Green Parrot villa is located next to the Indian Ocean and has everything you would need for a fantastic stay.
First of all the practical bits - there are 2 large bedrooms, both of which have en suite bathrooms, a kitchen area with fridge, gas hob, tea and coffee making facilities, indoor and outdoor seating areas as well as 2 separate dining tables.
The back of the property consists of a large garden which leads onto the beach and a decent size swimming pool.
There are two housekeepers in the property all day who keep the property tidy and provide a lovely breakfast as well as cooking an evening meal on request. When they leave at 5.00 they are replaced by a young man who provides security as well as serving the food the ladies had earlier prepared.
The villa sits around 3km from Ambalangoda. We visited the town for food and drink and found it a working town with little or no tourist attractions. While it is nice to see a bustling Sri Lankan town there is no reason to visit it, bar a trip to a wine store.
A 15 minute tuk tuk ride away is Hikkaduwa which is set up for tourists and, as such, has a selection of bars and restaurant.
We really enjoyed our stay at Green Parrot and would happily visit again. The villa was the most comfortable of our stay in Sri Lanka with the sound of the crashing waves providing a relaxing backdrop to our 4 night stay.
The housekeeping ladies couldn't do enough for us and breakfast overlooking the beach is perfect.
There's no real reason to leave the villa if that's your thing although Galle is a 45 minute bus or train ride away and Hikkaduwa provides evening atmosphere.
Finally I'd mention that there is a dog on site. In August 2018 he was a boisterous 5 month puppy who wanted to play. He didn't cause us any problems and the staff stepped in when he got over excited.
We came here after a very bad experiance with last place in Kandy. I must say it was best decision we have made. House is as shown on pictures beach is beauftil and staff is always on hand and willing to help.
You won't be dessapointed in this place Sudath can and will arrange anything you need. He will tell you all the tricks you need to know to get around on Sri Lanka and belive me you will need that if it's your first time. Locals in this part of Lanka are very firendly so no worries here.
If you need a place to chill and simply enjoy your stay in Lanka I would def recomend it.
YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS PLACE
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Stayed at the Green Parrot Villa for 2 weeks. It has 2 en suite double bedrooms, open plan dining, sitting area and kitchen. Additionally there is a TV area and a covered terrace overlooking the garden and the sea.
The villa is secluded within a beautiful lawned garden and coconut trees. The living areas combine luxury with a touch of Sri Lankan charm in the kitchen and bathrooms.
There is a team of 3 staff that serve the villa 24 hours a day. 2 ladies throughout the day serve a wonderful breakfast, clean, wash and iron for you at no additional cost. They can also provide any food from the menu throughout the day and evening, at an additional, but nominal cost. The food is truly amazing. Curry and rice is fantastic as is the chicken with kankun (kind of spinach).
Susil is onsite for any requirements overnight in his own quarters and will serve a late dinner, especially if you are on long trips to Yala, Kandy, Colombo etc.
Nothing is too much trouble for Sudath, he comes every day to check everything is ok and whether there is anything he can do for you. From personal experience we strongly recommend that you use Sudath to arrange any transfers from and to the airport, and to book all excursions, massages, taxis etc. All are reasonably priced. A local tuk-tuk driver is also to hand if you wish to go to Ambalangoda ('The City') or Hikkaduwa. Prices are fixed but very cheap- Rs250 to Ambalangoda both ways including waiting! Or you can catch the bus for just Rs10 per person one way.
'The City' is quite hectic so expect your journey to take a little time. Alternatively Sudath can arrange a tuk tuk driver to pick up any supplies if you require. He can also arrange BBQ equipment if required.
This is a beautiful villa from which you can get out of your private pool onto a sunbed and look out over the sea. The sandy beach is deserted and all yours. Beach chairs and pool towels are provided together with bath towels and linen. You will need to bring your own toiletries.
If you are after a quiet holiday with a beachfront location in southern Sri Lanka this is probably as good as it gets for the money.
Thank you Sudath and your team for an amazing experience.