Best Villas in Galle – Your Guide to a Fantabulous Stay in the Historic Town

Best villas in Galle

Updated: February 2024

A peaceful, historic Dutch town nestled on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Galle has emerged as a delightful holiday destination for avid globetrotters. From historic colonial buildings to the flawlessly renovated hotels and trendy cafes to quirky shops, Galle offers a vibrant ambience to all its visitors. Do you wish to make your stay at Galle Ultra Rich, Ultra Glam and Ultra Luxe? Cast a spell on your vacation and make it magical by staying at one of trendiest, villas in Galle that are not just self-contained but also worth every dime you invest. Check out below for our favourite Galle villas and find the perfect villa to escape the grind.

1. Royal Indigo Villa – A Tropical Treasure

Beautiful villa in Galle
Charming contemporary designed villa in Galle

Royal Indigo Villa is one fabulous beachfront property where you can create infinite unforgettable moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Perched on the edge of the great Indian Ocean, this jewel is not only a mere 25 minutes from UNESCO-preserved Galle Fort, but is also nestled in close proximity to the city’s colonial attractions and several eateries. The villa boasts of traditional Sri Lankan hospitality from the friendly, experienced staff faculties who not only make you feel at home but also go an extra mile to bid you memories for a lifetime.

Why we love it

Royal Indigo features a stunning blend of colonial and modern architecture that emits an irresistible charm brimming with advanced facilities. While this is the villa where antiquity meets a modern twist immaculately, it is worth the hype it’s created.

Built over three floors, this sought-after villa is irrefutably a lavish retreat with four air-conditioned bedrooms, cafe style louvred doors and traditional sash windows overlooking the gleaming oceanic view. What’s more? There is a spacious master bedroom on the ground floor with its own private plunge pool to wallow in! It also opens to one living and dining area furnished with an Australian calf leather sofa from where you can fall for the unparalleled view of the lush tropical garden and the tilted saltwater infinity swimming pool.

Special feature

Not every villa can promise you its own in-house chef who serves to suit your preferences. Also, this tropical idyll has been facilitated with a beach shower and a soothing footwash.

2. Woolamai Beach House – Simply fabulous waterfront setting

Woolamai Beach House - villas near Galle
Woolamai Beach House living room

Woolamai Beach House is an ideal haven to revel in the picture-perfect backdrop of a lush, palm-filled tropical garden. Located within the soothing realms of Talpe, this four-bedroom beach villa is in close proximity to the legendary Galle Fort. Also, the finest restaurants are just a short drive away. The pleasant experience of staying at this bijou villa wouldn’t be the same without the dedicated team of staff. In fact, the wait staff is the property’s unique selling point as they are always more than willing to facilitate your stay so you won’t have to lift a finger while vacay-ing.

Why we love it

This paradise takes immense pride in its expansive area and air-conditioned bedrooms with neutral hues and sophisticated wooden furnishing. Your peaceful slumber is guaranteed here. The stunning views of the sparkling pool will sweep your heart all the way!

What’s more? From Wi-Fi to cable TV to modern kitchen to the infinity pool, the villa understands the needs of its visitors aptly. Also, this beach nirvana proffers breath-taking views of sunsets and the shimmering Indian Ocean through its louvred doors. Simply heavenly!

Special feature

This kid-friendly villa is fully stocked with a collection of games, pool toys, and beach gears. Moreover, thanks to its well-equipped kitchen, you can unveil the master-chef in you out and flaunt your culinary skills during your stay.

3. Villa Victoria – Contemporary reflection of a Sri Lankan house

Beautiful beachfront villa near Galle
Relax and enjoy the breeze in your home away from home

Another villa napping next to the great Indian Ocean, Victoria is an extraordinary fusion of traditional and modern design. Located in Talpe, amidst the towering coconut palms and pristine sandy beaches, it is just 20 minutes away from the historical city of Galle.

Why we love it

The villa houses five air-conditioned bedrooms; four doubles and one twin with antique furnishings and reclaimed window and door frames. Plus, there are attached bathrooms that feature a glossy marble finishing complemented by soothing monsoon showers.

The best part is the spacious master bedroom which has a built-in window seat with an exceptionally mesmerizing view of the ocean. What’s even better? You can enjoy a cup of morning tea at the beachfront pavilion or dine in the open plan living room to savour a barbecue under the moonlit sky. Also, the villa invites you to wallow into the greenstone-tiled swimming pool and fall in love with the multi-hued horizon.

Special feature

You can pamper yourself at the villa with therapeutic massages which are arranged immediately at your request. And not to forget, the team of dedicated staff members that ensure all your needs are taken care of promptly!

4. Villa Amma Erna – An industrial refuge blends with nature

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Villa Amma Erna open plan living area

Villa Amma Erna is a modern industrial style villa that is located in the quiet part of Galle, Srilanka. The property is just a 10-minute away from Unawatuna beach with crystal clear water and white sand. It’s also not too far from one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, the historical 18th-century Galle Fort. From tea plantation to safari in Yala, there are many adventures awaiting you in Villa Amma Erna.

Why we love it

Villa Amma Erna is designed as a private romantic retreat, away from the busy street of Galle in southern Sri Lanka. The villa boasts spacious living areas with 3 bedrooms that could sleep 3 couples. Each of the rooms, Akka, Modoe, and Nangie, is decorated with one four-poster bed and an ensuite bathroom with vanity basins and rain showers.

