23 Palm

This stunning villa in Talpe sits on a two acre walled garden of tropical plants and 23 Palm trees with the magnificent ocean just metres away. Talpe is a few minutes away from Wijaya Beach and the extraordinary world heritage site, Galle Fort. 

A colonial style property, its soaring ceilings and wonderful shuttered doors gives the feeling of being close to the elements at all times. Tastefully and simply furnished it is a comfortable and informal house where nothing is too much trouble. The pool is stunning and refreshing and maintained daily and a beautiful ambalama adds another relaxing area with which to enjoy the panoramic views. 

There is a team of 4 friendly staff, trained to give you the best service possible and the house is run and managed by Why House (23 Palm’s sister property which is a villa hotel and guests are able to use the facilities and to dine there should they wish).  The chefs (again from Why House) are excellent and can cater for all, whether you’re looking for Sri Lankan, Western or Asian food. The chef’s speciality is Japanese!!

This picturesque property has 3 double ensuite rooms but one of the rooms is considerably smaller so, is more suited for children or a single person. The master bedrooms are very big and cots and single beds may be provided if required. In addition the property has a bar and event kitchen, sympathetically added with extra toilet facilities should the property be required for an event. It makes it a perfect venue for a large wedding or party and the facility can used separately from the house. The events team can discuss your requirements and they have contacts with big event companies that can provide more creative direction.

Location and Transfers

Situated in Talpe, a few minutes away from Wijaya Beach and the world heritage site, Galle Fort.
Colombo International Airport is 4 hours away by car. 


The home boasts two Master Suites of tremendous proportions, as well as a Junior Suite, ideal for a single guest. All suites have private baths and both Master Suites have outdoor showers for guests interested in enjoying the sounds of the Indian Ocean


23 Palm has a dedicated chef to provide as many meals as guests desire. The chef is trained in a wide variety of international and local cuisines and guests are encouraged to provide him with their meal preferences. An a la carte menu of standard fare is also available.

For those who prefer to venture beyond the property, 23 Palm is located just minutes from Galle and the historic Dutch Fort, as well as many hotels, restaurants and beach clubs on the Gold Coast.

Facilities and Activities

Swimming Pool
Large living room
2 Master Suites
1 Junior Suite
Event Kitchen – should the property be required for an event
Cards & games
Whale watching
Water sports and fishing
Elephant rides and snake charmers
Traditional Sri Lankan dancers
Shopping and siteseeing excursions
Adventurous island tours
Beauty and massage treatments
Bike Tours
Elephant Visit – a three hour visit from a temple elephant with rides around the garden and then feeding and washing 
Turtle Farm Visit

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