Apa Villas


Apa Villas The colourful tropical gardens surround elegant colonial bungalows. As you stroll through the lawns you may admire the reflections in the graceful contemplation pool, and be seduced by the tempting infinity swimming pool seemingly stretching out to the surf of the Indian Ocean.

This is a sister hotel to Illuketia, owned by Hans Hoeffer, photographer, designer and founder of Insight Guides and the villas have been sensitively brought back to their beautiful potential.

The versatility of the accommodation in the three villas offers a simple villa (sleeping 2-4) for couples or small family to a single booking of all three villas for a house party. The stainless steel and wood furniture is contemporary and elegant and soft furnishings reflect local weaves. The main house has a large central living room filled with books.

It is the small touches like English language newspapers in your room, turn down service and tasteful wedding ceremonies that really give Apa the 'edge'.

Distance From Colombo : 132 km
There are three adjacent villas forming a typical colonial horseshoe shape. Sturdy wooden doors lead into elegant bedrooms where four poster beds, set on mobile platforms, are crowned with mosquito nets, whilst ceiling fans and sea breezes will ensure a cool sleep. A nightly turn down and insect repellent service ensures a good night's sleep.

Each of the 6 double rooms has an en-suite bathroom, some large and open-air and with opulent sunken baths.

The décor is a comfortable mix of modern and colonial with an emphasis on peace and restfulness. All rooms have wonderful sea views and are supplied with plenty of books and magazines but no TV'S or music.

Apa Villas
Positive :
  • Individual villa with full deluxe service and comfortable and stylish interiors.
  • Location- Close to the historic Galle and lively Unawatuna, yet secluded in its own little world.
  • Attractive infinity swimming pool.
  • Negative :
  • The narrow beach is not safe for swimming because of an undertow and you must walk 1km to swim in the surf. It's fine for paddling to knee height.
  • The 3 villas share the pool and the gardens.
  • Very light sleepers may hear the early morning traffic on the Galle Road at the front of the Hotel, but the sounds of the Indian Ocean will more than make up for this.
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