South Point Abbey is a restored colonial property on the edge of the Sri Lankan south coast settlement of Koggala on the Galle Coast. South Point Abbey’s original building was constructed during the Dutch colonial period, almost two centuries ago using coral and limestone. It has now been carefully restored to retain the old architectural features of verandahs, high ceilings, large airy rooms, all of which lets in plenty of fresh air, tropical sun and the ocean breeze. The large timber terrace upstairs furnished with comfortable recliners allows for relaxation and peaceful contemplation. The timber flooring upstairs adds to the warm ambience of this villa, whilst the aged terracotta flooring in the ground floor feels cool and relaxing to your feet. The downstairs terrace opens out to a garden filled with mangroves. There is also an infinity pool with beautiful views of the deep blue sea beyond. Families with children are welcome here. A nanny can be organised to keep the children entertained. Located next door is the South Point Villa, a sister property, owned by the same Sri Lankan family. Being in close vicinity to each other, these two villas are ideal for two families or a group of friends traveling together.
South Point Abbey has four comfortable airconditioned rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Three of the bedrooms are furnished with large four-poster beds and one has twin beds. Two bedrooms on the upper floor have an interconnecting doorway making it ideal for a family. These upper floor bedrooms open out to a large covered timber deck overlooking the sea.
The living room and the den are furnished comfortably with many places to flop down and relax. The bookshelves are well stocked with interesting titles. There is satellite TV and a DVD player for in-house entertainment. The downstairs terrace opens out to a garden filled with mangroves. There is also an infinity pool with beautiful views of the deep blue sea beyond. Other villa facilities include yoga and relaxing massages on request; bicycles for guests to explore the surrounding village; and wifi-internet. If you’re a ardent chef, the well-equipped kitchen is perfect to do your own cooking – or be pampered and just discuss your preferred menus with the in-house chef, who will gladly turn out tasty meals using fresh vegetables and sea food brought on the doorstep from the village’s fishermen. The Abbey is fully staffed including with a manager, cook and house keeper.
Why We Like It
Dependable and solid virtues that pay little heed to a designer-led era give this long-standing Koggala beach property a special charm.
South Point Abbey is on the outskirts of Koggala on the Galle Coast. Galle Fort is 20 minutes away. Around 2.5 hours down the Southern Highway from the airport – or take the air taxi to Koggala Lake. If you are heading to the hills afterwards, we offer competitive rates on a sea plane service from Koggala lake to Hatton.
Location: Koggala, Galle Coast
Style: Beach Villas
No. of Rooms: 4
Key Features: Colonial-style architecture; beach setting; swimming pool