About Thalassa, Tangalle
Thalassa is primarily a home where the owners come and stay with friends and family and so it is a real privilege for those guests that do manage to book early to come and stay here. Space and light pervades this luxury villa, which is decorated exclusively with local and traditional Sri Lankan furniture and materials, all beautifully designed. Sri Lankan art and pictures adorn the walls and add to the authenticity of the house.
They have used only Sri Lankan materials, furniture and fittings throughout the house, and were delighted to discover how luxurious these are, and often stunningly designed too. There are luxurious 10 inch mattresses, mosquito nets and fans in every room and stunning use of coloured polished concrete in the bathrooms and elsewhere. The furniture is a mix of state of the art - a vast stainless steel chandelier and barbecue - and genuine eclectic antiques. The Burmese teak floors in the two biggest downstairs bedrooms, the study and sitting room are recycled from a defunct ballroom in Nuwara Eliya, and the walkway has pillars from a collapsed South Indian temple. Dutch and old Brit antique chests and planters chairs sit side by side with modern white sofas and Chinese cabinets. There are Sri Lankan and other pictures everywhere.