Unique luxury and warmth with privacy at Ishq Villa in Talpe
Resident Villas, a luxury villa management company, has launched Ishq Villa in Talpe, a one of a kind luxury villa which provides a personalised experience to each and every traveller.
Located along Galle’s southern coast, and under two hours from Colombo’s international airport, Ishq marries stylishly re-imagined colonial interiors with much of the comforts and services of a boutique hotel.
Drawing inspiration from the Persian word for love, the four-bedroomed beachside private villa first came to be in the 1990s, a thread that now stands out among the original fabric of the island’s foremost original early ‘90s villas.
Ishq makes for a perfect wind-down coastal retreat; good food, wonderful company, reading, swimming, massage and wellness. Expect high ceilings and airy spaces both in-room and in common areas, distinctive traits of a Dutch past; large beds to sink into; low slung lazy chairs by the courtyard pool to catch rays on and spaces that engage the children in the form of a games and movie room.
Rise early for beach yoga with a personal fitness trainer, tee off at sunset swinging biodegradable golf balls that dissolves into fish fodder. Meals are curated in consultation with a personal chef and cooking classes are held out on the lawn, for the very brave, a market visit to hand pick the more exotic of the day’s catch, and for the more delicate, exploration awaits at a 15th century Dutch fortress awaits.
Boutique artisan shops and restaurants, are located minutes from ancient temples, rural paddy fields, snorkelling sites and spas to luxuriate in; don’t know where to start? A personal butler and a classic car are on standby for the experiences that most interest you, hassle free. Come sunset, the villa’s garden by the ocean’s edge transforms into a candle lit, palm fringed space for sundown drinks and dinner under a blanket of stars. What’s not to love?