A selection of the best hotels in Galle

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Galle destination guide

Galle, that claims to be the capital of the Southern region of Sri Lanka is a city with a wonderful history. Pass a day wandering the ramparts and sea wall of the old colonial fortified city built by Europeans to experience the best heritage break in Sri Lanka. This UNESCO declared World Heritage site is the most popular attraction of the town and the Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort.

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If you are a beach lover, then Galle is the ideal vacation spot for you. Enjoy a luxury outdoors break in Sri Lanka thanks to its bright blue skies, warm golden sandy beaches and cool blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Popular for water sports such as snorkelling, jet skiing, surfing, scuba diving, sports fishing, bay sailing, sea kayaking and coastal cruises make this city an ultimate experience for the adventure traveller.

Whether you spend hours exploring the famous Dutch fort, go shopping at one of the oldest markets of Sri Lanka and the modern shopping complexes or enjoy a relaxing day at the beach, Galle is a unique destination for a special romantic getaway in Sri Lanka.

EATING AND DRINKING

Galle offers a range of mouth watering traditional dishes. Here is our selection of the best restaurants to taste delicious food.

  1. Crepe-ology - This beautiful roof top restaurant serves delicious sweet and savoury crêpes.
  2. The Old Railway Cafe - The Old Railway Cafe serves amazing homemade cakes, salads, sandwiches and real Italian coffee.
  3. Pedlar's Inn Cafe - The menu offers a mouth-watering array of salads, sandwiches, seafood, main courses, local delicacies and deserts.
  4. Why Beach - Relax by the sea and indulge in delicious Italian-inspired cuisine in this stylish villa.
CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

Galle is a delightful place for heritage and history. Here are four recommended cultural attractions which are really worth visiting.

  1. Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications - This UNESCO World Heritage Site provides an outstanding example of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions.
  2. Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex - The complex, surrounded by different species of trees, is a way to commemorate the famous author Martin Wickramasinghe.
  3. Ariyapala Mask Museum - The museum boasts an incredible collection of masks and explains their significance in the Sri Lankan lives.
  4. Dutch Reformed Church - Discover the wonderful floor of that church paved with gravestones from and old Dutch cemetery as well as its incredible organ from 1760.
THINGS TO DO

Galle offers a wide range of activities. Here is a selection of the best things to do while travelling there.

  1. Sinharaja Forest Reserve - This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the country's last viable area of primary tropical rainforest and is home to wonderful wildlife.
  2. Lihiniya Gems - Lihiniya Gems is a popular place for those looking for jewellery made in ethnic designs.
  3. Jetwing Whale and Dolphin Centre - The centre aims to educate and create awareness of these magnificent creatures.
  4. Beach - The best beaches for swimming and water sports are in Galle.

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