We were staying at a luxury hotel near Negombo but took the train and bus down to Galle and Matara. We spent one night at the Talalla Bay Beach House. It was the opposite of where we were staying but of its type brilliant. We had our own chef and he and two ladies provided for all our needs with two security guards to keep us safe. We were lulled to sleep by the crashing of the Indian ocean and began the next day sitting on the balcony overlooking the beach with the cup of tea Ranga (the chef) had organised for us. It would be a great place for a group of friends to hire and spend a few days away from it all. My one complaint and to me an important factor which others may not bother about. No door or curtain between the toilet and the bathroom.