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Villa in Paradise

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Villa in Paradise

We have been transferred from Kandy to Gale for the third cricket test match in December 2007. We have been relocated to the Villa in Paradise boutique hotel which looks wonderful on it's website.

Could we have some firsthand knowledge/opinions about this hotel and the area please.

We would love the opportunity to see elephants and other wildlife if at all possible .

Also what is there to do in the evenings?

Thanks Ruth & Jeff

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1. Re: Villa in Paradise

Hi R & J,

Don't know the hotel. Do know the town. It's both historic (the Fort) and business/commercial, not really touristy. So in that sense no nightlife except for the tourist restaurants in the Fort.

There's a nature park within easy reach from town but only with smaller animals. The big stuff is in Udu Walawe, 3 hours from town - and with safaris only dusk or dawn. So even from Galle, an overnight stay near the park is advised...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Hi Ruth & Jeff,

Sorry don't know about the hotel.This is a little addition to Erik's answer.If you are interested in bird watching,endemic plants etc. Kanneliya forest reserve is 1.5 hours away from Galle.But no big animals like elephants.Good bird watching spot & a bio-diversity hotspot.

Nishantha

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Thank you both for your prompt replies. Shame about the elephants being so far away. I think we will love the fact that it's not touristy and that it's quiet and peaceful. Can't wait! Thanks again R & J

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