Kikili Beach is a charming, one-bedroom beach villa in the south coastal fishing village of Thalpe, just 10 minutes drive from the historic city of Galle. It is set on a quiet stretch of beach, with the turquoise seas at your feet. Located at the end of a narrow lane, this is a romantic stone cottage by the sea. Owned by Henri Tatham, the charismatic manager of The Sun House in Galle, Kikili is a compact house with a small living room, bedroom and verandah leading to the garden and sea beyond. Interiors are well equipped with plenty of books and chilled out sofas and decorated with bright colours and whimsical touches that add character. Laze by the pool side or in the garden pavilion and take in the spectacular sun sets. Kikili Beach is ideal for young couples seeking a romantic beach escape and for those wanting to dip in and out of Galle’s bohemian social scene.
Kikili consists of one a/c bedroom furnished with a king-size four-poster bed. The bedroom windows open out to the garden and sea views. Ensuite bathroom has h/w shower.
The small living room opens out to a spacious verandah, garden and the sea. The living room is equipped with a sofa, library with interesting titles, a games cupboard, fridge and bar. The verandah has a six seater dining table and a sitting area with a day bed. The garden has sun lounges and a pavilion with large floor cushions where hours can be spent reading, sleeping or even having a massage. Meals are served on the verandah or in the garden under the stars. Kikili Beach has a small kitchenette equipped with a fridge and cooker, crockery and cutlery. Guests are welcome to prepare their own meals or have the in-house cook prepare meals for you. The villa is staffed with a full time cook/house boy who is very helpful and will take you to the local market to purchase fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables.
Why We Like It
Rarely available little gem with quirky and colourful rooms and highly-professional owners.
The journey from Colombo’s International Airport to Kikili Beach will take about 2.5 hours - or take the Air Taxi and fly to Koggala, which is a 15 minute drive to the villa.