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Literally meaning 'Moon Rays' Sanda Kirana is a beautifully designed beach house that looks south west across the Indian Ocean . Conceived by a leading Australian architect you enter the premises via a large garden area from the main 'Galle to Matara' road. From this garden area you climb a few steps and enter the house through double doors. Immediately upon entering the villa there lies a fish pond with gently trickling water and the occasional ripples caused by the several fish. Whilst the pond is the foot of this villa, the Indian Ocean is its head, and moving around the pond, the full magnificent view of the breaking waves opens before you. A large swimming pool is the central feature, on one side of which are the bedrooms and sitting room whilst the other side is a covered verandha. A small garden at the front of the villa strewn with coconut trees falls onto a beach that often features in 'paradise' brochures.
Approx 8km from Galle heading east.
No of bedrooms
There are 3 bedrooms. [2 double and 1 twin]. The master bedroom could not be closer to the beach / sea and you will drift off, and waken, to the sound of the surf. It has a small private terrace with seating.
Bath / shower rooms
All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. The twin room has an outside shower.
6 peoples
Sitting area
There is a sitting room and planter's chairs/ sun loungers that can be placed along the verandah that surrounds the pool or in the garden.
Dining area
The dining table is at the foot of the swimming pool and looks out across the pool over the ocean.
Kitchen / Staff
There is a fully modern kitchen with all appliances. The cook/Manager is very capable, speaks god English and provides excellent western dishes as well as fabulous curries. In addition to him there is a room girl and a houseboy. The gardener /pool attendant makes up the full compliment of staff.
Discuss your requirements with the cook. Breakfast of fruit; juices; local delicacies as well as tea[of course] is provided. For all other meals you will need to purchase the necessary ingredients. This can be done by either going to one of the daily fish, fruit and veg markets yourself or providing the cook with some cash and he will do it. He will keep an account of expenditure for your inspection.There is a small supermarket in Galle where most basic western items can be purchased. Whilst good wines are not readily available they can be ordered on this website and delivered to you.
The pool commands the central position of the houser.

Sanda Kirana sits on a fabulous beach although you cannot swim directly in front of the villa due to the reef that comes all the way to the shore. It is however great for strolling along and there are swimming areas nearby that you can walk to along the beach or take a short ride by tuk tuk. The world heritage site of Galle Fort is just 8km away and contains a number of gem and antique shops. Entering the Fort through either the English or Dutch gates and you seem to enter a different country. The Fort has its own 'village' atmosphere and its gentle pace is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the town. There is a large museum in the Fort that has artifacts dating back to the 16 century and the time of the Portugese. The oldest Protestant church in Sri Lanka -dating from 1755 shares the spiritual guidance of the locals with a Buddhist temple; a beautiful Mosque; aswell as an Anglican church. Sunset strolls around the ramparts is a much favoured past time with the locals although it can get crowded at weekends. The ramparts also provide a natural grandstand view when a Cricket Test match is being played on the international ground in Galle. There are one or two great restaurants in the area that are relaxed and fun as well as serving excellent fayre. Yoga and massage services can be arranged at the villa although the providers are limited so this is very much subject to availability and the price can vary.

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