In 1918 he found this place on Taprobane Island: This octagonal villa is in the midst of tropical flora and fauna forming the heart of this small paradise.
Historical photos take you back through the history of this romantic place: Kings, heads of state, aristocracy, governors, artists and tycoons – they all have been guests on this island and enjoyed the absolute privacy and discretion the place offers.
The renowned Condé Nast Traveller has distinguished the island as "one of the 50 most romantic villas of the world".
Taprobane IslandSri Lanka, Privatinsel
The historical villa in Colonial style was built in the early part of the 19th century and completely restored towards the end of the 1990s with great efforts being made to maintain the original features.
From the bright spacious entrance hall you are able to access five bedrooms each offering a beautiful sea view. They offer a maximum of 10 people recuperation and relaxation in a delightful private ambience. The villa is enclosed by a circumventing veranda so that each bedroom has its own private terrace.
Security personnel guards the main entrance around the clock and the villa also has a safe.
The infinity pool is located directly at the ocean and the tropical garden with hibiscus, fuchsias and bougainvillea provides some shaded places with a view over the ocean and towards Sri Lanka.
On request it is possible to organise massages and spa treatments. Alternatively you can opt to visit the Amangalle Spa and Light-House Spa in Galle.
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 5 bedrooms
All rooms have a canopy bed with mosquito net, en suite bathrooms, ventilator and private terrace. The villa only has a mobile phone for emergencies. It is recommended to take your own mobile phone and international roaming is possible on the island.
Five household employees including a cook are at your disposal. Spicy Sri Lanka curries, lots of fresh seafood and tropical fruits are the main components of meals that the excellent cook will serve for you. Of course the cook can cater for your personal wishes.
SPORT AND LEISURE:
Charge: Diving, snorkelling, surfing, fishing, massages and spa treatments, day trips to tea plantations or historical sites are organised on request.
There is a passport and visa obligation for German citizens in Sri Lanka. Since 01.01.2012 Germans have to pay 30 US $ for a visa. This is to be applied for in advance as an "Electronic Travel Authorization“ (ETA) online via www.eta.gov.lk. It is also possible to apply for it at a Sri Lankan consulate or German tour operator. For a surcharge the visa is also issued at the airport.