Auraliya is a large six-bedroom luxury beach villa in Galle's upmarket beach settlement of Thalpe, blessed by a lovely safe swimming beach, ringed by a protective coral reef. Ideal for families, the villa is cleverly designed in a courtyard shape, around a deep blue swimming pool and central chill-out area and formal dining area. The floors and walls are light with polished white terrazzo and high ceilings are used extensively. The result is an airy, cool, and fresh feel. There is a large garden with frangipani trees and coconut palms adding to the spacious feel and overlooking the sea there is a small ambalama-style bar ideal for sundowners.
There are four double bedrooms and two twin rooms. All bedrooms have spacious en suite bathrooms, all tastefully designed with a white terrazzo finish and modern fittings. The master bedroom has an enormous terrazzo bath tub for relaxing soaks. The two main bedrooms have louvered windows that look out of the Indian Ocean. The other rooms look in towards the swimming pool. All rooms have a/c and have four-posted beds with fitted mosquito nets.
Other facilities include an a/c sitting room, an open-air dining pavilion overlooking the swimming pool, a fully-fitted kitchen and a chill-out pavilion with a cushion corner for lazy afternoons. The villa is staffed, the team led by Sunny. There is a cook, a general houseboy, room girls for cleaning and a nightwatchman. There are a number of beach bars and restaurants in the area.
Why We Like It
The safe and pretty beach protected by a natural reef helps give this villa an edge.
Auraliya is situated in Sri Lanka's sourth coast beach settlement of Thalpe. The journey from Colombo airport takes around 2.5 hours, or consider taking the Air Taxi to nearby Koggala. If you are then heading from the coast into the hills, we also offer competitive rates on a daily sea plane between Koggala and Hatton.