`Ceilao’ was a Portuguese term used to refer to the island of Ceylon during colonial times. Ceilao Villas is a small chain of holiday retreats located in Colombo, Kabalana and Yala. Kabalana is well known for its surf breaks including one just by this two-storey villa. The ground floor consists of the living and dining areas opening on to a garden scattered with coconut palms edged by the Indian Ocean. Relax by the poolside; go stilt fishing or surfing; and by nightfall, savour a seafood dinner at the beach pavilion under a starlit sky. Safe swimming and surfing during the season form December to April is possible just a short stroll along the golden beaches. There is a good surf break just to the left of the villa. Kabalana House by Ceilao Villas can accommodate eight guests and is rented exclusively to one party at a time. Bookings are for a minimum of three nights.
There are two double rooms and two twin rooms located on the ground and upper floors – all opening out to beautiful sea views. Bedrooms are spacious and consists of also a dressing area and ensuite bathroom with twin vanities, bath tub and h/w showers. Bedrooms interiors are tastefully furnished with king or twin canopied beds fitted with mosquito netting. In-room facilities include a/c, overhead fan, mini-fridge and safe.
Dine indoors or al fresco at the beach pavilion. Discuss your meal preferences ahead of time with the in-house chef and he will prepare tasty Sri Lankan meals, western dishes, seafood specialties, BBQs and snacks. Accompany the chef to the local market to purchase vegetables and other produce. Fresh seafood including crabs and prawns are purchased from the local fisherman. The swimming pool, baby pool and pool pavilion is located closer to the entrance overlooking the gardens and the sea beyond. Spend your time in the garden or take in the setting sun at the beach pavilion. The lounge on the upper floor is equipped with satellite TV and DVD player. There is also an iPod dock and Wi-Fi. A relaxing massage can be arranged in-house with prior notice or guests can go to the nearby Fortress hotel for an extensive array of spa treatments. Kabalana House by Ceilao Villas is staffed with a manager, chef, and housekeeper.
Why We Like It
Strikingly spacious grounds give an extra sense of luxury to this attractive Galle Coast villa.
Kabalana House by Ceilao Villas is a beach villa fronting the turquoise seas of Kabalana and is conveniently located to experience the spectacular coves of Sri Lanka's south coast. The historic city of Galle is less than half an hour away. The journey from Colombo’s international airport will take about 2.5 hours via the Southern highway.