Nestled discreetly above the paddy fields in the village of Thiththagalla, you’ll find Villa Alba, a luxury 5
bedroom private villa. Contemporary architecture and design are surrounded by nature making
it the perfect place to relax, decompress and let the expert team look after you.
The main house has a large open plan living area with a breakfast bar, dining area, comfy sofa
and a secluded library, all opening out onto the pool deck where you’ll find the 40ft pool which
overlooks the garden and paddy fields beyond.
On either side of the pool you will find the 5 guest suites all of which have their own unique
vantage points, each feeling really quite secluded. We’re confident that you’ll love to spend time
sitting on your balcony looking out for dancing peacocks, swinging langurs or swooping egrets.
Villa Alba aims to be relatively low impact, we use solar energy as our primary power source of power
whenever possible, most of the fruits and vegetables that you’ll eat here are sourced from the garden or
the local community. We also have bicycles for guests who’d like to explore the village and beyond – just
ask Tharindu to show you around.
Famed for its cinnamon, Thiththagalla is a friendly local village where people can’t do enough to make you
feel at home. It feels like a really private getaway, but we’re located near Ahangama beach and
Kathaluwa beach, and only 30 mins from Galle in one direction and 30 mins from Mirissa in the other.
Originally from Scotland (or Alba in Gaelic), we have been living and working in South Korea, Vietnam and Hong Kong since 2005. We first visited Sri Lanka for a holiday in April 2015 without any real expectations when we travelled through Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala and finally to Galle where we spent our last week. As you will find when you visit, Sri Lanka and it’s people have a way of welcoming you like nowhere else, and this genuine warmth and passion for their beautiful country really drew us in from this very first trip.
Before long we had decided that it was the place to build a home to share holidays with friends and family and tourists so were back scouting for land with real estate agents. In 2018 we finally fell in love with this paddy peninsula where Villa Alba now stands. We quickly found Gayan and the team from Tectonic architects who designed and then subsequently project managed the build in partnership with the great team at Crystal Construction. Carefully taking into consideration our vision for sleek contemporary design in harmony with the natural surroundings of the area, Villa Alba took shape over the space of three and a half years. Between breaking ground and the completed villa we weren’t able to visit because of the pandemic which was certainly nerve wracking at times, but the end result has really exceeded our expectations.
Although we may someday end up here, for now we want as many people as possible to enjoy Villa Alba and wonderful Sri Lanka as both have something truly unique to offer.
Please enjoy your stay!
Chris & Euan