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The South needs to figure prominently in any traveller’s visit to Sri Lanka. The UNESCO-listed old port town of Galle is situated on the south-western tip of the country and is the 4th largest city in Sri Lanka. The city was fortified by the Dutch in 1649 and has gained international fame as one of the best-preserved examples of colonial life in Asia. The cobbled streets of the 17th-century Fort are lined with old, un-restored buildings that vividly show the influences of the Dutch, Portuguese, British, Muslims and the many other peoples and cultures that have passed through. There are a number of excellent boutique hotels in the old city as well as quality restaurants and bars.
The rest of the south coast is made up of coastal towns and villages that are quickly becoming popular with tourists as beach destinations. The main ones offer an array of bars and restaurants and luxury boutique hotels and larger beach resorts. There are plenty of activities available for those that seek more than lying on a beach or by the pool with watersports, snorkelling and diving the coral reefs, fishing (or just watching the stilted fishermen), day tours to Galle, bird-watching plus you could venture to Yala National Park for a safari.


Located on the golden southern coast of Sri Lanka, The Fortress Resort & Spa is minutes away from Sri Lanka's most historically interesting living city, Galle, and is a luxurious resort of the highest order.
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Located in Koggala just 15km from Galle is this striking property, known for being the first truly contemporary, sustainable luxury design hotel within Sri Lanka reflecting nature’s ubiquitos Golden Ratio. To access the island you will need to take an air taxi to the landing spot which is 8km away from the resort.
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Taprobane Island was originally built in the 1920's by the romantically named but self styled Count de Mauny-Talvande. The Island comprises 2 ½ acres of sheer tropical fantasy with nothing between it and the South Pole.
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Aditya is a distinctive boutique hotel located on a hidden stretch of coast in Galle, where a fantastic variety of experiences are just a short drive away.
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Cape Weligama is located in southern Sri Lanka, 30 minutes east of Galle. It is risen 36 metres above the Indian Ocean and is in a stunning location, with panoramic views.
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Speak to any of the team at Inspirational Travel to get ideas for your holiday or honeymoon to Sri Lanka. Call us on 01778 382764.