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For a dazzling combination of history and magnificent beaches, a trip to Galle is a must.
Famous for being home to Galle Fort, this seaside town will offer all of the historic and cultural insights, as well as all the powder-soft sand beaches you could want from a holiday destination. Explore the fort’s museums to learn more about the fascinating history of the town, and then unwind on the golden shores and refresh in the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
With spectacular luxury hotels located right on the golden coastline, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Galle. Unwind in the lavish comfort of a plush day bed, soak up the Sri Lankan sun either by the shimmering pool or on the powder-soft beaches, and refresh with dips in the sparkling turquoise Indian Ocean waters. What could be more blissful?
We recommend pairing Sri Lanka with a luxury beach holiday to the Maldives. Experience the very best of culture & safaris with white beaches & overwater villas. Sri Lanka is home to so many incredible destinations and there's so many different ways to explore the island, depending on what you would like to see and do!
Sri Lanka is considered a year-round destination due to its various coasts and weather patterns. The south-west coast, which is where Galle is, sees fantastic warm and sunny weather from January to April, and experiences its monsoon season from May to July. For the best beach experience, we recommend travelling between January and April and for spectacular whale watching you should travel between December and April.
For incomparable adventure and romance, a Sri Lanka honeymoon can be your only choice. Take romantic strolls on the powder-soft beaches of Galle and explore the wonders that are hidden in the historical town. For a dreamy luxury honeymoon itinerary, twin your trip to Sri Lanka with a beach holiday in the Maldives, which is just a one-hour flight away.
For a couples’ holiday package that is full to the brim with exploration, adventure and opportunities to create lifelong memories, a trip to Sri Lanka is a must. Unwind on the golden shores of Galle and enjoy some of the most romantic sunsets the world has to offer. Satisfy your need for adventure by exploring this historic town and discovering the fascinating stories within it. Twin your trip to Sri Lanka with a luxury beach holiday in the Maldives for the perfect romantic holiday itinerary.
Bring the kids along for a holiday that will see them running around on immaculate beaches and learning about a whole new world of history and culture when you visit Sri Lanka. Galle truly is the town that has it all; you won’t have a single moment of boredom while exploring the historic forts or fascinating museums together. We’re sure that you’ll love every second of wonder that you’ll experience on a luxury holiday in Sri Lanka.
Uncover a melting pot of historical and cultural wonder as you roam this majestic fort, which has stood for over 400 years.
Built by the Portuguese and fortified by the Dutch, it would be an understatement to say that Galle Fort has seen its fair share of fascinating historical events. It’s no wonder, then, that it has been recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site for its magnificent mixture of European and Asian cultures. Adults and children alike will be fascinated by the wonders that this majestic site has to offer.
Want to witness a rare and impressive feat? Why not venture down to the beach and observe the fisherman as they catch fish from atop stilts?
With tours available in a number of locations, visitors will be able to learn the fascinating history of this pastime, as well as having the opportunity to snap unique pictures of incredible sunsets with silhouettes of the stilt fishermen. Braver visitors may even want to try their hand at this challenging exploit – the fishermen would be only too happy to show you how it’s done
Sri Lanka isn’t only home to the biggest of the land mammals, it is also home to the largest sea mammal – the blue whale. You could get a first-hand view of one on a truly unforgettable boat trip, less than an hour away from the wonderful town of Galle.
Mirissa, on the south coast of the island, is world-famous for whale watching excursions. Journey out to sea and encounter blue whales as they surface for air: expert operators will take you to different spots where these gargantuan animals are often spotted, and most operators guarantee sightings. While waiting for the main event, you may also be treated to a warm-up show from the mesmerising spinning dolphins that also populate the waters.
If exploring historical forts doesn’t satisfy your thirst for knowledge and wonder, perhaps a trip to the Maritime Archaeology Museum will…
This small museum in the charming town of Galle provides visitors with a fascinating insight into the sunken treasures that have been discovered in the waters surrounding Sri Lanka. Gaze upon ship models, underwater artefacts, maps and treasures that were nearly lost to the sea, some of which are centuries old. You’ll leave wondering what else may be hidden in the crystal turquoise waters of the mysterious Indian Ocean.
Home to some of Sri Lanka’s most dazzling and opulent sunsets, this is the perfect spot for a romantic evening with your loved one.
Stroll along the golden shorelines as the Indian Ocean waves lap at your feet and when you reach Flag Rock, watch as the spectacular sunset paints the sky with fantastic pink and orange hues. Perfect for any Sri Lanka honeymoon or an evening of romance on a couples’ holiday.
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Best Time To Travel:
December - April
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