Galle Beach

Luxury close to the colonial city of Galle

On the fringe of the former Dutch Colonial town of Galle stands this wonderful hotel, a testament to the iconic work of the Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa. This elegant hotel is the ultimate tropical retreat amidst the sun, sea and sands of the southern coast.

It exudes an old world charm of elegance and minimalism that is combined with fantastic service, scrumptious cuisine and a wide selection of facilities and activities. The hotel terrace is ideal for a drink and a chat while overlooking a spectacular Sri Lankan sunset. From pool to spa nothing is spared in terms of luxury as it lives up to its accolade of being a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

 

Whilst at Sri Lanka’s southwestern tip you have to visit the famous old Dutch built city of Galle and take a walk around to see it’s famous lighthouse and fortifications. The city is bursting with colour, salty air and colonial architecture, this is essentially an old european town nestled in the exotic tropics! A place of  culture, it is sprinkled with little boutique shops and cafes. It’s no surprise this is where artists, designers, writers and poets from all over the world choose to visit and even live. Most that come here fall in love with its character and fascinating history. It’s not surprising that the city has been recognised by Unesco who have named the Fort as one of their World Heritage Sites.