Elephant Palace

10/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)

3 2 6



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Average rating of 10/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)
Angela A
Angela A

Stayed: December 2016

Elephant Palace – is a dream holiday in Sri Lanka

Elephant Palace – is a dream holiday in Sri Lanka. Located right on the most beautiful clean sandy beach, it gives both privacy, and the easy access to places of interest - if you choose to! We often found so spoiled by the tranquility of the villa, that we would rather stay there and fully enjoy the experience. Very child friendly, it’s got a lovely pool cleverly designed for both kids and adults. Ample living area provides lots of space and air for everyone to chill out. Impeccable service from the houseboys and the cook made us feel welcome and spoiled. We definitely would come back to enjoy it again. Angela & Paul
Stayed: December 2016
Aida Y
Aida Y

Stayed: April 2017

Visit heaven

,After a long journey, we landed to hot tropical thunderstorm. Greeted by a friendly driver we were safely transported to what seemed like heaven. This was confirmed when the sun came up the following morning. Waking to a fruit platter and cappuccino. Elephant palace and its wonderful staff were therapy for all of us. Run, yoga and and loads and loads of swimming and surfing. Some fun tuk tuk rides to plantations and temples and shops. My boys were in heaven. At 7 and 4 and of corse hubby, not to mention myself, there was something for all of us. Thanks you Lara and Rob. I still meditate with the view in my minds eye. Xxx
Stayed: April 2017
Selma H
Selma H

Stayed: February 2016

Our best family holiday. Perfect villa - for family or friends. You will not want to leave!

We stayed at the Elephant Palace for 10 nights in total and fell so in love with the place we had the blues for 2 days before we were due to leave. Lara & Rob were super helpful in terms of providing information before our arrival and even arranging our airport transfer. They also offered up solutions when the power was unexpectedly cut a few times, which was out of their hands. The villa is gorgeous with a good sized pool that is perfect for little ones as it has 2 shallow platforms for them to play on. Beyond the pool is a lovely garden with coconut trees and beyond that is the best beach we have ever visited! Let me tell you why: we had direct access from the garden to the beach so we did not have to pack tonnes of stuff with us and could just run back to the villa within seconds if we needed anything; the sand is soft and powdery; there are always people on the beach but it is never crowded; the water is warm and stays shallow for quite a way in so again great for kids to splash around in and is wavy enough for surfing! There are plenty of tuk tuks on the main road at the front of the villa so it is easy to get around. The villa comes with a chef and housekeeper who were wonderful. They were so sweet and accomodating and enjoyed playing with the children (1yr old and 2yr old). Danushka's breakfasts and fruit juices were delicious and Sampath's crab, spring rolls and daal were the tastiest we've had! In terms of activities, the pool and beach kept us all busy most of the time, but we also managed to try surfing (perfect beach for beginners and there is a fantastic surf school next door at 7th sky idyll) and had a few private yoga sessions at the villa. We travelled as a group of two families and there was something for everyone. We are sad to be back in the UK and are already trying to plan our next trip out to Elephant Palace where we created some wonderful memories.
Stayed: February 2016
Ed W
Ed W

Stayed: December 2015

HOME on the beach. Perfect

We stayed at Elephant Palace for 7nights, our last day is today and we don't want to leave! The location is lovely right on the beach, literally. (villa door, pool, garden then the beach) Surfing paradise, but not a busy beach in the slightest. The pool/ beach set up is great for kids and the pool has different levels in it so great for small kids. The 2 guys working at the villa were the BEST! Danushka & Sampath. you were amazing and so good with our kids. (3.5yr and 1.5yr old) Sam path is the chef and he can cook! great local food. We highly recommend this villa.
Stayed: December 2015

Stayed: March 2015

Perfect Holiday Villa especially with kids!

