Firstly thank you to all the regular posters who take the time and trouble to answer so many of the questions posed - its really appreciated, sorry if it seems we sometimes take you for granted!.
I am intending to stay for a couple of weeks (early Sept) at the two Appa Villa properties situated at Thalpe on the the beach and inland at Illuketia. Can anyone tell me whether there are any beach or other restaurants in close proximity to either of these locations. If you have any personal knowledge of either areas I would be interested to know what you thought. I'm OK with the "Hotels" (thanks to TA) but would really like to know more about the areas. Is swimming at Thalpe likely to be OK in Sept?