beach front property is located in the tiny fishing hamlet of Thalpe, which is
home to one of the calmest bays in the region. The Frangipani Tree prides
itself on its exquisite luxury, highly personalized service and a secluded
location where guests can bask in the wonders of the south coast and explore
its vivacious heritage. The journey from the international airport will take
approximately four and a half hours, or consider taking an air taxi to Koggala,
which is 45 minutes away by car.
The Frangipani Tree
is the sister property of the much praised Fort Printers which is located right
in the middle of the Galle Fort. Thus, under the same management, the same
standards of quality, privacy and service are adhered to. Designed by Channa
Daswatte who is a prominent figure in the architectural sphere as well as
protégé of Sri Lankan architect extraordinaire Geoffrey Bawa, Frangipani Tree
derives its name from the trees of the same name that grow in the courtyards of
the hotel. The hotel has clay tiles, cement floors and verandahs, while the
furnishings are a combination of timber and wood, with a colourful cushion or
two thrown in.
in the form of 10 suites which are housed in four separate villas. They are
named after species of marine turtles that come ashore to nest on the nearby
beach and each host impressive views of the Indian Ocean. They are open and
airy and come with a private garden four poster beds adorned with soft linens,
an expansive bathroom with contemporary fittings, sitting and dining areas,
sofa beds and a covered terrace with built in sofas. They are all completely
secluded to ensure that you are free do as you wish in the privacy of your
Hawksbill and Leatherback
These villas have two
suites each which have outdoor living areas and private dining tables. They
look out on to the ocean and the en suite bathrooms have designer fittings,
bathtubs and hair dryers. You can choose from an impressive selection of
pillows and there is an authentic Bawa designed leather chair as well.
Leatherback is closer to the beach. Other amenities include iPod and iPod
docking stations, air conditioning and high speed WiFi internet access.
This villa overlooks the lap pool and also has panoramic ocean views. There
is only one bedroom and all the features of Hawksbill and Leatherback are
present with the addition of a platform bed.
The Kemps Ridley
This villa has one suite and opens out on to the pool. It comes with a
platform bed in addition to the other amenities present.
Olive Ridley is a two storey villa which has five independent bedrooms.
Each bedroom comes with spacious indoor and outdoor living spaces as well as
private dining table.
Meals are lovingly
prepared by the experienced chef in accordance with guest’s preferences which
are discussed at the beginning of each day. They can be taken by the pool, on
the beach or in your suite and comprise of local and international fare, which
are made out of fresh seafood and other produce from the markets. The pool has
breathtaking views of the ocean and there is a spa where relaxing and
restorative therapies are offered. During season many species of marine turtles
can be observed, even from the hotel itself. A yoga instructor can be arranged
with prior notice.
The nearby beaches of Unawatuna and Mirrissa offer a
comprehensive range of water sports, and the beach adjacent to the property is
extremely safe for swimming, especially during season. A turtle night safari is
also highly recommended as is a visit to the historic city of Galle and its
17th century Dutch fort. For a full list of activities, visit our South Coast