In the historic port of Galle, Amangalla sits within the ramparts of the 17th-century Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Named after the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’, and galla, the Sinhalese word for the town of Galle, the resort reveals the Fort’s daily activities and its rich legacy, the narrow streets lined with buildings from the Dutch and British colonial eras.
Offering views of the resort’s 200-year-old gardens, Amangalla offers sumptuous suites, decorated in a tasteful colonial-style with glorious antiques. The high-ceilinged dining room is an intimate setting for meals, which centre on local produce. The relaxing and holistic spa, The Baths, offers a range of tailor-made treatments and also features hydrotherapy pools, saunas, steam rooms and a cold plunge pool.
What we love about Amangalla
- This is a magnificent retreat from which to explore the ancient city of Galle and its beautiful fortifications. Twenty minutes from the fort is the Yatagala, one of the most serene spots on the island. Yatagala is a rock temple with a beautiful image room, a 1 000 year old Bo tree and a meditation cave.
- Embark on gastronomy excursion. You have the opportunity to join the chef at Amangalla as he searches for the day’s ingredients at the local markets, before returning to the kitchen for a lesson in Sri Lankan cuisine.
- Afternoon tea is made with the finest Ceylon varieties and can be taken poolside, in the Zaal, on the balcony or library veranda. Tuck into delectable finger sandwiches, cakes, tarts – all accompanied by rooibos yala, Handunugoda white and other teas and infusions.
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