Dear Sonali

We just wanted to write and thank you and the wonderful staff at South Point Ocean Villa.

We had the most glorious week at the villa, which we all loved!

The villa is beautifully appointed: it’s location, pool, beach and amenities are wonderful. We had a few small issues, as expected on any holiday, but these were very promptly and satisfactorily addressed when we raised them, so thank you.

The staff were incredible: friendly, courteous, helpful, welcoming (especially to the children), and incredibly helpful and accommodating. In particular Lahiru was fantastic!

Gamini was also excellent, very responsive and helpful with all our requests.

The food was incredible! Chef Sujith did an outstanding job and we ate like kings all week! he was also very accommodating with any  and all of our requests – and the portions were always very generous. We are missing his meals greatly!

Thank you too for my wonderful birthday party – you and your team help turn this into the best day of my life! The decorations, fireworks, food and staff service were all wonderful – we had a fabulous evening. And the photography team and musician were excellent too. Thank you for all your help in arranging this fantastic party.

Thank you too for all your small personal touches which made a big difference: coming to meet as at the villa, the delicious pudding, the 2 fabulous chocolate cakes, and the very unexpected but wonderful and thoughtful framed photographs you gave to all of us. These were very kind and provide fabulous memories of the most wonderful week.

This week was the first time in 3 years that my whole family have been together, and we all had the best time. It was such a special week. Thank you for ensuring our whole experience was so positive – everyone was thoroughly impressed by the villa, food and service (and Sri Lanka in general!)

We are all looking forward to returning sometime in future!

Sally & Will stayed at South Point Ocean from 8th-16th April 2017

Sally and Will Riley, Traveller
PRIVATE LUXURY: SOUTH POINT VILLA, GALLE, SRI LANKA

Our Villa, as the name implies, is situated on South Point about 20 kms south of Galle. As I sit here penning this note I am watching a lone fisherman with his net about 100 meters off the shore catching fish which the Chef here has already agreed to cook for us tonight. The waves crash right to our doorstep and if we tire of the sea we can use our very own private pool. At night we sit on the deck eating what can only be described as magnificent Sri Lankan food (and simple Australian food for my fussy children) and watch the fireflies and listen to the ocean. This particular Villa has 3 large bedrooms all with ensuite; it is described as a luxury Villa which in Sri Lanka means it has fresh hot water for showers and a generator which is not a luxury but a necessity as the Electricity Supply in Sri Lanka is unreliable. Though it is charming at night when you eat by candle light and you wait for the generator to kick in. The House is very well equipped with all the modern conveniences; and lots of relaxing areas to just soak up the sounds and sights of the ocean.

pool
poolstick fishermen

My husband (a photographer) and I decided that Sri Lanka would be a fabulous country to introduce our 12 and 8 year old children to based on the recommendations of a fellow photographer who had recently toured the country. We were advised that tourism was picking up after the cessation of all the fighting and that the countryside and people were very welcoming. Sri Lanka has also developed like many other Asian countries the fabulous tradition of Private Villas. We love the private villa experience because it is like being in your own personal hotel; you have all the comforts of a hotel with absolute privacy.

From our Villa we can explore the surrounding area using the local Tuk Tuk or arrange a car and driver. Some 15 mins by Tuk Tuk is the gorgeous Welligama Bay where my husband and son are surfing most mornings and afternoons. Here too the local fisherman are in their dozens and many are the traditional Stick Fisherman of Sri Lanka. The people are welcoming and the cultural exposure was exactly what we wanted as a family. The poverty is confronting as the country does struggle in parts to come to terms with the rebuilding after the war and the Tsunami; though this is not evident in the happiness and laughter that the Sri Lankan people offer every day.

South Point Villa is a wonderful place and the staff ; which include a Private Chef, Two indoor house staff and three external staff. All the staff go out of their way to make you welcome and are there when ever you need but are discrete when you want to truly revel in your Private Luxury Villa.

LUXURY LINKS:
Club Exclusive member Toni Brendish shares a family villa experience with The Luxury Travel Bible, 18/10/10
The Luxury Travel Bible, Toni Brendish

South Point Cottage – January 2017

We love it by the lake.

– Hugo Rittson Thomas

 

We have had the most blissful time by the lake – it’s been magical- especially with our incredible cook and the lovely old fisherman and his wife next to us ..

-Silka Rittson Thomas