"We enjoyed a very relaxing and enjoyable stay at Moonstone Villas Our thanks to the management and staff.
After busy appointments in Colombo, it was time to get some R & R. Moonstone Villas was exactly the Rx. While we have stayed at so called five star hotels in Sri Lanka, Moonstone Villas surpasses them all. We arrived at the Villas later than expected, and we were expecting the usual "kitchen closed for the night" no pool "after 8 PM" hassles. None of that at Moonstone Villas. The welcome committee was not only the Owner/Manageress, but the staff and a most charming Labrador. Dinner was when we wanted to eat, and the refreshing beverages of choice were magically delivered to the poolside. Our dinner "by the sea" was First Class: food is delicious, potions are generous.
The individual rooms are actually villas, elegant and functional. Moonstone Villas don't have pretentious flat screen HD TVs, price gouging mini bars, etc. However they have what a traveller needs: the beds are super luxurious, comfy pillows are fluffy. A/C quietly efficient. Service is impeccable.
Next morning, Bed tea/coffee/hot chocolate was delivered per request. After a refreshing swim in the pristine sea, it was time for breakfast. We were served in the airy open dining room, with a glorious view of the sea. The made-to-order breakfast was delicious, served on Wedgwood china!! Fresh fruits and "straight from the fishing boat" sea food. Restaurant service is impeccable.
Then it was time head back to the "real world". If any complaints or regrets: we only had one day to enjoy the hospitality of Moonstone Villas However, we know where we are going for our next long vacation!
BTW, when in Tangalle, visit the local "Old Yeller", the Sri Lanka's version of Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone park. Also, Dewundara thuduwa, Dondra Light House is the Southernmost point of Sri Lanka (and the Indian sub-continent) From there, it is to the South Pole. Historic Galle and the bustling new port city of Hambantota are a short distance from Moonstone Villas. And Moonstone Villas would give one the well deserved and needed respite!!"