Galle’s Historical Fort
Galle Fort (or Dutch Fort) is a superb fortified city founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese. It magnificently illustrates the interaction of the European architectural style and South Asian traditions. The Galle Dutch Fort is protected by thick stone walls – with the ocean on one side and narrow streets on the other with some remarkable dutch houses. The Fort is now recognized by UNESCO for its cultural heritage value. It is the largest fortress built by european colonizers in Asia.
Strolling along the streets will take you to many restaurants, fine design or clothing shops (Odel, Barefoot, Souk 58, KK Collection, Olanda) as well as jewelry stores.
Unawatuna Beach and Restaurants
The long fine sandy beach stretches for a mile bordered by coconut trees. Many restaurants are open 7 days a week, day and night. Seaside atmosphere is the perfect scenery for a delicious local food ( fresh fish and sea food).
Quite isolated and charming beach we recommend! A nice and simple beach restaurant there will serve you fresh fish or copious snacks.
Not far away from the Villa, Koggala Lake, the largest natural lake in Sri Lanka, scattered with 16 small islands is a peaceful and rural setting where nature reigns.
You can take a boat tour of the lake and see a lot of birds (eagles, hawks, herons, egrets, etc.), stop at small islands and visit a Buddhist temple, a spice garden or Cinnamon Island where village families process cinnamon.
Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
Founded in 1986 this non-profitable organization helps promoting a responsable tourism and is dedicated to save sea turtles from extinction.
Different tanks with a variety of sea turtles before releasing them to the ocean.
Great for children!