During your stay, you will be spoiled by the staff’s excellent services. You can select how you will enjoy your intimate getaway. You may choose to relax in a rock pool surrounded by the patio. Nestle together in a hammock under the sun. Or you can enjoy an exquisite in-villa dinner to end the day. Should you wish to explore more of Galle, a private driver and a car are ready to take you and your significant other to your chosen local attraction.

Special feature

An amazing culinary experience from the hands of a talented private chef. The daily meals are a mix of herbs from the villa’s edible garden and fresh produce from the local market.

5. Budtt Farm Villa – An intimate farm retreat for nature lovers

Budtt Farm Villa

Budtt Farm is an exceptionally exclusive and idyllic villa located in Sri Lanka. It is an intimate property with only one airconditioned bedroom suited for two guests, making it an excellent choice for a romantic couple seeking a holiday with complete privacy away from others. It also serves as a secluded retreat perfect for nature lovers wanting to avoid crowded areas and preferring lush greenery and a serene landscape instead.

Why we love it

Set within a picturesque landscape, The Budtt Farm Villa sits amidst rice fields, where you’ll also find many plantation trees and a working tea estate. In some seasons, it remains a working farm. At other times, the entire surrounding area remains virtually empty, ensuring a peaceful and relaxing stay. The villa offers a shaded terrace with scenic views across fields from its sitting area. Further seating lies beneath tall trees offering dappled shade. A tranquil swimming pool offers respite from the heat of the day, with dining al fresco beside its waters. Throughout, the countryside vistas astound from every angle.

Special feature

Budtt Farm has an organic vegetable garden that provides fresh produce. Guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in farm life, contributing to its growth and supporting the local village. You can even whip something up for dinner using the fresh ingredients picked from the garden!

6. ISHQ Villa – Where hospitality meets the bay

Amazing beachfront villa in Sri Lanka
Dutch-inspired villa in Sri Lanka

A Dutch-inspired architectural wonder complemented with the tranquillity of the turquoise Indian Ocean, Ishq Villa has become quite a pleasing dwelling for the vacationers. The incredibly stylish accommodation is located alongside Galle’s French Riviera in Talpe. It is also pretty close to UNESCO-protected Galle Fort and Unawatuna.

Why we love it

Ishq Villa is an extraordinary blend of modern design and stunning colonial inspiration. Built in a U-shaped to encompass the private swimming pool, the villa comprises of four fully-furnished bedrooms in the backdrop of oceanic hues. From king-sized beds to plush armchairs to the wooden table, the ocean-inspired suite offers great ease to the visitors.

The living room with high ceiling, on the ground floor, has several cushioned low slung lazy armchairs from where you can get an uninterrupted glimpse of the shimmering Indian Ocean.  What’s more, you may wonder? The uber-luxe alfresco dining area is made even better with an adjoining American-style bar counter and plush gourmet kitchen.

Special feature

An in-villa gym helps you to stay in shape even during your retreat. Also, an iPad and a Bose speaker system are available in each room for your amusement. Not to mention, there’s also rejuvenating Jacuzzi at this bijou villa. Can this abode get any more chic!

7. The Frangipani Tree – Where hospitality meets the bay

Spacious swimming pool in The Frangipani Tree
Spacious bedroom overlooking the ocean

The Frangipani Tree is a tropical beachfront boutique estate on the coast of Thalpe Bay, Galle. The place is just an 8-kilometer away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Galle Fort. From there, you can also enjoy a selection of attractions from marine reserves, cultural temples visit,  and rainforest trekking.

Why we love it

The Frangipani Tree consists of three villas, the Hawksbill, the Leatherback, and the Oliver Ridley. There are a total of 9 air-conditioned suites available: five in the Oliver Ridley, two in the Hawksbill, and two in the Leatherback. You can book a room, a villa, or the entire place, the place guarantees an exclusive and stylish vacation along with first-class services and amenities.

The beach is just a stroll away, but the 35-meter swimming pool and a tennis court are part of the estate’s facility for the guests. You can also doze your day off on a hammock under the palm trees on the shore. There are a lot of open spaces and windows that will let you feel the ocean breeze, lulling you to stay just a little longer.

Special feature

A semi-open restaurant in the estate is ready to serve you special Sri Lankan cuisine or Mediterranean food, depending on your mood. The place is really just a stroll away from the Thalpe Bay beach, it is located on the Colombo-Matara Road, not far from the Angel Beach Club.

8. Elysium Villa – A luxe beachfront haven

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Magnificent well designed bedroom interior at Elysium Villa

Elysium Villa is a luxurious beachfront paradise in the city of Galle. The villa is located along the shores of Mihiripenna beach, not far from the old historical Galle Fort. There are also National Parks, museums, and galleries around the place for anyone who wants to learn more about the history and culture of Sri Lanka.

Why we love it

Elysium is the name of ancient Greek heaven and we do think that this place totally lives up to its name. The place boasts 5 fully-furnished bedrooms with elegant king-sized beds wrapped in quality linens and lavish decorations. There are spacious outdoor spaces, a 20-meter swimming pool, and vast tropical gardens. Two living rooms with plush sofas are more than enough to entertain the guests. A billiard table, multi-purpose gym, and spa are also ready to maximize the fun.

The patio provides a dining area with a view of the blue ocean. The kitchen provides all you need but the private chef is available upon request. All the staff is experienced, including chauffeur and masseuse. A vacation in Elysium Villa is a holiday you will never forget.

Special feature

The place is perfect for large travelling groups with kids and parents. There is a family suite with an interconnected room equipped with six bunk beds for kids.

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