• Luxury Galle Holidays
  • Overview

    Set on Sri Lanka’s southern tip, a couple of hours from Colombo, fashionable Galle has something for all tastes. A lively town, a safe sandy beach and some fascinating historic buildings. It is revitalising and relaxing in equal measure.

    Once the island’s main port, Galle is full of reminders of its colonial past. Most striking of all is the enormous Fort, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and later extended by the Dutch. The best-preserved sea fortress in Asia, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a delight to explore with narrow streets, monuments, museums, boutique shops and some excellent restaurants. The food is delicious and often inventive: street sellers even serve snacks such as papaya with chilli powder.

    There are more places to eat and drink around Galle’s most popular beach, Unawatuna. It’s a delightful spot for swimming, snorkelling, or just lazing on a sunbed and drinking in the view.

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Set on Sri Lanka’s southern tip, a couple of hours from Colombo, fashionable Galle has something for all tastes. A lively town, a safe sandy beach and some fascinating historic buildings. It is revitalising and relaxing in equal measure.

Once the island’s main port, Galle is full of reminders of its colonial past. Most striking of all is the enormous Fort, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and later extended by the Dutch. The best-preserved sea fortress in Asia, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a delight to explore with narrow streets, monuments, museums, boutique shops and some excellent restaurants. The food is delicious and often inventive: street sellers even serve snacks such as papaya with chilli powder.

There are more places to eat and drink around Galle’s most popular beach, Unawatuna. It’s a delightful spot for swimming, snorkelling, or just lazing on a sunbed and drinking in the view.

Local Information

Language:
Sinhalese, Tamil and English
Currency:
Sri Lankan rupee
Local time:
GMT +6 hours
Local airport:
Bandaranaike International Airport
Flight time:
10 hour 45 minutes

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Featured hotels

The Fortress Resort & Spa

5 Star

Close to the famous fortified city of Galle, yet occupying a pristine beachfront position, The Fortress’ architectural style is inspired by the historical influences of the Dutch, Portuguese and British.

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The Fortress Resort & Spa

5 Star

Close to the famous fortified city of Galle, yet occupying a pristine beachfront position, The Fortress’ architectural style is inspired by the historical influences of the Dutch, Portuguese and British.

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Local Information

Language:
Sinhalese, Tamil and English
Currency:
Sri Lankan rupee
Local time:
GMT +6 hours
Local airport:
Bandaranaike International Airport
Flight time:
10 hour 45 minutes

Weather

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30

20

10

0

J F M A M J J A S O N D
8 9 9 8 6 7 7 7 8 7 7 7
Average daily hours of sun

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