Footprints, Thalpe Sri Lanka, The South Coast
Footprints is a luxurious 4 bedroom villa located just 10 minutes from Galle. Designed in a contemporary style and to very high standards, the spacious villa makes the most of some of Sri Lanka’s nicest beaches.
The main living area is spacious and open plan and looks out onto the swimming pool, outdoor dining terrace and garden, whilst the Indian ocean and sandy beach are just a few steps away. On the first floor you will find 4 well-appointed bedrooms (3 doubles and 1 twin) all with en-suite bathrooms, whilst continuing up the staircase you will find a fantastic sun terrace from where it is possible to watch the turtles playing in the surf and enjoy a sun downer or two.
The Villa comes fully staffed with English speaking individuals, including your own private chef who can produce both western and Sri Lankan foods from freshly prepared, locally bought ingredients. If the relaxation gets a little too much for you here, you are within easy reach to explore Sri Lanka’s south, with the beautiful beaches of Mirissa only 20 minutes’ drive away, and the Galle Fort only 10 minutes away.
Villa - The 'Villa' is a similar concept to the 'holiday home' in Europe, with some key differences. Our villas in Asia are always fully staffed with cooking and service provided for you. Staff will generally cook meals to your specification and purchase food and drink for you at cost price. They are generally pretty smart and luxurious too and feel in many ways like a small private hotel. Nonetheless, your villa is still effectively a home and therefore you cannot expect the same level of training, English speaking or slickness that you might expect from a hotel at a similar cost. As the owners are not generally holiday professionals we cannot guarantee the quality of a villa matches expectations in a way we can with hotels. That said, the personal local touch means villas are generally much more friendly and interactive than hotels and have much to recommend them. The privacy and space makes them wonderful for families, groups of friends or couples looking for privacy and relaxation.
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This was an excellently organised, tailor-made trip. We stayed in friendly hotels in a number of different locations, including a mud house in the jungle, beside a lake and in the hills among the tea plantations. We had a wonderful guide/driver and visited some amazing temples, spectacular world heritage sites, lovely villages and ate delicious, freshly harvested and cooked local food. It was a fabulous holiday!