstanding beach front villa only 7 km from historic Galle in Sri Lanka. The villa has 4 double bedrooms, a large living and dining area which opens onto a broad terrace and a large infinity pool with spectacular ocean views. Fully staffed including a chef, Ambalama offers discreet luxury with an utterly relaxing ambience at excellent value. This modern villa, designed by a renowned Australian architect is probably the closest luxury beach villa to historic Galle, only 10 mins ride away. It is the leading rated villa in the Galle vicinity. Ambalama means "resting place" in Singhalese and its intimate design and excellent facilities and services aim to provide guests with a memorable stay.

Accommodation

Ambalama has four spacious suites all enjoying ocean views through louvred French doors which open onto a lawned terrace. Two rooms each are located either end of the villa affording privacy and the villa can comfortably accommodate two families or groups of friends. Cots can be provided.

All rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans. Temperatures at night are comfortable with cooling breezes off the ocean. Dark wooden four poster beds with ultra comfortable mattresses each with mosquito netting and fresh linen offer you a wonderful night's sleep. There are three King sized double beds and one twin room. Each room has a spacious, well appointed ensuite bathroom with twin vanities, hot water showers and soft towels. Two bathrooms feature spectacular outdoor showers in complete privacy.

Facilities

Unwind in the large open living room looking onto the ocean or relax on sun beds around large infinity pool. Enjoy a spectacular sunset reclining in beachside ambalama pavilion. Alternatively hotel would be happy to arrange for a traditional Sri Lankan massage. Vila can arrange a variety of massage therapies.
As for dining Ambalama offers a feast of choices; eating at home enjoy international or local cuisine prepared by in-house chef served by courteous house boys. Enjoy a BBQ with lobsters caught off the beach or superb fresh fish from the local market caught daily. This is your holiday and, unlike in hotels, you can be involved or not in the cuisine preparation including joining the chef to buy the fresh fish and produce. All food and beverage is charged at cost which makes the villa significantly less expensive to stay as compared to a resort or hotel.

At Ambalama there are no schedules for mealtimes – wine and dine when you wish. Nearby along the coast or in Galle there is excellent choice of restaurants, all within 10-15 mins drive. Each bedroom opens onto a lawn terrace affording privacy. The manicured garden fringed by coconut palms is a wonderful place to relax and rest.

For security we have a night watchman, and in case you still want to keep in touch with the outside world roaming signals for hand phones are good and there is wifi internet access. Hotel also offer a music system deck for iPhone/iPod for those guests who want to bring their music with them. However please note there is no TV.

Things to do

  • Excursions

Ambalama is the ideal base for your Sri Lankan holiday. Exclusive and private yet very accessible. Its only 10 mins drive to the historic town of Galle containing the World Heritage site ,Galle Fort. Just 30 mins away catch a boat at Merissa to go whalewatching - one of only two places in the world to view the amazing Blue whales.The main season is November to April.

  • Galle Fort

A unique and fascinating microsm of Sri Lankan history with marvellous colonial architecture, narrow streets, intriguing shops and fine restaurants. Buddhist temples, mosques and 18th century Dutch churches all within easy walking distance.

  • The Great Outdoors

All within access there are so many options for you to enjoy and experience. 5 mins from Ambalama is the world famous Unawatuna Beach offering several scuba diving schools to take you to near by reefs. Surfers can enjoy the great Indian ocean rollers all along the southern coast; the nearest major surfing beach is at Midigama approx 20 mins by van from Ambalama. Further along the coast about 4 hours drive is the world famous Arugam Bay for surfer diehards. Or take a stroll at sunset along the pristine beach at Ambalama and watch the fishermen perched on their stilts .And for those prepared to stay up late,try your luck and wait for the turtles to come up the beach to lay their eggs in season right by the villa.

The Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve is only an hour away and further afield are the Uda Walawe National Park and the Yala National Park ,home of the rare leopard.During the past few years the Galle Literary Festival held in the second half of January has attracted many world famous authors. For sports lovers the Galle cricket ground,some 10 mins away. hosts Test matches and the annual elephant polo tournament is not to be missed.

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