Wow, what an amazing villa. A modern simplistic feel, with all the necessities that are needed including a great Nespresso Cappuccino machine. With the Indian Ocean at your doorstep and amazing food cooked for you by their friendly staff, how can you go wrong. Galla is a very convenient 10 min Tak Tak ride away, with lots of other beach restaurants around, one 2 doors away. The owner will check in with you and make sure your stay is going well and suggest things to do and events that are happening in-and-around! Lie on the loungers with the ocean 30 m away and watch the resident turtles play in the water daily. What more can you ask, especially if you want a relaxing holiday with cultural excursions near by.
The Skinny Beach House is pretty much the perfect place for a beach holiday for a couple, a small group of friends, or a family with older children. True to its name, the house is narrow and on a relatively small plot, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in character.
The house backs directly onto the beach. There's a deck with sun chairs, a splash pool, and a place to lounge on bean bags and watch the ocean. There are two bedrooms upstairs, including a master with a balcony that faces the sea.
The beach is small, but also very well appointed - with crashing waves (good for surfers), and an area where the reef forms a natural swimming pool. Watching the resident turtles dive and surf is a perfect way to breakfast or a sundowner.
Shashi and Prabhot, look after you during your stay. They prepare breakfast, can cook supper, and keep the house spic and span.
My only word of caution would be to parents of toddlers..maybe not the best of places to stay given the splash pool and the immediate access to the beach.
For everyone else this really is a wonderful house in a picture perfect spot.
Had a wonderful holiday at this lovely place... Its everything you wish for and more.. Private but just a hop away from one of the best restaurants in the area.. The place might be names Skinny beach house but its extremely spacious and well equipped and clean... the beach has a natural pool made by a reef... The rooms were specious well equipped... The main bedroom has a great view of the beach and a lovely balcony.. perfect place to getaway for a few days!!!
The location is just outside of the busy town and in surrounded by all the beautiful beaches. I would recommend every single person to stay at this house! Make sure to check the restaurant next to it as well!
My husband and I stayed 2 nights at Skinny Beach in Jan 2017 and absolutely loved it. The master bedroom has fabulous views directly over the ocean with a private veranda to sit and drink tea or cocktails while you watch the beautiful sunset over the ocean. Air-conditioning and ceiling fans keep you cool and there's a cute private plunge pool on the back deck. Stairs lead directly from the deck on to the sandy beach with sun lounges for those who want to lie around working on their tan. Wijaya beach is very protected so it's a great spot for calm ocean swimming which my husband and I did every day we were there. The fairy lights and night time pool lights make for a lovely romantic atmosphere on the back deck and the tropical weather's so warm that swimming in the plunge pool at night is wonderfully refreshing.
Even though the Skinny Beach property is right on the main Galle/Matara road it was surprisingly quiet inside the house. Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with great water pressure. The mattress and linens in the master bedroom were super soft and comfortable, like sleeping in puffy clouds. Heavy curtains in the bedroom help keep out the morning light for those of us who prefer to sleep late.
There's a fully equipped kitchen if you want to prepare your own food (or have the chef do it for you) and It's only a few steps down to Wijaya restaurant which does really delicious food in a casual beach-side atmosphere if you want to go out - the mushroom and bacon risotto I ate there was fantastic.
It's only a short tuk-tuk ride down to Galle if you want to visit the historic Galle Fort area. There's lots of other great restaurants and bars only a short tuk-tuk ride away too. Sudda and CJ and warm, friendly and welcoming hosts who will help you out with anything you need. We had a wonderful time, only wish we could have stayed longer. Very happy to recommend them.