Frangipani Tree

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Thalpe, Sri Lanka

The Frangipani Tree is a stylish and intimate boutique hotel set at the edge of the elegant and fashionable beach of Thalpe near Galle. It is a small and intimate bay of golden sands fringed by coconut palms, an iconic sight of the Sri Lankan coast.

The Frangipani Tree is an elegant beach sanctuary consisting of 9 exquisitely furnished suites in 3 villas, all named after the marine turtles of Sri Lanka which come to nest on a nearby beach – Hawksbill, Leatherback and Olive Ridley.  Each of the suites have stunning ocean views and come with stylish furnishings, four poster beds and sumptuous linens. Outside each of the suites is a covered terrace with a sun bed and private dining tables, perfect for romantic dinners with the sound of the Indian Ocean.

Food is fresh and the menu is vibrant, including a delicious selection of local fresh seafood. The chefs plan the menu daily in accordance to your preferences and the availability of fresh produce to ensure only the finest dining experience during your stay. Their speciality Sri Lankan crab curry is a must try as are the Sri Lankan hoppers served for breakfast.

Beach and water activities are endless. Facilities at the hotel include a tennis court, swimming pool and a relaxing spa which is located just by the beach. Nearby activities range from water sports, surfing, sunset river trips, guided bike rides and exploring of the nearby Galle Fort for some exceptional shopping opportunities.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate the South Coast into a greater Sri Lankan holiday. Take a look at Tea Plantations and Coastal Hideaways as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

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Location & Getting There

Set at the edge of the elegant and fashionable beach of Thalpe, this stylish boutique hotel is 15 minutes south of Galle and a 3-4 hours drive from Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport.


The Frangipani Tree hosts 9 exquisitely furnished suites in 3 villas, all named after the marine turtles of Sri Lanka which come to nest on a nearby beach. Hawksbill Villa has 2 bedrooms that feature a private garden and outdoor sitting areas with sofa beds and dining tables, offering stunning panoramic ocean views. Leatherback Villa is located on the beachfront, also comprising 2 bedrooms with private gardens and outdoor spaces with pool loungers. Olive Ridley is a double-storey villa located on the beach with 5 independent rooms. Each room boasts extensive indoor and outdoor spaces with private gardens.


- 35 feet lap pool
- Tennis courts
- Dining: 1 restaurant


Activities on site and around the area include private yoga classes that can be arranged upon request, a tuk tuk ride to Vijaya Beach Club, surfing at Weligama, Ahangama or Hikkaduwa beach, visits to the nearby turtle hatchery, shopping in Galle, and wildlife viewing at Uda Walluwa or Yala National Park.


Welcome, but no specific facilities. The rooms are unable to accommodate twin beds or additional beds.

Frangipani Tree Price Guide

2 out of 5

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Frangipani Tree Testimonials

Hi Melissa,

I’ve been meaning to drop you a line to say a huge thank you. We had a fabulous trip. 

I don’t have anything negative to say to be honest. The transfers were great (they sent a mini bus for us!) and Frangipani really stunning, so thanks for your advice – we definitely chose the right one. Even with other guests, it felt like we had the place to ourselves a lot of the time.

The food / menu was great, and after living in Dubai both food and alcohol really well priced for a hotel. We were a little worried about taking 4 little children to such a ‘couples’ kind of place, but we couldn’t have been welcomed more. The staff even brought out a box of pool toys out for them and gave us a framed photo of the kids when we left :) The kids had camp beds / cots each and even with all the extra kit, the room felt bright and roomy. The rooms, pool and grounds etc were all very clean and really well kept.

The manager hooked us up with a really nice tuktuk guy, who we used throughout the week and rang if we wanted to pop out. We visited a few temples, the turtle hatchery, Unawatuna, Galle and spend a lot of time just enjoying the pool and garden.

Thanks for getting us organised in such a short amount of time. Great service, Melissa!

Thanks again,


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