Travel Experiences and Activities

Explore Galle Fort

Edwards Collection - Friday, January 23, 2015

The Galle Fort Boasts a Range of Activities. Explore Galle Fort’s narrow streets lined with Dutch and British colonial era buildings which are still in use, sturdy ramparts looking out to sea, the lighthouse, and a growing collection of museums, art galleries, shops, restaurants and cafes. You may also want to sample its renowned Sri Lankan Street food and Home Cooking. The Galle Fort Maritime Museum, has, a great collection of exhibits found in underwater expeditions. Artifacts as old as 800 years salvaged from shipwrecks are on display. Or take a Bicycle ride to the Marina at dawn to choose your own fresh seafood from incoming fishing boats and have it prepared just the way you like it by the in house cook. For those who would like to venture far and wide, Hikkaduwa is only 30 minutes away, and offers a wide variety of Water sports including surfing, snorkeling, and jet skiing. Or go out to sea in a catamaran with the fishermen or take a boat ride along the tranquil Madu River past quaint rural villages. En route, visit the local markets, temples & craft and antique shops. Visit Kosgoda’s Marine Turtle hatchery – a valuable conservation project that protects the endangered Marine Turtles of Sri Lanka.

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Our Villas in Galle and Thalpe

  • Thambili House

    Tambili House Galle

    Three hundred years ago, when Sri Lanka was the world’s only source of prime-quality cinnamon, a Dutch spice trader built a jewel of a house within the fortified port city of Galle. Recently restored by Rohan Aluwihara, a protégé of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, the Three bedroomed, fully air conditioned, Thambili House is today a haven of comfort, privacy and refinement for discriminating visitors.

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  • The Frangipani Tree

    The Frangipani Tree Thalpe

    The Frangipani Tree is an intimate, elegant beach sanctuary with 9 exquisitely furnished suites in 3 villas. It is located on the West end of Thalpe bay on a long stretch of secluded and picturesque beach.The Frangipani Tree is sun, sand, trees, culinary, sensuous and spiritual indulgences.Each of the suites has stunning ocean views and is appointed with modern and elegant custom furnishings, four-poster beds with beautiful linens, covered terraces and verandahs with sun beds and private dining tables. An impeccable personal service caters to every whim of the guests.The Frangipani Tree is an improbable juxtaposition of simplicity and luxury overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean.

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