Twenty Three Palm,
Sri Lanka, The South Coast
Info : Twenty Three Palm
Hand-carved wooden gates greet guests at Twenty Three Palm, a grand and gorgeous Dutch colonial villa situated on a two-acre estate. True to its name, palm trees line the estate along the beach, where the sound of crashing waves accompanies everyday life. The beautiful 18 foot high ceilings and glamorous antique furnishings showcase fine American and European design. Master suites are spacious and inviting, and a junior suite is a fine alternative for the single traveller. All suites have private baths, and the master suites offer luxurious outdoor showers.
A few minutes away from Galle and the beloved Dutch fort, Twenty Three Palm is the perfect base for exploring the sights, hotels, restaurants, and clubs in the region. If you’d prefer to dine on-site, Twenty Three Palm’s tea house by the sea is renowned for its al fresco dining and wonderful menu of local and international cuisine. The resident chef is well-versed in catering for special requirements.
The sheer beauty of the villa, both inside and out, is complemented by the gorgeous Sri Lankan coastal landscape. Perfect for families, small groups of friends, and couples seeking romance, Twenty Three Palm is a great choice for lavish luxury, breathtaking natural surroundings, and the finest in colonial European style.
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.
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!