23 Palm on Thalpe Beach
23 Palm lies within a vast, two-acre estate, gated by massive, wooden hand-carved doors. Guests are transported to their own private world, where lavish luxury meets barefoot tranquility, in tropical surroundings of graceful palm trees, ocean waves and a beautifully-appointed Dutch colonial-era villa.
23 Palm is fully-equipped with air conditioning throughout, and house staff to take care of all guests’ needs. The large living room, with its soaring 18-foot ceilings, is furnished with an impressive collection of American and European furniture. The home boasts two master suites of remarkable proportions, and also a junior suite, ideal for a single guest. All suites have private baths, and both master suites have outdoor showers, where the sound of the waves of the Indian Ocean can be heard.
The tea-house on the seashore offers al-fresco dining, and a comfortable living area overlooks the sizeable swimming pool and delightful sandy beach.
23 Palm has a dedicated chef who will provide as many meals and dishes as guests desire. The chef has been trained to prepare a wide variety of international and local cuisines, and guests are encouraged to provide him with their meal preferences. An A La Carte menu offering standard fare is also available.
For those who prefer to venture beyond 23 Palm, the property is located just a few minutes from Galle with its historic Dutch Fort and there are many hotels, restaurants and beach clubs along the nearby coastline.