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  • About this holiday

    Apa Villas is recommended for its simple and relaxed style and excellent beachfront location. Perfect for families and couples alike each of the 7 suites has contemporary and comfortable interiors. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, unrestricted access to the beach and breezy terraces of the rooms. Located a short distance from the historic Galle Fort, several national parks and many beaches. Expressions Holidays recommends Apa Villas for a long stay or as a stop on a touring holiday of Sri Lanka.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,530 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.


    Hotel code


    Our opinion

     The Apa Villas are great for couples, families and friends looking for a laid-back holiday by the beach, with simple facilities, stylish bedroom suites and tasty food. Not entirely private as you may be sharing the property with people staying in the other 6 suites.

    Hotel description

    Facing the Indian Ocean, Apa Villas epitomises tropical, laid-back beach living on Sri Lanka’s south coast . A short distance east of Galle in Thalpe, these three distinct villas are set in a landscaped garden amidst tall swishing palms, affording unrestricted views and access to the beach. Also in the garden, a beautiful, 25-metre long pool appears to stretch from the villas straight into the sea. The Apa Villas have been restored to a high level of comfort following the tsunami and house a total of seven stylish bedroom suites (that are booked individually), a library and a common lounge. Each of the bedrooms is discreet, light and airy, with a living area, en-suite shower room and a sea-facing terrace where you can eat, relax and idly gaze - staff will serve you meals here at any time of day. Dine under the coconut palms or gather on the beach deck, indulging in fresh lobster and the catch of the day, or Sri Lankan favourites such as jackfruit curry, red rice and treacle-topped buffalo curd. As the owner of Apa Villas is also the founder of Apa Travel Guides, the library contains a complete collection of these famous guidebooks – a traveller’s paradise. The beach deck is an ideal spot for watching waves and the fascinating fishermen perched on stilts; you may even be lucky enough to see the occasional sea turtle emerging from the sand. Apa Villas is also an excellent base for visiting the historic Galle Fort, inland nature reserves and beaches along the south coast.


    Thalpe, near Galle

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About 3 hours by car

    Closest airport


    Room types

    The hotel offers 7 rooms, split across 3 different villas.

    Cinnamon Villa Suite 2. Built with connecting door and can be combined to use as a family suite. En-suite bathrooms with shower (no bath), Lounge area, Outdoor terrace.
    Cinnamon Villa Suite 1 or Suite 3. Built with connecting door and can be combined to use as a family suite. En-suite bathrooms with shower (no bath), Lounge area, Outdoor terrace.
    Cardamom Villa Suite 4 or Suite 5. Stand alone Suite. En-suite bathrooms with shower (no bath), Lounge area, Outdoor terrace.
    Saffron Villa Suite 6 or Suite 7. Spacious Suite. En-suite bathrooms with shower (no bath), Lounge area, Outdoor terrace.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Apa Villas include: Food and beverage service, Common lounge and library, Swimming pool, Free Wifi access

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local interest  near Apa Villas include: Galle Fort, Galle town for shops, markets, fishing harbour, Inland villages, Kottawe and Hiyare Nature Reserves, Koggala Lake, Samakanda organic farm (walks and rice & curry), Unuwatuna beach.
    Activities nearby: Whale watching trips from Mirissa.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports at Unuwatuna and Surfing in Midigama.


    Children are accepted.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Book the entire property exclusively for yourselves.
    Book all three villas, a total of 7 bedrooms, and enjoy exclusive use of the entire property, its gardens, infinity pool and the dedicated service of the staff.


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