Villa in Gintota, close to Galle. Very tasteful & comfortable, with peaceful beach
- english, french, Dutch
My name is Bart. I am Belgian and live in Brussels. I first visited Sri Lanka in 1986, and immediately fell in love with this beautiful, magical country and its inhabitants. Since then I travelled to quite a lot of other exotic countries, and I know now: Sri Lanka is the best, in every possible way! Years ago I managed to buy a beach villa near Galle and had it renovated. It's a real gem! I go there 3 times a year and I just LOVE to be there. And the staff have almost become like family. They are so devoted. I hope you will enjoy and love Villa Golden as much as I do. But I'm quite sure you will.
Bart purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Bart chose Hikkaduwa
Villa Golden is Asian art deco, and has lots of charm. The garden is very large, and it ends right at the beach which is so peaceful. Almost no tourists. It's so private and calm. But on the other hand: in a few minutes you are in Galle, with it's world famous Dutch Fort. And - in opposite direction - in fifteen minutes you are in busy Hikkaduwa with its fabulous reefs. The place to be if you like surfing, snorkeling or diving. Villa Golden offers you everything to have the best holiday!
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Beautiful house at the ocean with excellent and friendly staff
We stayed at Villa Golden in July. The house and garden are beautiful. There is no beach in this time of year but you can still lie on the sun loungers by the water. The house is luxurious with very sweet and professional staff. Whatever we wanted to do it was arranged for us. Sri Lanka is beautiful. Due to ther attacks in April this period was extra calm and we are concerned how much the Sri Lankan population suffers from this. As a tourist you only notice a few number of road blocks, nothing annoying.
We arrived late to a lovely prepared meal. Staff were wonderful, friendly and very attentive, catered for our every need - cooking for us, changing up currency, organising transport for trips etc. Villa was lovely, clean, comfy beds and a wonderful location. People of Sri Lanka were most welcoming and people should have no fear with regards to security as army, police prescence was very visible. It's a shame they have to suffer for a few mindless people. We would not hesitate to return in the future.
Paradise on earth!!!!
My husband, my 10 year old son and me stayed ten days at beautiful
Villa Golden a few weeks after the horrible attacks in Colombo. At
first we thought the situation in Sri Lanka would be a bit dangerous,
but that was really not the case. People are so friendly. We had a
marvellous holliday. And Villa Golden is FANTASTIC! The staff were so
kind and helpfull. The garden and pool were simply superb, we hardly
went out because we didn’t need any more than this. Food prepared by
Pushpa and Yasiru was yummie. The villa was very comfortable and the
balcony is ideal to have an amazing view of the garden and ocean. We
loved lounging at the sundeck at the beach. What can I say more... It
was pure HEAVEN! Thank you Pushpa, Susantha and the rest of the staff.
We will be back next year!!!
Fantastic house and location and beautifully presented... the breakfasts were superb!
This was a difficult time to be in Sri Lanka and my heart goes out to all those affected by the bombings in Colombo and elsewhere... Our impression was of the unfailing friendliness of everyone we met in our travels around the island and it was clear we were a bit unusual in hiring a car and driving ourselves around... the number of smiles and waves we got were uncountable ... the staff at the house were so helpful and friendly and the breakfasts sublime... we also had some lunches and dinners at the house and I’m sure I’ve come back even heavier!... Galle fort has some really good restaurants and we even made friends just by driving there ... after the first time we didn’t need to pay for parking and were greeted as old friends... even on curfew days the army teams manning the checkpoints were helpful and friendly and we were always allowed to proceed... we visited Udawalawe Yala and the rainforest area and although we had to find some creative ways round the roadblocks we had a fantastic time ... even getting stuck in the maruti jeep in Udawalawe and covered in mud trying to get it free whilst the driver gave it all he had was an experience ... we found out that maruti jeeps are only rear wheel drive!... worth it though for the up close and personal encounter with a big bull elephant!... shame he didn’t push us out!...overall I really hope that the current situation in Sri Lanka doesn’t affect tourism as this is a beautiful country with unfailingly beautiful and friendly people and we should not be cowed by the mindless actions of a few extremists who seek notoriety through violence... Mike, Harry, Eloise and Emily
Wonderful stay at Golden Villa
We had a wonderful stay at Golden Villa. The staff are very friendly. The cooks make the most amazing food. We loved our stay so much we’re planning on coming back.
Surpassed Our Expectations!
We recently stayed at Golden Villa for 5 nights. It felt like a private hotel! The beach was very quiet, and we especially enjoyed 'Happy Hour' at Sadun, a family run restaurant about a 3 minute walk down the beach. However, the food cooked for us at the villa was so delicious that we ate there all except for one evening.
We also really enjoyed the massage at the villa, and the yoga. Staff were more than helpful in arranging these activities, as well as drivers (tuk tuks or a van) when we requested.
We made a few trips into Galle as it's only about 15 minutes from the villa and enjoyed our lunches at Poonies restaurant.
Our 5 year old said, "Its really good, there are really nice people, and good food to eat. But don't get washed away by the waves!"
Special interest holidays:
Whale watching, tea plantations, temples, snorkeling, diving, surfing and other water sports. Cookery courses. Ayurevedic massages or yoga at the villa. Wellness. Turtle farm, snake farm, boat safari, elephant safari, Yala National Park. The world famous Dutch Fort etc. All trips can be arranged by our staff. More info can be found on our website: www.villagolden.com
Villa Golden is situated right at the Indian Ocean. You will have a 65 meters private beach front! The beach is a tranquil, undisturbed piece of heaven with very few other tourists. Pure paradise!
Colombo airport to Villa Golden is a a 1h45 - 2h00 drive via the highway. We can arrange airport transfer for you. Our driver will be waiting for you on your arrival and will bring you straight to the villa. He charges very reasonable prices.
Local shops within walking distance. Supermarket Keels and ATM, 5 minutes by tuktuk. Lots of restaurants and bars not far away. A list of restaurants and shops can be found on our website: www.villagolden.com