A labour of love by
the hands of its owners, Henri and Koki, Kikili beach is a beach villa located
in Thalpe. The Thalpe beach stretch is rapidly becoming one of the hottest
places to be in the South Coast with many emerging high end properties making
their mark. The popularity of the location is mainly due to the perfection of
the beach itself as the waters are always as still as glass and safe for even
children to swim in. Kikili beach is a vibrant addition to Thalpe with its
whimsical charm and colourful interiors. The drive from Colombo will take
approximately four hours.
Kikili beach is a
beach front property with a twist. Do away with all preconceived notions when
it comes to décor here and immerse yourself in the stone benches that are
painted bright turquoise and presence of vibrant polka dots on the upholstery.
This one bedroom villa has personality through and through with even the
crockery sporting charm. There is but one bedroom, making Kikili beach great
for a romantic getaway.
The single bedroom
has air conditioning and is separated from the rest of the house by a curtain
door. A small cot could serve as a children’s bed if required. The double bed
is dressed yet again in fabulous multihued sheets and pillowcases.
The villa comes with
a houseboy and cook who are extremely helpful and will even go to the extent of
taking you shopping at the local markets. There is no outdoor pool but a short
stroll will leave you right at the beach. Dinner is served under a thatched
cabana outdoors and there is a small kitchenette.
Thalpe is home to many beachside restaurants, cafes and
bars, but should you want to explore a little more take a ten minute tuk tuk
ride to Galle and its 17th century Dutch fort. You can also visit the Unawatuna
Bay or the Rekawa turtle conservation project. For a full list of activities
visit our South Coast Destination Profile.