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The Halcyon is located approximately five kilometres from Galle's city centre. It is within easy reach of the UNESCO World Heritage Galle Fort and a 10 minute drive away from the glorious beaches of the south coast. The Halcyon's simple elegance invites you to enjoy its colonial, Dutch style architecture with its gabled roof top adorned with charming clay tiles. The irresistibly relaxing interior has an antique finish with white-washed wooden ceilings, complete with antique furniture and a cooling polished cement floor for your comfort.

The backyard at your fingertips is a lush, tropical tree-filled garden overlooking vibrant paddy fields where you are free to wander and discover the abundance of fauna and flora. Waiting to be discovered are; mango, papaya, banana, pineapple, star fruit, ceylon olive, jackfruit and passionfruit all at your disposal.

Marvel at our playful purple faced langur (black monkeys) swinging amongst the tree-tops, while spying the mongoose, porcupines, land and water monitor lizards, peacocks and our beautiful array of tropical birds being a common sight on the Halcyon premises.

This colonial villa provides the perfect setting as the most welcoming retreat which is luxurious, yet informal. The Halcyon is the ideal location for friends and family get-togethers, birthday parties, high tea or any special event that calls for a small gathering. The entire 4 bedroom house can be rented as a private villa or the rooms can be booked on an individual basis.


The Halcyon consists of four suite rooms at the property. Each room varies in size. The spacious rooms, decorated in a modern colonial style invite guests in to immaculately sparkling and comfortable rooms, making it easy to relax in this home away from home. The beautifully simply designed with antique furniture and all modern amenities.

Our services

Allow us to arrange your airport pick up and drop off. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail made with traditional Sri Lankan arrack upon your arrival. Your host, Naren, and his team pride themselves on their unmatched service to make your stay an unforgettably relaxing experience, with discrete but attentive service. Naren comes highly qualified with 15 years experience as a National Tourist Guide Lecturer with extensive knowledge of Sri Lanka's history and culture as well as current race relations topics. Naren is of course fluent in the local languages as well as English and French so take advantage of the Sri Lankan information and discussion evening that he offers during your stay.

The Halcyon's travel counter is open 24 hours for your convenience. Allow Naren and his team to advise you as much or as little as you need in order to help make your stay with us an unforgettable one. Our staff are ready and waiting to help create the perfect daily itineraries for you. We are here to help with all bookings for all or any of the following attractions:


24 hour travel counter with the assistance of French and English speaking national tourist guide lecturer

Airport transfer and drop-off

Guided walk at historical Galle fort ( UNESCO world heritage)

Scooters and bikes rental

In Room massage

Breakfast daily

BBQ and outdoor dining

Indoor games

Baggage storage

Laundry service available

Library and reading area

Villa manager and chef

Attractions and site seeing

UNESCO world heritage Galle Fort

Unawatuna beach

Dewata beach all year around surf point

Yatagala Buddhist monastery

Hindu temple

Moonstone mine visit

Martin Vickramasinhe falk museum, Koggala

Turtle beach, Dalawella

Kanneliya rain forest

Whales and Dolphins watching at Mirissa beach

Tea plantation visit

Cinnamon plantation visit

Dining at Halcyon

The Halcyon’s scrumptious cuisine is a fusion of traditional Sri Lankan favourites such as rice & curry and freshly prepared seafood as well as some of the most popular Thai, French and Italian cuisine dishes.
Our dishes are prepared using only the finest produce and spices from our local suppliers, while seafood is caught daily by our very own fishermen of the Galle coast. Our Sri lankan breakfast includes a wide range of authentic dishes which make you happy.
The Halcyon has a nicely designed open kitchen adjecent to the charming open air restaurant.
Our exceptional event is teaching cookery for our clients. It can be an absolutely memorable experience for sure.
Cooking demonstrations (Guided bicycle tour to fruit, vegetable and fish markets to shop and return to the villa to cook and finally taste the delicious collaborative creations on a banana or lotus leaf, eaten traditional Sri Lankan style) Our chef is ready to cater your needs.


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