Getting Here

Ambalama is just 5 km from Galle

Ambalama is on the south coast of Sri Lanka in the village of Dalawella with its pristine beach and approx 150 km from Colombo International Airport. With the new highway open its a very comfortable and scenic journey which takes about 100 minutes depending on the traffic conditions. We can assist with arranging airport transfers.

Situated on a stunning beach facing directly to the mesmerising surf of the Indian Ocean, Ambalama is an exclusive oasis for utter relaxation yet only 15 minutes from the World Heritage site of Galle Fort. A place to relax and recharge be it under the sparkling stars a night, the unforgettable sunsets or the cooling breezes around the infinity pool.

Is the villa available for private functions?

We have a lot of activities that you can take part in and around the villa!

We have several local activities such as whale watching, the Galle fort, spice plantations and Yala National Park. You can also take advantage of the shops and nightlife of Galle, which is just a 20-minute drive away.

Want activities brought to you? Ambalama can arrange for in-house activities such as massages or yoga. You may also get a chance to witness sea turtles nesting right outside on our beachfront. Please speak to the Manager upon arrival for details.

What are the eating and drinking arrangements at the villa?

Ambalama has its own in-house chef exclusively for the requirements of guests. There is a villa menu but please do ask for your favourites too. Each day the chef will discuss with you your meal requirements. For guests who book the whole villa the ingredients, which are bought fresh daily, are charged at cost plus a 20% admin fee to purchase them from the markets in Galle or nearby.

A visit to the market with the chef is one of the highlights of any stay. You will be asked to provide a cash float (in local currency) for daily provisions. For guests booking the villa by room on a on exclusive basis there is a priced menu which is very reasonable value.

What about gratuities?

For villa rental the charge is nett of taxes and, unless otherwise stated, subject to a 10% service charge payable when the rental is due. Of course additional gratuities are at your discretion but will always be appreciated and deserved. The tips can either be handed individually to staff or as a pool tip to the villa manager.

Do you accept credit cards?

Payment for the villa rental is generally made to a designated bank account in USD. For the villa rental booking it is possible to pay by credit card through PayPal with a 4.5% fee. When at the villa local expenses can be charged to your credit card with a 3% surcharge.

How do we arrange transport?

We recommend you allow us to arrange airport transfers since the drivers are familiar with the villa location and we have the flexibility to provide the size of the van/car required. One way airport transfer takes about one hour 45 mins and costs approx US$100. Transport for whilst you stay can be easily arranged. Tuk tuks are available outside the villa for shorter trips to town and Galle Fort.

This was an excellent Villa, We were four families , made a trip from India, Very relaxing, the staff were extremely cordial, They cook what you want and you only pay the cost of material, we had a lot of fun, It was my friend’s birthday and the staff helped us throw an excellent party.
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