We stayed in Elephant Palace earlier this year with our two kids and it was like a home away from home. Everything from the fantastic chef who would cook up anything we requested to the lovely house manager who was attentive and made sure we and the kids were well taken care of. Our kids had a blast in the plunge pool and the best part was they could walk right outside the backyard and play on one of the most gorgeous stretches of beach in Sri Lanka.
Stayed: March 2015


Available for longterm
Available for weddings
Suitable for children
Suitable for elderly
Suitable for wheelchairs
Smoking allowed
Pets allowed
Swimming pool

Bedroom facilities

  • Day bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Bunk Bed
  • Double bed

Bathroom facilities

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Separate toilet

Dining facilities

  • Electric stove
  • Freezer (standalone)
  • Fridge (standalone)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster

Living facilities

  • Sofabed
  • Lounge seating
  • Ceiling fans
  • TV
  • Music System

Outdoor facilities

  • Sun beds / chairs


Koggala Lake is under 10 minutes drive away, and is a wildlife sanctuary, on which one can arrange amazing boat tours, or even bicycle tours along its banks. Two Buddhist temples on the lake are also well worth a visit. Yatagalla temple inland from Talpe and the Japanese peace pagoda on Rumasalla are also noteworthy and only 20 minutes drive away. 30 minutes to the north is the world-heritage sight Galle Fort (best shopping & restaurants galore), the initially Portuguese (16th century) and then Dutch construction (17th century) with magnificent views all along the ramparts.

Opposite EP is a fantastic restaurant, especially renowned for its oysters and lobster prawn, fresh from nearby Koggala Lake. 3 doors down is a charming pizza & tacos restuarant that also does delivery. There are bars and beach clubs, spas and salons all along the coastal road to Galle centre. Unawatuna has the greatest concentration of nightlife, shops and restaurants, and is only a 20-minute drive. Mirissa (15 minutes in the opposite direction) also has beach bars & restaurants galore.


Include all taxes - No booking fees

Rates Include

* Wifi,
* Staffed with cook
* Room boy
* Night security guard
* Daily cleaning

Rates Exclude

* Meals listed in the menu
* Grocery
* DEPOSIT one day’s rent (US$500, low season rent cost) - returned upon departure

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations more than 60 days before the arrival date 80% of the deposit amount will be refunded.
For cancellations and/or amendments 30 – 60 days before the arrival date, 50% of the deposit amount will be refunded.
For cancellations 1 – 29 days before the arrival date and for no-shows a refund will only be made in the event that we can relet the villa for the same terms.
During peak periods, 30 days will be added to all cancellation periods.
Any amendments that reduce the total rental amount will be treated as a partial cancellation and may be subject to the cancellation fees stated above.

Payment Terms

A 50% Deposit is required to confirm a booking and the full balance is due at least 30 days prior to arrival.

We require a security deposit equal to one day’s rent (US$500, low season rent cost) to be payable on your arrival by way of cash. The deposit will be used as security for any damages and or charges incurred by you during your stay. This amount less any chargeable items will be returned to you upon departure.


Stunning villa on the best swimming and surfing beach

Elephant Palace is located about 10 minutes drive from Koggala Lake, which is a wildlife sanctuary, and 30 minutes away from Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A stay in the villa puts you in close proximity to some ancient temples, other cultural sites and some of the island’s best dining and nightlife options in Unawatuna. Also in close vicinity is the Mirissa beach, which also has its share of beach bars and restaurants.

Elephant Palace is a stunning contemporary villa near Galle, , on one of the best swimming/ surfing beaches in the south of Sri Lanka. Comprising of open plan living/dining, verandah and gorgeous pool, and garden with direct beach access, the villa is ideal for three couples sharing or a group of six. Staffed with a cook, room boy and night security, a stay in the villa ensures that you have a relaxing, pampered tropical holiday away from all worries.

