We stayed at the beautiful Galawatta for 5 days in Thalpe. It has an amazing setting. We stayed in the cabanas which were right on the a clean, sheltered and pristine beach. The cabanas were very clean and had amazing views from them. They are set in a tropical garden. A natural rockpool forms on the beach as there are rocks which act as a barrier making it a calm and safe place for swimming. The food was good if you order the local cuisine, however I'd avoid the foreign food. It wasn't bad but the place excelled when cooking local produce.
This place is quiet and has more of a local feel than the busier Unawatuna, which is a 5 minute tuk tuk ride away. The host family were very helpful and friendly. This place is truly a hidden gem and well worth visiting if you want to kick back and relax for a few days. more