Atop a cliff
The exclusive Pointe Sud sits atop a cliff facing south and offers a positively breathtaking view. The stairs lead to a private beach.
The villa stairs take you to a uniquely landscaped side garden and yoga pavilion. You have direct access to the private beach here. The villa can accommodate up to 10 people and has four bedrooms on the main floor and a fifth bedroom below. The terraced gardens with the infinity pool make Pointe Sud a breathtaking place to stay.
UndisturbedThe villa has a unique yoga pavilion that offers direct access to the private beach. In the various other private pavilions, you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset, a delightful siesta or meditation undisturbed.
Thousands of starsDiving in the ocean or snorkelling along the coral reefs in this unique place in the world is irresistible. Or perhaps you prefer to spend the night on a catamaran. A truly unique and unforgettable whale-watching experience.
- Wi-Fi (free)
- Bathroom en suite
- Sunbed(s): 2
- Private sandy beach
- Villa Manager
- Ceiling ventilator
- DVD player
The Matara diamond
Matara, built on the banks of the Blue River, is a lively town. Important products from the interior, such as rice, lemongrass, copra and zircon, are traded here. After the Dutch conquered Galle in 1640, they took possession of Matara, too. Around 1660, they built a fort, strategically situated on a narrow spit of land between the ocean and the Nilwala Ganga, fortified on the land side with a rampart made of coral stone. A traditional Matara dish is buffalo curd and treacle made from the toddy palm. Zircon, a semi-precious stone found in the area, is also known as 'the Matara diamond'.
Galle is special because both the old and new town are lively. Although historians believe that Galle may have been the city of Tarsis, where King Solomon amassed precious stones and spices, it only became prominent with the arrival of the Europeans. In 1505, a Portuguese fleet travelling to the Maldives was blown off course and took refuge in the harbour. Allegedly, a rooster – galo in Portuguese – crowed the city's name. A less far-fetched sounding tale is that the name is derived from the Sinhalese word gala, which means rock.
For over 200 years, Galle was the main port in Sri Lanka and a crucial stopping point for boats and ships travelling between Europe and Asia. Around the time that Galle fell into the hands of the British in 1796, trade shifted to Colombo.
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