Location perfect just south of main Unawatuna Beach (a five minute tuk tuk ride) and ten minute walk to Dalawella/Wijaya Beach. Tuk tuks easy to hail just outside house gate. House modern and airy. Yard amazingly comfortable overlooking beach with crashing blue waves. Sea directly in front of property not swimmable as coral bottom clearly visible, but pockets of sandy bottomed areas within 50 meters perfect for frolicking in the waves. Air conditioned bedrooms with an excellent king-sized bed in each. Friendly nighttime security guard on property, and competent, easy going house attendant who cooks a great breakfast and checks in a couple of times a day to make sure you have everything you need. Salt water pool is nice, but some trouble with the pump made pool a little cloudy and then inaccessible for our last two days, limiting our review to four rather than five stars. All in all, however, this is an excellent property with friendly management that we would consider booking again.
This is an amazing place! Ranjan is the consumate chef and housekeeper. We enjoyed short tuk tuk rides to the Dutch Fort in Galle, shopping and restaurants. Highly recommend for a family vacation!
We arrrived at Salt Beach after a 2 hour drive from Colombo airport. The house is fantastic and everything it says it is on the website. There are 2 large double bedrooms both en-suite. There is an open plan kitchen and living room which opens out onto a garden and pool which are feet away from the beach. The beach is lovely with big waves that our children thoroughly enjoyed playing in. Sea Turtles regularly frequent the sea directly outside the
house, it was amazing to watch them!
Ranjan the housekeeper cooks a great breakfast and will on request cook a Sri Lankan curry one evening for you. This was a particular favourite of our children's.
James who manages the property was very helpful throughout our stay. Recommending things to do and places to eat. All the restaurants james recommended were spot on, from places on the beach to more upmarket restaurants for dinner.
We used Idle Bike Tours for a fantastic 26k bike ride through paddy fields and local villages, another highlight of the holiday.
We found the location of the house was great for us, there is an abundance of Tuk tuks waiting to take you anywhere, the house is directly on the beach, where the sea is clean and clear. It is quite wavy but this adds to the fun!
We had a fantastic time at Salt Beach and can't wait to return.
The location of Salt Beach House is just amazing. Walks along the beach to the nearby swimming lagoon were a palm tree lined dream. With good restaurants within walking distance we could really relax. Even better, the housekeeper Ranjan, can provide an awesome beach seafood BBQ or a curry dinner - both excellent. Just check with him a budget for the ingredients and he will buy and prepare everything you want. We appreciated James the manager popping in for a friendly chat and to make sure all was in order. The house and grounds were so comfortable, stylish, contemporary and yet still had a Sri Lankan flavour. We also had a night with a sick child so it was such a relief to have information at the house about a local Doctor. He answered the phone straight away and we received all the help we needed for our daughters quick recovery.
We highly recommend Salt Beach House!
Great house located right on the beach. House is modern, clean, comfortable, safe and well decorated. Some bars and casual restaurants close by with nice beach vibe. Only 15 mins to Galle by tuk tuk which is a lovely historic town to wander around with nice cafes, restaurants, shops and bars. Great manager and staff who make sure you have a great stay.
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