The three spacious bedrooms of Elephant Palace can comfortably sleep six. All the three bedrooms are located on the first floor and have balconies overlooking stunning views. While bedrooms one and two are furnished with extra large double beds, the third bedroom has twin beds that can be converted into a double when requested. Comfortably furnished with chairs, cupboards and cabinets, and done in white for a breezy ambience, the bedrooms also have en-suite bathrooms with all necessary toiletries.

Living areas
Boasting open plan design, Elephant Palace offers the best of both indoor and outdoor living, with large glass doors and windows that can be opened to let in the cool breezes or closed for air-conditioned comfort. The living room has L-shaped sitting area fitted with comfy cushions, facing a dining table and with glass windows and doors overlooking stunning views. The inhouse chef prepares the meals in the fully equipped kitchen fitted with all modern amenities. Even with the beach nearby, the villa has its own swimming pool in the lawn with lounge chairs to take in the sun.


Seasonal fresh fruits usually form the core of breakfasts here (papaya, banana, mango, pineapple, watermelon, passion fruit If you want you can try some other local fruits, such as jambu, wood apple, custard apple, guava etc. Certain fruits, such as mangosteen and rambutan, are only available for a few months a year and will be more expensive). Eggs, toast, jams etc. Extra items like bacon, mushrooms, baked beans etc can be bought with notice. There is decent local coffee, but some prefer foreign brands like
Lavazza, which can be bought with notice. Sri Lankan breakfasts are fun to try. Hopper (regular or string), kiribath (milk rice served with sweet onion sambol), dhal, coconut sambol etc, need to be ordered the day before.

Asian dishes
- Vietnamese Noodle Salad
- Wok Fried Noodles (prawns or tofu)
- Vietnamese rice paper rolls [rice paper not always available]
- Vegetarian Spring Rolls
- Tom Kha Gai Soup (classic Thai chicken & fresh coconut soup)
[needs Galanga, which is a vegetable that is not always available]
- South Indian vegetarian Murtabak with tomato chutney
-Soto Ayam Madura (classic Indonesian chicken soup from Madura)
- Grilled Satay Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce
- Sang Choi Bao with Chicken, Prawns & Mushrooms
- Seared Tuna with ponzu sauce
- Green mango or papaya salad with peanuts
- Club Sandwich
- Parmesan Chicken Schnitzel
- Corn Fritters with Bacon
- Gazpacho
- Spicy Chicken wings

Sri Lankan rice & curry: chicken, fish or prawn. Large variety of vegetable dishes, sambals and other accompaniments. Large variety of local seafood, grilled, fried etc, with garlic, lime or other sauce
Variety of contemporary dishes from around Asia:
- Wok Fried Turmeric & Lemon Grass Chicken with green beans
- Prawns & Glass Noodle Salad with fresh coriander & basil
- Grilled Fish with Thai red curry sauce with jasmine rice
- Wok Fried Prawns with sweet chilli sauce & basil with jasmine rice
- Seafood Curry from the Malabar Coast with jasmine rice
- Luxury Nasi Lemak with Chicken Curry Kapitan, Pan Fried Masala -
Fish with Green Mango Salad [long prep, so please pre-order]

- Grilled Fish with Malay Spices in banana leaf parcel, Crispy Bitter
Gourd with Tomato sauce, Pan fried Masala Potato Salad
- Salt & Pepper Prawns with garlic bok choy with jasmine rice
- Roast Duck Curry with pineapple or grapes, served with string
- Chicken butter masala with Roti Parata

Variety of pasta and salad dishes, such as:
- Pasta Provençal
- Pesto: either classic basil or coriander with cashew nuts
- Salade Niçoise

- Buffalo curd and kithul treacle (also good for breakfast)
- Seasonal fresh fruits platter
- Espresso Panna Cotta
- Swiss Chocolate Cake with vanilla ice cream
- Tiramisu [long prep, so please pre-order]
- Lime Tart with vanilla ice cream
- Buffalo Curd Cheese Cake
- Fruit Platter
- Fruit Salad with Candied fruit & syrup
- Pancake: banana, chocolate or pineapple