A vibrant city that embraces its ancient and colonial past, Galle is made famous by its 17th century Dutch fort. The once sleepy Galle Fort is now a vibrant and bustling area with a distinctively Mediterranean feel to it and is abuzz with activity. You can spend a full day exploring its narrow streets and laneways, bustling with jewellery shops, numerous cafes, restaurants and luxurious villas. The Galle Fort Mosque, the Lighthouse, the Anglican and Dutch-reformed Churches and the Maritime Museum are some of its must-see sites. Between the months of November to April, you have the opportunity to view the mammoth blue whale at Mirissa. The tropical rainforests at Hiyare and Kanneliya, close to Galle, provide opportunities for nature walks where you can see some of the island’s endemic flora and fauna. The golden sandy beaches along the southern coast, and a number of luxurious retreats makes Galle a very popular destination for beach goers.
Idyllically situated overlooking the dazzling ocean, Aditya Boutique Resort and Spa features six suites with a private garden and terrace, and 10 suites with ocean views. All individually decorated in eclectic décor, with beautiful pieces of fascinating art and antiques, each of the different suites offer stunning amenities, and a few reveal sparkling private plunge pools, glorious verandas, heated Jacuzzi’s, and private gardens. Cool off in the wonderful rain shower, after a balmy day out and revel in the tranquillity of your serene surroundings.
Delicious culinary fare is served wherever you wish, and a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach is simply stunning. An extensive à la carte menu offers sublime Sri Lankan and international cuisine. Indulge in a serene spa treatment in the privacy of your own suite, and enjoy a calming yoga session balancing mind and body. Lose yourself in a great book in the library, and spend hours lounging on the beach gazing into the shimmering aqua expanse. Venture out of your tranquil haven and explore the area including ancient temples, the fascinating fort city, a boat cruise on the shimmering Madu River, and a precious turtle hatchery. Watch as the hatchlings scurry across the sand, lured by the pull of the ocean (seasonal). Head out to the ocean, between November and March and observe breath-taking whales and elegant dolphins creating a splash.
What we love about The Aditya Resort & Spa
- Learn the art of Sri Lankan cooking with a visit to a market to choose the freshest ingredients. Afterwards, enjoy a tasty cooking demonstration before dining on your feast
- Treat yourself to a tranquil spa treatment, and relax and unwind in peacefully surroundings
- Splash in the pool on balmy days, and delight in a nap on comfortable sun loungers