Key Facts:

  • Sleeps10

  • Bedrooms5

  • Bathrooms5


Sleeps: 10

Built in the 1920’s, Taprobane Island, with it’s neo palladian mansion, has played host to many note worthy guests. It is comprised of 2 acres of sheer tropical fantasy. This is Sri Lanka’s only privately owned island, and can only be reached by wading through the waters of the indian ocean.  

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Taprobane Island was originally built in the 1920’s by Count de Mauny-Talvande. The island has played host to Kings, Queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers, world Aristocracy, Writers and Eccentrics, giving it a very colorful history, which guests can now share. The Island is comprised of 2  acres of sheer tropical fantasy with nothing standing between it and the South Pole.


The sprawling octagonal house, with its cool white terrazzo floors and high wooden ceilings; light and airy living areas and shaded terraces & verandahs provide many a secluded spot to sunbathe, paint or read.

With its pavilion style house and wrap around verandahs and terraces, Taprobane Island provides many open & airy living areas, with views across the Indian ocean. These are spacious enough to retain your privacy but perfect for celebrations and gatherings.


5 spacious en-suite bedrooms each with sea views. There are 4 double rooms and 1 twin room in the villa allowing up to 10 people to live in complete comfort. Each bedroom is filled with colonial style furniture, mosquito net draped four poster beds, overhead fans and spacious en-suite bathrooms.  All double rooms open onto their own private terraces with panoramic views out to the Indian Ocean and beyond.


The house is surrounded by 2 acres of exquisite tropical garden with cascading terraces filled with frangipanis, palms, flame trees, fuchsias, hibiscus, bougainvillea, heliconia, bromeliads, monkey tail, orchids and white sandy paths that create many a secluded spot to wander aimlessly around the island.

A stunning infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean provides the perfect place to cool off under the shade of swaying palms or simply to relax and sunbathe watching the world go by.


Weddings and all manners of special events are are catered for. Nominated by Conde Naste Traveller as one of the Top 50 romantic escapes in the world, Taprobane Island is the ultimate fairy tale venue for weddings, private parties and unique & memorable occasions. Our team can arrange everything for you so that it is hassle free and you are guaranteed to relish the memory for a long time afterwards.

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Taprobane Island is located on Sri Lankas exotic south coast which is quietly becoming the Riviera of choice for the worlds most discerning and inquisitive travellers. Centrally located to the UN World Heritage site of Galle Fort, Buddhist temples, rainforests, lowland tea plantations, wildlife reserves and some of the most fabulous beaches in the Indian Ocean.

Taprobane Island sits just 200 yards off the Southern Coast in the centre of Weligama Bay – a 4  hour drive south of Colombos International Airport or, for guests wishing to come by helicopter, a journey that takes less than one hour.

The island is just a 30 minute drive south of the Southern Provinces capital, Galle  home of the historic UN World Heritage site of Galle Fort. Access to the island from the coast is usually made by wading through the surf on foot, or by some, on elephant or sedan chair!

Distances between locations in Sri Lanka are not that far, yet the time taken by road to reach a destination can be somewhat of a tiresome experience. We can arrange transfers for you by either chauffer driven air conditioned vehicles, steam train or helicopter.

Rather than traveling by road why not transfer directly from your international flight onto Sri Lankan Airlines Air Taxi and arrive in Galle (Koggala airport) in just 30 minutes. Koggala airport is only a 15 minute drive from Taprobane Island. It is the ideal way to travel in style, comfort and luxury at an affordable price.

Getting Around

There are local cars and tuk tuks ( three-wheeler taxis) which can be summoned for local trips.

Staff and Dining

At Taprobane Island you have your own private chef to provide you with delicious tropical cuisine with a focus on the freshest of local ingredients.

Meals are predominantly seafood with an Asian influence. Taprobane’s chef is equally at home making the most delicious Sri Lankan curries.

Staff will purchase produce daily from the market after discussing your menu requirements.

A highlight of living on Taprobane is being able to experience sunset cocktails or dining in so many amazing locations overlooking the Indian Ocean. Whether it’s cocktail hour, lunch time or dinner time, the staff will ensure that each location is memorable & unique.

The concierge service which will take care of your every need…


Things To Do

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