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.
Ensconced in ancient coral walls, on a bustling central thoroughfare in the heart of the Galle Fort, the magnificent Fort Bazaar features 18 sophisticated rooms and suites that encapsulate an ambiance of cool, chic, contemporary and spaciousness. The Banyan and Bazaar bedrooms feature beautiful décor opening onto a glorious cool courtyard, with al fresco seating to dine under the twinkling stars. Bazaar bedrooms offer spacious ensuite showers and Banyan bedrooms feature beautiful tiled balconies or terraces. Three lavish Upper Suites boast spacious balconies.
A Middle Eastern atmosphere is woven into the décor as well as into the delectable cuisine. Relish magnificent dining in the gourmet restaurant and enjoy delicious cocktails. Get lost within the pages of a book in the beautiful library, and relax into comfortable chairs whilst watching a movie in the cinema. Just out the door, wander the beautiful area of the Galle Fort and explore the enchanting historic sights. Head to the beach for a day in the balmy sun and go swimming and surfing. Enjoy watching a fun cricket match at Galle’s test grounds and visit tea factories tasting delicious blends.
What we love about The Fort Bazaar
- Indulge in a tranquil massage and pamper yourself with beauty treatments at the Z Spa
- Peruse the books in the gorgeous library and lose yourself in a novel
- Dine on sublime culinary fare sitting in a central cool courtyard, overlooking the Fort’s red-tiled rooftops