Welcome to the Royal Indigo Villa
A jewel located on the golden mile of beachfront Villas in Thalpe (Unawatuna), our stunning Villa offers a unique bespoke holiday experience with personal service right from the time of booking, sheer luxury and heritage. Absolute beachfront on the glistening Indian Ocean , with its clear 26 degree plus water, swaying palm trees, shaded beach , with both sunrises and sunsets to be enjoyed from all major rooms,the seawater pool and surrounds, verandahs and bar. Watch the Sea Turtles graze out front each evening while you watch the waves roll in.
Colonial Architecture with Modern Amenities
The property is a modern take on traditional Sri Lankan colonial architecture designed by up and coming local Architect , Nuwan Gayanath, who in turn was inspired by the great Dr Geoffrey Bawa. The extensive use of recycled colonial antique doors and windows and a combination of of antique and modern furniture complete with soaring Dutch columns , natural stone paving, spacious and airy living areas, sea water pool and private ensuite plunge pool, tropical gardens and verandahs will set the seen for a relaxing holiday at a venue you won’t want to leave.
Accommodating up to ten people including all adults or a combination of adults and children in sheer luxury, being pampered by our caring and discreet full time staff, is what the Royal Indigo Villa experience is all about. With four luxuriously appointed and huge en-suited bedrooms , spacious , airy and luxuriously furnished living rooms and bar, open areas cleverly catching the sea breeze, and an infinity sea water pool brings together everything that defines a luxury tropical holiday venue.
Our Beachfront - Your Tropical Paradise
Absolute beach frontage four steps down to the cooling yellow sands , shaded beach , and azure sea, fringed by swaying coconut palms , enjoying views of both sunrises and sunsets from all major rooms, balconies and salt water pool and garden surrounds. Witness the sea turtles grazing out front or ask our staff to wake you to witness when a laying or hatching when that occurs. Such events are common in the season. All this within a short drive of less than 15 minutes to the tourist Mecca of UNESCO listed Galle Fort with its many eclectic and architectural masterpiece shops, bars and restaurants and five minutes from iconic Unawatuna Beach fringed by bars and restaurants.
Our Bed Rooms
All our bedrooms are air-conditioned with ceiling fans as well and have private balconies. The cooling ocean breeze can be taken advantage of from all main rooms with full cafe style teak louver doors and traditional sash windows opening as desired.
These rooms are complete with luxury furnishings and antiques alike which makes them both extremely comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as well. The beds are very comfortable with Kings in three out of four rooms and are serviced daily. All have mosquito netting although mosquitoes are rarely sighted at the Villa as they cannot compete with the sea breezes. Cots and rollaways can be supplied on request.
Your Own Chef
The Villa is let on a bed and breakfast basis included in the tariff or you can upgrade to a full Sri Lankan breakfast at a modest cost which is highly recommended. Our resident Chef will happily prepare lunches or dinners with a day’s notice (refer to menu), and makes use of the abundant fresh seafood local produce bought daily. Snacks and drinks are available on demand at set prices. Our chef is highly talented in both Sri Lankan cuisine and western meals having also worked in Italy for several years.
Authentic Sri Lankan Cuisine
Experience the delightful taste of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine prepared by our very own chef. Sri Lanka is renowned as the land of spices and has attracted travellers and traders from around the globe for centuries. The Portuguese heritage can be found in some dishes as well.These authentic spices and fresh local ingredients are at the centre of Sri Lankan cuisine. By all means try local restaurants that we can recommend but check out our past guests comments and you will be hard pressed to find better food than at “home”. We know our ingredients, including the seafood, are fresh.
Try one of our cooking class tours to the market with one of our team who will source ingredients with you, bring you back to show you how to prepare the dishes...then sit back and enjoy the delicious meal.
At Royal Indigo Villa your culinary experience is guaranteed to be a memorable part of your stay
Private Pool and Beach Access
From the entrance on the ground floor you will enter through a stunning 200+ year old Dutch teak door to reveal a cavernous living room with polished concrete floors, opening onto a huge sea water infinity private pool and pavilion all facing the ocean.
Walk down four steps onto the beach and enjoy the crystal clear sea with surf rolling in.
“Royal Indigo Villa offers You the Perfect Beach Escape filled with bliss, luxury, personal care and amazing cuisines of a Tropical Paradise. Experience the Holiday of a Lifetime”
UNAWATUNA - The Beach Paradise of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka voted the number one holiday destination by the respected and popular “Lonely Planet” tourism magazine that you are choosing for your next vacation, then it should be the city of Galle that you should be in.
Driving south from Colombo the capital city of the resplendent island nation of Sri Lanka with the Indian Ocean on your right is an experience which is soothing and refreshing. The ocean breeze blowing on your face along most of the 72 mile journey takes you to the UNESCO flagged and recognized heritage city of Galle with its Portuguese built 16th century fort.