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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Sri Lanka reviews

  • Stunning villa in a beautiful tranquil location

    "This was our 2nd stay at Ganganada and it was just as good as the first. This is such a modern, spacious villa. It's lovely having 3 bedrooms, huge living area and private pool rather than being cramped into a hotel room. The staff are all great and really helpful ( the villa comes with a chef, pool boy and cleaner. A manager lives close by to be on hand to organise day trips and transport. Food was great - marmalade and passion fruit jam at breakfast are so good that this time I preordered 4 jars to take home with us! As I mentioned, the food at the villa is fantastic, however the last night we went to Mangrovia Lagoon Restaurant, just outside Hikkaduwa, right on the Lagoon- one of the most memorable meals I have had in a long time. Absolutely stunning location serving gorgeous homemade Italian food. A Sri Lankan lady owns the restaurant and she does all the cooking and service. She worked in a restaurant in Italy for over 20 years so she really knows her stuff. Back to Gangananda, I couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Great for families or for a small group of friends. Total relaxation, a great place to unwind and recharge the batteries whilst watching the water monitor lizards swim in lagoon and monkeys jumping in the trees. Bliss"
    Guest: Anna D. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 16, 2016
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  • Very good location, hospitality at it's best! Thanks to all and keep it up. God Bless!

    "Very good location, hospitality at it's best! Thanks to all and keep it up. God Bless!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 22, 2016
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  • Unique home in the jungle surroundings. Totally beautiful

    "Would highly recommmed this for families and friends with older children. It's a hidden piece of heaven. Brilliant base for the Hill Country and just relaxing."
    Guest: Kate M. Date of Stay: April 2017 Review Submitted: April 10, 2017
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  • A perfect spot for a family vacation!

    "We had a fabulous time at the Palms Villa. I visited with my mom and four kids (ages 11-15) for a full week. It was a return trip for us to Sri Lanka but our first time on the southwest coast. The villa is beautiful and well equipped with beach towels and enough kitchen supplies to cook for ourselves. The ocean was definitely swimmable at this time of year (April). My older three swam everyday in the surf, but we are a family used to managing waves. It is not a calm beach for very young children, but my 11 year old who is a bit wave-shy still loved running in and out of the waves. The pool was perfect to balance out the exciting surf. We liked that we were away from the craziness of hikkaduwa but that we could get there easily for a couple of days of surfing and shopping (we walked up the hill from Hikkaduwa to Sakura Batik and met the lovely couple who run it - we bought beautiful batiks there). We highly recommend taking the bus as it was easy and cheap. There is a bus stop just across the street and to the south a bit. Coming back we sometimes had to wait until the Ambalangoda stop in town, but then it was a nice walk along the beach or a quick tuk-tuk back to the villa. We also highly recommend taking the train into Galle as it again was easy and so much cheaper than hiring a driver. Plus it's a beautiful train ride. We did have Udith arrange a driver for us to Mirissa to see blue whales and that was a fabulous day! We went with Raja and the Whales and can't recommend them enough. They cost more, yes, but they were so much better than the other companies we saw on the water. They were respectful of the whales and the environment, they recycle, provided breakfast on real plates to reduce waste and were so knowledgeable about the whales. Other companies were loud and obnoxious rather than quiet observers of the amazing nature they were seeing. We balanced out cooking for ourselves with eating out and ordering from 6 Degrees North a few villas down. Their food was amazing and would always provide leftovers. We went each morning to a small store across the street and a few hundred yards up the road to the left to get fresh bread, water and whatever other goody they had - our favorite was a crepe wrapped up with coconut and honey! The guards and the young man who cleaned for us were lovely and much appreciated. We would definitely return again to the Palms Villa!"
    Guest: Amy B. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: April 7, 2017
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