Sri Lanka

Air conditioning | Cook service | Swimming pool | Waterfront | Wifi


Prices from £2,816 per week

About the villa

Clifftop views | Beachfront | Beautiful gardens

Perched on a clifftop with incredible ocean views, Palmyra’s origin is a story of true romance. Originally built as a gift from a husband to his wife, this villa is uniquely designed around the concept of a ship, with teak flooring throughout. Upon arrival an enchanting frangipani lined stone path leads through tropical flora and fauna to the villa’s grand double fronted doors. On entering the villa, the main living room is distinguished by four large arches with high ceilings, creating a unique space filled with antique furniture, comfortable sofas and a large iron chandelier. This extends out onto the large veranda equipped with a dining table and a lovely day bed gazing out to uninterrupted ocean views. The terraced gardens around the house are also stunning, and the four  bedrooms share the top terrace with the sitting room and large veranda; each of the light and breezy bedrooms is like a ship’s cabin.

Outside, at the edge of the lower terrace sits an impressive infinity pool against an ocean backdrop. Elsewhere within the gardens there is a sunset pavilion, a meditation pavilion and a yoga pavilion, as well as several hammocks for further relaxation. Beside the pool a set of 134 steps lead down to another garden, from which a private wooden gate leads straight to the beach. This particular beach is largely deserted, and has a lovely little rock pool area for seasonally safe paddling. Palmyra is in a superb location, only 40 minutes from historic Galle, 15 minutes from Mirissa to enjoy whale watching and just 10 minutes from Weligama – a great spot for beginners surfing.


Children's Facilities

  • Cot
  • Highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Barbecue


  • WiFi
  • Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
  • DVD Player
  • DVD library
  • Stereo

Games and Sports

  • Yoga terrace
  • Board games

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms

Kitchen Essentials

  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave

Private Pool

  • 16,8m x 4.6m
  • Built-in steps

Something Special

  • Bathroom amenities

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Safe
  • Telephone

Location features


  • Mirissa 3km
  • Weligama 12km
  • Galle 35km
  • Tangalle 45km
  • Colombo 151km
  • Yala 154km


  • Direct access to sandy beach
  • Mirissa 6km
  • Weligama 10mins


  • Colombo Airport 182km

Service & Staffing

  • Maid service 2 hours per day 7 day(s) per week
  • Cook service 3 meals per day 7 day(s) per week

Available on request at an additional cost

  • Laundry service
  • Pre-arrival grocery shopping
  • Fresh cut flowers on arrival
  • Wine delivery
  • Massage/beauty therapist
  • Airport transfers from Colombo airport

Important information

No children under 5

For occupancies for up to 8, four bedrooms will be available and for occupancies up to 6, 3 bedrooms will be available. This does not apply from 14th December – 07th January.


The villa manager of the property you are staying in will meet you on arrival and visit you during your stay if you wish, and both the villa manager and a Mathews Luxury Travelrepresentative will be available by phone. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 15:00. Departure by 11:00


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Get in touch

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