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Your Gateway to Galle's Wonders

Discover your sanctuary in the historic haven of Galle Fort, embraced by the enchanting beauty of cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. Experience modern luxury with spectacular views of the timeless fort and azure ocean. Perfectly located to explore the city's diverse attractions, our retreat offers tailored hospitality in a serene atmosphere, inviting you to immerse yourself in the sublime charm of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Galle Fort

The Galle Fort is a well-preserved historical fortress and the main part of Galle. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site characterized by narrow cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and a fortress wall that offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Visitors can explore the Dutch Reformed Church, the Old Dutch Hospital (now a shopping and dining complex), and various colonial-era houses and mansions inside the fort.

Jungle Beach

One of the lesser-known treasures of Unawatuna is Jungle Beach. Owing to the long shoreline of blond sands and excellent underwater visibility, this beach in Unawatuna is popular for snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing. There are several small seafood shacks, eateries, and bars here.

Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna is one of the most popular attractions in Sri Lanka, attracting tourists and locals to its everlasting beauty. This banana-shaped beach, with its golden sand, sparkling water, and lush palm trees, is the perfect place to relax. It can be reached from Galle by a 10-minute tuk-tuk ride.

Whale Watching

Mirissa is hugely famous for its whale watching and dolphin watching activities. Whale watching in Mirissa allows visitors to enjoy watching them swim and play in their natural habitat. It is a completely unforgettable experience and a must-see for kids.

Turtle Hatchery

Turtle hatchery of Koggala opened in the year 1996 on the fringes of Koggala town. It is a turtle farm which is a crucial breeding spot for the endangered sea turtles and also an care centre for crippled, blinded and wounded turtles.

Dutch Hospital

The Old Dutch Hospital is Galle’s longest-standing Dutch colonial building, now converted into a high-end shopping and dining precinct. The complex features two central Fortyards and long colonnaded verandas with multi-cuisine restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and souvenir stores.

Koggala Lake

Koggala is a beautiful picturesque place which is dotted with some beautiful islands and temples. One of the major attractions here is the Koggala Lake which is embellished with almost eight ecologically rich small islands which enhance the beauty of the whole experience.

Ahungalla Beach

Situated in the Ahungalla town in the Galle district, Ahungalla beach is a great place to relax and spend some peaceful time; especially with the beach being relatively less crowded than the others in Sri Lanka.

Dalawella Beach

When in Unawatuna, make it a point to visit the famous Dalawella beach. If you are looking for a quieter escape from the main beach, head out to the Dalawella beach. The beach is the ideal location to spend some quiet and quality time with your family or loved ones, while you relax, sunbathe and swim under the beautiful blue sky.

Induruwa Beach

Located in Induruwa village in Bentota town in Sri Lanka, Induruwa beach is a serene white sandy beach that is a perfect spot to surf, sunbathe and chill with friends and loved ones.

Hikkaduwa Beach

The island of Sri Lanka brings to you beaches that are popular for their beauty and surfing spots. One such cosy beach town in Sri Lanka is Hikkaduwa. Located in south-west Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa is endowed with palm trees by the shorelines, clean blue waters all this alongside the backdrop of the warm sun.

National Museum

Occupying a single-storey colonnaded mansion built in 1656, the National Museum of Galle is Galle Fort’s oldest remaining Dutch building. The museum upholds Sri Lanka’s Portuguese, Chinese and Dutch heritage with displays of traditional furniture, weapons, turtle shell ware, ebony, ivory, melamine and bronzeware, lacework, statuettes, gold-plated life-size statues of Chinese Admiral Zheng He and Faxian.

Light House

Galle Fort Lighthouse, one of the oldest in Sri Lanka, is a coastal lighthouse inside Galle Fort. Initially built in 1848, it is one of the most visited attractions of the fort due to its picturesque surroundings, perfect for a serene stroll or an Instagram-worthy photo. It is important to note that visitors are not allowed to climb to the top of the lighthouse.

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